5 Important Things To Know About Eyelash Extension Pricing

5 Important Things To Know About Eyelash Extension Pricing

Where were you in 2007, and what birthday were you celebrating?

It’s a funny question, right?

If we do the math, together, 2007 was

14 years ago………..

I was taking my first, and not my last Xtreme Lashes certification. 

New To Lashes?

I understand if you are excited, and maybe confused about who to work with, how much to spend?

Please allow me to help you with that.

No Mascara Needed!

Luxury eyelash extensions have many benefits.

First of many, are the fact that you will not need to wear any mascara!     Eyelash extensions come in a variety of colors, lengths and thicknesses.

Eyelash extensions will require maintenance.  The maintenance treatments are known as “lash fills”.

With regular maintenance you will experience getting pampered within a “spa-like” experience.   The obvious benefit is that you extensions can be maintained indefinitely if you choose, but is the relaxation benefit that you will enjoy the most.

It is your special “time out”.       If you have every gone for a facial or a soothing massage, then the quiet time is very similar to that.

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Stay In the Know -Do your research!

Not all eyelash extension services out there are created equal.    If you find yourself a bit confused as to why prices are all over the place, then you are not alone.

What we can share with you is this.

First and most importantly….do your research.     As beauty trends become increasingly popular, you will find that everyone wants to offer the “it service”, and unfortunately, yes, there can be price wars.

Do not get us going about Groupon, however, with that said; you have to understand that this very relaxing service is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure.

If you want to save on the price of a slice of pizza or a movie ticket then there is very little to lose, compare taking the chance when you choose the cheapest option.

Different Types of Applications

Did you know that there is two distinct types of  professional applications?

The most common type of application is called Classic.    The “classic” technique is the application of one synthetic eyelash extension to one human hair.

It is sometimes referred to as a 1:1 ratio.     They “typical” full set can average 75 to 90 added extensions per eye.

The extensions are individually applied….ONE AT A TIME.     As the very close up photograph will show, you can see that the extensions are not touching the skin.

You can expect the extensions to shed when your natural hair sheds, because the extensions adhere to the side of your natural lash hair.

Don’t Fall For Clusters OR Very Cheap pricing!

If you come across businesses offering lash extensions for as little as $75, then they are more than likely offering “cluster lashes”.

Cluster lashes are not only cheap, but they are very damaging to your eyelash extensions.    The weight of that type of application is too heavy for natural lash hair.

They are very bulky and can put strain on your natural lash hair’s follicle.

The last thing you want to do is the damage the hair follicle of your natural lashes, because if that gets damaged then your run the risk of your natural lashes not growing back.

That is not worth any deal or coupon.

Advanced Russian Volume

2 TO 4 HOURS!

ONE HAIR AT A TIME…..It’s not a race!

Volume

The beauty of this advanced technique is that you can really achieve a fuller look.

Russian Volume, like clusters, offer multiple extensions to a single application, however the point of differences are many.

Your natural lash hair will be analyzed.   The luxury Russian Volume fans are handmade with extremely lightweight extensions.    You never want your extension to be heavier than your natural lash hair.

The hand made fans can vary in the amount of extensions.  They can range from 2 to 6 within one fan.    So, remember when we said that an average set of extensions can range from 75 to 90 attachments?

VaVaVooom!!!       The other technically terms you may hear are 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D or 6D.    What is referring to are the amount of extensions within the fan.

So, can you image the impact you will get if you have 75 attachment sites times a 4D Fan?    Wozer!

All of the customization and working with an educated lash stylist is what will affect the cost of a full set.   Who you choose to do business with is your choice.

All professional lash stylists would agree, then you are best to choose wisely.       Lash extensions are luxury, and you deserve the best!

*If you struggle with gaps, then you will truly benefit from choosing the Advanced Russian Volume.  The multiple fans can correct that versus the Classic application.

Your First Visit

Your First Visit

Lash Extensions

Your First Visit

Here are the important things to know and do before your eyelash extension treatment.

You will need to arrive 10 minutes before every appointment.

Please allow UP TO 3 hours and that will include the consultation time.
*The amount of application time varies depending on the stylized look, and many natural lash hairs you have.

My session rates are for the service, and you will leave with a beautiful look.     I stand behind your service and my work. 

Be sure to CONFIRM your appointments.

