Frequently Asked Questions
What are Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions?
Xtreme Lashes are made of a proprietary synthetic fiber made to replicate the shape of a natural lash. They are attached directly to the base of the natural lash, never applied to the skin. The lash extensions are meticulously applied one lash at a time. They deliver an instant eye-lift free of injections, by creating more length, volume, and curvature to existing lashes. After 5 hours, our adhesives deliver a durable bond, which allows you to shower, sweat, swim, and tear worry-free! Our exclusive faux mink lash collection is virtually weightless, soft to the touch, and is embellished with a sophisticated finish.
How long do Xtreme Lashes last?
Xtreme Lashes lasts indefinitely with routine touchups 1 to 2 times per month. Each natural eyelash has a life cycle of 60 to 90 days. As your natural lash sheds, the extensions will just shed off with it. Once your natural eyelash sheds, another eyelash begins to grows in its place. Each lash is in a different stage of that cycle, which is why they never all shed simultaneously.
What happens during the application process?
Your stylist will conduct a thorough consultation and then create a custom lash design based off your desired look and natural lash amount. You will be fully reclined back on a massage table. Contact lenses must be removed before the application begins. Your eyes will remain closed the entire time. Most clients are so comfortable, they fall asleep during the process. Your lashes will be thoroughly cleansed of makeup and natural oils, and then primed before each lash application. Your lash stylist will then apply your Xtreme Lashes one by one, resulting in beautifully extended eyelashes.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for eyelash extensions?
During your initial consultation, your stylist will have you fill out a Client Consultation and History form. You will then be asked key questions about your lifestyle, medical history, allergies, and other relevant information. Based on your information, your lash expert will let you know if you’re a good candidate.
How long does the process take?
For your initial visit, please allow 10-15 minutes for a consultation and to fill out a Client Registration and History Form. If you arrive makeup free, we can spend less time cleansing and prepping your lashes. A full set takes approximately 90-120 minutes. Depending on the amount of natural lashes a person has, the time may vary. A 2-3 week refresh appointment takes approximately 40-90 minutes, on average.
How often do I need to get a fill?
Because your natural lashes will shed and replenish on a regular basis, refresh appointments are recommended every 2 to 4 weeks to keep lashes appearing full and dramatic.
How do I prepare for this application process?
It’s best to take a shower right before your application. Arriving with eyes free of makeup means less clean up and more time for lash application! Avoid heavy cream or oil based products 48 hours before your appointment. Do not curl your lashes before your appointment. Please remove any strip/false lashes 1 week prior to lash appointment. Make sure all adhesive residue is removed prior to lash appointment, as well. Do not receive chemical treatments to your lashes or other irritating eye treatments 48 hours before your appointment. Please avoid drinking caffeine on the day of your appointment. Please do not wear contact lenses to your appointment, bring glasses.
How do I properly care for my Xtreme Lashes?
At your first visit, you will be provided with an Aftercare Guide, which will explain the Do’s and Dont’s during and after the first 48 hours of your application. Allow 4 hours for the adhesive to fully cure (dry), to ensure long-lasting results! During the first 4 hours, please avoid wetting your eyes, sleeping on your side and stomach, exposure to heat, moisture, steam, and sauna, eye makeup, and friction. After the first 4 hours, please avoid excessive exposure to heat and moisture, rubbing your eyes, picking/pulling on your extensions, waterproof cosmetics, and heavy oil-based products near your eye area. The less you do, the longer your lashes will last!
Will Xtreme Lashes damage my natural eyelashes?
Xtreme Lashes are not harmful to your natural lashes when applied by a licensed, properly trained lash stylist. The lash extension is carefully placed on the natural hair and not the skin. Therefore, your lash follicles are not blocked, like they are with other lash enhancement options, such as lash strips and clusters. Each natural lash will receive its own extension. Thus, each natural lash is able to continue in its own natural growth and shed cycle. If at any time you would like your lash extensions removed, please get them removed professionally to ensure lash integrity is maintained. *Please be sure to check the credentials of your chosen lash stylist for any lash service you wish to have performed.
Can I wear makeup with my eyelash extensions?
Yes! Although most women enjoy less of a need to wear makeup, feel free. It is recommended to allow 48 hours after your application before applying any makeup to the eye area. Please avoid waterproof and oil-based mascara. Please use water-based makeup remover to remove eye makeup. Lucky for you, Xtreme Lashes provides a high quality cosmetics line that is formulated to be compatible for lash extensions. Our gentle aloe-based formula Eye Makeup Remover removes makeup without disrupting the adhesive bond. Also, if you love bold, pigment-rich, long-lasting eyeliner or dark, super-black nourishing mascaras that turn up the volume, Xtreme Lashes has it all!