Inquiring and thoroughly researching a particular service before availing it should be a common practice regardless of what kind of service you want to get. Getting lash extensions may seem simple and easy but you have to remember that your safety is still at risk. Your lashes are very close to your eyes and your eyes are a sensitive part of your body. A botched lash job can lead to an eye infection or worse, total blindness.
To avoid having your safety compromised, it’s important to do your research beforehand and to inquire to different lash studios and salons before proceeding with it. Here are some questions you can ask your local lash extension artist when you do your survey.
Do You Offer Preliminary Consultation?
Preliminary consultations are done by professional lash studios and salons in order to properly check if their client is ready to get lash extensions. Preliminary consultations are also important as they help the lash artist determine which procedure is best for the client to go through. You can also use this opportunity to ask for a patch test.
Patch tests are vital as they can reveal whether you are allergic to a certain product or not before getting the full service. What usually happens is that the lash artist will apply a few strands of extensions onto your natural eyelash then they would advise you to wait for 24-48 hours. After that, the lash artist will observe if you’ve had any allergic reactions to the products they used. If you didn’t, then they would be able to safely proceed with the procedure.
What are my options?
Each lash studio/salon offers different kinds of services. There’s usually a wide variety of options to choose from. When you do your inquiry, you can ask each lash salon/studio about the different types of lashes that they offer.
You can also ask them about which type of lashes they specialize in and which is their “best-seller.” If you’re looking for long and dramatic-looking lashes then it may be best for you to go to a salon that specializes in that.
You can also ask the lash artist for recommendations depending on your eye shape and lash type.
What are your qualifications?
Getting lash extensions is a delicate and complicated procedure, don’t be afraid to ask your lash artist about their qualifications as it is your right as their client to know. Being aware of your lash artist’s experience and expertise is vital as this is how you will find out whether they went through proper training and certification before becoming a lash artist. Don’t be shy to ask them about it. Trust us, professional lash artists will take no offense from this question.
It’s also highly discouraged that you get lash extensions from someone that isn’t licensed as this runs a higher risk, you don’t want to end up with a botched lash job and irritated eyes.
What are the possible risks?
As attractive as “risk-free” may sound, if you hear a lash artist tell you that their service has ZERO risks, you need to run as fast as you can. “Risk-free” is a common lie that fake lash artists would use to attract more clients to get lash extensions from them. There is no such thing as a risk-free procedure.
A true professional lash artist would not be afraid to openly discuss the risks that can occur with you. They will warn you about the possibility of infection, sensitivity, a chemical burn, inflammation, or lash loss. They will also tell you about the steps they would do to avoid it from happening.
So before you book a lash appointment, don’t forget to ask these vital questions and practice lash safety!