FAQs | Eyelash Extensions Neutral Bay | Sydney CBD | Double Bay

Eyelash Extensions what are they ?
Eyelash Extensions are not False Eyelashes!

Eyelash extensions are single Synthetic, Silk or Cruelty free Mink eyelashes that are individually grafted on your natural eyelash (not the skin) to create a full and natural set of ling eyelashes.

At Boudoir Lash Bar the individual hairs are grafted on using the highest quality and approved products. By using the best quality eyelashes and grafting process your lashes our clientís normally only need a touch up refill at either 2 week or three week intervals to keep their eyelashes looking full and luscious and natural at the same time.

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How do I know my therapist is going to do a quality application on my eyelashes?
It is very important to have your Eyelash Extensions applied by someone who is very experienced as well as a salon that uses best quality products. There are lots of cheap and inferior products available easily on the internet to people who do not have adequate experience in this much specialised trade.

At Boudoir Lash Bar we constantly have women coming to us after they have had a disaster at either a generic beauty salon or someone who has just completed their training. It is very important to have your eyelash extensions applied by someone with lots of experience and who specializes in Eyelash Extensions.

How are the Eyelash Extensions Grafted?
A single natural eyelash is isolated and a synthetic/Silk or Mink eyelash is glued to the top of your own natural eyelash approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the glue or the lash has contact with the skin.

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How long does the grafting of my new Eyelashes take?
It is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concentration so therefore it should not be rushed so that clients can leave with a perfect set of lashes. You relax with your eyes closed and there is no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure. Often clients are so relaxed they fall asleep.

If you are having a Full Set of eyelash Extensions applied you it will take approximately 1 hour, if you have never been to Boudoir Lash Bar we will also need an additional 15 minutes to discuss with you the many options you have as well as understand the look you desire and how best to achieve this.

The application of your Eyelash Extensions is not painful or uncomfortable at all, in fact is so relaxing that most of our clients fall asleep when they are in the appointment.

Do eyelash extensions make my own Eyelashes fall out?
No, definitely not this is a myth. At Boudoir Lash Bar our clients have constantly had extensions (they cant bear to be with out their Eyelashes) applied with no break and they have never encountered their lashes all falling off.

It is important to have your lash extensions if by a qualified operator who uses to quality product as poor quality application or product can cause irritation and that may cause your eyelashes to fall out prematurely.

It is important to note that your eyelashes have a natural cycle and constantly being replaced like your hair. There is no way to tell prior to having your eyelash extensions applied at which point of the cycle your individual eyelashes are at.

If you play with or tug at your eyelash extensions and pull out your own natural lash there will be no new lash ready to grow to take its place and you will have to wait 6-8 weeks for that lash to grow.

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Can wear eye makeup after I Have My Eyelash Extensions grafted?
Absolutely, however some of our clients find that after they have their Eyelashes Extended by Boudoir Lash Bar feel they donít need any eye makeup or just a sweep of eyeliner and mascara on the lower lashes!

The important thing to remember about wearing eye makeup is that it needs to come off!

When removing eyeliner and eye shadow use a damp cotton bud and a small amount of eye Eyelash Extension make-up remover, then gently run the cotton bud along the eyeliner to remove it.

To remove eye shadow wet a cotton circle with eyelash extension eye make-up remover and gently remove in a side and upward movement not down onto the eyelash extensions. Wiping down towards the lashes will cause a build up of makeup on the lashes and may lessen the life of them.

NOTE: Many water based and oil based eye makeup removers contain dissolving agents that will dissolve the grafting agent for your Eyelash extensions. It is very important that you only use eye make up remover that is specifically designed for use on eyelash extensions. We cannot guarantee the life of your lashes if you use products that will dissolve the grafting agent.

Can I wear mascara?
One of the beautiful things about Boudoir Lash Bars Eyelash Extensions is that if you want to look like you have mascara on and never apply again, we can design your Lashes to achieve this!

You can roll out of bed looking great and best of all it will make your lashes look like youíre wearing mascara 24/7 without the clumping, streaking and smudging look that you get with mascara. No more running and streaking mascara which is fantastic for brides on their special day.

Some of our clients do wish to wear mascara on the lower lashes and again you have to make sure this is an approved type as oil based and even water based mascara will cause your eyelashes to come off prematurely!

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How long my Eyelash Extensions last?
Approximately 2-4 weeks if look after and take care of them. At about 2 or three weeks you will need to have a refill to maintain the full and natural look.

This is a semi-permanent beauty procedure. A real lashís life cycle is around 25-28 days, and as yours grows and fall out, so will the Eyelash Extensions that are attached.

If your hair and nails grow quickly then that may indicate that your lashes also are growing, shedding and renewing themselves quickly so you may find that your lashes will not last as long as someone whose hair growth is slow.

Who wears eyelash extensions?
Although eyelash extensions have long been popular with Hollywood most of our clients at Boudoir Lash Bar are normal everyday women wanting to save time in the morning by not having to apply eye make up.

Because Boudoir Lash Bar has so many varying lengths and thicknesses each and every client can achieve the look they are after. If it is a natural look or a special occasion you will be amazed at the results, people will not think you have eyelash extensions they will just notice how amazing your lashes look!

Can I apply eyelash extensions myself?
No. Eyelash extensions can only be applied by a trained professional. It Takes years of experience to be able to apply Eyelash extensions.

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Should I Curl my Eyelash Extensions?
No, do not perm your beautiful new eyelash extensions. With a variety of curls available we will be able to create the perfect set of Eyelash Extensions that will hold their beautiful shape until your next refill.

