Eyelash extensions are only getting more and more popular these days. With new salons popping up every so often, you know it says something about the demand for luscious lashes. I used to be afraid of jumping the gun mostly because of the things I heard about them. What put me off the most was the popular belief that the extensions can’t come in contact with water — but is this a myth or fact? One fine day I decided to take the plunge. Getting your eyelashes done for the first time could be intimidating if you haven’t done any prior research. I went in with zero knowledge and TBH I was a little overwhelmed.
So it’s wise to get informed before making that decision. Here are a few things you should know before getting on board!
1. Think of the type of look you want
Eyelash extensions are very customisable and can look different from one individual to another. Most salons start off with asking you to choose the kind of lash material you’d like to use. Synthetic lashes are the most common and usually the cheapest option (though there are some really expensive ones too). Contrary to popular belief, synthetic lashes can look quite natural. Some salons also offer mink and silk as well–usually pricier and softer. It really depends on your budget and what the salon offers.
Then, you’ll be asked to choose the design you want. Depending on the arrangement of the individual lash extensions, your options range from looking natural to a sexy cat woman altogether. You’ll get to choose the type of curl (J, B, C, or D), too. This determines how natural or dramatic it gets depending on the gradient of the extensions.
Wait, there’s more. It’s pretty tiring to make these decisions all at once, I know. I feel you.
You’ll be asked to pick the density you want. More lashes, more dramatic. This also depends on your existing lashes, though, as the extensions will be stuck onto your natural lashes.
Lastly, the length of the lashes. This is more of a personal preference. I didn’t go too crazy with the length as I didn’t want them to get in the way of blinking (I wear glasses almost on a daily basis).