Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits to eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions make your lashes longer and your lash line fuller. They can also make light lashes much darker. A fuller, longer lash line can make you look more youthful by creating the appearance of a brighter, more open eye. For some, the biggest benefit is that you will no longer need mascara. If you choose one of our volumation sets you may even feel that you no longer need eyeliner because your lash line will be so full! With our custom designed eyelash extensions you can look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep with little to no effort.

What do they look like and how do they feel?

Eyelash Extensions look and feel completely real, they move with your natural lashes. Each application is customized to suit each individual. Varying individual lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness is determined by the health and thickness of your natural lashes. The overall effect is added curl, thickness and length, opening up the eye for added definition. As long as you keep up with the touch-up applications, it is almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions.

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens your own natural lashes. They are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash.

You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while eyelash Extensions are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes. There is no discomfort or pain involved in the procedure. In fact, most clients find it is so relaxing and comfortable that they fall asleep. Perfect for a special occasion or everyday wear!

How long do eyelash extensions last?

The look can be maintained indefinitely with refills. With the proper care and maintenance, touch-ups are needed once every 2 to 3 weeks to replace and maintain the look we have created for you.

Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing in, while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes, this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable. Aftercare and proper client education is the key to longevity. 

How long will it take to apply the eyelash extensions and how is it done?

Depending on the number of lashes being applied, it generally takes between 90 to 150 minutes to apply a full set of eyelash extensions. Touch-ups can be done in 60 to 80 minutes.

What should I do to prepare for the procedure?

Please refrain from applying eye makeup prior to your appointment. We at Wink your Yani Skin Care Santa Barbara recommends that you remove your contact lenses prior to receiving your procedure. This will remarkably increase your comfort level.

I have no eyelashes at all, can I wear eyelash extensions?

Because eyelash extensions are applied to your existing natural lashes you must have some natural lashes to receive the procedure. Eyelash Extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.

How often should I get touch-ups?

We recommend getting touch-up applications every 2-3 weeks. Touch-ups average about 60 minutes.

Can I swim, visit the spa, shower with my new extensions?

Yes! The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, excercise, etc. Special care is required and will be explained by your lash stylist but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you do not wash your eye area for 24 hours after your application.