Black Lash Studio - Eyelash Extensions
Black Lash Studio - Lash Extensions
Lash Extensions FAQ

What Are Lash Extensions?

NovaLash® Lash Extensions are a glamorous new way to extend the length and thickness of your natural eyelashes without the daily use of mascara. Unlike the traditional false lashes, each lash extension is applied to a single natural lash for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to your existing lashes without nightly removal. These lashes are so natural looking… it is difficult to tell even up close that you have extensions on!

The best part? You can finally toss your eyelash curler and mascara, as you won’t need either to create a more open eye youthful look 24 hours a day.

Who should wear Eyelash Extensions?

  • Women aged 16 to 88… especially busy moms, professional women, brides, mature women, or any woman who wants to save time getting ready & look flawless all day, every day.
  • Women who don’t want to worry about mascara smears or clumps.
  • Women who don’t want the hassle of eyelash curlers.

What are the Benefits of Wearing Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions lengthen your natural lashes and create fullness. A number of women with naturally light colored lashes also choose extensions to darken their existing lashes. Lash extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

Another advantage of lash extensions is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen because mascara and eyeliner is no longer necessary. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day.

Plus, eyelash extensions are completely safe, even for contacts wearers. Unlike traditional false eyelashes, the adhesive does not touch the lash line or eyelid, which could inhibit lash growth and cause eye irritation.

Can You Describe the Lash Application Process?

The application of a full set of lash extensions is a safe, painless, and relaxing procedure that takes between 90 - 120 minutes to apply. You will be comfortably reclined on a massage table with your eyes closed while a single, synthetic lash is applied to your natural eyelash with a medical-grade adhesive. Lashes are available in various lengths, colors, thickness and curves.

What will the finished result look like?

The finished result is a look and feel that is completely natural looking and real. It will be difficult for anyone to really know you have lash extensions. They will just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!

How long do NovaLash® Lashes last?

Eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your own eyelashes. Everyone's experience will differ slightly based on day-to-day activities and how well you take care of your lashes. A normal lash growth/shed cycle is 30-60 days. It is influenced by everyday life, for instance… eating habits and sleeping time. Also, your lash loss is influenced by stress, illness and heredity factors. Most people shed natural lashes at a rate of 1-2 lashes, per day, per eye. Please note that this is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without extensions.

Using Platinum Bond Adhesive® from NovaLash®, NovaLash® lash extensions are shown to be 4 times stronger than the leading competitor in the following areas: strength, durability, pigmentation, texture, and curl.

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How often should I get a fill?

A natural eyelash falls off every 30 to 60 days on average due to the natural growth cycle and is replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. To maintain the full, thick appearance of a new set of lashes, we recommend scheduling an appointment at Black Lash Studio every 2-4 weeks, based on your own natural lash growth cycle.

If you wait too long to get a fill, too many of your lashes may have naturally shed along with your own natural lashes during your lash growth cycle, and you may require a brand new full set of lashes.

What will you use to adhere my Lash Extensions?

We use the award winning, medical grade Platinum Bond Adhesive® from NovaLash® to adhere your eyelash extensions lash by lash. Neither the adhesive nor the synthetic lash will ever come in contact with your skin.

If you have sensitive eyes, NovaLash®’s Sensitive Eyes adhesive is perfect for you! This adhesive is odorless, low-fume, non-irritating, and is formulated for increased durability and flexibility. Just mention to your lash stylist that you would prefer to use the NovaLash®’s Sensitive Eyes formula on your eyelash extensions.

Will having the Eyelash Extensions applied Hurt?

No, not at all! Eyelash extensions are completely safe and painless. There is no waxing or plucking required. Neither the eyelash extensions or the adhesive will ever touch your skin.

Can the Eyelashes be removed?

Yes, at any time and for any reason. They can be easily removed by a Black Lash Studio stylist. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes by yourself — you may damage your natural eyelashes. We’re happy to help you with removal at Black Lash Studio, just call and make a removal appointment. Our adhesive remover is made without acetone and is alcohol-free. It has been formulated to protect, moisturize and keep your natural eyelashes healthy.

What I should do before my Eyelash Extension Appointment?

Please show up for your appointment 10 minutes early.

We prefer you come in without any eye make-up, eye shadow, eyeliner or false eyelashes.

Please do not put on any mascara the day of your appointment, we’d rather spend your time working on perfecting your lashes.

Feel free to wear either glasses or contacts to your appointment.

Should I take out my Contact Lenses before I get my Eyelashes done?

No, you can keep your contacts in. No problem!

Will the Eyelash Extensions interfer with my Glasses?

No. We will recommend the best length, curl and design in accordance with your glasses.

Can I get Eyelash Extensions if I have a Medical Condition in my Eyes?

We suggest that you reschedule to get eyelash extensions if you have conjunctivitis, sty, itchiness, redness, swelling or a rash in or around your eyes. We also recommend customers who have a cold or a going through seasonal allergies to reschedule the eyelash extension application.

