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Eye Lash Extensions

Wedding/Bridal Lashes are a HUGE part of my business! Eyelash extensions are VERY popular among brides, bridal parties, mothers of the brides, and even those just ATTENDING special weddings. Eyelash Extensions make your eyes look bigger and brighter even without wearing any eye makeup, and without all of the smudging and running of mascara. Since your application will last for weeks, eyelash extensions are the perfect, hassle-free makeup solution for your honeymoon! You will wake up looking like you've already DONE your makeup! So leave your mascara at home and let the tears of joy flow without ruining a thing!

Other popular occasions for eyelash extension wearers are reunions, parties, photographs, vacations, proms, homecomings, holiday celebrations, photo shoots for models, special evenings out, job interviews, ANY occasion where you want to look your best and have that extra special touch or even just for everyday, carefree makeup. Eyelash extensions look SO natural that everyone will notice that you look AMAZING, but they probably won't be able to figure out exactly WHAT is different!

Now YOU can have one of the celebrities' best kept beauty secrets for YOUR special occasion!

Recommendations for Special Occasion Lash Applications:

- I recommend that you come in for your initial eyelash extension application 2 weeks prior to your special occasion day. Then it is recommended that you book an appointment for a touch-up for 2 days before the big day. This will give you about 2 weeks to get used to the extensions, and the touch-up will ensure that they are freshened up, full and looking their absolute best for your special day!


Eyelash Extension FAQ

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you don't see the answer to your question here, please feel to contact me at sharygerry@snet.net

Q. What are Eyelash Extensions?
A.  Eyelash Extensions are an exciting new procedure that accentuates the natural beauty of your eyes. It is a semi-permanent procedure, where I adhere an individual synthetic lash to nearly every individual lash of the eye. The result is a natural extension to your lashes that will last the full length of the natural lash cycle with proper care.

Q.  What makes Shivashana Extensions different from other Eyelash Extensions?
A.  Shivashana Eyelash Extensions offer the best quality product available. Through testing of all available products in the marketplace, conducting focus groups, and feedback from clientele, the products I use have been found to be the ones that provide the best results when applying the eyelash extensions. This is not simply lying lashes on top of lashes. The technique I use is one that isolates one lash at a time, working on every row of your lashes, to ensure a natural and beautiful extension to your lashes.

Q.  How Extensive is your Eyelash Extension training?
A.  I have been extensively trained and CERTIFIED by the top Eyelash Extensionist in the industry. The technique I use is a tested and perfected technique to create the strongest bond possible to your lashes. I continue my education to stay on top of the most cutting edge techniques.

Q.  How Long will my Eyelash Extensions last?
A.  Your Eyelash Extensions, when applied properly, will last for the full cycle of your lashes. The life cycle of a natural lash is the amount of time it takes for a natural lash to grow in, and fall out. The average cycle is 60 days. I recommend touch-up appointments every 2-4 weeks, simply to fill in the areas where the natural lashes have fallen out and new lashes are growing in. The time varies based on your age, thickness of hair, and how well you maintain your extension

Q. Who can not have  Eyelash Extensions applied?
A.  An individual with any allergy to adhesives, an individual who has undergone chemotherapy over the last six months, or an individual who does not have natural eyelashes may not have Eyelash Extensions applied.

Q.  What can I expect when getting lashes applied?
A.   The eye area is prepped for application. Individual synthetic lashes are applied one by one to every possible natural lash. The synthetic lash is adhered using a specially formulated extension adhesive. You will be relaxing with your eyes closed, and you will feel no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure. Many of my clients are so relaxed that they often fall asleep! The adhesive is then sealed with a coating to protect the extensions from sweat, dirt, and pollution. The result is thicker, longer, voluminous lashes!

Q.  How long will the full application procedure take?
A.  The lash extension application can take anywhere from 1 1/2 to 3 hours, depending on the fullness of your natural lashes. The more lashes that you have, the more extensions I can apply! This is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concentration, therefore it is important not to rush the process so that you can leave with a perfect set of lashes! You will be relaxing with your eyes closed, and you will feel no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure.

Q.  Can my Eyelash Extensions be Removed?
A.  Yes, your extensions can be removed at any time. Please refer to our eyelash extension pricing. However, I believe you will want to keep them!

Q. Can I still wear eye makeup?
A. Yes, but many clients don't even feel the need to wear mascara since the extensions give the lashes the appearance of mascara being worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You can now get out of bed in the morning looking great! No more running, streaking, smudging mascara, which is FANTASTIC for brides on their special day. You may even find that you won't need eyeliner, either! However, you can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual, along with our specially formulated mascara made just for your extensions (but never use waterproof mascara on them), as long as you remember to remove your makeup with a product that does not contain oil of any kind as this will affect the longevity of the glue. We recommend that you use our makeup remover with a Q-tip to gently remove any makeup near your extensions so that you never have to rub your lashes.

Q. What are Shavashana lashes made of?
A. Shavashan lashes are made of synthetic fiber that looks and feels identical to a natural lash. Shavashana lashes have a perfect curl creating a beautiful look to your lashes.

Q. What can I expect during the procedure?
A. Your lashes will need to be completely clean, free of make-up and mascara. I will prep your eyes with surgical tape and/or cooling gel pads. You will relax the entire time as your extensions are applied one by one to nearly every one of your natural lashes and sealed for longevity. You may even fall asleep, the procedure is so relaxing. The end result is longer, fuller, voluminous lashes.

Q. How safe are Eyelash Extensions?
A. The lashes are applied directly to the natural lash, never applied to the skin. The procedure is pain free and the extensions are feather light, so they will not pull your natural lashes out. The eyes should always remain closed and protected throughout the procedure.

Q. Can I wear mascara?
A. Yes, you can. Be very gentle when removing your mascara. Only use water based make-up remover and do not pull or rub the extensions. Never wear waterproof mascara on your extensions.

Q.  Who wears eyelash extensions?
A.  Celebrities and models are not the only people who can wear eyelash extensions! Normal, everyday ladies love eyelash extensions and many can't live without them! From a highly visible business professional, to a bride on her special day, to a stay-at-home-mom who just doesn't have time for makeup, anyone who wants longer lashes that have the appearance of wearing mascara will love eyelash extensions. The extensions come in a variety of lengths, so you can have a lash length as natural looking or as daring as you'd like!


After-Care Instructions

Use these helpful after-care instructions to protect the longevity of your eyelash extensions once you have had them applied:

  • DO NOT use waterproof mascara.
  • DO NOT use oil based make-up removers or oil based cleansers around the eye area.
  • NO water around the eye area within 24 hours of the initial or touch-up procedure. Water on the eye within this time frame could cause the glue to break down and your lashes to fall off.
  • DO NOT rub, tug or pull on the extensions. This will cause your lashes to fall out and could damage your natural lashes.
  • Please stay away from direct contact with heat within the first 24 hours.  Opening a hot oven, going in a sauna or steam room or direct contact with a blow dryer may melt the glue.