Eyelash Extensions FAQs


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What brand of eyelash extensions is used at Julie Ladd Skin Solutions?

Xtreme Lashes® is the global leader in eyelash extensions and the only brand used at Julie Ladd Skin Solutions.


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Is Julie Ladd a certified Xtreme Lashes® lash stylist?

Yes.  In fact, Julie Ladd earned the highest possible certification, Advanced Lash Stylist, twice.   She completed her initial certification in 2006, her first Advanced Lash Stylist certification in 2009, and her second Advanced Lash Stylist certification in 2012 in order to stay up-to-date on all the latest techniques and product innovations.


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What are Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions?

Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions are synthetic, semi-permanent, single strand eyelash extensions that are applied, one at a time, to your own natural lashes.  Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials.  In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of causing allergic reactions with human skin.


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How do Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions look and feel?

Virtually any look can be created, from a natural, subtle enhancement to the highest-impact drama queen lashes in town.  The lash stylist will select the appropriate lash extension lengths, curvatures, and thicknesses based on the client consultation, the health and thickness of your natural lashes, as well as your personal preference.  The Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions feel completely natural because each extension weighs about as much as a natural lash, making it almost impossible to tell that you are wearing extensions.


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What are the benefits of wearing Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions?

Many people choose Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions to lengthen their natural lashes, while others want their lashes to look fuller.  Those with lightly colored lashes often choose them in order to darken their existing lashes.  Still others choose to wear them because the extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open, and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.


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What should I look for when choosing an Xtreme Lashes® lash stylist?

Applying eyelash extensions requires masterful skill, dedication, patience, and talent, which can only be developed through extensive hands-on training and practice.  Xtreme Lashes® sells exclusively to licensed and credentialed health and beauty professionals.  In addition, Xtreme Lashes® has the most comprehensive education and certification process in the business. 

There are three skill levels:

  1. Xtreme Lashes® Lash Stylist Certification
  2. Xtreme Lashes® Certified Lash Stylist Directory Qualification
  3. Xtreme Lashes® Advanced Lash Stylist Certification

Julie Ladd holds the highest level of certification, the Xtreme Lashes® Advanced Lash Stylist Certification.


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How long do eyelash extensions last?

The look can be maintained indefinitely with proper care and touch-ups every 2 to 3 weeks.

Natural lashes grow in and fall out in cycles, every 60 to 90 days.  An eyelash extension will remain in place until the natural lash it is attached to falls out.  A few extensions may shed within the first week because the attached natural lashes are at the end of their growth cycle.  When eyelashes are extended with Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions, the shedding process will be more noticeable because the extended lashes are longer, darker, and thicker than the natural lashes.  A touch-up, referred to as a re-lash, is needed every 2 to 3 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed.


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How long does the procedure take?

The initial procedure, referred to as a full set, takes 2½ to 3 hours from check-in to check-out.  Touch-ups, or re-lashes, take 60 to 90 minutes depending on how well the extensions have been maintained and the rate at which your natural lashes have shed.  Of course, the more time that is allotted for the application, the more extensions that can be applied.  


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Can you describe how eyelash extensions are applied?

You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while the extensions are meticulously and delicately applied.  The lash stylist will isolate one natural lash and using a high-performance adhesive, attach one extension to the isolated hair.  The primary ingredient in the adhesive is the same substance used in suture-less wound closures, however none of the extensions will touch the skin.  The procedure is non-invasive and painless.  In fact, most people find it so relaxing that they fall asleep and awaken to lush, beautiful lashes.


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I have no lashes at all.  Can I wear eyelash extensions?

No.  You must have some natural lashes to have the procedure because the extensions are applied to existing natural lashes.


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Do Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions damage natural eyelashes?

No.  Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions do not cause damage to natural eyelashes when properly applied by an Xtreme Lashes® lash stylist.  However, not all natural lashes are created equal.  The health, thickness, and length of your own natural lashes, along with your projected wear time, will determine the length and thickness of the extensions that you can safely wear.  For clients using lash conditioners, like Revitalash Advanced®, to strengthen and nourish their natural lashes, longer extensions may be applied as their natural lashes grow longer and fuller.


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How do I care for my eyelash extensions?

Your lash stylist will provide you with detailed after-care instructions following your initial procedure.  In general though, care is fairly simple.  Avoid oil-based products, be gentle with your lashes, do not pull on them or rub your eyes excessively, cleanse them regularly with a water-based remover, do not use waterproof mascara, avoid exposing them to excessive heat and moisture, and schedule re-lashes every 2 to 3 weeks.  While there are no products required for maintaining your extensions, there are many optional Xtreme Lashes® products that help to extend the life of your eyelash extensions.


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How are Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions removed?

As the natural lashes cycle out and shed, the lash extensions will shed with them.  However, all the remaining lash extensions can be removed by your lash stylist using a specially formulated Xtreme Lashes® adhesive remover.  Never try to remove lash extensions on your own as this could damage your natural lashes!  The professional removal process typically takes 30 minutes.
 
Note: If your extensions were not applied using Xtreme Lashes® adhesive, removal could take one hour or more.

 

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