Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are a popular method to increase the length and fullness of natural eyelashes. Extensions can be made from a myriad of materials including mink, synthetic, or horse hair. Lash extensions are applied by trained professionals who expertly apply individual lashes one-by-one to create the new look desired by the client.

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The Skinny

Average Recovery

0 days




Temporary Wearable Device




$75 - $400

The Specifics

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent way to augment the appearance of the natural eyelashes for improved volume, fullness, and length. Eyelash extensions can be made of faux mink, horse hair, or synthetic materials, and are applied individually by professional experts for highly precise and specialized results. Eyelash extensions can shorten a high maintenance makeup routine, eliminate the eyelash curler, and create natural lashes present from the morning wake up to bedtime.

What cosmetic concerns do eyelash extensions treat?

  1. Eyebrow & Eyelash Hair: Eyelash extensions can temporarily improve the length and fullness of the eyelashes for envious lashes and a dramatic look that makes the eyes pop.

Who is the ideal candidate for eyelash extensions?

The ideal candidate for eyelash extensions is any individual in generally good health. Eyelash extensions are not recommended for those who frequently touch their eyes, have allergies to the adhesive, current or recent chemotherapy patients, those with severe alopecia, or individuals who lack natural eyelashes.

What is the average recovery associated with Eyelash Extensions?

Most patients do not experience any downtime following the application of eyelash extensions. Redness, sensitive skin, and eye irritation usually resolves within one day.

What are the potential side effects of Eyelash Extensions?

The application of eyelash extensions is usually very well tolerated with minimal side effects. Mild irritation and redness resolves in less than one day. In some individuals, a dermatitis (skin infection) or allergic reaction may develop secondary to the adhesive.

What can someone expect from the results of eyelash extensions?

The results of eyelash extensions are immediately visible following their application. With proper care, candidates can expect the eyelash extensions to last for three to five weeks.

What is the average cost of eyelash extensions?

The average cost of eyelash extensions is $75 to $400. The actual cost of eyelash extensions will vary by location, provider, and individual candidate needs.


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  • Enhanced Eyelashes
  • Volume


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  • Itching
  • Dermatitis

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What to Expect

Eyelash extensions increase the length and fullness of natural eyelashes. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after eyelash extensions.

The Takeaway

Eyelash extensions (a.k.a. false lashes) are a semi permanent way to augment the lash line and natural lashes. Eyelash extensions eliminate high maintenance makeup routines, eye makeup, eyelash curlers, and battles with makeup remover and stubborn waterproof mascaras.

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