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  • What are eyelash extensions?
    Eyelash Extensions are a very popular new service and will lengthen, thicken and add curl to your natural lashes. A Classic Set is one synthetic lash applied/adhered to one natural lash, one by one. A Volume Mix Set or Hybrid Set combines Classic and 2D, 3D or 4D fans creating a more plush appearence. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or everyday wear. Most cleints say they don't need to wear makeup anymore! (NO need for mascara or lash curlers)
  • What do eyelash extensions look and feel like?
    When aplied properly, you should feel little to nothing different with your new set of lashes. A full set of lash extensions are complimentary to your eye shape and brow shape as well as how much space between your lash line to your eyebrows. Your set will be styled to suit you and your preferences. They may look very natural or more dramatic. It is up to you.
  • How long will my full set of eyelash extensions last?
    Eyelash Extensions should last the same duration of your natural lash growth cycle. Everyone's lash experience is difference and dependant of your daily lifestyle. To keep your lashes looking great and full, fill's are recommended every 2-3 weeks. Also remember that you naturally shed 3-5 natural eyelashes per day. Also disregard the myth that extensions cause your natural lashes to fall out.
  • Can I use mascara with my eyelash extensions?
    Though mascara is not recommended or necessary with lash extensions, you may wear a WATERBASED mascara only if you desire. DO NOT use any oil based products on or around your eyelashes and eyelids. Purchase an oil free eyemakeup remover. Liquid eyeliners are easiest to use and remove from the lash line.
  • Can I swim, shower, excercise or spa/sauna/steam while wearing eyelash extensions?"
    YES! Please avoid water for at least 24 hours after getting a full set or fill, but after that all is okay. The bonding agent used to adhere the lashes is water proof. It will of course dissolve over time (hence no oil based products). Avoid excessive heat often as well as intense water pressure directly on eye area.
  • Can I use an eyelash curler?
    Please don't! Lash curlers are not recommended as they can damage the synthetic fibers of the extensions or even your natural lashes. Eyelash extensions have a curl, but if more is desired please come in for a fill and speak with your lash technician about adding more volume and different curl type. Thank you!
  • How do I take care of my eyelash extensions?
    1. Avoid water or excersise for at least 24 hours after your service. 2. Avoid running water and high water pressure directly on your eyes. 3. Avoid excessive use of steam rooms and saunas. 4. Use OIL FREE eyemakeup remover. Take time to properly cleanse the eye area avoiding makeup, dirt and debris to buildup in lashes. 5. Avoid rubbing, tugging or pulling on your eyelash extensions. 6. Use OIL FREE mascara (optional) If you desire mascara, please apply from middle to ends, avoid the root area. 7. Use dry mascara wand to comb lashes evening and in the morning. 8. DO TELL everyone you "woke up like this" and to goto Shine Beauty Studio in San Mateo <3
  • Are eyelash extensions safe? Are they approved by the FDA?
    Eyelash extensions are applied to the natural lash hair, safe and pain-free. The service is very gentle and sedating. Most clients love their lash naps and beauty rest. The FDA is not cuurently regulating lash extensions as the synthetic lash is adhered to the lash hair and not the skin. Do your research and find a certified Eyelash Extension Technician as impropper application may cause damage to your eyelashes.
  • How long does the eyelash extension service take?
    The duration of your lash service varies from 1 hour to 2.5 hours depending on a fill or fully set. At Shine Beauty Studio, Ariel takes her time to give your exceptional lashes comfortably and safely. The average time is 1.5 to to 2 hours. You will lay comfortably on a facial/massage table with your eyes closed. Collagen gel eye pads are applied under your eyes to keep bottom lashes out of the way and give you a hydration and firming eye service while you rest. Then the individual lashes are applied to each natural lash.
  • How do I choose what style I want for my eyelash extensions?
    Your lash technicial will explain and show you the different types of curl, length and densities before your service. The style will be determined with your input and th lash technicians expertise.
  • How should I prepare before my eyelash extension service?
    Avoid caffeine at least 2 hour prior to your service. Caffeine may cause your eyes to be "jumpy" and move rapidly even when closed making it hard to apply the lash extensions. Remove eyemakeup if possible. Your lash technician wil always make sure to cleanse and prep your lashes during your service, but your help is always appreciated. Remove contact lenses prior to your service. If not possible, it is usually okay and do not worry. ( In some cases sensitivity may increase when you keep your lenses in) Use the restroom before heading in to the service as you will be getting lots of beaty rest for approximately 1 to 2 hours and laying on your back.
  • How often should I get facials?
    Everyone is different. If you are focusing on combating a condition or specific need, facials are recommded every 2 to 3 weeks. If you are taking care of your skin with a good skincare regimen; facials are recommended every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • What should I expect from a facial at Shine Beauty Studio?
    Facials at Shine Beauty Studio utlize IMAGE Skincare who's motto is "Age Later". IMAGe is a cosmeceutical line focused on beneficial results. You may choose a peel to target acne, aging or hyperpigmentaion; or a more traditional facial with steam, extractions, facial massage and more. 1 hour facials inlcude steam, extractions, hand/arm massage and treatment mask. 1.5 hour facials include the same plus foot massage or scalp massage as well as more focus on your skincare needs. Shine Beauty Studio offers a quiet environment with a little tropical Aloha flair.
  • Can I purchase skincare products at Shine Beauty Studio?
    YES! Ariel keeps a limited selection of her popular and favorite IMAGE products. If you desire a product that is out of stock, Ariel is more than happy to place an order especially for you or let you know when the product is back in stock.
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