They make me feel more feminine. My eyes immediately opened up and now that I have them, I don't know how I ever lived without them. I'm talking about my new lashes. Last week I went to the Courtney Akai Lash Boutique for eyelash extensions and like when I had hair extensions, it may be the best thing I've ever done in the sake of beauty. However, after receiving compliments on them, I find myself constantly explaining why they won't ruin my lashes, which is why I'm writing this post. Yes, lash extensions can harm your real lashes if not done right. Here's the deal.
"Just like with any beauty service or procedure if it's done correctly, there shouldn't be any damage," my lash specialist, Tamara explained.
When you get lash extensions, the specialist actually glues individual lashes onto each of your natural lashes. To make it appear natural and prevent damage, different sized lashes are used. It's a very strategic process. If lashes are applied incorrectly, meaning the lash size in diameter and weight, isn't right for the individual natural lash it's being glued to, then you're in trouble. Your lashes will break off and overtime, it can stress the folicle, which will lead to that lash not growing back.
This is why you need to find a credible salon. Lash extensions aren't cheap, so some try to make a quick buck offering the service and sure, they can apply them, but do they really know the ins and outs of proper application? Do your research. Look at testimonials online or better yet, go somewhere a friend has gone. My friend Amber has been going to Courtney for years, which is why I went. Her lashes are amazing.
Courtney Akai Lash Boutique is located at 594 Broadway in NYC.