FAQ

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes that are attached to natural lashes using a semi-permanent glue to lengthen and add volume to the appearance of one’s lashes.

How are the eyelash extensions applied?

They are applied using professional tweezers by isolating one natural lash at a time and attaching one eyelash extension per natural lash for Classic lashes or one lash extension fan per natural lash for Russian Volume lashes. Lash extensions come in different lengths, thicknesses, and curls, results can vary from very subtle and natural to very noticeable and dramatic. An under eye gel pad is applied to cover your lower lashes.

Is the eyelash extension application process painful?

No, eyelash extensions are painless. Most clients feel comfortable enough to fall asleep during the procedure. At iGlow Beauty Bar we work on recliner chairs to bring the highest level of comfort possible for our clients.

How long does the application take?

The application can take from an 40 minutes  (Natural Classic Sets) to two hours (Full Sets). Fills appointments generally take 60 minutes.

Can I still wear mascara?

Yes and no. We do not recommend wearing regular mascara, because it will break the bond of our adhesive and your extensions might fall out quicker. We retail a mascara developed for extensions that you can wear when you need a fill and have spaces between them. Please use oil-free cosmetics when removing makeup close to the eye area while wearing eyelash extensions.

What is the difference between a Natural Set, Half Set and a Full Set of Classic lashes?

The Natural Set is the most basic set we have on our menu. We offer 30 or 40 extensions applied on each eye. This set is recommended for clients that never had extensions before and would like them very Natural look.

A Half Set is a 60 minute service (average of 50-80 extensions applied depending on the lash artist experience). This set is recommended for clients that are trying extensions for the first time but would like them noticeable but not very dramatic.

 A Full Set is the best choice for those who would like them full. No lash couting.This set is our best seller and is recommended for clients that are all about extensions and would like them dark and noticeable.

Why do you offer Sets that are only 30 lashes per eye?

Because not all clients are into the full/dark/noticeable sets. This is a trial for clients that are new to extensions and are curious about how they look and feel. We also realized that there are many clients that even after getting extensions for over a year, they still prefer a Natural Set over a Full Set. However, we offer a large lash menu and use a variety of advanced and clever techniques to create extra fluff and density (if requested) within your sets.

Do eyelash extensions damage the natural lashes?

When applied correctly followed with proper home care, your natural lashes should not be damaged as the health of your natural lashes is the most important factor if you wish to continue getting eyelash extensions. 

Can I get them wet?

Yes, you can! Our adhesive is instantly waterproof and you will leave iGlow Beauty Bar with your extensions sealed and ready to get them wet. We also recommend our clients to clean the extensions with our Lash Shampoo once a day. 

Can I bring my (small) children or my pet to the appointment? 

Please don't bring little kids or pets to our Studio. The environment is serene and quiet and they might disturb other clients and our staff. It is really not the ideal environment for them. Most importantly, as your eyes must remain closed for the duration of the treatment, and your technician will be focusing on you – there will be no supervision for your children, which could be dangerous! Our insurance does not cover unattended children in the salon and for safety reasons, unattended small children in the salons are not permitted, and if they are brought in we will not be able to continue with the appointment. We kindly ask you to not bring your pet with you unless is a service pet. 

How long do eyelash extensions last?

Eyelash extensions last 10 days (Natural Set) to 5 weeks (Full Set) on average depending on what set you get, aftercare, hair quality, allergies, medications and lifestyle. 

When do I have to get a fill? 

We recommend clients come in for fills every 2-4 weeks. It depends on how you take care of them and how full you want them to be. 

Can I use an eyelash curler to curl my lash extensions? 

No, it will break the adhesive and might also damage your natural lash. If you would like to adjust the curl to make it more noticeable or to make it more natural, please notify us at your next appointment.

I saw my natural lash falling with the extension and I'm freaking out. What is happening?

That means your natural lash is shedding. We apply the extension on top of your natural lash, once it sheds, the extension falls with it. Nothing to worry about, this is normal and you might see 2-5 falling a day, this is the reason clients need to get fills.

 Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes and we recommend you to call 1 week in advance if you are willing to book an appointment with us.

My eyelash extensions were done at another salon. Can I still get them done?

We do not perform refill services on work that was not done at iGlow Beauty Bar. This is to avoid the risk of mixing different adhesives and/or different materials. If you would like to try us, we will have to remove the lashes from the other place and apply a fresh set.

 

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1539 Garnet Ave Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92109
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San Diego, CA 92108
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