No! Eyelash extensions should never cause pain or damage. As long as your extensions are applied with care and proper technique your natural lashes will not be damaged. Extensions should also not be too long or heavy for your natural lashes. A properly trained lash artist will only apply extension lengths that your natural eyelashes can handle.
Absolutely! I highly recommend planning for your eyelash appointment just as you would a long flight. Avoid caffeine as this will make you jittery and your eyes will twitch. Things you should get done before your appointment are: a heavy workout (the kind that leaves your entire body sore for 2 days). You want to avoid all moisture from your eyelashes, including sweat for 24 hours. Take a good, long shower and make sure to wash your hair to insure you are not getting your lashes wet for the first 24 hours. If you are arriving to your appointment after work and need to wash your face and/or lashes do not hesitate to ask for a cleanser! The cleaner your lashes the better the retention!
Yes! I would prefer you to get your tan and shower done before your lash appointment. However, if this is not possible the tanning salon has disposable goggles that can be used to protect you eyelash extensions. Keep your eyes closed so the small goggles can protect your lashes. When rinsing your body after your tan use lukewarm water and avoid wetting your eyelashes for 24 hours!
Fills are done on average every 2-3 weeks. If going longer between fills a longer timed fill is highly recommended in order to maintain the overall look of your extensions. Stretching the time in between fills should be done with caution because your natural lashes are constantly growing. The extension still attached to your natural lash will become top heavy and may twist and become irritating as it will not look good. The top heaviness of an overgrown extension can also cause damage and premature lash loss, which we want to avoid. For this reason, fills are recommended every 2-3 weeks.