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What are Luscious Lashes ®?


Luscious Lashes ® are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes. Luscious Lashes ® are for professional application only. Self-application and application by untrained individuals is strongly discouraged.
 

What are they made of?


Luscious Lashes ® are crafted from synthetic polyester. Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin. Testing has shown that there are higher percentages of people who will have adverse reactions to contact with lash extensions created from animal hairs such as mink.
 

What do Luscious Lashes ® look like and how do they feel?


With proper application, Luscious Lashes ® look and feel completely real. Each application is customized to suit the individual. We offer three thicknesses of lashes and two different curls with lengths ranging from 6mm to 17mm in a variety of colours for highlighting effects. Differing individual synthetic lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness of the Luscious Lashes ® applied is determined by the health and thickness of your natural lashes as well as personal preference. The overall effect is added curl, thickness and length, opening up the eye for added definition.

Luscious Lashes ® are designed to be indistinguishable in size and weight to human lashes. They are flexible yet crimp-resistant and they move with your natural lashes. As long as you keep up with the touch up applications, it is almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions. Because an Luscious Lashes ® is an exact replica of an eyelash, it weighs about as much as a natural lash: practically nothing. You will not notice the addition of the extensions to your lashes and they will not cause your natural lashes to fall out ahead of their natural cycle as other enhancement methods can.
 

What are the benefits of wearing Luscious Lashes ®?


Most women choose Luscious Lashes ® to lengthen their natural lashes while others want their lashes to look fuller. A number of women with naturally light coloured lashes choose Luscious Lashes ® to darken their existing lashes. Still others love the different, fun looks they can achieve with highlighting and layering.

Luscious Lashes ® can create a younger appearance on many clients. Several consumers who were contemplating having work done on their faces have informed us that they no longer feel the need as a result of wearing Luscious Luscious Lashes ® semi-permanent eyelash extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

Above all the main advantage of Luscious Lashes ® is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen.
Luscious Lashes ® allow you to spend less time with makeup; mascara is certainly no longer necessary. Because our lashes are bigger at the base, they create the same effect as eyeliner so that step can be avoided as well. Overall, Luscious Lashes ® will give you the appearance of having put significant effort into your eye makeup when, in reality, you spent no time at all. No application of eye makeup and no need for removal at the end of the day. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day. Say goodbye to the application of mascara, stained tears and mascara masks around the eyes. With Luscious Lashes ® you can look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep with little to no effort.
 

How long do Luscious Lashes ® last?


When properly applied, a Luscious Lashes ® eyelash extension will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more.

• Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing in while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable.

• When eyelashes are extended with Luscious Lashes ® it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural lashes. Please keep in mind this is a perfectly normal occurrence with or without extensions. Lash Stylists will apply Luscious Lashes ® primarily to those lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the amount of time they will last, without jeopardizing the health of ‘baby lashes’. The Luscious Lashes ® will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. A few Luscious Lashes ® may shed within the first week because the attached natural lashes are at the end of their growth cycle. Most will remain in place for approximately two months.

• With proper care and maintenance, Refills are typically only needed once every 3 to 5 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Your Luscious Lashes ® Stylist will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.
 

How long does the procedure take?


Depending on the expertise and experience of the Lash Technician and the number of lashes being applied, it generally takes between 75 to 90 minutes to apply a full set of Luscious Lashes ®. Refills can be done in as little as 30 to 60 minutes.
 

Can you describe the application process?


You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while Luscious Lashes ® are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes. There is no discomfort or pain involved in the procedure. In fact, most clients find it is so relaxing and comfortable that they fall asleep.
 

I have no lashes at all, can I wear Luscious Lashes ®?


Because Luscious Lashes ® are applied to existing natural lashes you must have some natural lashes to receive the procedure. Luscious Lashes ® should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.
 

Can I apply Luscious Lashes ® to myself?


