It breaks my heart when we have new clients come in for a removal of extensions like this. I didn’t dare ask where she got these done, but where ever it was, I hope she never goes back. These lashes are temporary pre-made fans that were never meant to be attached using semi-permanent adhesive. I wasn’t even able to separate them with gel remover. In this case I had to take care to pull the natural lashes free using tweezers one by one.
Typically when we remove lash extensions, they glide off easily with gel remover and volume fans quickly break apart into the individual .05-.o7mm extensions. It is quick and painless. This was a bit of a disaster. You can see the natural lashes that were still embedded in the giant cluster of extensions.
This client was committed to using a growth serum for a few weeks to regrow her lashes before doing anything else to them. That is what we would have recommended after this kind of trauma to your lashes.
When people tell you extensions damage your natural lashes, THIS is what they are likely talking about. THIS Is NOT normal. Professionally applied extensions that are applied correctly WILL NOT damage your natural lashes. They are light and flexible and you should hardly notice them when they are on.
Any pulling or itching you experience are signs of lash damage. If you have any of these symptoms, have your extensions removed asap.
Check out this incredible list of tips for everyday makeup! There are similar lists floating all around the internet, but this is a pretty comprehensive list and is sure to have at least a few things you didn't and NEED to know!
Of course we at Salt City Lashes are always most interested in the tips that help your eyes POP!
Salt City Lashes offers professional lash extension training in our busy studio so that each person we train knows exactly what to do to be successful themselves. Having a proper setup and client experience is EVERYTHING! Come check us out! Training can be booked online!
Having great looking lashes takes more than going to see your lash artist every couple of weeks. Keep them clean and free of debris with Blink Lash Foam. Formulated to help clean your extensions without jeopardizing your retention. For sale at Salt City Lashes.
Why invest in great looking lashes and not take every step to maintain them between services? Purchase Black Diamond Sealer to help maintain your adhesive's bond and extend the life of your extensions. One tube will last months.
I just came across this article in Allure online and it makes me so sad!
This woman has an instagram page and confessed that she uses semi permanent glue to attach cluster lashes to her own lashes herself! EEP!
Her poor natural lashes are being ruined under all that glue and even worse. I am forced to believe that there are others doing this after seeing this post.
If you want long, thick lashes, PLEASE come see us at Salt City Lashes or if you're not around Salt Lake City, Utah, find some other professional to help you achieve the look you want.
DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME!
others, The first time I got lash extensions I was volunteering to be a model for my then sister-in-law who had just completed a training course.
It only took me a few minutes of talking with her before I decided that the lash industry was where I needed to be. The income potential and possibilities were obvious to me. That was over 7 years ago and I now have a successful lash business in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When I sought out to train and grow my business, my focus was always to help other women succeed. When I train others, I want to teach women how to take hold of their future and be successful in a well-paying career.
I read this article on Minnesota Public Radio News and it hit close to home for me.
Just like the minority business owner in this story, I too learned how to do lashes before realizing I needed an esthetics license to provide the service. I felt very discouraged (and lied to by the company that trained me) after spending over $1200 to learn a skill I could not use to earn money. I was fortunate enough to get a job working at a lash studio that offered esthetics apprenticeships. I earned my license while I worked and I am not sure I would have been able to get to where I am any other way.
I really hope the state of Minnesota can help this and other small business owners out by offering a lesser license for those interested in just offering lash extensions. It is a lucrative industry that is going to keep growing and provides a good living to women. I am single-mom of 4 and I run my business part-time and employ 3 other women. There are few other industries that create this type of opportunity for women and I hate to see the barriers to entry increase beyond a reasonable measure.
A few days ago, the website Byrdie posted an article entitled "The Best (and Worst) Makeup for Eyelash Extensions"
In their article, they list a lot of great tips for getting the look you want without ruining your lashes as well as some helpful links to products for purchase.
I am a big fan of eyeliner and I didn't even know that an eyeliner pen was a thing! I myself use a soft pencil, but am careful to avoid the lash line so as to not get gunk in my lash extensions. I sometimes use powder, but I just can't say no to a thick and bold cat eye.
What looks do you love with your extensions?
We've all see Magnetic Strip Lashes on Instagram and Facebook. So what is all the hype?!
We've had a lot of our clients ask us about these and the jury is still out on these babies. We have yet to find a pair that hold a flame to the look of extensions, but we have to admit they are getting better... The manufacturer we purchase our product and lashes through actually makes some magnetic lashes, but we've yet to give them a whirl.
Elite Daily made a list of the best on Amazon. The 6 Best Magnetic Eyelashes You Need to Try ASAP. If any of our readers give these a try, let us know how it goes!
It is of upmost importance that our clients properly clean their lash extensions between visits. We are now offering Blink Lash Foam Cleanser. It is formulated by the same manufacturer that makes our adhesive so you know it is safe.
The Miami Herald online recently posted an article addressing this very issue. Dr. Leslie Baumann wrote a great article entitled "Are You Using the Wrong Skin Cleanser? Here's How to Pick the Right Product." about cleaners in general but took the time to address lash extensions which we at Salt City Lashes appreciate. Here's what she had to say:
Cleansing with Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions are becoming more and more popular, but using the wrong type of cleanser could mean frequent visits to your lash studio. If you have lash extensions, avoid using oil-based cleansers near your eyes. The oil in these products can loosen the adhesive that bonds the lash extensions to your skin.
Check out the full article for more great tips about keeping your skin healthy and happy.