Trying Eyelash Extensions For the First Time? Eyelash Extensions Pros and Cons

Almost every girl dreams of waking up with full, long, natural, feather-like eyelashes. What if we told you that it could be possible? Nailed and Lashed is here to make your lash dreams come true, and, in the article below, we share eyelash extensions pros and cons, what to expect from eyelash extensions, and so much more. 

The eyelash extension trend has certainly picked up speed the last few years, so let’s dive into the overall process, the pros, the cons, and what to expect at your eyelash appointment. 

The Fundamentals of Eyelash Extensions

Applying eyelash extensions is a much more detailed, meticulous process and world’s different than gluing falsies onto your lash line. Just like every natural lash is different, your eyelash extensions should be catered to you. At Nailed and Lashed and our Las Vegas eyelash extensions, we have various options for lash extensions, so you can choose which fits your aesthetic best. With different lengths, textures, and colors, you can achieve the customized lashes of your dreams. 

Lash extensions do not happen in a blink of an eye. First, a consultation is necessary to discuss what you’re wanting and to ensure our nail technician and you are on the same page. Once you have made your decision on the lash style, next is the application process. The nail technician will utilize microscopic size tweezers to apply, on average, 160 individual lashes onto your eyes. 

Each false lash will be applied to each of your natural lashes. As your natural lash sheds, so will the extensions. This is where touch-ups come into play. The first, initial set will take, on average, two hours. We recommend using the down time to just relax and look forward to your dream lashes.  

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Now, let’s take a look at the eyelash extensions pros and cons, so you can decide if the process is right for you. 

Eyelash Extensions Pros and Cons

Pros 

Have you ever noticed someone with long, full lashes that look natural but perfect? Well, the odds are, they have eyelash extensions, which brings us to the number one benefit: eyelash extensions look natural. 

Say goodbye to mascara and glue, and say hello to luscious lashes all day and night long. With full, beautiful lashes, you are inevitably going to wear less makeup but feel more confident. Eyelash extensions cut down your total makeup time and prevent you from making those smudged mascara and eyeliner mistakes as you’re rushing out the door. 

Another benefit is that eyelash extensions can be catered to exactly what you’re looking for. It’s not a one size fits all type of process. At Nailed and Lashed, we make sure you love your lashes as you walk out the door. 

Lastly, the procedure is pain-free, waterproof, and long-lasting. So, when it comes to the pros of eyelash extensions, there are many. However, with every cosmetic process, there can be a few cons. Let’s look at the cons below.

Cons

First off, lash extensions can be pricey. At Nailed and Lashed, we give a full pricing outline. Classic lashes are $139, and the classic plus volume lashes are $169. Touch-ups, fills, and removals also cost, so before you schedule the appointment take a look at the prices so you know what the procedure will cost. 

Something to consider that could happen is the loss of your regular lashes. Getting eyelash extensions regularly may result in losing some of your natural lashes. Furthermore, if the lash extensions are not properly cleaned, you could run into the risk of an infection. It is so important to follow the aftercare instructions that are provided to you once the procedure is over. 

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With that being said, let’s look at the top 5 things to consider before you schedule your appointment to get eyelash extensions. 

7 Things to Contemplate Before Scheduling an Eyelash Extension Appointment

Knowing the eyelash extensions pros and cons is half the battle when you go to schedule an eyelash extension appointment. The following five tips are essential to keep in mind before your first eyelash extension.

  1. Cleaning: The aftercare cleaning process is critical to prevent your extensions from shedding too soon. After you exercise, go out, run, or even cook, you must clean and care for your lashes.  
  2. Heat and salt: Avoid excessive heat and remember, salt degrades the lash adhesive.
  3. Showering: Be gentle with your lashes in the shower, and make sure the hot water and the water pressure does not fall directly onto your lashes. 
  4. Use oil-free makeup and cosmetics: Carefully go through your products to ensure you are only using oil-free cosmetics. 
  5. Avoid water-proof makeup: Waterproof makeup tends to be harder to remove at the end of the day. So, instead of rubbing at your eyes and face, risking harm to your extensions, stay away from water-proof makeup products
  6. Sleeping: Sleeping can be a challenge at first if you’re used to sleeping on your stomach or side. Avoid these positions as much as you can, especially right after your extensions are applied, to ensure your eyelashes do not get smooshed. We also recommend a silk pillow to maximize eyelash protection and preservation. 
  7. Choose an expert, licensed technician you trust: At Nailed and Lashed, we offer the best eyelash extensions in town. If you’re looking for long, beautiful lashes, come treat yourself at our salon and spa. Our technicians are licensed, knowledgeable, and go above and beyond. 
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Last Thoughts on Eyelash Extensions Pros and Cons

We hope the above eyelash extensions pros and cons help you decide if extensions are right for you. Whether you’re looking for natural, long lashes or wanting full volume, Nailed and Lashed is the place to go! Schedule an appointment today to achieve the long, luscious eyelashes you’ve always wanted. 

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