You will want to avoid caffeine and drinking a lot of water before our treatment.

As it can become difficult and uncomfortable to lie still during your treatment.

No PHONES/TEXTING….just snoring will be allowed during your appointment. 

Be sure not to wear any eye makeup to your appointment.

You are paying to get eyelash extensions and will want to maximize the amount of time for your extensions.

There is a $50 upcharge for removing your makeup and your session time will not be extended.    (If you are booked for 65 minutes, and it takes extra time away from that, you will get less extensions.)

Be sure to bring your glasses.

You cannot wear your contacts during your appointment.

*You will need to bring your own contact case and solution, if you need to take your contacts out right before your lash session starts.

When you arrive, there will be paperwork that will need to be filled out.   As well as close up “before” photos because we will need to determine what will be the best type of extensions to use.

Once your consultation is completed, you will be escorted to our treatment room, and you will be made very comfortable.   And you lash nap will begin!

This is where the fun will begin!!   Just as the diagram shows…your lash style can be just that…”styled”.

The extensions come in different lengths, curls.  Your look will be customized!

You Are Worth It!  Lash Extensions

You Are Worth It! Lash Extensions

Volume Lashes

Fuller Looking Eyelashes

To often you forget to take time out for yourself, and how often do your feel a little guilty spending money on yourself?

There are many benefits to getting lash extensions and the best benefit is the relaxation factor.   The winter months can be so cold, dreary and cold.     How many times is it sometimes hard to get out of bed because the covers are so warm and toasty?

Well, when you come in for your eyelash extensions, you will get to get tucked in, pampered and your cushioned massage table is heated.    Once you are tucked in, then you will drift off to sleep as you listen to very soothing music.

Beauty sleep at it’s finest.    Maybe, you are not one to fall completely sleep, however, if you have gone for a facial, then you know about that place that right between sleeping and awake.    It is the best place.

Whether experience getting eyelash extensions is just a special occasion treat or it becomes your regular “mini-vacation experience routine” you will leave feeling refreshed……and of course with longer lashes!

Eyelash Extensions

 

Eyelash extensions popularity has really grown.  Our studio has been certified for 10 years.

It is really, really important that you work with someone that is certified.

 

How long do eyelash extensions last?

Eyelash extensions can last up to 4 weeks without maintenance and indefinitely with “lash fills”.

Your natural lashes will shed, and the attached extension will shed with it.     Having realisitic expectations when wearing extensions is the best way to enjoy them.

 

Customizng your look

 Eyelash extensions come in a variety of thicknesses and curvatures.    So, once your get to see the extensions up close, you will be simply amazed at how they are designed…just for you.   

 

 

Sticky Situation…Eyelash Extension Corrections

Sticky Situation…Eyelash Extension Corrections

Sticky Situation…Eyelash Extensions

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Eyelash Extension Corrections?

 

Eyelash extensions have been gaining momentum for about 10 years now, but what is a bit unsettling is the need for “eyelash extension corrections”.

 

Are Eyelashes Safe?

Normally, the answer this popular question is yes.     However, the answer is a BIG NO…when you get a poor application like the “before” photograph shown.

What is wrong with the before photo?    Picture speak 1,000’s words.

What I can share with you is that way too adhesive/eyelash glue was used.   This can or will cause irritation.   Additionally, her natural lashes were stuck together.

If she was not mindful, and sought out an immediate removal then this poor application could of severely damaged her own natural lash hair.

 

Avoid a “sticky situation”

 

Insights From A Client

 

Beauty treatments are meant to be fun, relaxing and enhancing.    My client was on vacation and had went to a “really good salon”.

Eyelash extensions is all about precision, and a professionally applied extensions should never be a rushed service.

Unfortunately, my clients first experience was not an Xtreme experience but an “extremely disappointing” experience.

 

Tips & Indicators of Experience

 

One professional tip that I can share with you would be to look on a eyelash directory for a certified lash stylist, in your area or go the distance if you find one.

  • Go to the website that you find
  • Look and see how much information that is listed
  • Does it answer many of your questions without having to call?

 

Look for ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS!!!     This tip I cannot stress enough.

Just because a site has beautiful stock photographs and a reputable brand does not mean that you can expect to get a eyelash design that will look something like the stock photography.

Are they posting up to date photos?

