There is a first time for everything and if you are planning to get eyelash extensions for the first time, it can help to know what to expect and how to prepare. Which is exactly what we are going to talk about here today. Here are some tips that can help you prepare for your first eyelash extension appointment.
To provide your lash artist with a clean canvas, arrive without any makeup, mascara, concealer, or skincare products around your eye area. This ensures a smooth and efficient application process.
Skip the Stimulants
While the lash extension process is generally painless, staying still with your eyes closed for up to two hours can be challenging. Avoid coffee, energy drinks, and caffeine, as they can intensify any nervousness or jitters you may experience.
Dress for Comfort
Considering the extended lying-down period during the appointment, opt for comfortable clothing that doesn't require constant adjustment. Whether before or after work, being cozy enhances your overall experience.
Hit the Ladies Room
Given the potential duration of the process, make a pit stop to the ladies room before your lash artist begins. Also, it might be a good idea to refrain from drinking liquids at least an hour before your appointment. You’ll thank yourself later.
Bring Photo Inspiration
Clearly communicate your desired look by bringing photos of eyelash extensions that you find appealing. What may seem natural to you might differ from your esthetician's interpretation, so visual references help align expectations. A good lash artist will also help guide you towards something that will flatter your natural features most.
Lash extensions can carry some risks, including potential allergies to the glue, which may contain allergens like latex and formaldehyde. If you have allergies, confirm the extension fibers and glue being used and be certain of their compatibility before scheduling your appointment.
Research Your Lash Artist
Ensure your lash artist is a licensed esthetician, as the regulations for lash extensions vary by state. Read reviews about both the studio and the specific esthetician you plan to book to ensure a positive and professional experience. You can learn more about the lash artists at our Lashology salon here.
Taking these steps before your first lash extension appointment can contribute to a smoother and more enjoyable experience, ensuring that you achieve the desired results while prioritizing your comfort and safety. At Lashology, we are dedicated to providing you with an enjoyable experience whether it is your first time in or your hundredth. If you are nervous about your first time, why not swing by our salon for a tour before you schedule your appointment? We would love to show you around.