What are eye lash extensions?
Minkys lashes lengthen and thicken eyelashes with single strands of faux mink lashes that are curved to enhance a natural lash. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one lash at a time, for a natural, elegant and luscious look. They are perfect for special occasions as well as for everyday wear.
What do they look like and how do they feel?
Minkys lashes look and feel completely real and natural.
How long do they last?
Semi-permanent extensions can last indefinitely. When applied correctly, they will fall out with your natural lash as it ends its growth cycle. You will probably want touch ups about every three to four weeks to maintain your lush eyelashes. Minkys adhesives are specially formulated with a unique waterproof bonding agent to last. Other adhesives may not last as long because of an inferior bonding strength.
Can I apply lash extensions to my own eyelashes?
No. Only a trained professional will be able to safely apply eyelash extensions. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury, unnatural looking lashes, or damage to your own lashes. Minkys Professional Lash Artists are trained and certified to apply one lash at a time to achieve long, thick, luscious, and natural looking eyelashes.
Can you describe the application process?
You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while extensions are applied individually to your natural eyelashes. Application generally takes between 90 to 180 minutes to apply a full set of lashes. The procedure is so relaxing and comfortable that many clients fall asleep.
What is the difference between a full set and a partial set?
Full sets are considered to have 60-70 lashes per eye and partial sets 40-50 lashes per eye depending on the clients eyelash type. If you see a lower price advertised, look into the amount of lashes applied. Also inquire whether they are using strips, clusters, or individual lashes.
How to I take care of my new lash extensions?
Be gentle with your lashes.
Do not rub, wet, sweat or steam your lashes for 24 hrs; during that time only wash with a cloth or sponge avoiding your eyelashes.
After 24 hrs, use suggested lash shampoo daily (whether you are wearing makeup or not) to maintain healthy lashes and eyelids.
Only use oil-free make-up, moisturizers, sunscreens and cleansers to extend the longevity of the eyelash adhesive.
Do not use mascaras or eyelash curlers as they are not intended for eyelash extensions. You will be provided with clean eyelash wands at the end of your visit to brush them as needed.