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Everything You Need to Know about Eyelash Extensions

Eyelashes are one of the most subtle yet powerful facial features. They draw attention to your eyes, helping you to communicate without saying a word.

Eyelash extensions were designed to enhance your eyes by lengthening and thickening eyelashes. There are many forms of extensions which can create the desired look a client is wanting. There are single strands (Synthetic, mink and silk) which are perfectly curled and designed to mimic a client’s natural lash. Eyelash extensions were designed to make an eye appear fuller and more luscious but most importantly to be comfortable and non-invasive for everyday wear.

Eyelash extensions are ideal for everyday wear as well as special occasions.

While it’s true that eyelash extensions require less maintenance than wearing mascara or fake eyelashes every day, they’re still not really a get-and-forget kinda thing, either.

To find out how to prep before your appointment, what the proper aftercare is, and all the other important lash facts, we turned to Phillips and other lash experts for their insights.

A consultation will also help you determine what to choose for material (most common are silk and faux mink; silk is a bit shinier and pops more, whereas mink is most fluttery and natural), length, and curl type (J is the slightest curve but ends up looking longer; C and D are the most flipped up), as well as how many lashes should be applied.

A great lash artist will also mix lengths to give lashes a naturally wispy vibe, Shirai says. “At Blinkbar we use a minimum of four different lengths for every style we offer.”

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