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What is the difference between Synthetic Lashes vs. Mink Lashes?
The main difference between our synthetic and mink lashes is in the quality. Siberian Mink is 100% natural hair, it provides a natural shine, is super lightweight and flexible, gives a feathered look. Where as our synthetic eyelashes will give you a more of dramatic mascaraed look, ready for everyday wear and a fun night out with the girls. Siberian Mink eyelashes are considered a premium high end product when compared to synthetic ones.
What is Siberian Mink?
Mink Lash Boutique uses lashes that are made up of 100% natural Siberian Mink hair, which has been gently brushed from live mink and sterilized to ensure that it is hypoallergenic. We would like to make clear that no harm has been done to these beautiful animals. Unlike synthetic lashes, our 100% natural mink fur is free from any chemical processing and dye which allows for an extremely soft, lightweight, and natural look.
Upon arrival at Mink Lash Boutique you will be provided with a full consultation by the very talented and skilled Lash Technician you are booked with. They will go over what look you are hoping to achieve by discussing the different styles, lengths, curl, thickness and shapes we offer. Once you and your Tech have agreed upon your desired outcome we can go ahead with the service!
For our classic sets we apply a single eyelash extensions to a single natural lash, this is what we call a 1 to 1 application. As for our volume sets we apply multiple finer eyelash extensions to a single natural lash. We use much finer lashes for volume so the fans are not too heavy for your natural lash. The reason being the less weight the better to maintain the integrity of your natural eyelashes!
How are Eyelash Extensions Applied?
What holds my Eyelash Extensions in place?
At Mink Lash Boutique we use a special waterproof bonding agent to apply the eyelash extensions directly onto each of your individual natural lashes, not to your skin. The long-lasting adhesive is latex and formaldehyde free so it is safe and comfortable.
On the average person, Full and Demi sets: the Eyelash Extensions will ‘look good’ for approximately 2-3 weeks before requiring a touch up. If you do not touch up at this time, they will continue to shed and completely fall off by 4-6 weeks.
Some experience a much better retention rate while others vary. Factors include the strength and texture of your natural lash, your lifestyle, and the way you care for the eyelash extensions. Another major factor is where your natural lashes are at in their growth cycle!
How long do they last?
Lash extensions do not damage your natural lashes or cause them to fall out if they are done properly. All of our Technicians have undergone intense training to provide the highest quality application. Keeping your lash line healthy is our top priority here at Mink Lash Boutique. So your Technician will always advise what is best for you and your lashes. Do keep in mind however that your natural lashes do have a natural growth cycle. That's right, your eyelashes shed much like your head hair. You can lose anywhere from 2-5 lashes per day from each eye. Meaning it's totally normal to still have some shedding, but it is not caused by the extensions themselves.
Are Lash Extensions damaging or will they make my natural lashes fall out?
Try your best to arrive without any eye makeup, do not curl your lashes or wear mascara the day of your appointment.This will minimize the clean up time and allow more time for applying the extensions.
Shower before your appointment because you need to keep your lashes completely dry for the first 24 hours.
Do your research and have an idea of what style, shape and look you are wanting to achieve!
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my appointment?
During the first 24 hours:
it's highly recommended to avoid all moisture for the first 24 hours. That means no showering, no bathing, no steam rooms, no hot yoga! This will prolong the longevity of your lashes and allow the adhesive to fully cure.
After 24 hours:
No curling your lashes, the extensions are already curled and we have 6 curl options to chose from so you can achieve your desired look!
No Mascara, not that you will need it anyways! We do, however, carry an extension safe mascara for special occasions or to add a little extra drama to your lashes. Please ask your technician for details if interested.
Try not to rub your eyes, it will weaken the bonding agent which adheres the lashes. Not to mention you may make a mess of them by tangling and twisting the extensions.
Try not to sleep with your face down into the pillow, it will effect the staying power of your lashes.
When showering face away from the shower head, the lashes are waterproof but not water pressure proof!
Avoid ALL oil based products as oil will break down the adhesive we use.
It's imperative to remove all eye make up at the end of the night to avoid any eye irritations and build up. We carry a great Lash Cleanser Kit which includes an oil free Foam Cleanser and Cleansing Brush that we highly recommend.
Brush your lashes daily with the mascara wand we provide you with at the end of every service! This will help keep your lashes in place and keeps them from tangling or twisting.
Especially with the Siberian Mink, be careful with hot tools and cooking as the heat can singe the tips of the lashes resulting in flattening or tightly curling the extension!
Lastly, but most importantly, bat your lashes at EVERYONE!
How should I care for my Lashes?
Eye health is so important and needs to be taken very seriously. This means even with your lash extensions you should be cleaning your eyes and lash line every single day. With a daily cleanse you will avoid any build up, oils or dry skin from forming at the base of your lashes. Clean lashes are happy lashes and clean eyes are happy eyes!
We carry an amazing Cleansing Kit which comes with a Foam Cleanser which is oil free and Cleansing Brush. The brush is a super soft but dense, the fine bristles fit perfectly in between all your natural lashes and extensions to give you a deep clean without snagging. Ask your Technician for more information at your next visit!
Keeping your Lashes clean with Extensions
Absolutely! When we apply your eyelash extensions they always sit 1-2 mm off the skin so the adhesive itself does not touch your skin at all. We have so many clients that get their lashes done throughout their entire pregnancy. We love making Moms-to-be feel beautiful and ready to take on any day with their lashes and bump! If you are concerned at all however feel free to follow up with your physician just to be sure.
Can I get Eyelash Extensions if I am Pregnant?
Who should NOT wear Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions may not be suitable for people who:
Have pre-existing eyelid or eye conditions such as blepharitis and ocular rosacea
Are very rough with themselves and do not want to follow after care instructions
Want a very heavy mascara look but do not have the natural lashes to support it
Have a condition called Trichotillomania, which is hair loss resulting from compulsive pulling or twisting of the hair, brows or in this case, eyelashes
Are in chlorinated water many times a week
Cannot control rubbing their eyes