FAQ

What are lash extensions?

The lash lab nouveau semi permanent lash extension process involves attaching a single strand of high quality synthetic eyelash,one by one to your own natural lash.The variety of extensions are applied to add volume,length and curl,each style of our natural classic and glamour range are totally customized to create a look that is bespoke to you.

How long do lash extensions last?

Lash extensions when looked after properly should last 4-6 weeks. The natural process of your own lashes shedding along with your lash extensions will take place along with every day wear & tear.We recommend infills every 2 to 3 weeks to stop your extensions becoming sparse and keep your chosen style looking perfect.
N.B. Your lash extensions are very delicate,extra care must be taken to avoid your extensions falling out prematurely.
*oil base makeup removers should be avoided
*rubbing,touching,picking,very hot water,facial steamers,eye lash curlers all can weaken the adhesive bond causing your lash extensions to fall off.

Will it damage my own natural lashes?

Properly applied eyelash extensions by an experienced qualified lash stylist should not damage your natural lashes.Lash extensions should they need removing would need to be carried out by a qualified lash stylist with professional gel remover,and when removed your lashes should remain intact and in its normal condition. Clients should not experience any pain to their eye lids or experience premature shedding of there natural lashes.

Does it hurt and how will they look?

No- As the extensions are attached to your own natural lashes and not the skin you will not feel a thing.The treatment process requires the client to lay back on the treatment chair whilst the extensions are applied,the environment is completely relaxing and some clients even drift off! You should feel no discomfort in or around your eye after the procedure.The lashes should be well separated with no clumping or lumps of adhesive visible,just beautiful looking styled lashes.

How long does it take?

The process of applying lash extensions is done with maximum precision and concentration,depending on which styled look you have chosen and your natural lashes the process can take anything from 1 to 2 hours.

Do i need to prepare my natural lashes in any way before my eyelash extensions?

We prefer all of our clients to arrive for their appointment make up free especially on the lashes,they must be extremely clean.Oil based products and mascara will create a barrier between the adhesive and your natural lashes,which may cause your extensions to drop off prematurely.

How often should i get infills?

Regular infills are recommended to keep your lash extensions looking full and luscious,typically most clients revisit every 2 to 3 weeks for their infill appointment.As each clients natural eyelash cycle is different and depending on how well you have maintained your lash extension, what style you have chosen also,it may be that you prefer to have a fresh new set of extensions every 6 to 8 weeks.

Do you apply lash extensions to the bottom lashes?

At the lash lab we do not apply lashes to the bottom as this application requires the client to keep their eyes open.For safety reasons we do not currently use this method.

Why don't you do half sets?

Incomplete sets are very difficult to blend in with your natural lashes,this results in a look that appears unfinished and unprofessional.

Can everyone have eyelash extensions?

Most clients lashes are good candidates for lash extensions,however,there may be limitations to the type of look achieved if your natural lashes are very fine,sparse or extremely curly.

Can I apply mascara onto my eyelash extensions?

Yes we sell a specific Nouveau mascara especially designed for lash extension lashes .Although it is not always necessary to wear mascara daily as your eye lash extensions would enhance your lashes and eyes which creates the illusion of wearing mascara.We also provide specific eye & mascara Nouveau make up remover.DO NOT USE WATER PROOF MASCARA OR OIL BASED MASCARA.Oil based products can dissolve the bonding agent used on the extensions which will effect the longevity of the lashes.

How do I care for my beautiful new lash extensions?

To keep your lashes looking fabulous for as long as possible avoid contact with hot water and steam for 48 hours after your procedure to allow the glue bond to cure. Coat your lashes with your Nouveau client sealer which keeps the bond as strong as possible,and brush gently through the lashes to stop them from crossing over. Avoid using oil based products around your eyes.