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Frequently Asked Eyelash Extension Questions

Is Lash Stuff Adhesive Medical Grade?
 
The main ingredient in Lash Stuff adhesive is Cyanoacrylate which is also used in medical adhesive. Lash Stuff Adhesive does not contain formaldehyde. Lash Stuff adhesive should always be applied by a trained professional. 
 
Is Lash Stuff Adhesive FDA Approved?
 
The FDA does not regulate eyelash extension products because eyelash extensions do not touch the skin. 
 
Does Lash Stuff Offer Products Wholesale?
 
At Lash Stuff we are obsessive about the quality of our products, especially our adhesive. To maintain the best quality control of our products and adhesive Lash Stuff does not offer products wholesale or have independant distributors. All Lash Stuff products are sold out of the Lash Stuff corporate office. 
 
What Are Lash Stuff Eyelash Extensions Made Of?
 
Lash Stuff eyelash extensions are made a poly-fiber material that is made to resemble real mink or real silk.  
 
Why Does Lash Stuff Not Carry Real Mink Eyelash Extensions?
 
Real mink eyelash extensions come from mink animals usually kept in mink farms. Studies have shown that there is a higher risk of having a negative reaction to real animal hair such as mink. Real mink hair may pose some health risks if the hair was not sanitized properly, which is almost impossible to verify. Also, real mink eyelash extensions lose it's curl quickly and may crimp while on the client's lashes. For these reasons Lash Stuff feels that it is in the best interest of the Lash Stylist and client to not offer real mink eyelash extensions. 
 
 
How Are Eyelash Extensions Categorized?
 
Eyelash extensions are sold with four categories. Lash material, curl type, lash thickness, lash length . An example is (Mink C-curl .20 8mm). .25 is our thickest lash and should be used on people with sturdy/strong eyelashes. .15 is our thinnest lash and is used on people with thin or weaker lashes. .15 is also lighter and more natural looking. 8mm is our shortest lash and is more natural looking. 16mm is our longest lash and gives the most "bling" to a client. D-curl has a stronger curl than C-curl. Lash Stuff sells synthetic mink and silk lashes. Synthetic lashes look and feel like real silk and mink but are easier to apply and they do not lose their curl. Synthetic lashes are the most commonly used type of eyelash extensions in the U.S. 
 
 
What is the Difference Between Eyelash Extension Adhesives? 
 
Eyelash extension adhesive or glue comes with three types of qualities 1) The longevity of the glue (how long the glue will hold an eyelash extension), 2) the sensitivity of the glue (how much fumes a glue has) 3) How fast the glue dries. The stronger the glue is the stronger the fumes will be and the quicker it will dry. One thing to look for in glue is to make sure it does not have formaldehyde in it. Many people are allergic to formaldehyde. Lash Stuff products do not contain formaldehyde.  
 
 
How Long is Eyelash Extension Adhesive Good For? 
 
Eyelash extension adhesive is good for a maximum of 60 days once the bottle is opened. This 60 day time period is greatly dependent on the care that is given to the adhesive and is the best case scenario. Adhesive longevity can be increased by shaking the adhesive on a daily basis, opening the adhesive as little as possible, keeping the adhesive out of direct sun light, keeping the adhesive in a normal room temperature environment, and closing the bottle as soon as possible after use. Once adhesive gets closer to the 60 day mark the consistency of the adhesive will become thicker and stringy and this is a sign that it is time to get new adhesive.  
 
 
My Client has Sensitive Eyes What Should I Do? 
 
The first time you meet with a client ask them if their eyes water easily or if they know if their eyes are sensitive. Many people do not know if they have sensitive eyes until they get Eyelash Extensions. If you do not know if a client has sensitive eyes start with the strongest adhesive and if the client says their eyes are bothered switch to the sensitive adhesive. To be safe always use latex free eye tape. Never let the adhesive touch the clients skin.
 
 
How Many Clients Will 1 Case Of Lashes Do? 
 
One case of lashes has approximately 3000 lashes or 16 lines. The average client takes approximately 70 lashes per eye or 140 lashes for a full set. Theoretically 1 case of lashes will do about 21 full sets. The average full set of eyelash extensions takes between 2 and 3 sizes. So, a lash artist should have a minimum of 4 different sizes of lash extensions on hand. Each client has different sizes and types of natural lashes so the sizes of lashes that will be needed will vary greatly depending on the client. We recommend that a new lash artist start out with eyelash extension sizes C-Curl .20 8MM, 10MM, 12MM, 14MM. These sizes will be a good base to start from. This is the bare minimum of what a lash artist will need for a client. As a lash artist becomes more experienced they will want to greatly increase the sizes of lashes that they have so that they can perfectly fit every client.   
 
 
What is the Difference Between Synthetic Silk and Mink Eyelash Extensions?
 
The differences between the Faux Mink and Silk lashes are subtle but noticeable mostly to your client. The Silk lashes have a silky, natural feel to them, they are more flexible. The Faux Mink lashes are a little more bold, slightly glossier than the Silk. The Faux Mink are a little more rigid; both types of lashes are made of the same materials. Deciding between Mink and Silk can depend on your clientele. If the majority of your clients are older women you may want to stock up on Silk, if you have a younger crowd then Mink will fit what they are looking for. 
 
 
How Much Money do Eyelash Extension Stylists Make?
 
The answer is it greatly depends. It depends on location, whether the location is in a private home or a salon, supply and demand of stylists, and the quality of the service given. Some stylists in a location like Los Angeles or New York make as much as $400 for a full set. A stylists in a small town doing lashes out of his or her home could make $50 for a full set. The way to find out what you could make as an eyelash extension stylist is look at what people in your area are charging. You need to take all factors into account. Obviously a person in salon will charge more than a person doing eyelash extensions out of a house because of overhead. The main thing a stylist should focus on is quality. If you provide a quality product people will travel miles to have you do their lashes.