Do you ever find yourself thinking your eyelashes leave a lot to be desired? It turns out you’re not alone. A whopping 3 out of every 4 women in the U.S. think that their eyelashes are too thin, short, or light in color.

Whether you were born with naturally thinner eyelashes or your eyelashes have begun to thin over time, you’ve no doubt dreamed of enjoying longer, fuller lashes. While you can help to plump and fill your lashes with the right mascara, there’s a better option out there—eyelash extensions. 

This beauty treatment can help give your eyelashes a fuller, more youthful appearance—no mascara required. Applying fake eyelashes at home can be tricky, and may not get you the results you’re dreaming of. Eyelash extensions not only last longer but also tend to provide a fuller, more natural look.

Ready to get answers to all of your questions about eyelash extensions? Keep reading to learn more, and to learn why you need to book an appointment to get your own eyelash extensions from the best salon in Henderson, Las Vegas

What are Eyelash Extensions?

Women around the world have been enhancing their eyelashes for thousands of years. In fact, there’s evidence that early Egyptian women were using “kohl,” made from soot and animal fat, to darken their lashes as early as 3,000 B.C.  

It’s no secret that darker, fuller lashes can help you look and feel more youthful and beautiful. Unfortunately, many women are born with thinner lashes, or suffer from thinning lashes as they age. As much as 40 percent of American women experience thinning hair at some point in their lives, and that hair loss extends to your eyelashes as well.

Mascara and fake lashes applied at home can help. But if you want full, darker lashes that look more natural and don’t require expertise and time each day to apply and maintain, eyelash extensions are the answer.

Eyelash extensions are made from a variety of natural and synthetic materials, including silk, faux mink, cashmere, and more. They are applied by stylists in a salon, in appointments that take around 2 hours for the initial application. During this appointment, tiny lashes are applied individually, by hand, creating a full and natural appearance. After that, weekly follow up appointments allow your stylist to fill in any areas that may have thinned during that time.

Do Eyelash Extensions Hurt?

No! Having eyelash extensions applied is completely painless. If you are someone who gets nervous when a stylist works near your eyes, don’t fret—your eyes will be closed throughout the process.

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Typically Last?

Unlike fake eyelashes that are applied at home, eyelash extensions can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. 

However, to keep your lashes looking full and beautiful, it’s important to schedule weekly fills. That’s because regular everyday activities, like sleeping or applying makeup, can cause you to lose hairs from your extension. Fill-in appointments can help replace these lost hairs to keep your lashes looking fuller, longer.

Can You Wear Mascara With Eyelash Extensions?

Because your eyelash extensions help give your lashes a fuller, darker appearance, most women feel that they can skip mascara when wearing extensions! This is a great way to save an extra step in your beauty routine without sacrificing beautiful, thick lashes.

However, if you feel as though you want to enhance your look for a night out, it is safe to use mascara with your extensions, as long as you choose the right kind. Opt for a mascara that’s water-based, with conditioning ingredients like vitamin B5, as well as one’s that’s easy to remove. This will keep it from damaging your lashes when you remove it.

It’s also a good idea to apply the mascara lightly to make it easier to remove without pulling on your lash extensions.

Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

If you’ve heard rumors that eyelash extensions can lead to an allergic reaction, you may be worried about trying them yourself. However, having your eyelash extensions applied by a professional in a salon is a great way to do so safely.

An experienced stylist will apply lashes safely, using the right tools and materials for the job. Our experienced stylists at the best salon in Henderson, Las Vegas carefully apply each lash using the best glues and other materials to ensure a beautiful and safe application.

Caring for Your Lash Extensions

Besides booking regular fill appointments, there are a few things that you can do to better care for your eyelash extensions and make them last longer.

  • During the first 24 to 48 hours after having your eyelashes applied, avoid getting them wet. The glue is still setting during this time and may be damaged by water. 
  • Avoid using mascara as much as possible. If you do choose to wear it, be sure to follow the guidelines above to choose a safe option and to apply it and remove it without damaging your lashes. 
  • Never use cotton swabs or pads to clean your lashes or remove mascara, as this can cause damage.
  • If you tend to sleep on your side or stomach, use a silk or satin pillowcase to prevent damage. 
  • You can also use a lash topcoat at night to protect your extensions while you sleep.

Booking Your Eyelash Extensions From the Best Salon in Henderson, Las Vegas

Ready to enjoy beautiful, full, youthful eyelashes? It’s time to book an appointment to get your own eyelash extensions from the best salon in Henderson, Las Vegas

Our experienced stylists can help bring your lash dreams to life with a variety of eyelash options. Choose from Classic, Hybrid, and Volume lashes, or create your own Custom Lash Set. You’ll start with a full set, and can then return for 1, 2, and/or 3-week volume fills to keep your lashes looking full and beautiful even longer.

Not ready for eyelash extensions just yet? You can also take advantage of some of our other eyelash and brow services to help make the most of your natural lashes. An eyelash or brow tint can enhance your existing lashes and brows for a darker, more prominent look. An eyelash lift is also a great way to permanently curl your lashes for a soft, beautiful look that lasts. You’ll save time on your daily beauty routine while also enhancing your own natural beauty.
Book your appointment today to see the difference that longer, darker, fuller lashes can make!