7 things you need to know about Classic Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions

What are classic semi-permanent eyelash extensions?

They are feather-light individual lashes, which are glued to each of your own natural lashes one at a time to provide length, depth and volume. The glue bond is permanent, and the lashes will only fall off when your own lashes are shed naturally.

How long do they take to apply?

The treatment takes two hours, as each natural lash must be painstakingly isolated before the individual extension is applied. The results are well worth the wait!

I have previously had lash extensions that only took half an hour to apply. Why do yours take so much longer?

Classic lash extensions should not be confused with cluster lashes, also known as express or party lashes and sometimes mistakenly called individual lash extensions. These are glued to several of your own lashes at a time and are far quicker to apply. However, they should be professionally removed after a maximum of seven days, to avoid damaging your natural lashes.

Is the treatment painful?

No, the treatment is completely painless, and the lash extensions should never cause discomfort. The lashes used at Enhance are so light that you shouldn’t even be able to feel they’re there! Very rarely, the glue used can cause an allergic reaction, which is why it is essential to book in for a ten minute patch test, carried out at least 24 hours before your treatment.

How do I look after my lash extensions?

Your lashes must be kept clean, and whilst you can wear eye makeup, mascara should not be worn on the extensions themselves. You can purchase a professional cleansing kit from the salon. Infill appointments are available at one, two and three-weekly intervals. If you do not want to maintain your lash extensions, they will be gradually shed along with your own natural lash cycle, over the course of one to two months.

I have heard that lash extensions will damage my own natural eyelashes. Is this true?

No, as long as they are properly applied by a trained professional who follows the correct guidelines for length and weight, classic semi-permanent eyelash extensions will not damage your lashes. Damage most commonly occurs when cluster lashes (see above) are applied and not professionally removed within a week.

What shall I bring to my appointment?

Just yourself and your makeup-free, clean natural lashes! If you wear makeup to your appointment, this will have to be removed before the extensions are applied, which eats into your treatment time and may result in less full lashes. If you wear glasses, bring these to the appointment as contact lenses cannot be worn for the treatment.