No. Only a trained professional will be able to safely apply Luscious Lashes ®. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury, lash damage or unnatural looking lashes. Luscious Lashes ® are applied one lash at a time to your individual natural eyelashes to achieve long, thick and natural looking eyelashes. The procedure involves bonding the synthetic extension to your own natural eyelashes and should be performed by professionally trained Lash Stylists only.
 

How do I care for my Luscious Lashes ®?


Following these important after-care instructions will aid in extending the life of your lash extensions. The first 24 hours following your application are most crucial. Care must be taken not to rub your eyes, pull your lashes, or scratch. Also, any creams, eye makeup removers, lotions, or cleansers containing oils can loosen the bond of the lash extensions. Care must be taken to apply eye cream sparingly with avoidance of the lash line area. In the shower, you should avoid direct water spray on your extensions. For 24 hours after your lash extension application, do not allow water to contact lashes, use a steam bath, swim, or wash your face with hot water.
 

Can I swim, shower & spa with Luscious Lashes ®?


You can enjoy these lashes with little need to adjust your lifestyle. Provided you follow the simple maintenance instructions, are not involved excessively in heat or water activities, and treat the lashes with care they will last through the natural lash life cycle and fall off with the natural lash, not before. You can swim, shower and spa as usual so long as these activities are not engaged in excessively. (Please do not swim or spa for 24 hours after the procedure to allow the adhesive to fully cure.)

A competitive swimmer who is constantly in the chlorinated water may lose some lashes earlier than the average person as may someone who gets very frequent facials (weekly) or goes into the steam room daily. Doing an above average level of activities related to heat or constant water exposure may weaken the adhesive bond causing some early lash loss.
 

Do I need to use any special products on my lashes?


There are no products that are required to be applied to the lashes. Optionally, consumers can use a protective coating which acts as a sealer on the adhesive creating an even stronger bond to the natural lash. It can be applied one to two times per week on the lashes to extend the lasting power of Luscious Lashes ®. Luscious Lashes ® especially recommends this product to those clients with oily skin or those who do not carefully maintain their lashes.

If you choose to wear mascara we recommend using a water-based mascara and eye makeup remover, specially formulated for eyelash extensions.
 

Can I apply mascara to Luscious Lashes ®?


These Lashes naturally darken your lashes, your lashes will look vivid and mascara is NOT necessary. Rubbing directly on the lashes, or using mascara remover will weaken the bonding. This will also twist the extensions or make them fall out. We strongly recommend that you avoid wearing mascara, curling and rubbing your eyes or pulling your Luscious Lashes ®.

If you choose to wear mascara, please make sure that it is water-based only. Most makeup lines have a water-based mascara. We also carry a good product in the store. When applying the mascara, only put it on the outer tips of your lashes and make sure to clean it off thoroughly at the end of the night with a good Lash & Lid Bath. This will help you avoid having your lashes stick together due to the mascara.
 

How often should I get refills?


A natural lash typically sheds every 60 to 90 days and is replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. We each lose 1 to 4 lashes per day. Since Luscious Lashes ® are applied one by one to each individual hair, after 3-6 weeks, approximately 1/3 of the lashes will have cycled out. At this point, refills may be required to replace the lashes that have completed their life cycle. Refills generally take a short time and are relatively inexpensive.
 

What do I do if I want them removed?


Just call Luscious Lashes ® and they can be easily removed. We do not charge for this service. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own as you will pull your natural lash out as well. This could cause damage to your natural eyelashes. We will not be held liable for any damage that you may cause by trying to remove Luscious Lashes ® on your own.
 

Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe?


At this time, the FDA does not regulate eyelash extensions since they are solely applied to the lashes and do not touch the skin. The primary ingredient in both of our exclusive Adhesives is the same ingredient used by plastic surgeons in the USA for suture-less wound closure (to close skin wounds without stiches). The application process is pain-free and relaxing. In fact, many clients fall asleep during the procedure. However, improper application by an unqualified technician can cause damage to your eyes and eyelids. Do not trust your eyes to just any technician. Make sure she is a certified Luscious Lashes ® technician.
 

