Eyelash extensions are a cosmetic process whereby synthetic single fiber polyester thread like materials are applied to create a fuller, longer look. Once a product accessible only to a limited consumer, eyelash extensions have become more popular and affordable. In Asia, The United States and Australia the process has become so popular that salons are booked as much as six weeks in advance.
Aiming for an authentic, natural feel, eyelash extensions come in various lengths, colors and thicknesses, and can be worn during sleep, showering and swimming. Eyelash extensions differ greatly from “fake” or “false” eyelashes in that they are applied one extension to one lash, and can last for two to six weeks.
They look natural and not like strip lashes.
The procedure to attach the extensions is painless, and can take an average of two hours for a full set of extensions of roughly 30-80 lashes per eye. The “lash” is carefully applied with tweezers and a bonding agent. Eyelash extensions are designed to bond to one’s natural eyelash. Since eyelash extensions shed just like natural lashes, wearers are advised to have them re-applied every 2-4 weeks. The average cycle of a single natural eyelash is 90 days.