Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions is a popular new service that lengthens and thickens your natural eyelashes without the need for mascara. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic, mink or silk eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. They can be tailored to suit each individual. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for everyday wear.
What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, the look and feel is completely real looking. They will be lump and clump free and as big or bold as you like them. No one will know you have extensions. They will just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions Last?
When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of your eyelashes natural growth cycle. Everyone's experience will differ based on day to day activities but overall touchups will be required every 2 to 3 weeks.
How often should I get touch-ups?
Your natural eyelashes fall off every 60 - 120 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as exposure to steam, oil in make-up or touching your eyes may cause the extensions to fall out sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that have fallen out and to fill in on the new growth. Touch ups will vary from individual to individual and depend on your natural eyelash cycle as well as how you take care of your extended lashes. Most touch ups are around 2 weeks. When you come in for regular touch ups, you should normally have at least 50% of your lash extensions still attached. If you wait too long many of your extensions may fall off and you will need to have the full set re-applied.
Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Yes - even though mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara. It must however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
NO! We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly break your own natural lashes.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for the first 24 hours
- Do not shower or sunbathe, go to the sauna, steam room, or gym for the first 24 hours
- Do not rub your eyes
- All make-up must be oil free and mascara must be oil based
- All make-up must be removed with oil free make-up remover. This is to avoid old make up being clogged in the roots of your lashes and causing premature lash loss
- If applying water based mascara, only apply to the tip of your lashes. Avoid root area
- Do not perm your lashes
- Do not use an eyelash curler
- Do not touch your lashes with your fingers (your fingers may contain oil on them)
How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. Newly certified professionals may take longer. You will lay comfortably on a massage or facial table with your eyes closed. The Eyelash professional will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes, Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a lash by lash basis.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness. I normally consult with you first to see what type of style you are interested in. I also determine what your lashes can hold in regards to size and weight. Each person's lashes will vary in strength and length. I take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall look of the lashes is very natural.
Happy and loyal customer for more than two years
When I decided to get extensions, I was very nervous because I had heard of the "nightmares". I went in and met Mariea, the owner. She was so good in explaining the protocol that I felt very comfortable getting the extensions that day. Also, not only was it relaxing, but the procedure was soothing as well. I almost fell asleep! She had a nice warm bed with a nice fuzzy cover over it. Any who, once I was done with the procedure, I was amazed at how much bigger my eyes looked. To this day, I receive compliments of my eye lashes, left and right. The lashes are very eye catching :). Thank you Mariea (and Radmilla). Keep up the beautiful work!
Highly recommended for quality of lash extension application, Professional service and clean studio!
I absolutely love and have recommended candy lash for lash extensions! Mariea is awesome! She is knowlegeable in lash extensions and very professional and the studio is very clean. I have been to many lash techs because i travel often and I am very happy to always recommender Candy Lash in San Diego! She is the only person I get volume lashes extensions from. She was referred to me by a co-worker/friend and I also have been recommending her to my friends as well.
My lovely lashes make my life easier and I feel Fabulous! Mariea is so great I'll never stop coming back.
My God-daughter took me to Candy Lash for fun one day. At first, I was hesitant due to my sensitive skin but Mariea was very patient and understanding. We started out with a few lashes, everything went well and now I have full beautiful lashes all the time. Three years later and it's always a fun time with the staff at Candy Lash Spa.
I've been seeing Mariae for over a year now and have never left disappointed! She's professional, caring and lots of fun. I would never see anyone else. If you want your eyelash extensions to look natural or pop, she's your girl.
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I needed lashes withint 24 hours. I was visiting Del Mar from out of town and called at least four other places that didn't answer their phones or respond to messages I left. One place had a way to make an appointment on line, but the form was extensive and they wanted me to leave a credit card. Luckily, I found Candy Lash in La Jolla. Although she wasn't able to answer the phone when I called, making an appointment on line was fast and EASY. I came in the next day and got perfect lashes. The studio is in the center of La Jolla - good location.
I had a very stressful month and decided to treat myself to a facial. My daughter has been getting eyelash extensions done at Candy Lash for a couple of years and was very happy so I decided to give them a try for a facial. I am so glad I did! It was excellent and just what I needed! My daughter and are now both happy Candy Lash clients! By the way, my daughter gets at least 1 compliment a day on her beautiful "natural"lashes!!!
I've been going here to get my eyelashes done since December, and I must say, I feel and look like a celebrity every time I leave, and I enjoy all the compliments I get on my eyelashes😊.
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