Do Luscious Lashes ® damage the natural lashes?


No, not at all! The Extension adhesive is formulated to create a polypeptide bond, specifically for human lashes. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own lashes. Luscious Lashes will adhere to your natural lashes softly and comfortably while not damaging your natural lashes or causing the natural lashes to fall out, you must not try to remove Luscious Lashes ® on your own.
 

Is there anyone who should not have Luscious Lashes ® applied?


Because Luscious Lashes ® are applied to existing natural lashes, you must have some natural lashes to receive the procedure. Luscious Lashes ® should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.

Cancer patients can begin having Luscious Lashes ® applied once chemo has completed and lashes are beginning to grow in again. During this initial growth stage the lashes are weaker and thinner than they originally were. Luscious Lashes ® Thin (.10mm) lashes can be applied during this stage to thicken the lash line without causing stress to these weakened lashes. As stronger lashes start to grow, Luscious Lashes ® Thick (.15mm) lashes can added for more fullness. For cancer patients whose lashes are growing back sporadically, Luscious Lashes ® technicians can use special techniques to compensate for any gaps.

Alopecia: Luscious Lashes ® should only be applied once lash growth has resumed. As with Cancer recovery patients, special techniques can be used to add additional fullness during the regrowth period and to compensate for any gaps.

Trichotillomania: Individuals with Trichotillomania (an impulse disorder characterized by the urge to pull eyelashes and other hair out) do not make good candidates for Luscious Lashes ® unless and until they have received effective treatment. Extensions may provide a stronger urge for these individuals to pull at their lashes if they are not undergoing treatment.

Skin Sensitivity: Although our adhesives are developed to be safe for use on the skin, Luscious Lashes ® are never applied to the skin therefore allergic reactions due to contact with our adhesives are rare. Individuals with allergies to other cosmetics or fragrances may experience some sensitivity to ingredients in some of the other materials used to apply Luscious Lashes ® such as our Anti-Wrinkle Gel Patches. We recommend those with known sensitivities undergo a patch test on the Gel Patches prior to application. If necessary, technicians can apply medical tape under the eyes during the procedure instead.
 

How do other lash enhancement options compare with Luscious Lashes ®?

Often thought of as the most convenient and user friendly of options to enhance eyelashes, mascaras do have some downfalls:
• Overuse of mascara can cause dryness which in turn can lead to the possibility of lashes falling out. Mascara should be replaced every six weeks to avoid the spread of bacteria.
• Some mascara formulations have ingredients that may cause allergic reactions.
• Wearing mascara is not always a practical option for activities such as swimming or exercising.
• Many types of mascara are difficult to remove and create black smudges below the lower lash line. Removing mascara can damage the delicate skin under the eye since the process often requires repetitive rubbing to remove the product completely.
• If mascara is not completely and thoroughly removed along the lash line, the remaining remnants can clog the hair follicles and prevent future lash growth.
• Visually, the effect is often not as dramatic as clients are hoping for with mascara. It’s important to note that the models used in mascara promotional campaigns are all wearing false lashes, a look which no mascara alone can replicate.

Curling your eyelashes is typically one of the quickest ways to get instant uplift. These popular devices raise several concerns worth noting:
• Skin can easily get caught in the clamping device, causing pain, pinching or tugging on the eyelid.
• The use of mechanical eyelash curlers can damage the lashes, potentially leaving them broken or distorted.
• Repeated breakage caused by the use of mechanical curlers can actually permanently stunt the growth of lashes.

Traditional false lashes are made up of numerous human or synthetic eyelashes attached together in one pre-made strip. A full set is placed (via a special adhesive applied to the strip of false eyelashes) against your upper lash line on the skin, as close as possible to your actual lashes, but not on your real lashes (which indeed is as tricky as it sounds).
Readily available and often used by makeup artists for their dramatic effect, there are many disadvantages associated with the wearing of strip lashes:
• Visually, false lash strips tend to look, well… false. They are often glaringly phony and stiff in appearance, proclaiming to all that that the wearer’s lashes are, quite obviously, not real.
• The temporary adhesive used can come loose due to perspiration from heat, exercising, dancing or doing any strenuous activity, creating a potentially embarrassing situation.
• The weight of an entire strip of lashes added to the eye can feel heavy and weary the lid.
• False lash adhesive, which is attached directly to the skin, is difficult to remove and can irritate the eye and tear ducts during both application and removal.

