New to lash extensions? Here’s everything you need to know before you book:

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Many people are excited about the idea of lash extensions, but are afraid to make the leap as they don’t know what to expect! The good news is it’s easier than you think - we break it all down in this simple guide:

1.    How are lash extensions applied?

 Although there are a number of different products in the market (such as strip, flare or party lashes), professional lash providers like UP® ( apply individual lashes to each of your natural lashes. Different weights and curls are used to give different effects depending on the overall look you are hoping to achieve. 

2.    What are Volume or Russian lashes?

To achieve a Volume or Russian-lash look, multiple extensions are applied to each natural lash.  An experienced lash consultant will be able to explain the difference between “classic” and “volume” styles and the benefits of each based on the look you are after.

3. How many lashes are normally applied?

This depends on the look you are hoping to achieve and the number of natural lashes you have 

50-100 lashes per eye is a common range for Classic lashes; and 300-500 lashes per eye for Volume.

4.  How long does it take?

Again, this depends on the style you are after; the health of your natural lashes; and the number of lashes applied.

Typically 1.5 - 2.5 hours is common for new lash sets, or 1-1.5 hours for lash infills (see below).

5.  How often do I need to maintain my lash extensions?

Infill sessions are required to maintain your extensions, as your natural lashes go through their usual life-cycle.  The frequency of infill sessions depends on the speed of your usual lash life-cycle and your natural lash heath.

Typically, lash infills are required anywhere from 2-4 weeks.

6. Is it safe?

At UP®, safety and lash health is our number one priority. Every client receives a complimentary lash health check before every single treatment and UP® will not proceed with any treatment it considers to be unsafe or likely to lead to damage to your natural lashes.  We carry a range of products for those with allergies and sensitivities and have a lash rescue programme for damaged lashes. 

7.  How do I look after my lash extensions?

Keep away from water and steam/moisture for at least 4-5 hours on the day of your treatment.  Day to day you should avoid excessive sun or heat, or exposing your lashes to chlorinated or salty water for extended periods.  Use an oil-free make makeup remover around your eye area, and clean your lash line with a makeup removal sponge or towel (the ContourCleanse® range is recommended).  Brush your lash extensions after washing your face and sleep on your back if possible.

Ideally you should avoid mascara, tinting curlers, gel or liquid eyeliner for optimal lash health.

To find out more about how to get amazing, full and easy to maintain lashes visit arrange a time to visit the friendly team at UP® - contact us here