before your appointment...
To ensure long-lasting and beautiful eyelash extensions, follow the essential to-dos below prior to your appointment:
- Remove all eye and face cosmetics, including foundation, concealer, eye makeup, mascara, eye creams, eye serums, etc. prior to arriving to your appointment
- Wear eyeglasses to your appointment-not contact lenses
- Do not curl your eyelashes on the day of your appointment
- Do not apply heavy creams, lotions, or oils to your face 24 hours prior to your appointment
- Do not receive chemical treatments (tinting, perming, etc.) to your eyelashes 24 hours prior to your appointment
- Please wait 24 hours after eyelash extensions removal before getting a new set of eyelash extensions applied
- Tell your lash stylist if you have recently had irritating eye area treatments such as skin resurfacing, chemical peels, eyebrow waxing, laser treatments, or permanent makeup application. Recovery time varies with each procedure and individual.
Please arrive in a timely manner.
during your appointment...
Semi-permanent lash extensions are applied lash-by-lash with a safe, FDA approved surgical medical-grade adhesive. We recognize that everyone is unique with different eye shapes, amount of lashes, needs and lifestyles, and we can easily customize a look for every individual client. Our goal is to make sure you walk away elated with your lush new lashes and feeling more beautiful than you already are.
It is recommended a ReLash is done every 2-4 weeks after your initial full set. This is to fill in any areas where your lashes shed from it’s natural growth cycle. Depending on your lash growth cycle, it will determine when you come in again for a ReLash. Please make appointments in advance to avoid having to pay for a full set of lashes that are not at least 30% filled. If you are experiencing lash loss sooner than you think check to see when an lash extension falls out if it’s attached to a natural lash. That means it’s fallout was normal because the natural lash reached the end of it’s growth cycle. If you experience heavy shedding or premature lash loss read below to ensure you are not doing any activities that may be causing it.
CLEANING THE LASHES & EYE AREA
Your Alohi Lashes artist will clean your lashes and orbital eye area to remove any traces of makeup, oil and other residue. This will ensure a proper bond between each natural lash and the individual extension applied to it.
PLACEMENT OF GEL PATCHES
Cooling gel patches are place on your bottom lashes to ensure the adhesive does not get on them.
ISOLATING THE LASH
Using specially designed tools, your Alohi lash artist will isolate a single eyelash. All of our equipment is thoroughly sanitized between customers using a hospital-grade sanitizer.
APPLICATION OF LASH EXTENSIONS
Once an individual lash has been isolated, your stylist will apply a single/volume extension to that lash one at a time.
THE BIG REVEAL!
Once your stylist removes the gel patches from under your eyes, it’s time to look in the mirror and be stunned to see your gorgeous new, natural looking lashes!
after your appointment...
Enjoy your beautiful new lashes with little need to adjust your lifestyle. To ensure beautiful long-lasting eyelash extensions, follow all of the proper care and maintenance guidelines.
The following activities should be avoided within the first 24 hours:
- Getting them wet
- Spray or airbrush tanning
- Exposure to excessive steam
- Exposure to excessive heat
- Contact lenses insertion
The following activities may weaken the adhesive bond and result in premature eyelash extension loss, and therefore be avoided:
- Excessive exposure to friction
- Excessive use of oil-based eye care products on or near your eyelashes, such as eye creams, Vaseline and cleansers
- Use of waterproof cosmetic products on or near the eyelashes, including waterproof mascara and eyeliner
- Excessive mascara application
- Use of mechanical or heated curlers
- Picking or pulling on your eyelashes
- Excessively rubbing your eyes
- Letting water from your shower head run directly onto your lashes
- Chemical treatments, such as eyelash tinting or perming
To prevent damage to your eyelash extensions, care should be taken when receiving any of the following procedures:
- Strong chemical peels or skin-resurfacing procedures that come in direct contact with the eye area
- Facial treatments and facial massages