Semi-permanent eyelash extensions

Relaxation room at Donnington Valley Spa

Guest Blogger: Nikki Butler

The beauty of individual semi-permanent eyelash extensions

Semi-permanent eyelash extensions have been sweeping the nation over the last couple of years, helping women achieve the beautifully stunning eyelashes they have always wanted.

This treatment really is fantastic and one that I am extremely passionate about.

Firstly, let me start by reassuring you that semi-permanent eyelash extensions are not about giving you overly long, curly or false looking lashes! The lashes that I create are beautiful and elegant and are designed to enhance your eyes, not overwhelm them. They do not look false in any way and many of my clients keep their lash extensions a secret, maintaining to friends and family that they are blessed with naturally gorgeous lashes…just with the help of a good mascara. It remains our little secret.

Eyelash extensions are perfect for every day wear, as well as special occasions. Many clients will have eyelash extensions applied for a special occasion and then become addicted! All of my clients will tell you that their lashes given them a little confidence boost…I’m sure you’ll love them too.

Let me explain a little more about the treatment and answer some of the FAQ’s;

What are semi-permanent eyelash extensions?

Semi Permanent eyelash extensions are created by using very fine, soft synthetic lashes and bonding them to your own lashes. The synthetic lashes are attached by using a high grade specialist glue to bond the synthetic lash to your natural lashes. Each lash is individually applied to a natural lash and placed slightly away from the lash line and do not attach directly to the eye lid itself.

The lashes are waterproof and you don’t need to wear mascara, they are perfect for parties, weddings, holidays and also for every day wear. They are easy to care for and full aftercare instructions will be given at your appointment.

How long do the lashes last?

The lashes come out with your natural lashes throughout your lash cycle, which is typically 8 -12 weeks. Maintenance appointments are recommended every 2-4 weeks (depending on your lash cycle) to keep your lashes looking fabulous.

Will lash extensions damage my natural lashes?

No, there is no damage caused to the natural lash. The extensions are attached to your natural lash and will come out with your natural lash during your lash cycle.

Are eyelash extensions suitable for everyone?

No, I’m afraid not. If you have no eyelashes then this treatment isn’t for you. The extensions require natural lashes to bond to.

What will happen at my appointment?

Firstly you will have a full consultation and complete a pre-treatment questionnaire. Your eyelashes will then be assessed and we will discuss and agree the perfect look and style for your extensions. You will then be asked to lay on a therapy couch and make yourself comfortable.

A small amount of tape will be placed onto the corners of your bottom lashes to help secure them. Hydrating gel eye pads are then placed under the eyes to secure the bottom lashes and to give your eyes a welcome treat. You will then be asked to close your eyes, lay back and relax.

Your appointment will take between 1.5 – 2hrs for a full set of eyelash extensions.

OK, I love them! When I can have them done?

I am at Donnington Valley Spa and Health Club on Thursdays.

To book an appointment please contact the Spa reception on 01635 551188 or email treatments@donningtonvalley.co.uk.

If you’re curious out semi-permanent eyelash extensions but not sure you want to have a full set, why not try the taster/half set. The taster set will give you a lighter look and let you experience having the extensions in, before committing to a full set. The taster set still gives stunning results and is a great introduction to the treatment.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Please read the full treatment details on the website www.donningtonvalley.co.uk/spa_essentials.asp