Frequently Asked Questions about Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions
|What Are Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions?
|Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised
of individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash.
Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied on to
individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen
and add fullness to the existing lashes. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are for
professional application only. Self-application and application by untrained individuals
is strongly discouraged.
|What are Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions made out of?
|Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are crafted from synthetic polyester. Synthetic
lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics
have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin. Testing has
shown that there are higher percentages of people who will have adverse reactions
to contact with lash extensions created from animal hairs, such as mink.
|What do they look like and how do they feel?
|With proper application, Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions look and feel completely
real. Each application is customized to suit the individual. We offer three thicknesses
of lashes and four different curls with lengths ranging from 5mm to 17mm in a variety
of colors for highlighting effects. Varying individual synthetic lash lengths are
chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness
of the Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions applied is determined by the health and
thickness of your natural lashes as well as personal preference. The overall effect
is added curl, thickness and length, opening up the eye for added definition.
Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are designed to be indistinguishable in size and
weight to human lashes. They are flexible yet crimp-resistant, and they move with
your natural lashes. As long as you keep up with the touch-up applications, it is
almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions.
Because an Xtreme Lash® is an exact replica of an eyelash, it weighs about as much
as a natural lash: practically nothing. You will not notice the addition of the
extensions to your lashes and they will not cause your natural lashes to fall out
ahead of their natural cycle as other enhancement methods can. Please feel free
to review our client testimonials and before/after pictures for additional information
on the look and feel of Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions.
|What are the benefits of wearing Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions?
|Most women choose Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions to lengthen their natural lashes
while others want their lashes to look fuller. A number of women with naturally
light colored lashes choose Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions to darken their existing
lashes. Still others love the different, fun looks they can achieve with highlighting
Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions can create a younger appearance on many clients.
Several consumers who were contemplating having work done on their faces have informed
us that they no longer feel the need as a result of wearing Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash
Extensions. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions create the appearance of a brighter,
more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
Above all, the main advantage of Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions is how much time
you can save during your beauty regimen. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions allow
you to spend less time with makeup; mascara is certainly no longer necessary. Because
our lashes are bigger at the base, they create the same effect as eyeliner so that
step can be avoided as well. Overall, Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions will give
you the appearance of having put significant effort into your eye makeup when, in
reality, you spent no time at all. No application of eye makeup and no need for
removal at the end of the day. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning
and night, all day, every day. Say goodbye to the application of mascara, stained
tears and mascara raccoon masks around the eyes. With Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions
you can look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you
fall asleep with little to no effort.
|How long do Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions Last?
|The look can be maintained indefinitely with refills. When properly applied, an
Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extension will remain in place until the natural lash on
which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more.
Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural
lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces
it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment
our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing
in, while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural
lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural
lashes, this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable.
When eyelashes are extended with Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions, it will be more
noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural
lashes. Please keep in mind this is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without
extensions. Lash Stylists will apply Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions primarily
to those lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the
amount of time they will last, without jeopardizing the health of ‘baby' lashes.
The Xtreme Lash® will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches
the end of its growth cycle. A few Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions may shed within
the first week because the attached natural lashes are at the end of their growth
cycle. Most will remain in place for approximately two months.
With proper care and maintenance, touch-ups are typically only needed once every
2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Your Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions
Stylist will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full,
|How long does the procedure take?
|Depending on the expertise and experience of the Lash Stylist and the number of
lashes being applied, it generally takes between 120 to 150 minutes to apply a full
set of Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions. Touch-ups can be done in as little as
45 to 60 minutes.
|Can you describe the application process?
|You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash
Extensions are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes. There is no
discomfort or pain involved in the procedure. In fact, most clients find it is so
relaxing and comfortable that they fall asleep.
|I have no lashes at all, can I wear Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions?
|Because Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are applied to existing natural lashes
you must have some natural lashes to receive the procedure. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash
Extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have
alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania,
unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash
growth has resumed.
|Can I apply Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions to my own eyelashes?
|No. Only a trained professional will be able to safely apply Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash
Extensions. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury,
lash damage or unnatural looking lashes. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are applied
one lash at a time to your individual natural eyelashes to achieve long, thick and
natural looking eyelashes. The procedure involves bonding the synthetic extension
to your own natural eyelashes and should be performed only by professionally trained
Lash Stylists only.
|How much does it cost for an application of Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions?
|The major investment in Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions consists of the initial
full set, typically between 60 and 120 lashes per eye. This can run anywhere from
$250 to $600, depending on how many lashes are applied, the skill level of the Lash
Stylist and in what part of the country you are located. The application of Xtreme
Lashes® Eyelash Extensions is an art form, and just as with hair styling and cutting,
it can cost a bit more to have your lashes styled by the best. Once the initial
set has been completed, touch-ups are nominal by beauty industry standards.
A typical Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions touch up application consists of 20
– 40 lashes per eye and costs substantially less than the initial application, usually
ranging from $75-$150. Given this, the cost of maintaining your eyelash extensions
indefinitely is really quite comparable to the cost of fills on acrylic nails or
highlighting your hair.
One note of caution: We hear countless stories of individuals who go to an untrained
lash technician because the cost is low. They receive a substandard set of lashes
that is clumpy, painful and often damaging to their lashes. A proper application
of lashes is not painful during or after the procedure. Eyelash extension application
is an exacting process that takes skill and time. If the cost is very cheap, you
should certainly question the training of the technician as well as the quality
of the product. These same individuals often end up seeking out an Xtreme Lashes®
Eyelash Extensions Stylist after they try the cheap alternatives. Ultimately, most
have realized from experience that the old adage “you get what you pay for” is often
true. (Click here for more information on this subject).
|Where can I find a Certified Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions Lash Stylist?
|You can find a Certified Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions Stylist through our
Find A Lash Stylist page.
These professional Lash Stylists have performed numerous successful
eyelash extension applications and have successfully completed the comprehensive
hands-on Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions Training Workshop. They have also submitted
their work for review by Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions to qualify for listing
as a professional Stylist on our site.