As the wedding and holiday season is upon us, some ladies may be considering adding a wow factor with lash extensions – but not realise the difference between individual lash extensions and express lashes.
Professional stylist Martine Rowland, of North Swindon based Definitions, explained, “individual lashes are beautiful and safer for long term wear. Express lashes can have an even greater impact, and are cheaper and faster, but are fine only for very short term wear, and may require professional removal.”
Eyelash extensions are very popular – Martine has seen her business grow in three years, even turning clients away most weeks. “Unfortunately, a lot of ladies come to me for advice to help to sort out their painful, damaged, lashes that have been done elsewhere. The application of lashes is very skilled and meticulous work and should only be done by a qualified and insured lash stylist. I do individual lash extensions, which are incredibly popular as there’s such an instant WOW factor. The lashes look longer and thicker but also natural as they’re carefully blended to the clients’ own lashes. This method causes no damage to natural lashes.
“You need to know which treatment you’re getting. People think they can pay £10 or £70 for the same treatment, but they’re very different methods with differing results, costs and longevity. Ask to see before and after photos of the technician’s work. And remember that any clumped lashes can become painful and itchy as the lashes grow, so make sure they are professionally removed to avoid damaging your natural lashes.”
For more details, phone 07930 897818.