Frequently Asked Questions

What are lash extensions?

Lash extensions are semi-permanent synthetic lashes that mimic a natural lash by being thicker at the base with a tapered tip. They come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses, curls and colors that are customized to fit your individual desired look. They are applied one at a time to your natural lash to give a more natural look.

What are the benefits of lash extensions?

Lash extensions allow you to add length, volume and curl to your natural lashes. They are customized to your eye shape in order to give your eyes a brighter more youthful appearance. Lash extensions cut down on the time it takes to get ready, you no longer have to curl your lashes, apply mascara and often can do without eyeliner as well. The best benefit is that your lashes will look beautiful morning, noon and night!

Who is a candidate for lash extensions?

If you have any natural lashes at all, you are a candidate. Because they are applied to your natural lash, you must have some natural lash hairs for the extensions to be applied to. If you have weak or brittle lashes please inquire about non-prescription lash growth treatments.

What is the difference between synthetic, silk, mink and synthetic mink lash extensions?

To the naked eye or to the average person you probably could not tell much of a difference just looking at them but to the lash connoisseur and the trained expert there is a huge difference. Synthetic lashes tend to be a little on the stiff side but have great thickness and hold the curl very well; these tend to be the least expensive lashes used. Silk lashes are finer and closely mimic human hair; they are great for adding length but not great for volume. Mink lashes have great color and shine but don’t hold curl very well. Then we have the perfected synthetic “mink”, it has incredible shine, super soft feel, deep colors, holds the curl and gives weightless volume and length. “Mink” lashes are the most sought after and therefore most salons charge more for these lashes. Don’t worry; we don’t believe in charging additional fees for a better product, instead we only offer the most superior products available. At Lash L’Heureux Coterie there is no good and better, we only offer the best.

What type of glue is used for lash extensions?

We only use top of the line, medical grade adhesives.

What is the lash extension procedure like?

It is safe, painless and relaxing. You are reclined with your eyes closed through most of the procedure. We prep your lashes by cleansing them, apply a rejuvenating under eye treatment and we begin applying the lash extension one at a time. Because they are applied individually the process time varies depending on the look you desire.

How many lash extensions are applied?

At Lash L’Heureux Coterie we don’t believe in counting lashes. Our eyes are as individual as each and every one of us. We are working to achieve your desired look, sometimes that means more and sometimes that means less. One can’t put a specified number on how many lashes it is going to take per eye to achieve the look that is right for you.

How long will lash extensions last?

The look can be maintained indefinitely with Revamps. Your natural lashes are constantly in a cycle of growth just like the hair on the top of your head. As your natural lashes shed, the lash extensions shed with them and the new natural lash coming in will need to have a lash extension applied to it. Sleeping habits, excessive eye rubbing and oil-based products can all factor into the longevity of the lash extensions and the frequency needed for Revamps.

Will lash extensions damage my natural lashes?

No. In fact, lash extensions are gentler to your natural lashes than curling them and applying and removing mascara, which can dry out and break natural lashes. At Lash L’Heureux Coterie we believe that keeping your lashes healthy is a priority. The lash extensions applied can only be as long and thick as your natural lashes can safely handle. We consult with clients to ensure healthy expectations of what your natural lashes are capable of.

Can I wear mascara with the lash extensions?

The main advantage of lash extensions is so that you don’t have to wear mascara. However, if you still feel the need, a water-based mascara can be applied to the tips.

If you still have questions or are unsure about any of our services, just give us a call; we are happy to help you!

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