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  1. About us.

    Here at Essential Beauty have specialised in Eyelash Extensions for nearly 8 Years. 

    Deb has taken numerous courses ran by many different companies over the years and gained her Master Eyelash Extension Technician qualification in 2014.

    Because we are so passionate about what we do, we spent many hours making sure we are as up to date with different techniques and products. Deb is involved in the testing of many products before they are available to other Lash Technicians.

    We in-house train all our technicians and we do not class our technicians as fully qualified until they have served at least 3 years.

    Deb is also an experienced trainer of other Lash Technicians and offers mentoring for those wanting to develop and expand their expertise.

    Why we differ.

    Over the years we have come across some horrendous eyelash extensions done by un-qualified lash technicians.

    Improper isolation of the natural lashes, using lash extensions that are too long, too heavy or the incorrect curl can all cause damage to the natural lashes. Meaning they will shed sooner than normal or possible break off leaving gaps and damaged lashes. 

    For this reason we do not infill eyelash extensions from other salons, because we can't guarantee the quality of the lash extensions already applied or be sure of the products they have used.

    Trying to infill incorrectly applied lash extensions is pretty much impossible and will give a very poor finished result, because we want to maintain the integrity of the work we produce we dont offer infills from other salons.

    What we offer our clients:

    Different levels of Lash Technicians based on experience which is reflective in the price the client pays

    On going training and development of our technicians to offer the latest products and best service we can.

    Educating our clients on the best way to look after their eyelash extensions and products to help clean and maintain their lashes.

    A friendly environment, we pride our selves on a down to earth everyone is welcome salon. 

    Online booking service meaning clients can book your appointments when is suitable to them 24/7  

  2. On a daily basis I have clients tell me they have been so good with their lashes and havent even touched them.

    In truth this is one of the worse things that you can do, eyelash extensions are easy to look after but to get the best out of them they do need a little tlc.

    Heres my routine on how I care for mine.

    • For the first 24 hours I don't get my lashes wet at all, I make sure my hair is washed and I wear no make up the day of my infill so I don't have to remove it or wash my face.
    • For 24 hours after that, I don't subject my freshly applied lashes to any steam or humidity. I keep the temperature on my shower down and I don't use the bath that day. I don't swim or use saunas/steam rooms/hot tubs. A simple rule of thumb is if you're unsure avoid it for this short period of time.
    • Following those first 2 days I brush my lashes on a morning, and on a night when I wash my face I avoid my lashes with my cleanser and use a muslin cloth to make sure I'm not getting anything on my lashes. I then wash my lashes with a lash shampoo formula made with baby shampoo and water, this ensures any make up residue and natural skin oils are washed off my lashes. I then brush the lash extensions through and go to sleep.
    • This is basically how I look after my lashes I do make sure that I don't use oily products around my eyes and I don't wear mascara or eyeliner.

    Anything with oil (including natural skin oils) will affect the bond of the lash extension to the natural lash and cause premature shedding. The product we use to remove eyelash extensions is oil based, so effectively anything applied to the lash extensions that contains oils will act as a remover.

    To keep up the look of your lash extensions we recommend infills every 2 to 3 weeks. 

    You naturally lose between 3 to 5 natural lashes per day so as the lashes naturally shed the eyelash extension will go with it. You will then have new natural lashes growing through in their place, which is what we apply new lash extensions to at your infill.

    Lash Shed

    3 lashes per day (average)

    1 week 21 lashes lost

    2 weeks 42 lashes lost

    3 weeks 63 lashes lost

    On average a full set applied by one of our experienced technicians will have between 120 - 150 lash extensions applied per eye.

    So at a 3 week infill with the correct aftercare most clients will return with around 50-60% of the original lash extensions intact. This will mean that at your infill appointment your lash technician can then apply enough lash extensions to create a full look again and remove an original lash extensions that have grown out and need removing.

    Please be aware if your appointments are with a lash technician trainee, that they are still in training and don't apply as many lashes as our more experienced technicians, and you may require infills sooner to keep them looking full. This is why we have a Price structure and charge less with the more recently qualified technicians. 

    We are also here to answer any questions you may have, simply drop us a message or give us a call and we will be happy to help.

    I've included a link to a video another technician posted on you tube about how to clean lashes it's really informative and definitely worth a watch.

    Proper aftercare and cleaning of your lashes isn't only necessary to keep your lash extensions looking good and prolonging their lifespan. It's also critical in the health of your lash line, dead skin, bacteria and make up residue can build up along your lash line and in amongst your lash extensions if this isn't cleaned it can lead to a build up which is not only unsightly but can cause eye infections and irritation.