I heard Eyelash Extensions will damage my Natural Lashes… Is this true?

Absolutely not! If applied properly, lash extensions will not harm natural lashes and are actually less damaging than applying mascara, which can dry out and even break your eyelashes. The NovaLash® application technique allows natural lashes to grow and thrive with extensions. This technique requires several different “separation” steps during the application process so each extension is adhered to a single natural lash in order to prevent interruption of the lash growth cycle.

Alicia is a NovaLash® Advanced Certified Lash Stylist. As the only physician-developed course in the lash extension industry, NovaLash®'s superior training ensures that licensed professionals receive the technical instruction needed to create beautiful lashes while increasing lash extension wear-time and longevity. When you come to Black Lash Studio, you can relax in the knowledge that you are receiving the highest quality product available on the market, applied by a certified eyelash stylist.

What Mascara should I use with my Lash Extensions?

One of the main advantages of eyelash extensions is that you really don’t need to wear mascara. Many clients don’t feel the need to wear mascara since the extensions give the lashes the appearance of mascara being worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! No more running, streaking, or smudging mascara... which is especially fantastic for brides on their special day.

If you still want to wear mascara, NovaLash®’s glycol and carbonate free mascara is formulated for use on extensions without interfering with the adhesive. The water-soluble formula is rich in vitamins A, E and C to condition and nourish your lashes. The clump-free hollow-fiber brush lifts & separates lashes for a perfect application each time.

DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the adhesive and shorten the life of your lash extensions. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover or the 3-in-1 conditioner, cleanser & makeup remover pads from NovaLash®. We recommend that you use a Q-tip to gently remove any makeup near your extensions so that you never have to rub your lashes.

You may also find that you won’t need eyeliner, either! However, NovaLash® has the perfect solution if you desire a thicker, darker lash line. NovaLash® LashLiner is a micro-slim lining pencil that can reach where no other eyeliner can, in between each lash!

For more information or to purchase any of these products, stop into Black Lash Studio today!

What Is The Proper Way To Care For My Lash Extensions?

For the first 24 hours, avoid using water, creams, sunscreen and oils around the eye area to allow the adhesive to set. After day one, continue with your normal routine, but avoid harsh rubbing or tugging on the lashes. Do not go to the sauna, steam room or hot springs frequently. The heat may cause the bonds of the eyelash extensions to weaken.

As you start your day, you will want to groom your lashes before your daily activities. Maintenance and proper care of your eyelash extensions is essential. Your Black Lash Studio stylist will provide you with a lash wand that allows you to simply and quickly arrange your lashes and return them to their proper form.

Nightly conditioning is necessary to maximize the life of the extensions. NovaLash®’s 3-in-1 conditioner, cleanser & makeup remover pads are perfect for cleaning the lashes free of any makeup or debris while moisturizing the lashes to maintain flexibility. You wouldn’t leave a hair salon without top of the line hair products – the same is true about your lashes!

For more information or to purchase this product, stop into Black Lash Studio today!

Can I get my Lash Extensions wet?

Yes. We use a physician-developed, medical grade adhesive… allowing you to shower, swim, and exercise with little need to adjust your current lifestyle. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you do not wash your eye area for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application to allow the adhesive to completely dry.

Can I wash my Face as usual after getting Eyelash Extensions?

Yes, feel free to use cream or gel cleansers to remove make-up or to wash your face with water-based products. Please do not use oil based cleansers. Oil based cleansers dissolve the adhesive and shortens the life of your eyelash extensions, causing them to fall out sooner.

We recommend using the 3-in-1 conditioner, cleanser & makeup remover pads from NovaLash®. cleanLASH by NOVALASH® is designed to not only remove dirt, pollutants and any make-up you might wear, but will also prolong the life and radiance of your lash extensions by conditioning and restoring moisture. These cotton pads have been saturated with pomegranate seed extract to detangle and promote healthy lashes, reduce flipping and tangling of the lashes, while simultaneously nourishing the eye area.

For more information or to purchase this product, stop into Black Lash Studio today!

Can I have a Steam Facial or Oil Massage after having Eyelash Extensions?

We recommend you avoid exposing your lash extensions to steam or oil. Please keep eyelash extensions away from these elements.

Can I use Eyelash Curlers with my Lash Extensions?

We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions, as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes.

The extensions do have a natural curl but if you want, you can use a specialized heated eyelash curler from NovaLash®. Helping to add a bit of curl to those with extra straight lashes or a little straightening on those with extra curly lashes, the NovaLash® heated curler will encourage a bond with the entire length of your natural lash.

For more information or to purchase this product, stop into Black Lash Studio today!

I still have questions, how can I reach you?

We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about eyelash extensions or about the application process itself. Give us a call at 801-589-4142