• Contact lens wearers should avoid strip lashes as the temporary adhesive used will destroy their lenses should it come in contact with them at any time.
• Because the adhesive is applied to the skin, there is the possibility of an allergic reaction and an increased risk of infection.
• If used frequently strip lashes can cause irreparable damage to the natural lashes and cause them to fall out prematurely.
• Long-term use can lead to permanent lash baldness caused by hair follicle blockage or even infections.
• Clients should never sleep in false eyelashes as there is a danger that the glands in your eyelids may become blocked and cause an infection.
• Because they cannot be worn while sleeping, false lashes must be removed and reapplied each day.
• Removing false eyelashes must be done very carefully. Natural lashes can be pulled out by the root along with the false strip during removal. Repeatedly pulling the same lashes out by the root can eventually prevent their re-growth permanently.

Cluster lashes, or flares, typically consist of groups of 5-8 blunt-end lashes knotted together in a bunch. These clusters add instant fullness because of their multi-lash flare and they tend to be smaller and shorter than strips. They can be applied either directly to the skin (between natural lashes) or on top of a grouping of existing lashes. They are more natural in appearance than strips however they do carry many of the same concerns (the same skin adhesives are used when attaching to the eyelid) as well as a few additional ones:
• If you look closely you can see how flares and individual (see below) lashes are not tapered but are blunt at the end. This creates a stiff, abnormal appearance to the lashes.
• Lash clusters that are adhered to the natural lashes need to be placed on top of several natural lashes at once because their large size and weight cannot be supported by a single lash.
• Natural lashes grow at different rates. When they are glued together to support flares and left in place for a period of time, the flares will cause faster growing natural lashes to prematurely pull out slower growing lashes from the root because they are adhered together. This can result in permanent damage and lash baldness if done repeatedly.
• If flares are attached to the skin, the adhesives can damage the follicle, irritate the eye and increase the risk of infections.
• When applied to the skin, cluster eyelashes will last no more than a week at most.

‘Individuals’ are synthetic lashes that are stacked one on top of the other and attached at the base, often with a knot to allow for fast and easy adhesion. Typically there are three lashes in each grouping with the longest on the bottom and the shortest on the top attached together. Like flares, individuals can be attached to either the skin, if they are knotted, or the natural lashes.
• Individuals have the same concerns as clusters or flares (see above) with regards to weight when applied to the lashes and skin irritation when applied directly to the eyelid.

Luscious Lashes ® Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions
Luscious Lashes ® are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to fine point. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one lash at a time, for a natural, elegant and luscious look.
Luscious Lashes ® Technicians are licensed estheticians and professionally trained to apply eyelash extensions. Luscious Lashes ® is proud to require quality training for the safest application.
Luscious Lashes ® Uses The Safest Eyelash Extension Adhesives
Although our procedure does not entail the use of adhesive on the skin, our adhesives have been formulated to be perfectly safe for skin contact. Both of our adhesives are medical grade, created with the same ingredient that is used by surgeons to close wounds on the skin without stitches.

• Luscious Lashes ® add curl, thickness and length to lashes, opening up the eye for added definition.
• Luscious Lashes ® are designed to be indistinguishable in size and weight to human lashes. They are flexible yet crimp-resistant and they move with your natural lashes. As long as you keep up with the touch up applications, it is almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions.
• Because Luscious Lashes ® are applied one by one each application is completely customized. We offer three different thicknesses of lashes with lengths ranging from 6mm to 17mm and a variety of colors for highlighting effects. Differing individual synthetic lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness of the Luscious Lashes ® applied is determined by the health and thickness of a client’s natural lashes as well as client preference.
• Because an Luscious Lashes ® is an exact replica of an eyelash, it weighs about as much as a natural lash: practically nothing. You will not notice the addition of the extensions to your lashes and they will not cause your natural lashes to fall out ahead of their natural cycle.

