The day of your appointment, you should avoid wearing mascara both the day before or the day of your appointment. Using oil-based makeup around your eyes could also affect how well the extensions adhere. Plan on being at the salon for one to two hours for your first appointment. The style and volume you choose can also affect the duration of the appointment.
During the actual application, you will likely feel very relaxed. Similar to getting a haircut, or a pedicure, you’ll get a little time to yourself to get pampered. After the initial consultation where you and your stylist agree on the style of lashes, you’ll be asked to lay back on a reclined chair or bed.
Next, a hydrating pad will be applied to your lower lid to separate your bottom lashes from your upper eyelashes. These gel pads will keep your lower lashes from interfering with your top lashes while the stylist works. These gel pads are applied so lower lashes do not become entangled.
Next, your stylist will use different pairs of tweezers, which might seem slightly frightening as they are near your eyes, but don’t panic. You keep your eyes closed through the entire process. These tweezers are used to separate, grasp, and apply your new eyelashes.
During the application, your stylist will likely rotate between your eyes. It might feel like she is skipping sections, but don’t worry. In the end, you’ll have full, lush lashes that look fantastic. Typically, a sealant is used at the end to reinforce the adhesive. Additionally, sometimes your stylist will use a fan to ensure your new lashes are completely dried.
As a side note, to prepare for the appointment, consider using the restroom before beginning. The duration can be anywhere from one and a half hours to three or four hours, depending on the type of lash extension and your natural lashes. It is not uncommon for clients to fall asleep during the appointment.
After the gel pad removal, you can open your eyes and check out your new lashes. You’ll be surprised what a difference high-quality extensions make.