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We at Houston Lashology employ only Xtreme Lashes® Advanced Certified Trained stylists. This ensures that you have the most highly trained stylists in the industry. Additionally, Houston Lashology uses only Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions which cause no damage to your natural lashes. Our adhesives have been researched, developed and produced to exacting specifications. Our top priority is ensuring a thoroughly safe product for our clients. Our adhesives follow the standards set by the U.S. Medical Industry and top U.S. Surgeons and were developed in a FDA-approved facility. The main ingredient in all of our adhesives is the same ingredient used by plastic surgeons for suture-less wound closure. These adhesives provide the perfect blend of safety, longevity, flexibility and strength. Our application process adheres the synthetic or faux mink lashes to your natural lash itself while never touching your skin.

Our stylists are expertly trained to adhere one lash at a time with no less than 1mm of space between your natural lash and eyelid. This ensures that scenarios such as eye-swelling with sleep, etc. will not interfere with nor irritate your eyes.

Below are some of our frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn't addressed below, don't hesitate to call or email us!

 What Are Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions?

Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are for professional application only.

 

 What are Xtreme Lashes® Faux Mink Eyelash Extensions made out of?

Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are crafted from synthetic polyester. Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin. Testing has shown that there are higher percentages of people who will have adverse reactions to contact with lash extensions created from animal hairs, such as mink.

NOTE: Houston Lashology ONLY provides Xtreme Lashes® top-of-the-line and recently-released "Faux Mink" extensions. While these have the same natural look and feel of real mink fur they do not carry the same risk of adverse side-effects.

 

 What do they look like and how do they feel?

With proper application, Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions look and feel completely real. Each application is customized to suit the individual. We offer four thicknesses of lashes and two different curls with lengths ranging from 6mm to 17mm in a variety of colors for highlighting effects. Varying individual synthetic lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness of the Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions applied is determined by the health and thickness of your natural lashes as well as personal preference. The overall effect is added curl, thickness and length, opening up the eye for added definition.

Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are designed to be indistinguishable in size and weight to human lashes. They are flexible yet crimp-resistant, and they move with your natural lashes. As long as you keep up with the touch-up applications, it is almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions.

Because an Xtreme Lash® is an exact replica of an eyelash, it weighs about as much as a natural lash: practically nothing. You will not notice the addition of the extensions to your lashes and they will not cause your natural lashes to fall out ahead of their natural cycle as other enhancement methods can. We encourage you to review some our clients' testimonials on Yelp, review our Before/After pictures on this website and to call us anytime for additional information or if you have any questions regarding the look, feel and application of Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions.

 

 How does it work?

Xtreme® Eyelashes are made from synthetic strands which are glued onto each individual lash with medical grade adhesive. The first visit usually takes 2 to 2 1/2 hours while fill-in appointments usually take about 45 minutes to an hour depending upon how long you wait in-between appointments and/or how lashes are maintained considering aftercare.

 

 Who applies the lashes?

Only licensed and credentialed stylists who have completed the rigorous certification in the Xtreme® lashes training program can offer Xtreme® Eyelash Extensions.

 

 Will Xtreme® extensions damage my lashes?

No. Because of our stylists' intensive training and our exclusive use of Xtreme Lashes® Products there is no damage to your lashes. One individual lash is adhered to each of your natural lashes and shed only when your own lash would fall out naturally. Our stylists are also trained to recognize and work with only lashes that are mature and strong enough for the adhesion of each extension.

 

 Are there side effects?

We use only Xtreme® Products which includes medical grade adhesive which was developed in an FDA facility. Since the strands are glued to the lash and not the skin you should not have any negative effects.

 

 What can I expect during my application?

our lashes will be applied with you in a comfortable, reclined position. Since the procedure requires your eyes to be closed the entire time you should find this process very relaxing. Many times clients fall asleep during the application and wake up rested with a set of brand new lashes!

 

 What are the benefits of wearing Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions?

Most women choose Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions to lengthen their natural lashes while others want their lashes to look fuller. A number of women with naturally light colored lashes choose Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions to darken their existing lashes. Still others love the different, fun looks they can achieve with highlighting and layering.

 

 How long do Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions Last?

The look can be maintained indefinitely with refills. When properly applied, an Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extension will remain in place until your real lash on which it rests naturally falls out.

 

 Can you describe the application process?

You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes. There is no discomfort nor pain involved in the procedure. In fact, most clients find it is so relaxing and comfortable that they fall asleep.

 

 Can anyone get eyelash extensions?

