Novalash Lash Extensions in Monterey//Carmel, CA FAQs

Lash Extensions in Monterey // Carmel // Pacific Grove , CA


What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are not for everyone. This is a high-maintenance beauty treatment that requires gentle care for the lashes to remain in good condition and be long-lasting. Once the lashes are attached, you must not rub or pull on them. You must not wear any mascara other than that provided by your lash technician. You must not use lash curlers.

Eyelash extensions are individual synthetic eyelashes. They are attached one-by-one to each individual natural eyelash— not to the skin. This service is beauty enhancing and eliminates the need to wear mascara. It is a meticulous service which requires the skill and precision of a certified lash technician. Size availability ranges from short to long, thick or thin, curly or straight, which will be decided by you and agreed upon with your certified eyelash technician.

How long will my single-strand eyelash extensions last if I follow the proper care instructions?

In some cases, eyelash extensions can last up to 8 weeks. However, it is common to get a touch up after 2-4 weeks. Like all hair, there are 3 phases of the eyelash growth cycle. There are some lashes in each phase at all times, therefore, some will be lost within a couple of weeks and others much longer as part of the natural cycle.


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It is best to come in for a fill when small gaps begin to appear in the lash line. A good rule is a 30 minute fill every 10-14 days or a 60 min fill every 12-21 days.

How much do they cost?

The cost for eyelash applications starts at $220 per full set and comes with a homecare kit to keep your lashes clean, healthy and long lasting. Removal of the lashes cost $20.00 for each 20 minutes of work, or fraction there-of. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own. We recommend that you seek professional assistance from your eyelash technician. We will not be held liable for any damage that you may cause by trying to remove your eyelash extensions on your own.

Do lash extensions damage my natural eyelashes?

No. Each lash extension is adhered to one single natural lash, which will grow out naturally as your own lash matures. The eyelash adhesive is formulated to create a solid bond, specifically for human lashes. The adhesive dries very soft on the lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own lashes.


What should you do before your eyelash extension appointment? Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with mild oil-free cleanser. Do not use oil-based makeup remover to clean your lashes prior to the application. Do not put on any mascara prior to your appointment. Please do not wear contact lenses to your appointment. Plan to set aside approximately 2 to 2.5 hours for your appointment. 

What happens if a lash should loosen or become dislodged?

Do not pull on the lash. Please contact your technician to make an appointment to have them removed or replaced, in order to avoid damage to your natural lash. As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth cycle, you will need refills when your new lashes grow in. At first, you may find that you need a refill every 2 to 3 weeks. As you become accustomed to the extensions and with a little practice in maintaining the lashes, the time between refills may be extended to 3 weeks.

What should you do after your eyelash extension appointment?

For the first 48 hours, please:

Do not allow the lashes to get wet.

avoid steam- so no spas, saunas or cooking in a steamy kitchen, Steam will affect the glue stopping it from bonding properly.

do not swim

do not rub, perm, or tint lashes before or after lash extension application

do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face–clean around the eyes with a wash cloth, cotton pads or eye pads provided in your home care kit ($65)

do not pull your lash extensions–as youʼre likely to pull out your natural lash with it

do not use mascara on your lashes other than the one provided in your home care kit

do not try to remove the extensions on your own

do not cut your extensions–you risk cutting your natural lashes

brush lashes morning and night with the brush provided in your home care kit.