Should I get eyelash extensions for my wedding day?

The lash experts answer your top lash extension questions.

Not sure whether it’s worth it to get eyelash extensions on your wedding day? Emma Apps, Lash expert at Lash Perfect, answers your burning questions. 

1. Should I get extensions for my wedding day?

If someone is considering getting lashes for their wedding then they need them. Lashes can vary from very natural to thick and glamorous, a consultation at the beginning of your treatment will help to determine the style to suit you. It ensures you will have no mascara running down your eyes on you wedding day - and make a fantastic transition into your honeymoon, giving you great looking lashes with no effort and energy required!

2. What are the different types of lashes available?

Lashes are available in several different techniques. We offer individual lashes which come in four different curls, four different thicknesses and lengths from 6mm to 15mm. Volume lashes are a multi-lash technique, and are fantastic for light fluffy looks to thick and full glamour.

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3. How long does it take to apply the lashes?

A half set of individual lashes will look more natural and only take up to an hour to apply. Full sets take up to 1.5 hours. Our volume techniques can take up to 2 hours to apply.

4. How long do they last?

Extensions will last as long as your natural lash, you naturally shed lashes every day, so we recommend regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. Ideally 30 minutes every two weeks to ensure they look even and full.

5. What’s the upkeep?

You must take care of your lashes between appointments by keeping them dry for the first 24 hours, avoiding heat for 48 hours and not using oil products on or too close to your eyes while you have them on.

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Georgina67

31/01/2017 at 10:30

I've been doing 1 on 1 lashes for over a year and a lot of my lady's are coming since then and there lashes are just as good as day 1. Once there applied correctly and kept dry for at least 24 hours along with using no oily products they not damage your own lashes.

Facedate

22/09/2016 at 13:25

Semi permanent lashes WILL NOT cause damage nor cause you to lose your natural lashes if applied correctly by a QUALIFIED LASH TECHNICIAN with the correct adhesives and quality lashes! As a highly qualified technician, my advice to all my clients is to take care of your lashes after application as this is so important in order to retain retention. - Wash your lashes regularly (baby shampoo will do) - Comb through your lashes (this WILL NOT PULL your lashes out, if the adhesive is of quality and your lashes are cured correctly this should not happen.) - DO NOT play with, pull or manipulate your lashes! - Use oil free make-up remover only! (Oil will work against the adhesive.) Although this seems like such lengthy aftercare advice, it is WELL WORTH it for the results of semi permanent lashes - they do look AMAZING! For those considering them, I am a mobile beauty expert based in London. Follow me and connect @FACEDATELONDON on instagram, facebook & twitter. 07757443119 for more

Kitten2014

16/08/2016 at 15:28

Sorry LittleOne, but even when you have them done by "certified" professionals in a high-end salon, the problems remain the same. They are still damaging to your own natural lashes, especially when/as they come out. Very few "fall out with your natural growth", and those that do, often take a few of your own lashes with them. Those that don't need to be chemically removed and this is unpleasant - and will also cause more lash-loss. The temptation is to get "a fill" because when some of the lashes do fall out from natural growth, you are left with weird looking "bald" spots where your own lashes are (or were). At that point, you have two choices: get a fill or get the rest removed. I LOVE the look so I accepted the good with the bad - but everyone should know what the "bad" is from someone outside of the industry before proceeding.

Sammykate

08/08/2016 at 15:47

I want eyelash extensions for my wedding as I'm doing my own make up and can't get on with normal false lashes. However, I'm aware that there may be problems with them and I may not like them. As such I am having a 'trial' run 10 months before my wedding! If I love them, great. If I hate them then my lashes have time to recover before my wedding. Worth trying though.

Edit: although I am tempted to just try LVL first!

bella2015

08/08/2016 at 15:11

I had LVL lashes for my wedding, not extensions as such but did something amazing to my lashes They lasted for weeks afterwards too.

https://nouveaulashes.com/lvl-enhance-the-natural-lash-lift

I had eyelash extensions a few months ago for a holiday and I will never, ever have them again. The removal process was awful (like being flicked in the eyeball with an elastic band which took a while to wear off) and afterwards I was left with hardly any natural lashes left - even though I hadn't pulled any of mine out either deliberately or accidentally when I had the fake lashes on. It has taken a good 2 months for my lashes to start looking normal again. I went to a reputable salon and paid £45 for them.

In future if I want fake eyelashes I will just use the strip ones and apply them myself and take them off at the end of the day.

 

Kitten2014

08/08/2016 at 14:54

I wore lash extensions for almost 7 years straight (no, I do not advise this). There are definite pros and cons.

Pros include they look absolutely amazing, you can be ready in the morning in so much less time, & they can last a very long time if you are careful. They are expensive, but I eventually learned how to do them myself - and I was willing to pay the salon price anyway because I thought they were worth it. 

Cons include you do need to be careful how you sleep (I got used to sleeping on the very edge of my pillow), I don't suggest running your face directly under the shower (I used a washcloth to wash my face), and if one falls out it looks VERY obvious/silly. It's also massively inconvenient (at least for me) to have to go in and get "fills" done (or an entirely new set when they really started to look naff).

But the worst part is definitely the removal. It's nearly impossible to remove them yourself, and the solution used is typically a very strong chemical. And regardless of who does it, your lashes ARE going to be damaged and/or pulled out. Period. All the lash systems tell you that there won't be damage and/or that as your own lashes grow, the extensions will just naturally fall out. If you went with this approach, you'd be walking around with the weirdest looking lashes: some long, thick extension pieces, and some baby-fine, short natural ones. No one wants to look like that. Typically, you don't end up with your own lash growth pushing them out: they are more often torn out accidentally. They can catch on your clothes, they can catch on your pillow, or they can literally get "bent" in which case they look silly and you will want to remove that section. 

When you finally do opt to remove them completely (and not have a "fill" done), your eyes literally look bald. 

I have no idea why the post above would suggest putting mascara on them. You would never want to put anything on your extensions.  I also never in seven years had any fall out and poke me in the eye. The adhesive would loosen and I would notice something dangling out of the corner of my eye, at which point I would just gently remove the extension (every time attached to a few of my own natural lashes, of course).

I loved wearing extensions and would be happy to answer any questions honestly about them. The major downside is the damage they do to your own lashes, even after just one application.

LittleOne89

08/08/2016 at 14:36

I love eyelash extensions and would definitely get them. No worry about them falling out and providing you get them done somewhere decent you won't have the problems mentioned above. 

Never pull them out! They will fall out with the cycle of your natural lashes. 

Jackie21

08/08/2016 at 14:31

No one tell you all about lashes but also consider that you cannot rub them and may get itchy due to the dust accumulation between them. If you pull them your lashes come with it and is very painful. To remove them go to a saloon but be prepared to have a lot of pain in the bottom line of the lid as the product get into your eye and is like acetone as is a solvent. I have them for 4 weeks and needed to remove as the started to be itchy non stop. Also you cannot shower properly and may need the first days to shower as a blind person until you get used. Do not use mascara is so hard to remove or better to say can't be removed as every time you touch them they are so hard and hurt you. If one gets into your eye feels like a rock as they are thicker than yours. Do good research before getting them as they are expensive.

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