Lash Extensions & Aftercare

Classic Lash Full Set 
Classic Lash Fill 
Volume Lash Full Set 
Volume Lash Fill 
All lash options come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and curls. Your lash technician can help you choose the best lash type to suit your needs and lifestyle while keeping your natural lashes healthy. Whether you are looking for an everyday look, special event lashes or just a weekend away, Santa Fe Lash & Beauty Bar professionals will provide the perfect “WOW” look.
Need an extra full look? Let us at Santa Fe Lash & Beauty Bar customize a look just for you. We now offer Volume and Mega Volume Lashes.
New to the lash world are volume and mega volume lashes. With this advanced technique we are using ultra fine lashes of the SAME length and applying 3 to 15 extensions to ONE natural lash. Remember these are extremely fine and light lashes so not to damage the natural lash with too much weight.  This technique produces an ultra full look with super soft fine lashes. This service can take up to 30% longer than our standard lash full set or in-fill. These lashes are great for brides, photo shoots or anyone that wants a glamorous look.
Now that you have your beautiful extensions, you will need to follow some simple aftercare rules to keep them looking their best.
Remember, just like nails your natural lashes grow, so they will need a maintenance appointment after 2 – 3 weeks – that’s if you wish to keep them looking their best.
You will see your eyelash extensions naturally shedding daily, so do not be alarmed as this is perfectly normal. Your natural eyelashes do this every day, but you just cannot see them.
Clients that return for an fill outside of the designated fill timeframe set by their lash tech may be charged extra due to the additional work.
At a lash fill we remove extensions that have grown out and twisted, and replace those extensions that have naturally shed with your natural lashes.
Humans shed approximately 2-5 natural eyelashes per upper lid, per eye, per day (lets average this at 3 per day), and your lash technician will apply approximately 100 extensions to the suitable natural lashes of each eye, therefore you will see the following general loss patterns:
After 7 days you will lose 21 extensions
After 14 days you will lose 42 extensions
After 21 days you will lose 63 extensions
It is normal to lose up to 5 extensions per eye within the first 24 hours, do not worry.
Now you can see why your lashes, just like your nails, have to be maintained to keep them looking their best; because eyelashes grow and shed daily!
Eyelash adhesive usually take several hours to completely cure. However, we use an advanced solution that quickly cures the adhesive so you can get you lashes wet after your appointment without worry.  
  • PLEASE keep your extensions clean – clean them gently, as instructed by your lash technician and with a designated lash cleanser. Bodily oils that travel onto your extensions will break down adhesive if not removed by cleaning. Failure to clean your lashes will not only result in poor retention, but the build up of bacteria, and can lead to eye infections.
  • Keep oil based products away from your extensions, and limit the use of oily products on your face if possible. Oily products are absorbed into the skin and these then leave your body through pores in your skin, including your eyelids. This oil can travel onto the extensions and break down the glue.
  • Brush your extensions at least 4-5 times a day to keep them looking neat, tidy and uniformed.
  • Lash fans are placed on your lashes when you have volume or mega volume lashes. When you wash them or get them wet the close. You can re-fluff them with a lash brush after they air dry. 
  • Do not pick or pull at your extensions. The adhesive, although safe to use, is very strong and picking or pulling will pull your natural lashes out.
  • Do not sleep on your face. Your extensions are delicate, so “face planting” in your pillow will cause your extensions to fall out where they are being “rubbed out” in the night.
  • If you want to remove your lash extensions you can let them to fall out naturally, or get them removed professionally. Never attempt to remove the extensions yourself.
  • NEVER apply mascara or liquid or gel eyeliner to your extensions, or upper eyelid. Both will adhere to the extensions, cannot be safely washed off and will create a breeding ground for bacteria. If you ignore this rule then you may be charged for a removal and full set.
  • Please arrive on time for your lash appointment, as you have a designated time slot only and your lash technician cannot overrun to accommodate your lateness.
  • Always arrive with clean extensions; the job or your lash technician is not to clean your lashes due to the lack of client aftercare. An additional cleansing fee, or less lashing time due to the cleaning time needed.
