Q: What is the application process?
A: The process is simple; the payoff, surreal. From start to finish, it takes about two hours; you will be lying down for the entirety, and can listen to music or relax with an add-on service (see Services Menu) like a manicure or reflexology while the eyelash extension specialist works her magic. First, the specialist will apply a small piece of surgical tape to gently protect and constrain your lower lashes. Next, she will apply synthetic fiber lashes to your natural lash by dipping them one-by-one into a non-irritating bonding agent. The procedure is completely painless.

Q: Will extensions damage my natural lashes?
A: No. Eyelash extensions are completely safe, even for contacts wearers. Unlike traditional false eyelashes, the bonding agent does not touch the lash line or eyelid, inhibiting growth. When you are ready to wear your natural lashes, simply visit Courtney Akai Lash Boutique for a removal service.

Q: How long do they last?
A: Though the exact time varies based on the natural growth cycle of your lashes, six to eight weeks is the normal length of time that eyelash extensions last and look fabulous. Because lashes are naturally regenerating, regular touch-ups keep your extensions looking their best by replacing any strays that have fallen out as part of this cycle.

Q: How do I care for them?
A: For the first 24 hours, avoid wetting your lashes to allow the glue to set. After day one, continue with your normal routine, but avoid harsh rubbing or tugging on the lashes. Thanks to the NovaLash Glue’s special formulation, you can use oil-based products, but should avoid direct lash contact with products that include glycol. And don’t worry: Courtney Akai Lash Boutique will give you a special after-care kit to make your life even simpler. The best part: you can finally toss your eyelash curler and mascara, as you won’t need either for extra allure.

Q: What about overall look, length and colors?
A: Eyelash extensions create more drama than mascara, but still look fresh and natural. You’ll look bright-eyed, alert and refreshed all day. The extensions come in an assortment of lengths and are chosen by personal preference. A full set of extensions can lengthen your lashes up to 50% and will thicken them by 30 to 50%. Courtney Akai Lash Boutique recommends black or brown extensions, depending on your coloring and the effect you crave.


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