• The temporary adhesives used with most other lash enhancements are short-lived and do not hold up to activities that cause perspiration or any immersion in water. With Luscious Lashes ® it is possible to do any activity that you would normally do. The specially formulated adhesives we use create a water resistant bond that will withstand most any level of physical activity.
• Not only do Luscious Lashes ® have an instant enhancing effect, but they simplify the rest of your beauty regimen since little other eye makeup is necessary.
o Fuller lashes create a more youthful, open-eyed appearance; many consumers equate the transformation to a miniature face lift.
o A darker lash line is created by Luscious Lashes ® replacing the need for eyeliner on most clients.
o Mascara is no longer necessary. No more mascara smudges; clients can go swimming and exercise knowing that their mascara won't run and distract from their appearance.
When properly applied, an Luscious Lashes ® eyelash extension will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more.
• Natural eyelashes are programmed to grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new natural lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of their life cycle. Some are just growing in while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day depending on our individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable.
• When eyelashes are extended with Luscious Lashes ® it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural lashes. Please keep in mind this is a perfectly normal occurrence with or without extensions. Lash Stylists will apply Luscious Lashes ® primarily to those lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the amount of time they will last, while not jeopardizing the health of baby lashes. The Luscious Lashes ® will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. A few Luscious Lashes ® may be lost in the first week because the attached natural lashes were at the end of their growth cycle. Most will remain in place for approximately two months.
• With proper care and maintenance, touch ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Your Luscious Lashes ® technician will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.
• Though Luscious Lashes ® are easy to maintain, the first twenty-four hours are crucial to the bonding of Luscious Lashes ® . Clients should keep lashes dry and avoid touching them initially. After twenty-four hours care is simple: avoid oil based products and be gentle with the lashes. They are resistant to water, sweat and tears. Clients can swim, shower and spa worry free.
 

Before Your Appointment


Do not worry about removing your eye makeup as we will professionally remove your eye makeup and skin oils prior to applying your extensions. If you are a contact lens wearer, please remove contact lenses and wear glasses to your appointment, or bring a lens case and remove them when you arrive at your appointment. Plan to set aside 1 to 2 hours for your appointment. Most of our clients fall asleep during the procedure. They are always amazed when they wake up with gorgeous looking lashes.
 

After-Care


Following these important after-care instructions will aid in extending the life of your lash extensions. The first 48 hours following your application are most crucial. Care must be taken not to rub your eyes, pull your lashes, or scratch. Also, any creams, eye makeup removers, lotions, or cleansers containing oils can loosen the bond of the lash extensions. Care must be taken to apply eye cream sparingly with avoidance of the lash line area. In the shower, you should avoid direct water spray on your extensions after your lash extension application. For 24 hours after application, do not allow water to contact lashes, use a steam bath, swim, or wash your face with hot water.

1. Do not perm or tint lashes before or after lash extension application unless done by Luscious Lashes ® technicians.

2. Do not use an eyelash curler. It may break both the lash extension and your natural lashes. Luscious Lashes ® come in several different curls.     Make sure you technician is aware of the look you are going for prior to application of the extensions.

3. Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face. Clean around the Eyes with a wash cloth.

4. Do not pull your lash extensions, as it will take out your own lash as well.

 

What happens if a lash should loosen or become dislodged?


Do not pull on the lash. Please contact Luscious Lashes ® to make an appointment to have them removed or replaced, to avoid damage to your natural lash. As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth cycle, you will need refills when new lashes grow. At first you may find you need a refill every 2 weeks. As your natural lashes become accustomed to the extensions and with a little practice maintaining the lashes, the time between refills can be extended to 3 – 5 weeks.