FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We’ve compiled a list of the questions we get asked the most often.

What are Eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are not to be confused with strip lashes “or cluster lashes”. The eyelash extensions we apply are individual, semi-permanent, glossy synthetic lashes that are applied to your natural lashes to make them look longer, fuller and thicker. It is a single lash procedure. We apply the extensions on to your natural lashes one-by-one!

What is the difference between Classic Lashes VS. Volume Lashes?

Classic-LashThe Classic technique is applying one single synthetic eyelash extension, to one isolated natural lash. There are many different factors to applying classic lashes such as the length, curl, and diameter. We use lengths of the lashes from 6-15 millimeters. Our curls are B, C and D curls. The diameters we use for classic lashes are 0.15 mm, 0.20 mm and 0.25 mm. Your stylist will advise you on what’s best for the look you desire.  When applying classic eyelash extensions, you are only able to apply as many extensions as there are healthy natural lashes to your client’s eyes. For some clients, this works out perfect for them, as they have thick natural lashes. But for others who may not have many lashes, or have gaps. This can be disappointing and some lash artists might think to use a thicker diameter. WRONG. Increasing the diameter of the extension will not create a fuller look. This can be damaging as well as look and feel heavy. However… there’s a new technique taking over the lashing world right now. It is known as Russian Volume or Volume technique.

Volume-LashThe Volume technique is a method in which you are SAFELY applying anywhere from 2-6 super fine, lightweight extensions per natural lash. These lashes are 0.05 mm and 0.07mm in diameter. Many who have heard about the new volume technique have various questions like is it safe for the natural lashes? Is it too heavy? Will it damage the natural lashes? With the Volume technique you can actually apply more lashes, using less weight. This allows you to create fuller look, especially for those who do not have many natural lashes. Volume lashing is a technique and is not just the type of lash. You are not only using certain diameters for the volume technique but it is also about how you apply them. With volume, you are still isolating one natural lash, but instead of applying one single classic lash, you apply a handmade “fan” of thinner diameter lashes that are hand-crafted to customize the perfect weight for every single natural lash.

Clients can typically go longer in between refills with the Volume technique; the extensions are lighter on the natural lashes, making long-term wear even more likely. Most of our clients have switched over from the classic technique and clients are happier than before because they have softer, fuller lashes that look and feel more natural.

How long does it take to apply lash extensions?

Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every three to four weeks.  A half set of lashes are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a specialized look.

Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain length or thickness.  This is to ensure that your own lashes remain healthy.  For example, if your natural lashes are on the shorter, thinner side, you won’t be able to get a crazy dramatic look, because it won’t last. It’s better to start out with a half set (50 to 60 percent of your top lashes) if you aren’t sure or it’s your first time. It’s easier to add more than to remove lashes!

Can I use an eyelash curler?

No, ABSOLUTELY NOT! Throw your eyelash curler out! When using eyelash curlers, they may pull not only your lash extensions out, but also your own lashes. Even if you do not have extensions on, throw the curler out. Over time it ruins your natural lashes and could cause bald spots in your natural lash line. Remember, our lash extensions are already curled. Ask your stylist to recommend a level of curvature that will fit you best.

Can I wear mascara?

We ask that you do not. One advantage of having lash extensions is to not wear mascara. Never use waterproof mascara or oil based mascara on the extensions as it will break the bond of the adhesive. We understand that sometime you will need to add a little oomph, if you ABSOLUTELY have to wear mascara; we ask that you only apply from the middle to the tip. The extensions do better when you do not use mascara!

How do I prepare for my appointment?

  • Be sure to have all makeup removed from the eye area. The more time we spend doing this for you, the less time we have to apply lashes!
  • Do not drink too much caffeine before your appointment. This can make your lashes flutter which makes it difficult to apply lashes.
  • Please put your cell phone on vibrate or silent.
  • You may want to visit the ladies room beforehand.

How do I care for my lashes after my eyelash extensions are applied?

Do not get your lashes wet for an hour after you get your lashes done. Your lashes will need time to fully dry and bond with the adhesive. If you want to be extra safe, you can also wait until the next morning to wash your face. Only use Oil-Free products around your eyes, especially Oil-Free make-up remover and wipes.

Can I swim, shower, exercise or visit a spa while wearing lashes?

YES, but these activities are not to be done excessively. Our special adhesive allows you to shower, swim, exercise, sleep and spa while wearing extensions. You can enjoy your lash extensions with little need to adjust your lifestyle. Please do not swim or spa (even steam from your shower) for 48 hours after your lash procedure to allow the bonding agent to fully cure. The main thing to remember with these activities is that you just want to make sure the extensions are not excessively exposed to heat and moisture.