Check that websites frequent posts on their:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus page

 

The Loft Salon Studio
Ann Marie Walts
2012 Advanced Certified in Design & Color Theory
2015 Advanced Certified in Volumation
Lash Stylist Of The Month

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2301 Westfield Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Will Travel
By Appointment
Salon Phone: (413) 734-6204

 

 

 

 

 

Protecting Your Eyelash Extensions

Tips and Advice About Aftercare…

Protecting eyelash extensions is very important to understand how and why to properly take care of them.

 

Are They “Lashes” Or Extensions?

 

It has been my professional experience that you can quickly forget that your are actual wearing extensions.    Extension for both eyelashes and or hair extensions require a little bit of aftercare to ensure the longevity of the service(s).

 

 

 

 

What do I do after I my eyelash extensions?

 

The single most important aftercare responsibility that you will have will be to properly cleanse your lash line with only the recommended Xtreme Lashes® products.

 

 

 

 

 

Aftercare-for-Eyelash-Extensions

 

 

 

Why Xtreme’s® Makeup Remover Is A Must

 

It is sometimes misunderstood……

Eyelash Extension Cleanser

As a serious professional lash extensionist , most recently I called Xtreme Lashes® and asked that they add “lash extension cleanser” to their fantastic product that is their “Eye Makeup Remover”.

 

 

Client says, “I do not wear makeup…..& I do not need it…”

It has been my experience that some clients do not wear makeup and do not see the value or need to purchase this item that is truly meant to clean your lash line.

 

 

Properly Cleaning Eyelash Extensions

 

Protecting and caring for your extensions will save you money in the long run because premature extension loss is usually caused by improper aftercare.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBlz3hgiA0c

 

 

Close Up Look At Extension Attachment & Why Cleansing Is A Must

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Avoid Oil Buildup or Blepharitis

Your eye lash extensions are adhered with surgical grade adhesive to your natural eyelash hair.

Your natural eyelash hair is attached to a hair follicle and there are glands that secret oils.    To much oil build up from not cleaning your eyelash extensions, can result in blepharitis.

“Meibomian glands are glands that are arranged vertically within the eyelid near the lashes. The force of an eyelid blink causes oil to be excreted onto the posterior lid margin. The oil is the “staying power” of the tears that helps prevent rapid tear evaporation. In a patient with Meibomian gland dysfunction MGD), vision is affected because there is too much or too little oil in the tear film.”

 

 

Are Eyelash Extensions Safe To Wear?

Yes, with a precise & professional application and followed up with responsible at home aftercare.   You can experience wearing Xtreme Lashes® Extensions for a very long time.

 

 

Thank you for your time.

The Loft Salon Studio
Ann Marie Walts
2012 Advanced Certified in Design & Color Theory
2015 Advanced Certified in Volumation
Lash Stylist Of The Month

2301 Westfield Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Will Travel
By Appointment
Salon Phone: (413) 734-6204
Website

 

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Be Safe When Getting Eyelash Extensions

 

 

 

Saftey With Your Eyelash Extensions

It is so important to be safe when getting eyelash extensions.   This popular service has gained so much attention over the last 10 years. Much of my own business does specialize in corrections for more than just eye lash extensions, but it still saddens me when a client needs a correction, and especially with their eyelash extensions.

 

This procedure consists of the use of sharp tweezers  to isolate your natural lash hair, and surgical grade adhesive to attach the eyelash extensions……and so close to your eyes! This service can be costly for your the consumer and very lucrative for a business.   Educating yourself is the first investment that you can do for yourself, prior to calling on a business to do this service.

Chose A “Certified” Stylist

Just because a business offers a service, be sure to ask to see actual photos and certifications.   If you do frequent my blog & site, I may sound like a broken record, however you are safer to seek out a professional that takes providing extension services seriously.

Advanced Certified By Xtreme Lashes & Bella Lashes

Xtreme lashes for an eyelash extension company has very high standards and very through education.  In the state of Massachusetts, the only professionals that can provide this service are:

  • Medical Professionals
  • Cosmetologists
  • Esthetician

Nail salons providing this are doing so illegally; unless they have one of the approved licensed professionals on staff.   Price will not always determine your results, but they do say, “You get what you pay for”.   Be Safe When Getting Eyelash Extensions & Choose Wisely   Is it your first time wanting to get extensions or do you need yours fixed?   CALL 413-734-6204