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Tips & Tricks

Catching Zzz’s With Lash Extensions: Tips From Our Expert…

Sleeping with lash extensions: Should you sleep on your back? Should you use a certain pillowcase or mask?

Today, we have answers for you, plus some great tips from our incredible training tribe here at The Lash Lounge!

HOW TO SLEEP

When you have eyelash extensions, we recommend you catch your zzz’s on your back. This ensures that each precious lash will stay in place, remain untouched and not encounter any tugging during those nights you find yourself tossing and turning.

If you’re not a back sleeper, we know it may be tough for you. If sleeping on your side is how you’re most comfy, then that’s A-ok, too! Just know that if you are a side sleeper, it is not uncommon if you notice a couple lashes on your pillow from time to time.

HOW NOT TO SLEEP

Stomach sleepers, we have some bad news: Your fave sleep position and lash extensions are not the best match.

To get the longest life out of your lashes, try to avoid sleeping on your stomach because this position will catch your lashes in between you and your pillow, compromising their perfect shape and speeding up the shedding process.

PILLOW TALK

What you have heard is true: The type of pillowcase you choose can have an effect on your lashes.

Cotton

So, what’s the deal with a usual cotton pillowcase? While a cotton pillowcase can feel ultra-soft, cotton causes increased friction between your lashes and the material, resulting in premature lash shedding.

Silk

This brings us to silk pillowcases! Resting your head and lashes on a silk pillowcase is ideal when you have eyelash extensions. Not only will it allow your lashes and the extensions themselves to glide on the surface while you sleep, but you will also avoid any lashes getting caught or pulled like when you use a cotton pillowcase.

Here are some more awesome benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase:
It’s better for the hair on your head due to all the tossing and turning you may due at night.
It can help prevent the appearance of facial wrinkles, assist in keeping your skin smooth and help prevent acne!

EYE MASKS: DO THEY HELP?

Many of our guests often wonder if sleeping with an eye mask is a good idea, so we asked our amazing corporate trainer, Ambrielle, about this very topic. She shared, “I have mixed emotions about using masks with lash extensions. I find that the wrong type of mask can cause more harm than good (i.e. smashing the lashes, retention issues, etc.) However, I would recommend the right kind of mask where the socket area is beveled out so there is no direct contact with the mask and the lash extensions.”


So, there you have it! Whether you sleep on your back or rest your tired head on a silk pillowcase, there are ways you can get that much-needed beauty sleep while also keeping each and every lash in place.

Have more questions you’d like to ask our training team? Please share and we’ll work on getting expert answers for you!

Tips & Tricks

Stylist, Senior Stylist and Master Lash Stylist: What’s The…

The training program at The Lash Lounge is innovative and unique to the industry and all of our stylists are trained and certified on the The Lash Lounge exclusive lash design technique.

The different stylist levels are determined by a variety of factors. All of these are considered before advancement—from stylist to senior stylist to master stylist—including:

    • Overall skillset and knowledge-base
    • Stylist speed
    • Quality of work
    • Tenure

As stylists excel in the above areas, they could be considered for senior and/or master promotions. As they move from one stylist level to another, they get the opportunity to be trained on additional Lash Lounge services to offer to guests.

Master Stylists: The Leaders of Lashing

Master stylists are our top stylists and are the lead experts in the salon. A master stylist demonstrates a mastery level in lash application. From technical proficiency to guest interactions, a master stylist demonstrates exceptional Lash Lounge aptitude. A stylist who reaches this level also provides the team with training and guidance, serving as an ambassador for salon excellence.


Want more? Click here to learn 5 things that lash stylists want their clients to know!

Tips & Tricks

5 Things Lash Stylists Want Their Clients To Know

If you’re a lash extension veteran, then your lash stylist has most likely educated you on the best ways to care for your lashes, products you can/cannot use and all the other important ‘dos and dont’s’ that come with having lash extensions. But there are some other important things that lash stylists want YOU, their clients to know . . .

Be Upfront

Don’t be afraid to share any discomfort or concerns with your stylist during your service. They are there to not only make your lashes look fabulous, but they also want to make sure you have the best lash experience possible. If you have any discomfort or irritation during your service, tell your stylist so she can make you comfortable. Also be sure to reach out to your salon/stylist after your service, if by chance you experience an allergic reaction, redness or simply have a question you forgot to mention before you left. They are the experts after-all, so don’t hesitate to share any concerns during or after your service.

Don’t Expect The Same Results As Your Friends

Your stylist will always strive to give you the lash look you desire. However, if your friend has lash extensions with extreme, voluminous fullness and you want the same but your lashes don’t end up looking as full as hers, there’s a reason. Clients who already have a naturally full lash line will end up with an even more extreme, full lash line after having extensions applied. If your natural lash line isn’t as full, then your lash extensions may not have the same fullness as your friend’s lashes. The more natural lash hairs you have, the more extensions can be applied. So to sum it up, your stylist wants you to understand that they will work with the natural hairs YOU have and give you the best results possible, however your lash look and your bff’s lash look may not always look the same….and now you know why.

Keep Chatter to a Minimum

While it’s always fun to catch up with your fav, fabulous lash stylist, too much chatting can make her job more difficult. Why? For one, it’s always very important to be as still as possible during the application process and allow your stylist to focus on the precise technique she needs to master during your service. Second, this needs to be a relaxing experience for you. If you and your stylist chat the entire time, then you may not get to enjoy that amazing lash nap we all love. However, if it’s your stylist that’s doing most of the talking, remember to take headphones to keep the talking to minimum, or like we mentioned in #1, be upfront and kindly tell your stylist you’ve had a long day and that you’d prefer to just relax and not chat too much. She will gladly understand!

Don’t Leave It All Up To Your Stylist

If you don’t do your part and take care of your lashes, then your lash stylist can’t do her job to the fullest. If you don’t clean, comb and care for your lashes properly, then your stylist may not always be able to give you the results you want. They will try of course, but if they have to spend time cleaning and separating dirty lashes, then this means less time getting your lashes back to the look you love. If you have lost a great deal of lashes due to poor care or if you don’t keep up with your 2-3 week refill appointments, then your stylist may recommend a full, new set. So be good to yourself, your lashes and your stylist by taking proper care of your extensions and schedule regular refills. (Pssst . . . It’s now easier than ever to book your appointments with our new, convenient on-line booking system.)

Listen To Your Stylist

Remember that the stylists are the experts! They do this every day, for hours a day. Listen to them and any tips or feedback they may give you during your appointment. You make an investment in your lash extensions and your stylists knows it and wants to help you keep that investment looking full and fabulous!

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(pictured in first image: Stylists and Staff from The Lash Lounge Overland Park | second image via The Lash Lounge Sandy Springs)