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Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School Kansas CityEnhance Your Look With Lash Extensions

Are you dreaming of long, voluminous lashes without the stress of time-consuming strip lashes? Good news: you may be able to achieve the fuller, natural-looking, semi-permanent lashes you desire with eyelash extensions. Our stylists at the student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Kansas City have detailed everything you need to know before embarking on the journey of eyelash extensions.

What Are Lash Extensions?

Lash extensions are semi-permanent fibers attached to your natural eyelashes with semi-permanent glue to create longer, darker, and fuller lashes. Because eyelash extensions are applied individually to each of your natural lashes and come in a variety of materials, including mink, faux mink, synthetic fibers, and silk fibers, they are more realistic-looking than strip lashes and are customizable to each client.

Benefits of Lash Extensions

Aside from the fact that eyelash extensions make your lashes longer and more voluminous, there are additional benefits that every client experiences with a fresh set of lash extensions. Some of these added benefits include the following:

  • Eyelash extensions can last anywhere from four to six weeks as opposed to traditional strip lashes that must be reapplied each day.
  • You will save time, money, and frustration typically spent on mascara and false lashes!
  • When applied correctly, eyelash extensions are comfortable and feel similar to your natural lashes.
  • With different styles, lengths, and materials, eyelash extensions are completely customizable to each client.
  • You will feel more confident and glamorous than you even knew possible!
  • Forget about mascara clumps and false lash flyaways; eyelash extensions look natural and won’t budge.
  • You will look good 24/7. (Why, yes, we did wake up like this!)
  • Don’t be afraid to swim, work up a sweat, or shower; eyelash extensions are virtually waterproof after your initial application.

Preparing for Your Appointment

If you are planning on trying eyelash extensions for the first time, there are some things to remember before going in for your appointment. To achieve the best possible outcome for your eyelash extensions, our experts at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Kansas City suggest utilizing the following tips for a smooth first appointment:

  • Show up to your appointment without makeup or skincare products applied. Avoid any type of mascara, waterproof eye makeup, skincare, and eye cream leading up to your appointment to prevent interference with the eyelash glue.
  • Avoid consuming caffeine directly before your eyelash appointment. While the process is pain-free, it can take up to two hours for a complete set of eyelash extensions to be applied, so it is best to skip the morning coffee before your appointment to avoid additional energy or jitters!
  • Dress comfortably! Remember, the process of applying eyelash extensions is rather extensive, so show up to your appointment in comfortable clothing that won’t require continuous adjusting.
  • Stop using retinol for a few days leading up to your appointment. Retinol treatments increase skin sensitivity, particularly in areas around the eyes, so it is beneficial to eliminate all retinol treatments leading up to your appointment.
  • Bring a photo for inspiration. What you consider “full glam” may be different than what your esthetician considers a glamorous-looking lash, so it is always a great idea to come prepared with photo inspiration to ensure you receive the lashes that you want!
  • Be aware of your allergies. While eyelash extensions are considered a safe procedure by dermatologists and estheticians, it is always important to be mindful of your specific allergies to avoid any potential risks. Depending on your allergies, opting for extensions made of mink hair may be more irritating to the eye. Always be aware of your allergies and do some initial research to determine which lash material will be best suited for you.

Caring for Your Lash Extensions

While eyelash extensions are a time-saving alternative to traditional strip lashes, they do require specific after-care instructions. To get the best results from your eyelash extensions and keep your lashes looking flawless, follow these simple tips!

  • Don’t get your eyelash extensions wet for the first 48 hours following your initial application. Avoid all water contact, including steam, to prevent the lashes from falling out.
  • Brush your eyelashes with a spoolie brush when you get out of the shower to remove excess water accumulation and premature breakages.
  • Avoid all oil-based beauty products, including oil cleansers, to prevent the glue from dissolving from the lash extensions.
  • Sleep on your side! If you are a certified stomach sleeper, you run the risk of early fallout and breakage as your eyelashes will continuously be pressed and rubbed against the pillow.
  • Do not, under any circumstance, use an eyelash curler!
  • Avoid excessively rubbing or touching your eyes. The more you touch your eyelashes, the weaker the extensions become.


Eyelash Extensions at the Student Salon

At the student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Kansas City, students can provide eyelash extensions under licensed educators’ supervision at an affordable rate. Our stylists can offer semi-permanent customizable solutions for longer, fuller, natural-looking lashes and help determine which style best suits you. Book an appointment at our student salon today.

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