What’s the difference between a normal set and volume set?
Normal set lashes are applied 1:1 (1 silk false lash per 1 real lash). Russian Volume sets come as 3+ false lashes that attached to 1 real lash. (Known as 3D, 4D or 5D, depending on the number of lashes). Varying thickness and lengths are available, you may request the type of look you are after, or ask our Lash Technician what she suggests.
How are they stuck on?
With a specialised eyelash glue, each lash is individually applied to your own natural lashes. It is really important to have a good quality glue for lash retention, we have sourced from multiple suppliers over the years and have found our favourite now! We also have a primer that is used to clean your lashes if you have naturally oily lids or lashes, this improves glue adhering and increases retention.
How long will they last?
Your natural lashes shed approximately every 28 days, so your false eyelashes will fall when your natural lash does. It is important not to pull or play with the false lashes so they stay looking fuller for longer! The lashes will need to be refilled every 2-4 weeks to keep them looking their best.
What if I want to take them off?
No problem, we have removal cream. Quick and easy. (Prices to the left)
How often should I get them filled for a long lasting result?
Everyone varies, usually 2-3 weeks for the best results.
Is there any pain or discomfort involved?
No pain. You can literally fall to sleep having the lashes put on!
Can people with sensitive skin have a reaction to them?
We personally haven’t had any, if you are really concerned we can also do a test patch of the glue.
Do they feel heavy or uncomfortable once on?
If you have never had false eyelash extensions before, then at first you can notice them a little bit. You get used to them though and you will barely know they are on from the feeling.
Do they look natural?
We have all different sizes so it is suited for everyone! If you want shorter lashes just inform our beauty therapist prior to starting, otherwise typically they will do 1/3 longer than your natural lash so it looks flattering but not over the top. The Russian Volume Sets are more dramatic and are suggested only for individuals with healthy natural lashes and if you are wanting that more full effect.
Will I still need to apply mascara?
Not at all! It’s actually recommended not to apply mascara so your false lashes last longer. They are a black colour, so they look like they have mascara on them already. If you have blonde or fair coloured natural lashes we can always tint them prior to an initial set as well, which makes them look even thicker!
How do I clean them? And what will happen to them if I do put mascara on them?
The lashes may not last as long if you put mascara on regularly, Dermalogica has a special eye make up remover- which is perfect for anyone with eyelash extensions. If you use another brand, make sure there isn’t oil in the ingredients or coconut oil (it strips the glue and drastically reduces the lash retention).
Can I go to the beach or the pool with eyelash extensions, does salt water or chlorine affect them?
In the first 24 hours do not get them wet so the glue adheres correctly and your lashes last. After this time, when you get them wet, make sure you pat your eyes dry- do not rub. But you can swim away while you have lashes! You won’t have the worry of panda eyes at the beach either!! Make sure you cleanse and clean your lashes with a specialised lash cleanser.
What if my eye brows or eye lashes are really fair?
If your eyelashes are blonde, we suggest to tint them first which will make the eyelash extensions look thicker. We can tint your eyebrows too if you want, we have all different shades to match in with your hair colour.
Are only qualified people allowed to apply eyelash extensions?
You used to have be a beautician or beauty therapist and then do extra training. Now unfortunately that training is available for anyone, that’s why there are lots of home salon’s offering lash extensions. It’s best to ask if they are a qualified beauty therapist as well as a lash therapist, so you are in safe hands. All the girls at Samsara are qualified in all areas mentioned above + skin therapy!
Can eyelash extensions lead to an increased chance of eye infection?
All our tweezers and equipment are 100% sanitized and sterile for individual use. If the therapists are not properly trained they can block the eyelash follicle, which can cause sty’s… that’s why we recommend going to a highly trained lash therapist or clinic like us! The other complication can be if the false lashes are too heavy for your natural lash – so chat to us about the correct sizing for you!
Can I get a Full Set else where and Refill at Samsara?
We don’t recommend this and is at clients risk. Every lash tech uses different brands/ glues/ primers/ techniques and if we supply a Full Set and Refills we know the quality and service given and cannot take responsibility for external business’ work or refilling someone’s suggestions. If you wanted to chat to one of our therapists about the quality of your current eyelash extensions/ sizes/ lay outs and thickness best suited for you, feel free to organise a free recommendation eyelash consult; that way you know what will be the best way to have beautiful falsies and keep your natural lashes happy too!