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.
Chloe is a BROWZ original, specialising in Semi Permanent Makeup with an impeccable skill for creating perfect Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lip Blush. An international beauty trainer with a wealth of experience in the industry.
Dubbed the ‘Brow Queen’ by clients, her expertise has been highlighted across fashion and beauty titles including; Emirates Woman, Grazia ME and OK magazine.
A perfectionist who is always on the search for the latest course to enhance her skills and professional development. Whether it is a natural, glamorous or understated look, Chloe has you covered.
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Raveena is a true artist when it comes to aesthetics, specialising in High Definition Brows plus Lash and Brow Lifting techniques.
She received world class training at the global headquarters of HD Brows in the UK whilst also acquiring qualifications in makeup artistry.
Raveena’s unparalleled skill in being able to transform and enhance her client’s facial features, is second to none.
An established cosmetic therapist showcasing the best know-how with confidence and a special ability in making sure her clients are at ease.
As the first salon in the Middle East to launch the global trend of High Definition Brows, guests visiting Raveena will see why we are so in demand!
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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.
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Award winning professional Semi Permanent Makeup artist with over 13 years experience in the beauty industry, an expert in HD Brows, Ombre Brow and Lip Blush techniques.
With an abundance of training in Semi Permanent Makeup and HD Brows, she also holds the elite title of Beauty Therapist of the Year, presented during the 2015 English Beauty Awards.
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A master at her craft, with a unique ability to enhance your facial structure.
“I live for that moment, when you show your client the mirror and you see the magic in their eyes light up! Passion from within is key.”
Kersti is our resident Swiss Colour accredited international trainer, making her an expert in Micro Pigments for Semi Permanent Makeup. Specialising in Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Beauty Mark’s and Lip Blush she is a precision artist.
Kersti is fully trained in advanced skincare treatments, including Scalp Tricopigmentation, Collagen Boost facials plus Scar and Stretch Mark Reduction.
Hailing from Finland and with a wealth knowledge gained in Europe, she champions the highest standards in SPMU techniques.
Kersti’s variety of skills means at BROWZ we can elevate our treatment offerings to include skin confidence to our repertoire.
And her talents don’t end there. Being fluent in five languages takes any guess work out of guest communications.
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A passionate artist hailing from the Ukraine with an extensive skill set including; Semi Permanent Brows, Eyelash Extensions, HD Brows, Henna Brows and Lash Lifting.
With extensive training in the beauty industry, she brings a fresh take on popular treatments, Alina’s previous nursing education offers unmeasurable benefits to her move into cosmetic tattooing.
An excellent curator with precision detail when it comes to elongating lashes that perfectly frame and balance the face.
Fluent in three languages including Russian, Alina is an in-demand therapist, shaping her way to a long and prosperous future with the talented BROWZ team.
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Danielle is the BROWZ skincare guru, holding various diplomas from international beauty brands. Having worked in top salons across Scotland she has a plethora of experience and training in creating bespoke skin programs for clients.
Specialising in advanced treatments including Scar Removal, Signature Anti-Aging Facials and advanced Skincare Treatments, she uses the most advanced technology to drive top results.
Danielle’s gentle approach makes sure every client has the education and complete beauty routine to continue their rejuvenation outside the BROWZ villa.
And adding to her talent range, she is a master lash therapist offering a 360 beauty experience to guests.
“Being the skin care specialist, I can’t stress enough how important it is to invest in your skin as it has to represent you for a very long time.”
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.”
Roisin is the BROWZ face and body expert with a passion for brows. Her experience spans ten years working in high end spas in her home country of Ireland.
With a wide variety of beauty qualifications plus HD Brows training, she is an in demand therapist; adding lash lifting, brow lifting and henna eyebrows to her many talents.
She adds a fresh skillset to the BROWZ team with her experience in custom facials and an abundance of skincare knowledge, bringing the latest beauty techniques to the table.
So, if you are looking for a clear complexion with a brow tidy at the same time, then Roisin has you covered.
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