It truly is great to be in a salon that does both hair and esthetic services. We have so many wonderful people that come in on a daily basis that make our jobs so much fun!
About two weeks ago, I met this wonderful woman who is relatively new to Chicago. She was getting her hair done by one of my coworkers and saw that we offer eyelash extensions. My coworker called me over while I was between clients and told me his client had some questions regarding lashes. She was SO friendly and asked some great questions.
I know there are some of you out there who don’t know what questions to ask, or you think you’re being annoying by asking too many questions. Well, I’m here to tell you that the more questions the better! Don’t ever go in to a service without having all your questions answered and feeling 100% confident in what your stylist is doing.
Some great questions I get asked are:
Do they damage my real lashes? [Absolutely not! Just make sure you’re going to a certified lash artist.]
Can I wear mascara? [I don’t recommend it unless the mascara is eyelash extension friendly. However, you would also need eyelash extension friendly make-up remover…]
How often do I need to get them filled? [This solely depends on the person and their daily routines, habits and skin (see below).]
Is it expensive? [This subject is always a bit uncomfortable because I’m not a financial advisor. However, the first time costs the most as it is the initial appointment, but after that, the fills are far less “expensive”.]
How much does the first set cost versus getting them filled? [These are just my prices, but each lash artist charges differently. I charge $199 for a full set and $130 for a petite set. If you get fills every 2-3 weeks I charge $45, and every 4-6 weeks I charge $55.]
What makes them come off? [Depending on your skin type, natural oily skin can contribute to them coming off faster. I have very oily eyelids (especially during summer) which has me getting my lashes done every 2 weeks. If you work out in a gym or do hot yoga, the humidity and muggy atmospheres will loosen the adhesive quicker (I also tell clients to try showering with the door open or turning the fan on). If you’re a tummy sleeper, laying flat on your face will cause some wear and tear and make them to come off. However, we can’t change how we sleep, so make sure you’re doing as much as you can in your waking state to keep them on! The last key factor to keeping them on is not getting them wet… especially with the water pressure in the shower. I always recommend that my clients wash their face before getting in the shower, or using a wash cloth while in the shower.]
I know there are 100 other questions you may have, but these are the most frequently asked ones. Feel free to contact me and ask as many as you’d like just like my client in the above picture. I promise it will make your lash experience so much better!