UNQUALIFIED professionals who apply semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Luscious Lashes ® strongly believes it is irresponsible to sell eyelash extension products to anyone who has not been properly trained. The application process is very meticulous, requiring usage of a strong bonding and long lasting adhesive and sharp tweezers near the eye area. Only under the supervision of a well-qualified Certified Trainer, can a student learn how to properly apply lashes. They learn how to position their hands, pick up the lash extension, isolate a single natural lash, and apply the lash extension safely and beautifully. In fact, a qualified trainer is trained to work with each individual’s specific needs to help him or her overcome weaknesses and utilize strengths. Even proper posture and table height is assessed.


FLARES AND CLUSTERS applied as shortcuts. Flares and Clusters consist of attached groups of 3-8 blunt-end lashes, often with a knot at the end. These types of lash enhancements are designed to be applied to the skin using temporary lash adhesive for short term wearing. It has become known that some technicians are taking these lash groups and using a semi-permanent eyelash extension adhesive to adhere flares and individuals directly to natural lashes. Applying lashes in bundles will take significantly less time to achieve a full look rather than a single lash by lash application. However, this is an unhealthy method for natural lashes. These bundled lashes are far too heavy for a single natural lash to support. If applied to one natural lash they can break the natural lash and inhibit future re-growth. Alternately, if they are applied to multiple natural lashes to properly support their heavy weight, multiple natural lashes will be adhered together. Since natural lashes grow at different rates, the flares will cause faster growing natural lashes to prematurely pull out slower growing lashes from the root since they are bonded together. This can result in permanent damage and lash baldness if done repeatedly.


CARELESS ADHESION - leading to 3-4 human lashes being clumped together. Again, this comes down to training and quality. Lashes applied properly should be adhered one by one. One small synthetic lash is attached to one natural lash. If several natural lashes are adhered together because the technician has not been trained to isolate a single natural lash or is being too quick or too careless to do so, it can cause pain and, in the end, damage to the natural lashes. The pain will be felt a day or two after application, as faster growing natural lashes begin to pull out a slower growing natural lash it is adhered to. While not significant pain (it can be equated to a small pin pricking sensation along the lash line), it is a sign that something was done incorrectly during the application. Properly applied eyelash extensions should be seen but not felt. There should be no discomfort during or after application. Both of the examples demonstrated in the photos above show the effect of many lashes being adhered together. Two single lashes adhered together may not be initially visible to you, but a trained stylist or technician will notice. Trained professionals not only isolate a single lash as they apply, but constantly check throughout the application to ensure that no lashes are adhering together as they dry.


A qualified, professionally trained, and highly skilled Luscious Lashes ® technician will take great care during the application process to provide great results. Before having eyelash extensions applied, ask to see the license and certificate of your technician.


To ensure the utmost safety for Luscious Lashes ® clients, we train our Luscious Lashes ® technicians to:


· Only use medically-approved adhesive which contains no latex or formaldehyde.

· Sanitize their hands, workspace and all tools.

· Require that contact lenses be removed prior to the procedure.

· Properly cover and protect the eye area.

· Properly use fine point tweezers.

· Use the proper amount and correct application of adhesive so as to avoid lashes clumping together and potentially falling out in clumps due to
   improper application.

· Choose the right size lash extension so as to avoid over burdening the natural lash.

· Properly remove lash extensions so that the natural eyelash is not removed along with the lash extension.

· Look for and correct misapplied lash extensions.

· Properly clean and care for lash extensions.

 

These safety concerns can only be addressed with proper hands-on training by a qualified instructor.  We, at Luscious Lashes ®, are genuinely concerned about the safety, care and beautiful results that you will get from our trained and certified Luscious Lashes ® technicians.

 

Luscious Lashes ® Technicians must complete a rigorous training schedule which consists of:

· Complete training in eyelash biology & diseases and proper cleaning & disinfection of all instruments & tools.

· A minimum of 60 hours working on models until their technique is perfect.

· 1-hour written exam.

· 2-hour practical exam.

· They must then work on a minimum of 100 sets of eyes to bring their speed up to Luscious Lashes ® standards.

· Even after they are fully trained and experienced, each and every set of Luscious Lashes ® which go out the door are double-checked by another technician.

At Luscious Lashes ® Inc., our clients’ health and safety is our utmost concern. We document a client’s natural eyelashes with a photo prior to application, after application and after each removal. They are uploaded to their files for comparison. Our clients may only receive 3-4 Lash Fills prior to requiring a complete removal. There is no charge to our clients for this service. We can then apply a fresh set of lashes. This is to make sure that our clients’ lashes are not being damaged in any way.