The first time I tried eyelash extensions was almost a year ago. I loved them and wanted to keep getting them done, but my eyes reacted really bad to the glue that was used, so I was SUPER nervous to try it again.
I wish I would have worked up the nerve to get them done again leading up to my wedding. It would have made the getting ready process for the BIG DAY so much better!
I FINALLY decided to do it again! I LOOOOOOVE my lashes! I loved my experience at Heather Gordon Spa & Wellness. My lashes came out PERFECT! I felt like a queen walking out of there. I have received so many compliments and I have only had them for two days.
What are eyelash extensions?
Lash extensions are tiny black fibers that resemble eyelashes and that are attached to natural eyelashes using glue. The fibers either come as individual pieces or attached to a strip. Strip lashes can be applied by anyone. Professionals typically apply individual lashes. Our guide focuses on the latter because they’re more complicated, not to mention expensive.
The most common extension materials are mink, synthetic hair, and synthetic silk. Mink extensions tend to be the lightest and softest, which is why some people believe they’re the best fake eyelashes. It’s also why they’re the most expensive. Synthetic lashes are typically the thickest and heaviest of the bunch, resulting in a highly dramatic look. Synthetic silk extensions are the most common type of extensions used nowadays because they tend to be fairly light, very dark, and able to hold a curl.
You have to decide if you want a full set or partial set. If you want a full set, you’ll need as many extensions as you have eyelashes—about 80–120 per eye. A full set gives you a highly glamorous, dramatic look. If you want a partial set, a good option for newbies and those who want just a little enhancement, you’ll need about 35–40 per eye.
A technician applies patches to the undereye area to help hold down your bottom lashes. She then applies a primer to your upper lashes before using tweezers to fan out your lashes and isolate one of them. With her other hand, the tech picks up a tiny extension using another pair of tweezers, dips the extension in glue, and carefully attaches it on top of the isolated natural eyelash. Your eyes stay closed throughout the whole process.
Because the application process is so meticulous, getting a full set takes 2.5–3 hours. Most clients use the time to nap. Half sets and touchups take considerably less time.
The lifespan of the extensions hinges on the growth cycle of your natural lashes. Natural lashes fall out every 6–8 weeks before regrowing, which means that extensions fall out when the natural lashes they’re attached to fall out. Most reputable salons suggest that extensions can last up to six weeks with proper care, but touchups are recommended every three weeks to keep the extensions looking their best.
About Heather Gordon Spa & Wellness
Heather Gordon Spa & Wellness is a beauty and wellness center in Austin Texas. They primarily focus on corrective skin care services such as facials, peels, and resurfacing treatments but have a team of experts who offer lash extensions, waxing, tanning and more! Their goal at Heather Gordon Spa & Wellness is to provide you with all your beauty and wellness needs. They put customized treatment plans together to fit your unique skin type and condition. Their clients know that when they come see us they will see results.
Heather Gordon Skin Care & Waxing opened for business on September 1, 2009, originally as a one-room office inside the Morning Star Trading Company. After outgrowing that space, Heather moved a larger office located inside Innate Beauty, Med Spa. It is here where she grew her business and learned many of her advanced treatments. Again she found that to meet client service needs she would have to upgrade and expand which led her to open the first Heather Gordon Spa & Wellness in the Corners II shopping center, 2919 Manchaca Road Austin Texas 78704. Since moving to the South Lamar and Manchaca location Heather’s staff has grown to include other skilled and professional practitioners, each specializing in specific areas of expertise. It is at this location, with this team, where she can now support a variety of services in 6 dedicated treatment rooms.
2919 Manchaca Rd. Suite 101
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