The sound of lash extensions may be terrifying to some people. Some may have common misconceptions about it whilst some may have heard horror stories such as women losing their eyelashes or even lashes obviously sticking out left, right, and center.
This is why it is important to carefully consider the reputation and recommendations of any salon or clinic. However, despite the terrifying stories you’d hear, if lash extensions are carried out correctly, the results are amazing. Instead of spending hours in the morning curling and applying generous coats of mascara to your eyelashes, you can simply spend an hour at the salon having a lash technician carry out their job. With lash extensions, you wouldn’t need heavy makeup; they open your eyes and they literally give you this feeling of greatness.
What are lash extensions?
Unlike the typical application of gluing a strip of short-term artificial lashes onto your lash line, lash extensions are described to be semi-permanent lashes that are applied by a professional that hand-glues the extensions over your natural lashes. Since lash extensions don’t come in a strip, they are conveniently customizable and look like genuine eyelashes. With appropriate care, they can last for six to eight weeks until they fall out naturally like your natural lashes.
Do eyelash extensions ruin your natural lashes?
Not much evidence exists on whether lash extensions impact your natural lash length or health in the long run. However, there is still a small risk of developing traction alopecia which is where your natural lashes can fall out from the constant weight of repeated eyelash extensions. Don’t worry though — it doesn’t mean it would immediately happen to you.
It has been observed that it would typically take years of unprofessional application and incorrect care for long-term lash damage to occur. Hence why it is highly advisable to only go to reputable salons and ensure your technician practices good hygiene. Good hygiene includes washing hands between clients, wears a mask, utilizes sanitary pillow covers, uses disposable brushes, and sterilizes their tweezers. Note that it is completely okay to ask your technician to confirm these things.
It would also be wise that whilst making your appointment, inquire about the ingredients being used in the lash adhesive. If they inform you that the glue contains formaldehyde (an eye irritant that can cause redness, irritation, and itchy, swollen eyelids), cancel the appointment. Although more expensive, it’s advisable to select a salon that uses glues containing butyl cyanoacrylate and octyl cyanoacrylate instead of the typical formaldehyde. These ingredients are less toxic to the eye area.
Why you should consider lash extensions
Being prepared for lash extensions
There are a number of things to keep in mind before heading to your lash extension appointment. Here are some things to ensure you do before your appointment.
Note that with every beauty treatment, there are risks involved. Risks such as being allergic to the tools and glue being used in applying lash extensions should be considered. Ensure that you discuss with our beauty professionals at BROWZ about patch-testing to avoid risks of allergic reactions.
Tips in keeping your lash extensions last longer
Due to the careful and required expertise in the application of lash extensions, it is recommended that you consult with those experienced in the field. Contact our beauty professionals at BROWZ which offers a great number of beauty services such as lash lifts and lash extensions.
Visiting therapist Bronagh divides her time between the UAE and Northern Ireland. Her expertise in HD Brows and Brow Lamination (Brow Lift) makes her a perfect fit for us.
Highlights and successes of her full and varied portfolio include being shortlisted to go to the MTV EMAs for an HD Brow competition, working at Boohoo HQ In Manchester, a fully trained HD pro stylist, a photoshoot with make-up queen Lucy Marie, and qualified brow educator.
Before her brow passion came calling, Bronagh put her Education degree to good use, employed in a secondary school supporting children with additional needs.
Bronagh champions enhancing and improving your natural effect, so no drastic brow changes. Her go-to is a pro pencil and brow glue to achieve a textured and fluffy stylish look.
With celebrities amongst her client book Rebecca is a sought-after brow artist. A veteran in Semi Permanent Makeup, defining the perfect arch comes as second nature.
Having previously worked in the spa environment, Rebecca took an opportunity to follow her talent for brows with training from the globally recognised High Definition Eyebrow brand, at their Notting Hill flagship store in London.
Wanting to pursue her dream of working internationally, she made the leap to make Dubai her home and was welcomed into the talented BROWZ family.
Rebecca not only offers the very best in treatment techniques but is an encyclopaedia of knowledge on beauty and wellness tips, offering a complete ‘holistic approach’ to all her customers.
“Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity.”
- REBECCA, SEMI PERMANENT BROW & HD BROW ARTIST
Tayla is a superbly talented Facialist and Beauty Therapist, with an impressive 10 years’ experience and much-welcomed addition to BROWZ.
Her highlights and successes include time spent working in luxury hotel day spas, brand representation for Space NK in London, Emirates airline cabin crew, trainer for Alpha-H in UK/Ireland, and working for Chanel in fragrance, skin, and beauty.
Tayla completed her Diploma in Beauty Therapy in her native Australia and has seen how the beauty industry operates in many different countries, working with multiple cultures and skin types. Her number one passion has always been seeing the before and after of skin.
Tayla appreciates how crucial it is to stay on top of your skin game. You can always spend money on clothes, shoes, handbags, but your skin is for life. It’s something you should really invest in!
