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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions about our studio. Read on to learn interesting and important details before you book your appointment. Should you have further questions for our artists, contact Colorado Lash Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are eyelash extensions and how are they applied?

Eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes made of a lightweight polyester material. These “lashes” are made to look like your own natural lashes. They create increased length and fullness. Extensions are available in many different lengths, curls, and thicknesses.

The proper length and size is determined for each client by their lash stylist, and multiple sizes are used for each client. The lashes are applied to your natural lashes one by one. With the exception of authentic mink lashes, calling lash extensions mink or silk is a marketing ploy.

What is the difference between Classic, Volume and Hybrid lash extensions?

Classic lash extensions use a synthetic eyelash that is either 0.12mm or 0.15mm and attach it to your natural eyelash one by one covering 80-90% of your natural eyelash. They will usually double the thickness of your natural lash and lengths are 20-50% longer than your natural lashes.  Volume lashes are used to create more dense fluffy appearance. We generally use 2 lashes that are 0.10mm in diameter for 2D Volume and 3-4 lashes that are 0.07mm diameter extensions on eye eyelash. The multiple lashes are wrapped around each natural lash in a fan type configuration creating more volume and density.

Hybrid Lash Extension application is a combination of the classic and volume technique.  We will usually place 1/2 extensions with classic and finish the other half of the extension application with volume lashes. This is a beautiful combination. Dense but not too fluffy looking. 

What is the difference between a Lash Lift and Lash Perm?

They are the same procedure just different names.  Also known as Lash Lamination or a Keratin Lash Lift.  Keratin Lash lifts on some occasions will finish the procedure with a conditioner at the end of the service. We also at Colorado Lash use a lash conditioner as the finish to our Lash Lifts.  As with hair perms, lash perms can be very drying to the natural lash and it is possible to have frizzing of the tips of the lashes.  We do not recommend Lash Lifts/Perms for fine lashes, those over 55 or those with thyroid conditions as they tend to have an increased risk of frizzing lashes. Lashes should also be at least 9 mm long to achieve a desired look.

Who is authorized to apply eyelash extensions in Colorado?

In Colorado, you must be a licensed cosmetologist or a licensed esthetician to apply eyelash products of any kind. Nail technicians, massage therapists, and registered nurses (RN) are not authorized to apply lashes unless they also hold an esthetician or cosmetology license. All of Colorado Lash Company’s stylists are licensed by the state of Colorado.

Why won't you see me if I have lashes that are applied by another lash specialist?

Many times, the lashes are stuck together and/or much too long for the health of your natural lashes. We would feel obligated to correct any such problems but would not have time to do so in a touch-up time slot. Also, usually they require removal to minimize any damage. It is rare to see lashes from stylists that meet our strict standards.

Why do lash extensions cost so much?

Eyelash extensions, when applied properly, is a very intricate, time-consuming practice that requires a high level of skill and attention to detail. The products that we use at Colorado Lash Company are only of the highest quality and are very costly. It takes a lot of practice and time to master the art of eyelash application.

We at Colorado Lash Company have priced ourselves as competitively as possible for the training we’ve undergone, our experience, the quality of the application, and the quality of products used. We charge approximately half of similar lash-only studios in Denver. We also guarantee our work for the first 7 days. Any loss of lash extensions needing adjustments or a fix after 7 days will be charged a regular 2-week touch-up price.

Are lashes attached to the skin?

No, lash extensions are individually attached to your own natural lashes, one by one. They are attached approximately 1/2-1 mm away from the eyelid on the natural eyelash.

Why doesn’t Colorado Lash Company use “real” mink lashes?

Real mink lashes are artificially curled then sprayed with chemicals to hold the curl and increase their diameter, much like when you style your hair in the mornings. With heat, water, and steam, they lose their curl and their beauty. Authentic mink lashes are also available in only one thickness, which limits our style choices. Most importantly, we can never verify the humane treatment of the animals these “lashes” are harvested from.

Can everyone wear lash extensions?

Unfortunately, no. If you are very sensitive to adhesives such as medical tape, glue for acrylic nails, or hair dye, you are most likely not a good candidate for lash extensions.

Also, if you have difficulty with your thyroid and have thin, brittle hair and nails due to thyroid problems, then lashes are most likely not a good choice for you.

Just a note here: we can only apply lash extensions to the lashes you already have to make them thicker and longer.

How long do lash extensions last?

It depends on what is meant by last. You will still have some lash extensions attached to your natural lashes after 4-6 weeks. That being said, they won’t look good. To keep lashes looking full and fresh, we recommend touch-ups at 2-3 weeks.

Lashes grow from the follicle, mature, and then fall out. Most people do not realize that their natural lashes fall out continuously. They constantly shed and replace themselves—that is why with proper applications, you can wear lash extensions for years and not need a break.

We recommend 2-4 week re-lash appointments to keep lashes looking good all the time. Most of our clients return at the 3-week time for their re-lash appointments. This is a 70-minute appointment. Again, this varies depending on the number of lashes you have, your lifestyle, your lash growth pattern, and most importantly, home care.

What is Microblading?

.  Microblading is a procedure that places pigment into small incisions in the upper surface of the eyebrow skin. The "blade" is actually a series of needles configured to hold pigment between those needles that is deposited as the incision is made.  

Microblading is different than permanent makeup as permanent makeup lasts generally 3-5 years before needing a color enhancement or touch-up and is placed into the deeper layers of the skin.  Microblading is placed in the upper levels of the skin and is generally repeated every 9-14 months depending on the skin type, skin firmness and skin type (oily lasts the least amount of time and dry skin lasts longer). These incisions in the skin are make to look like very fine natural eyebrow hairs. The benefits to microblading include a natural looking result, less permanent and ability to change the thickness and color of the brow as trends change and aging occurs.  Some drawbacks are that microblading is a temporary solution that must be repeated every year or so.  All microblading artists are required to have attended and passed an additional 132 hours of training in Colorado in addition to their Cosmetology or Esthetic License in Colorado. We at Colorado Lash have received this extra 132 hours of permanent makeup training as well as additional training in the specific area of microblading.

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