How many lashes come with my full set vs. a refill?

Please refer to the Lash Menu to learn about our three different types of look. We recommend that you come back when you have about 50% of lash extensions remaining. Most people will need a 60 minute refill if you have about 50% remaining. Our refills are based on time but keep in mind that we have to clean your lashes and remove the old extensions before we can apply the new extensions. Our stylists will put on as many lashes as they can in the time they have. Please refer to our Lash Menu to get an idea of how much time you would need for your refill. Please clarify how much time you will need for your refill when you call to book your appointment. If you have less than 25% of lash extensions remaining, you would need to schedule for a Full Set. This means you have gone too long between refills and most of the lashes remaining will probably need to come off anyways because they are old and have served their time.

How often do I need to come back for refills?

Everybody wears their lashes differently. Touch up time will depend on everything from your sleeping habits, to hygiene, and especially how rough you treat your lashes.

When we sleep, some sleep on their face, some on their side, some on their back, and even some will rub their eyes during sleep or rub their face in the pillows. Some people will even pick at their lashes when they are nervous. Most people will assume that not cleaning their eyes will make the lashes last longer, well that’s wrong. Our lashes are made to block dirt, oil, and debris from getting into our eyes, so you do have to clean your eyes or all the dirt will build up into the lashes and might cause an infection. This is a very common assumption. Our eyes are very sensitive so they deserve special care. ALWAYS use an Oil-Free face wash or Oil-Free wipes to remove your make-up.

Most people typically refill between 2-4 weeks, it all depends on how full you want your lashes to be. We recommend you to come back for refills when you have about 50% of lashes remaining. After time, your natural lashes will grow out, causing the extensions that’s still attached to maybe lean to one side or flip upside down because they can no longer hold up the weight of the extensions. Natural lashes are constantly shedding and new ones are growing in their place. Extensions will fall out along with your natural lash when it’s at the end of its growth stage. As the new ones come in, they will need to have extensions attached.

How long does the first full set application take?

This definitely will depend on how full you want your lashes to be. We have three levels of fullness. Please refer to the Lash Menu to see what which will fit you best!

How much training does each technician receive?

Our stylists are trained by Anne, the Master stylist. Anne will make sure that every stylist will get the special training they need. Every stylist will have to pass a test based on time to apply lashes, lash knowledge and skills.

Is the lash application painful?

NO. When properly applied you should not feel them at all. They are lightweight and feel totally natural.

Are the stylists at A.M. Beauty Lash Spa licensed?

YES. All of our stylists are properly licensed in the state of Texas. Stylist must have a Cosmetology license, an Esthetician license or an Eyelash Extension license.

How do I take them off?

You can either let them grow out on their own, or have them professionally removed by us for a small fee of $30. Please do not attempt to remove them yourself! We have lash extension remover. It will not harm your natural lashes.

What are the benefits of Permanent Makeup?

Cosmetic tattoo’s are the highly requested Permanent Makeup option that is a greatly growing and recognized part of today’s beauty industry. Many will find permanent makeup to be the solution to faint or no eyebrows and even partial eyebrows. Lip tattooing may greatly reduce the common “lipstick bleed” and this brings the definition to the natural lip line. Lip scars completely disappear when we apply color lip tattoo and say bye-bye to your lipstick unless you want to add more to your look. A eyeliner tattoo benefit is not needing a eyeliner pencil and saving time for years to come!

Another use of cosmetic tattoos is applied to individuals needing an improved appearance for the nipple in matters of breast reductions.

What is the process for Permanent Makeup?

First we test your skin to make certain you do not have an allergic reaction since the process is identical to receiving a tattoo. Once you select the color preference with care and many colors to choose from, we will suggest the best fit for you according to your skin tone and desired look. Our Makeup Artist will apply the pigment to the outer layer of your skin and while the needle drops pigment into your skin, you will experience a light sting. The color will take approximately 2-3 weeks to allow the color to fade to the permanent color. The color you see will always seem darker and with more shine and you may experience swollen and red skin. We suggest utilizing a cold ice pack or compress to bring the swelling down and to prevent any infection we always suggest to have antibiotic ointment. It is critical to avoid being exposed to direct sunlight for several weeks in order to prevent any unwanted color changes. We will do everything we can to educate you before you make the decision to receive Permanent Makeup to avoid any type of complications. For the many who add Permanent Makeup to their beauty regimen, have found infections and allergic reactions to tattoo dye never happen. Just to be sure and safe we will do everything possible to inform you with all the facts and precautions for a beautiful and safe result!

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