Because Xtreme Lashes® extensions are applied to existing natural lashes an individual must have some natural lashes for the procedure. In many cases lash extensions cannot and should not be applied to clients who have alopecia or are undergoing chemotherapy until the individual has completed treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.

Cancer/Chemotherapy Recovery: Cancer patients can begin having Xtreme Lashes® extensions once chemo has completed and lashes are beginning to grow-in again. During this initial growth lashes are “young”, thinner and weaker than they originally were. Xtreme® “Thin” lashes may be applied causing no damage to lashes at this early stage. As stronger lashes begin to grow-in fuller and thicker lashes may be added. Our stylists work with each individual client to tailor the extensions in order to ensure the utmost satisfaction with your lash results. 

 

Alopecia: Xtreme Lashes® Extensions should only be applied once lash growth has resumed. As with Cancer recovery patients, special techniques can be used to add additional fullness during the regrowth period and to compensate for any gaps. 

 

Skin Sensitivity: Although our adhesives are developed to be safe for use on the skin, Xtreme Lashes® are never applied to the skin; therefore, allergic reactions due to contact with our adhesives are extremely rare.

 

 I have seen other types of lash applications. What's the difference?

There are are several other methods for enhancing lashes available today. Be sure you read the following information to make an informed decision:

False Strip Lashes: Traditional false lashes are made up of numerous human or synthetic eyelashes attached together in one pre-made strip. Strips are adhered with a temporary adhesive on the skin above the upper lash line. 

 

Although these are readily available and relatively easy to use, strips are the least natural looking and perhaps the most damaging to your natural lashes. They should not be applied frequently nor long-term. Doing so can lead to infections, clogged glands, premature lash loss and even permanent lash baldness due to follicle damage from the adhesives. 

 

Flares or Lash Clusters (often misrepresented as lash extensions): Cluster lashes, or flares, typically consist of groups of 5 – 8 blunt-end lashes knotted together. They can be applied directly to the skin (between natural lashes) or on top of a grouping of existing lashes. 

 

They are more natural in appearance than strips but carry many of the same concerns (the same skin adhesives with strips are used when attaching to the eyelid) as well as a few additional ones. Several natural lashes are typically glued together to support the weight of a single flare. If left in place for a period of time, this will cause natural growing lashes to prematurely pull out from the root than the slower growing lashes because they are adhered together. This can result in permanent damage. 

 

Individuals: (Again, often misrepresented as lash extensions): “Individuals” are synthetic lashes that are stacked one on top of the other and attached at the base often with a knot for fast “ and easy adhesion. Typically there are three lashes in each grouping with the strongest on the bottom and the shortest on the top. Like flares, individuals are usually attached to either the skin, if they are knotted, or to the natural lashes. 

 

Individuals carry the same concerns as clusters or flares with regard to weight when applied to the lashes and skin irritation when applied directly to the eyelid.

 

 How can I extend the "life" of my extensions?

Houston Lashology carries Xtreme Lashes® entire line of aftercare products specially formulated and exclusively for use on Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions.

 

 What are some of he products you carry?

We highly recommend using the Xtreme Eyemakeup Remover and Facial Cleanser™ for thorough yet gentle cleaning used with Lint-Free Xtreme Wands.

Also, highly-recommended is Xtreme Protective Coating™. Used 1-2 times per week this product protects the adhesive thereby extending the "life" of your extensions.

A must-have for our clients is AMPLIF-eye® lash and brow fortifier. This advanced product stimulates the hair follicle for enhanced natural lash and eyebrow growth.

 

 Do you carry makeup products?

Yes!! The GlideLiner™ is a LaunchPad Award winning eyeliner. This is a long-wearing liner that comes in a variety of colors that includes: Xtreme Black, Midnight Blue, Xpresso, Golden Olive, Plum, Graphite and Black Pearl. It's recommended that a GlideLiner™ sharpener is used with this product as it is specifically designed to reduce breakage and waste of the eyeliner which may occur with other sharpeners.

There are also two mascaras: Xtreme Length Mascara™ and Xtreme Volume Mascara™ both which have been formulated specifically for use on Xtreme Lashes® extensions. Many mascaras available for retail sale contain oil which significantly reduces the strength of the lash adhesive.

Wishful Blinking™ Eye Shine™ is a long-wearing eye shadow that also comes in a variety of colors.

We also carry Long Lasting Brow Pens in either Light or Dark to enhance and fill-in your eyebrows.

There is also a complete aftercare kit available.