What are 2D / Volume 3D ~ Russian Eyelash Extensions?
When multiple lashes are applied to one single natural eyelash individually isolating one natural eyelash at a time. Using very thin lashes. If two eyelash extensions are applied to one natural lash it’s described as 2D, if three eyelash extensions are applied to one natural eyelash then it’s described as 3D etc. This method is also known as Russian volume. The lash extensions used in this method are significantly thinner (Usually a 0.035 – 0.10 diameter lash extension is used) than the lash extensions used for the classic lash method.
How do they differ from Classic Eyelash Extensions?
Volume lashes are lighter, fluffier and give the client a fuller look. Volume lashes are perfect for clients who don’t have a lot of lashes, have sparse lashes, bald spots or just want a more dramatic look without having to use a thicker lash.
How do the Volume Eyelash Extensions look?
Here is a visual of the difference between classic and volume lashes. When getting a classic lash set a 0.15 or 0.20 lash is applied to 1 natural lash. With volume lashes (2 or 3) 0.05 lashes are applied in a fan shape to 1 natural lash.
Aren’t these Cluster Lashes?
This is nothing like “cluster” lashes where a chunk of lashes are glued to a bunch of your natural lashes! Cluster lashes are bad for your natural lash and will cause permanent damage in as little as 2 days.
Are Volume Eyelash Extensions damaging?
No, Volume lashes, are actually lighter than classic lashes. 1 (3D) Volume fan weighs less than 1 classic lash. Also, a lot less glue is used during the volume technique so you don’t feel any weight on your eyes at all. You just see beautiful fluffy lashes.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
As long as six weeks – Each individual eyelash hair has a natural growth cycle – certain eyelash hairs will have matured and be ready to naturally drop out, while others are just starting to grow. This is the main reason for gaps appearing in your extensions. Depending on your own natural eyelash growth cycle and how well you take care of them, we recommend you attend an infill appointment every 2 or 3 weeks to prolong the desired effect of the lashes. You may need to attend more frequently if you happen to have a faster growth cycle.
How much do eyelash extensions cost?
It really all depends on the look you are hoping to achieve. For a complete list of our prices, please see our Prices page.
Is having eyelash extensions applied painful?
No. I am often asked ‘are eyelash extensions painful?’ and the answer is no – not if applied properly! The eyelash extensions are applied directly to the eyelash, so there is no contact with the skin. It may feel a little unusual the first time, but once you get used to it, it should be so comfortable that you may drift off to sleep! ReLash uses high quality which does not burn or sting, unlike cheaper products. People with extremely sensitive eyes or sinus problems may get some watering and slight stinging at the end, but this subsides within seconds.
Will eyelash extensions irritate my eyes?
No – once your eyelash extensions are applied, they will feel just like your normal lashes – you shouldn’t feel any difference. The eyelash extension is bonded to the actual lash, not your eyelid skin, so it feels just like your normal lashes. One extension is applied to each lash individually, so your eyelashes can move freely. You should be careful not to roughly rub your eyes though, as this can damage the extensions could make them a little uncomfortable.
I have made a booking to have eyelash extensions. Is there anything I need to do beforehand?
The main thing is to have clean eyes and eyelashes, free of makeup – especially mascara. Some mascaras contain oils that can prevent eyelash extensions bonding correctly. Be sure to use an oil-free makeup remover if removing makeup, and don’t use any oil or petroleum based products on or around the eye area for 48 hours prior (such as Vaseline or moisturizers). Do not have your eyelashes permed – it is very difficult for us to apply extensions on lashes which have been permed within the last 3 months, as often the extensions will not bond correctly.
Can I bring my (small) children to the appointment?
We highly, highly recommend against it. The environment is serene and quiet, and it is really not the ideal environment for small children at all. Additionally, 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 we would hate for anything to happen – like all beauty salons, there are things like hot wax, chemicals, sharps and dyes that are not good for little people to get their hands on. My suggestion, please try to find a time where you can come with a friend who is also in the same predicament, and schedule your appointments one after the other so you can each enjoy some quiet lash time.
Can I wear eye makeup with my eyelash extensions?
Yes, you can. Eyeliner and eye shadow are fine – you just need to be a little gentle. We don’t recommend that you apply mascara to your eyelash extensions, as this can cause them to clump together and may contain oils that weaken the adhesive bond on your eyelash extensions, so they will not last as long.
What about removing eye makeup?
You must use an OIL FREE makeup remover, as oil based removers will damage the adhesive and could make the eyelash extensions fall off prematurely.
Can I swim/shower/ get my eyelash extensions wet?
Yes. In fact this is one of the best things about eyelash extensions – you will have pretty eyes ALL the time – when you wake up, straight out of the shower, out of the pool. Just don’t rub them or use detergents or oily soaps and they will last a long time.
Can you be allergic to eyelash extension adhesive?
Like all cosmetic products, there are some individuals who may be allergic to this particular adhesive. Allergic reactions are extremely rare however, and subside normally as soon as the extensions are removed. If you have extreme latex/band-aid allergies, you may be at higher risk of a reaction. If you have had an allergic reaction to any eyelash extensions before (swollen, puffy eyelids and under eye area) we should not have lash extensions again – as it is highly likely you will be allergic again. If you do have an allergic reaction, you must seek medical attention prior to making an appointment to remove the extensions as soon as possible. We cannot give out medical advice, however from our experience some Dr’s will recommend not removing the extensions immediately as this can cause further irritation.
Do you do gift cards?
Yes, we have gift cards for any amount of treatment cost. You can purchase them from our salons.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, appointments are generally necessary. Please contact us by Text 0416 928 394 or use our Online Booking System to arrange a time that suits you.
How do I take care of my eyelash extensions so they last longer?
For aftercare instruction , please see our Aftercare page.
Can I wear contact lenses/glasses with my eyelash extensions?
Yes, of course. However you may find it more comfortable to remove contacts before your appointment, or bring your contacts case so you can remove them immediately prior.
If you any more FAQ about eyelash extensions that we have missed or have more questions, please give us a call on (02) 8783 8387 – our friendly receptionists are always happy to answer any question or concern you might have!