An internationally recognised artist with more than 20 years in the beauty industry, Tatiana is a sought after therapist and trainer.
Specialising in lip blush treatments, Stardust eyeliner technique and laser removal
of unwanted Semi Permanent Makeup.
With a list of qualifications spanning a decade, Tatiana has a wealth of knowledge ranging from Micropigmentation and Perfect Brows certificates to Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatment training.
An expert in her craft, she has developed a popular style in correcting darker lip colourings.
Tatiana also brings her specialist skill of precision tattoo removal to the BROWZ guest.
Conference speaker and Semi Permanent Makeup Championship Judge, completes her packed resume.
“The beauty is in the details.”
- TATIANA, LIP BLUSH SPECIALIST & TATTOO REMOVAL
It is up to UK-born Hollie to research and source up-and-coming brands across the globe, making sure BROWZ stays top of the beauty game.
Her appreciation for beauty, make-up, and skincare means she’s always hunting for the most up to date and latest inventions. She introduced BROWZ to German Brand M2 Beauté and has us all hooked, she applies their Eyelash Activating Serum every night to grow lashes 50% longer and prevent fallout. She is also a lover of Natura Bisse’s Diamond White Rich Luxury Cleanse, and 111Skin Rose Gold Illuminating Facial Mask.
When it comes to the perfect lashes, Sienna has the tools to lift, fluff and enhance your natural lash line.
With over nine years’ experience in the beauty industry and a range of qualifications including; Dermalogica, Lycon and Lash Perfect training she uses the most up to date techniques to create your desired look.
Her training as a beauty therapist has propelled her to become an expert lash technician. Adding to her skillset, Sienna is also an establish lash trainer in Dubai.
Hailing from the Philippines she is praised for her professionalism and attention to detail, making sure every lash has its place.
The lash professional of choice for many BROWZ guests.
“Don’t hesitate to learn new things, you never know what might be around the corner.”
- SIENNA, LASH EXTENSION ARTIST
A highly skilled practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience within the European beauty market. A leader in Semi Permanent Makeup, Ombre Brows and Aquarelle lip techniques; creating the perfect natural finish.
Monika holds the British VTCT Level 4 qualification, one of the highest international qualifications for SPMU and is also a Permanent Makeup Assessor and Internal Quality Verifier in the UK - plus add trainer to her portfolio.
Her range of qualifications has brought her to take to the stage as speaker and panellist at many high profile global beauty conferences.
An expert in her field ensuring top level standards in safety with the belief that quality work is maintained with constant personal improvement.
“Every woman is your sister; treat her accordingly.”
- MONIKA, SENIOR SEMI PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST
A master brow lamination and lash creator with a passion for beauty, Daria knows the exact arch to suit every face, while focusing on bringing out the natural beauty.
With an abundance of training and qualifications behind her, Daria took the next step to add trainer to her portfolio, showcasing the latest techniques to the BROWZ team.
Originally from Russia, she has a natural flair for brow shaping and an astute eye for obtaining top lash results, to enhance clients individual need.
Guests applaud her innate ability to make treatments relaxed and comfortable while receiving an impeccable beauty experience.
“My goal is to become the best brow & lash artist. The quality of my work will tell you about me better than any words can.” - DASHA, BROW LAMINATION & LASH ARTIST
Tasleem is a proficient brow artist with impeccable attention to detail. A specialist in HD brows, waxing, threading, lash tinting, brow tinting and brow lamination.
With over 16 years’ experience in the industry and a diploma in hair and beauty, plus a certificate in Semi Permanent Makeup, Tasleem will set you on the right path for the perfect brow reshape.
Her skill and technique for precision waxing and threading is second to none, with the artistic ability to transform an eyebrow using these traditional methods.
With a goal to be the top brow therapist in the region, she is committed to adding to her skill base and learning new technologies and specialist treatments. Tasleem is a sought after brow guru, who has a glowing reputation having worked in salons across Dubai for the last 13 years.
Tasleem’s dedication and commitment to her career is evident in the results clients see.
“Being confident in what you do, is the best way to learn and develop.” - TASLEEM, HD BROW ARTIST
As a senior lash artist at BROWZ, Nancy is an expert at creating the perfect style. From understated extensions to a full and fluffy eye-opening look, Nancy listens and executes.
An established leader in her field with a range of qualifications including; Classic Individual Lashes, Express Lashes, Russian Volume, Mega Volume and Fantasy Lashes. Nancy focuses on making sure you have the ultimate lash goals.
Dedicating over 20 years to her profession with half her career based in the Middle East, across Bahrain and Dubai, she is a praised stylist with a passion for her work.
Nancy endeavours to keep abreast of latest techniques, offering optimum results. You won’t find a lash out of place.
“My philosophy is; do it with passion or just don’t do it at all. Every lash extension I create is a piece of art.”
-NANCY, LASH ARTIST