Start the New Year with New Lashes

Five Senses

Some think New Year resolutions consist of promises to lose weight, be more patient, give more, but it can also be about a new you with a change of hairstyle or lash extensions. Wouldn’t it be nice to kick off the New Year by saying goodbye to mascara? At Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop, we strive to make your life easier with eyelash extensions.

Our flexible and soft lashes mimic your natural lashes and are applied to your existing eyelashes to create a beautiful yet natural look. The initial application for both eyes takes approximately 2 hours. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after your appointment.

Before the big day. Before your appointment, make sure to cleanse your eyes to erase all traces of makeup. Also, keep in mind that you’ll be laying with your eyes closed for between 2-3 hours for your first full set. This means prepare yourself with your favorite playlist or podcast to help you pass the time. If you prefer, take this opportunity for a nice, relaxing nap!

During your appointment. Before we begin, we like to give you a consultation to ensure you are clear on the procedure. Your esthetician will determine the best size, curl type, and length for your new lashes. Typically, we recommend that you start with a natural length and curl to allow you to get used to your new lash extensions. Even beginning with a natural look, you will open your eyes and notice quite the dramatic look just from the sheer volume of your new lashes alone. Once you feel comfortable with the new eyelashes, it’s time to begin. The entire process is painless and the glue is 100% safe. We use mink eyelashes to give you a look that is more natural. Mink is actually hollow on the inside giving them a lighter feel. Want to learn more? Here’s a great FAQ sheet.

After your procedure. How much care you give to your lash extensions is the biggest factor in how long they’ll last. Follow the instructions that your esthetician will give you before you leave our salon. Don’t get your lashes wet for 24 hours after receiving the lash application. There’s no need for mascara or eyeliner but if you insist on using, make sure it’s water-based and always remove with an oil-free makeup remover. Following the guidelines will ensure the glue is not dissolved. If you see a few lashes fall out over the course of a few weeks, it’s normal! It’s a natural part of the growth cycle of your real lashes. You will want to get a refill every 3-4 weeks to keep your eyelash extensions looking fresh and new, so be sure to book your refill that day!

Ready to treat yourself this New Year with amazing lashes? Give us a call at (309) 693-7719 to book a free consultation. Visit us at 5035 W American Prairie Drive in Peoria. Or better yet, book the perfect appointment for your schedule with our mobile app. It’s available for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.