Natural lashes grow in cycles – the average cycle is usually 9-12 weeks. This means that the amount of lashes you have week after week will vary depending on what stage of your lash cycle you are in. Some weeks your lashes will look fuller that others, and some weeks your retention will be better.
Every 9-12 weeks the client will experience a large loss of lashes and this is perfectly normal. However, when you wear eyelash extensions, this shed may be more noticeable because you may see a few more extensions falling out than usual. If you are new to wearing extensions you might be alarmed, however do not be as this is just the natural pattern of eyelash growth cycles.
During the spring and autumn, humans, just like animals, shed hair from all over their bodies – including our lashes. At these times of year you may find your lashes do not last as long because of this natural shed, and you may need to schedule your lash fills more frequently. After a few weeks our bodies do calm down, so do not be alarmed.
If any client experiences a problem with their lashes, then your lash technician will do their best to work with that client to rectify the problem. However, please note that the products used on all clients are tried and tested and as such, they do work, with satisfied clients returning week after week with healthy natural lashes and well-maintained extensions. In the rare event of a client experiencing any problems, it is usually as a result of improper aftercare, or that they may not be a suitable candidate for lash extensions. Although eyelash extensions are a fantastic beauty treatment, there may be times when they are not suitable for everyone.
Refunds are NOT offered on eyelash extension treatments. If you are having issues with your extensions, call your lash technician immediately! 

We have a 24-HOUR CANCELATION POLICY. Last minute cancellations/rescheduled appointments and ‘no shows’ will incur a charge to cover the loss of earnings from that appointment which your lash technician now cannot fill at such short notice. When a technician does not work, they do not earn. 
Why are eyelash extensions so expensive?
Applying a set of eyelash extensions is a very intricate skill that can only be undertaken by a highly trained and skilled professional. Clients put their absolute trust in their lash technician who works on their delicate eye area using sharp tweezers and strong adhesives. The products used are of the highest medical grade quality and, as such are expensive to purchase. These lash products are used in large quantities by the technician with between 200-600 extensions being applied, depending on the lash service you have.
The individual isolation of every suitable natural lash requires skills and time, with fills and full sets taking anywhere from 1-3 hours to complete, therefore this is not a speedy or cheap treatment for the lash technician to be able to offer.
I have lost a few extensions in the first 24 hours,
is this normal?
Yes this is completely normal; the average person loses between 2-5 lashes per eye, per day, so this is not unusual.
Why I have lost a lot of lashes from one eye only?
This is always an obvious indication that the client sleeps on that side during the night, and this puts pressure onto the bonds of the eyelash extensions and can cause them to fall off. 
Why do my eyes sting a little when I shower?
Some clients may be slightly sensitive to a product in the glue called an inhibitor (Hydroquinone), which is present in very tiny amounts. When the extensions get wet for the first time this can leech out of the adhesive and cause a very minor irritation. Thorough cleansing of the lashes, as instructed by your technician, should cease this irritation.
I had eyelash extensions before and they lasted nearly 8 weeks, whereas these have only lasted 2-3 weeks, why?
Natural lashes grow in cycles, therefore a good set of extensions that are applied correctly will only last 2-4 weeks as a maximum, looking their best due to these loss patterns. When extensions last longer, it is usually a sign of a poor set with too much adhesive being used and extensions stuck together, which inhibits the natural shedding patterns of eyelashes. A good set of lashes will grow and shed with 2-4 weeks being the average time your lashes will look their best (just like nails).
Do I need a break from eyelash extensions to let my natural lash repair and breathe?
If you are wearing a good set of eyelash extensions, custom created for you, then you should never need a break and can safely wear them week after week, month after month, year after year. We also strongly suggest the use of a good lash serum to keep your natural lashes healthy and strong. The stronger the natural lash the longer the extension will hold.
Can I pick the lash look I want?
Within reason, however your lash technician will always explain to you what your natural lashes can safely support. They can only work off a platform of natural lashes; therefore they cannot create something out of nothing. Extensions can only enhance what lashes you have, they cannot create something out of nothing. If you desire an extreme strip lash effect, then extensions may not be for you.