Things to know about: Eyelash extensions
We all have had difficulties trying to apply our false strip or individual eyelashes at home, including on a night out- taking trips to the toilet every second to check if you are still slaying or not. Well, the beauty industry has introduced eyelash extensions to help those who freak out when they are out shopping or doing multiple activities outdoor. Don’t get me wrong, you’re probably asking yourself is it worth it? – well, especially with the weather in England we don’t want your false eyelashes flying with the wind.
Putting on strips rank up pretty high in terms of difficulties hence why Sole Beauty Salon is here to help you out by showing you what we offer in our salons, especially to anybody who is new to the eyelash world. Firstly, if you are not familiar with lashes, full lash strips are not available in our shop.
Full Lash Strips
Who it’s for: Full lash strips is to add drama or volume to your eyes, perfect for a night out or a photoshoot. Mostly worn by late teens, for a dramatic effect. You can instantly tell it is fake eyelashes because of the remarkable look – I mean, some love the attention they get from wearing these dramatic lashes.
It’s made of synthetic fibres depending on the brand you purchase, the more expensive it is – the odds are it is mink or silk a more natural fibre.
How to use it: The easiest way to apply it, by using adhesive lash glue with a steady hand or tweezers. Sometimes, you might find out that the strip doesn’t fit your eye shape so you have to trim it. The next step is to close your eye and place the strip just above your eyelashes and hold it for a minimum of 5 seconds and Voila! You’re done. But trust me you will have to practice until it’s perfected.
Individuals are dramaless in comparison to strips, the false eyelashes are filled in between your own lashes, to appear thicker. You can have a full set or go half, depending on your eyes shape.
The eyelashes last 3- 6 weeks, in consideration of refills they can last way longer. With Sole Beauty individual lash treatment, we use the renowned Nouveau Lash brand.
Who it’s for: Anybody who is trying to obtain a natural look by targeting volume in specific areas in any gaps in your eyelash. Best believe the way individuals are applied it will keep guessing people if your eyelashes are real!
Clusters false eyelashes are a group of eyelashes glued together in a cluster, as you can see the ends are bulky giving that extra volume. This is the style a lot of influencers on Instagram are going for and everyone loves it.
Who it’s for: if you are looking for the same results as strips, this will be your best option with a small tweak. Tweezers are used to apply the clusters based on how you want it, cat eye effect or full row – Sole Beauty got you!
What Should You Consider When Selecting Eyelash Extensions?
- Your eye shape – almond, upturned, downturned, round, protruding
- The size of your eyes – large, small
- Your eyelids – monolids and hooded eyelids
- The orientation of your eyes – deep-set, wide-set, close-set
- The qualities of your natural lashes – their length, volume, colour and curl
- Your preferences – a natural look vs. a glamorous or dramatic look
- Any allergies or sensitivities you may have