I often get asked, “Do eyelash extensions ruin your eyelashes?.” The simple answer is NO, but that does depend on the type of salon you choose. Untrained staff, improper application and poor quality product can result in your natural lashes being damaged. Some people don’t even realize that their natural lashes are in bad shape until it’s too late. Please read on to find out my top 3 warning signs to help you avoid picking a bad beautician/salon.
1. Untrained Technicians.
This is the number one reason your natural eyelashes are getting damaged. Applying eyelash extensions is trained skill that is very hard to master. Beware of any salon that advertises on websites like Groupon or Gumtree. These type of salons often offer very cheap rates to attract more customers but do not put any focus on quality.
Any salon that offers a full set of eyelash extensions for $80 or under should be a big giveaway that their staff are untrained. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
2. Improper Applications
This goes hand in hand with untrained technicians. Cheap salons usually hire self taught staff that don’t know what they are doing. Proper application is honed over hours of practice and critiquing by a professional eyelash technician. This is the only way to achieve the skills needed to not damaged someones natural lashes.
The best way to find out if your technician has been properly trained is to look at their before and after photos. If the lashes are pointing in different directions, clumping or appear spider like, then its time to find a better salon.
3. Poor Quality Product
Some salons try to save a buck by using poor quality products. This includes cheap eyelashes, glue and eyelash extension tools. Some people can have bad reactions to certain types of cheap glue. It’s always important to ask your technician what type of glue they use and if its ok for sensitive eyes. Always make sure the salon and their tools look hygienic and are sterile. If it is not, then you could contract many different types of eye infections.
If your existing salon ticks any of the above boxes then I suggest you find a new salon. Dear Lashes has been doing eyelash extensions for over 7 years now. Our staff are professionally trained and well practiced. We only use the best products that cater to all types of eyes including sensetive. Please check out our eyelash extensions before and after gallery to see lots of real eyelash extension clients that have gotten their lashes done at Dear Lashes.