Using a eyelash curler will most certainly shorten the life of your beautiful lashes.

I had eyelash extensions applied a few days ago and a few lashes have fallen out - why?
As explained above the lash has a growth cycle and unfortunately it is hard to determine which lash is ready to fall out naturally so it is unpredictable when applying the synthetic/Silk or Mink Eyelash Extensions.

Each day we can loose 3-5 natural lashes, but often they fall out unnoticed unless they fall into your eye, but when eyelash extensions are applied we are more aware of when they shed as we know the extensions are there plus they are longer, darker and thicker. In the mornings you will generally find a few on the pillow also so donít be alarmed this is natural.

When you first have your treatment at Boudoir Lash Bar we make sure you have your best Eyelashes possible

How often will I need a refill?
Re-fills are required when the natural eyelash has fallen out (due to the eyelash cycle). You will require in-fills every 2-4 this will ensure a consistently full fresh set of lashes. At Boudoir Lash Bar we will also use this time to remove any eyelash extensions that have either grown out to far or are not sitting correctly.

Making sure you have a look of a full fresh Full Set of Eyelash Extensions

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What Are the Real Mink Eyelash Extensions?
Mink, Individual eyelashes are 100% natural mink fur- notsynthetic. They are hand made from individually selected mink fur hairs that have been harvested by gently brushing the beautiful living animals. They are cruelty free and achieve the most natural and soft lashes available.

How many Different Types of lengths and thickness are there?
There are many different colours and styles of lashes at Boudoir Lash Bar we have varying thicknesses, colours, curls and lengths. We also have a few different types of extensions synthetic, silk and mink.

At Boudoir Lash Bar we really want to achieve the look you desire as well as having a long lasting result so your therapist will normally recommend the lengths and thickness so suit your natural eye shape and thickness of your natural lash.

Combining different lashes together gives a more natural and graduated look that can be designed to suit any age, look and eye shape. This is where going having your lashes applied by an experienced therapist pays off.

Your therapist will have a consultation with your prior to your appointment to discuss which combination will suit you best for the look you wish to achieve

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Who Can have Eyelash Extensions?
Anyone of any age can have eyelash extensions applied as long as there is a natural lash to glue the extension onto. Ladies who have undergone chemotherapy and their lashes are starting to grow back also love eyelash extensions. Celebrities such as Britany Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Hillary Duff, Paris Hilton, Tyra Banks, Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham all wear eyelash extensions. Because the eyelash extensions are so natural anyone could be wearing them and you wouldn't know. They are also suitable for people who wear contact lenses and glasses. Boudoir Lash Bar has clients as young as 15 years old and as mature as 84 years old.

Why should I get eyelash extensions?

  • It will cut your beauty routine time down in the mornings
  • No running or streaking mascara
  • The good news is that eyelash extensions make you able to flutter your lashes beautifully without mascara
  • Lasts from 2-4 weeks with proper maintenance
  • No operation, no pain - non-invasive procedure
  • Safe in showers, swimming pools and saunas
  • Weightless and very natural looking
  • Eyelashes will appear longer, fuller and darker
  • Your eyes will look bigger, more defined & gorgeous even with no make up
  • Great for people who wear contact lenses
  • Perfect for brides, mums on the run and busy people
  • Ladies who can't wear mascara

How do I look after my eyelash extensions?

  • For the first 12 hours avoid getting the lashes wet to allow the glue to completely dry
  • Do not use a steam room or sauna for the first 24 hours to allow glue to cure
  • Be gentle with your new lashes. Avoid rubbing, tugging or scrathcing your eyes
  • Resist the temptation to touch or pull at your stunning new lashes as this will pull out your own natural lashes
  • Avoid getting them caught on clothes and towels
  • When drying your face do not rub instead blot your face and apply a gently pressure to your closed eyes then allow the extensions to dry naturally. Don't try to dry them with the towel or hair dryer.
  • Do not perm or curl the extensions
  • Avoid wearing mascara that is not specifically designed for eyelash extensions as this will lessen the life of your extensions
  • Do not use eye make-up remover that is not specifically designed for Eyelash Extensions
  • Keep the eye area clean. This is very important.

The golden rule for wearing eyelash extensions is the less you touch them the longer they will last. However, it is important to keep the eye area clean.

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Is there any reason why I can't have eyelash extensions applied - Contra-Indications?
It is suggested that if you are an "eye rubber" due to allergies such as hayfever or if rubbing your eyes is just a habit or in the past you have experienced sensitivity around the eye area after using skin care or makeup or generally having sensitivity around that area the extensions may not suit you. If you use prescribed medicated eye drops or ointment this may coat the lashes and cause them to clump. Eyelash Boutique clients who say their eyes are sensitive but DO NOT experience any reaction or discomfort during or after having eyelash extensions applied.

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I had my eyelashes done at another salon however they are a disaster! Can the eyelash extensions be removed?
Yes, however there will be a removal charge as this is time consuming and delicate work as not to damage your natural eyelashes. Many Salons that perform eyelash extensions are not specialised and there for the results are not what clients had hoped.

What should I do before my eyelash extension appointment?
If you have fair eyelashes it is recommended to have them tinted before your eyelash extension appointment which we offer at the Eyelash Boutique. Please arrive with no eye makeup or at least no mascara and do not perm or curl your eyelashes before your eyelash extension appointment. If you wear contact lenses please bring your contact lens case as your lenses will need to be removed.

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PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY HAD YOUR EYELASHES PERMED EYELASH EXTENSIONS CANNOT BE APPLIED UNTIL 3 MONTHS AFTER THE PERMING PROCEDURE.

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