Pros and Cons of Eyelash Extensions

Everyone seems to be talking about lash extensions: family, friends, coworkers, and of course, celebrities! The effortless, glamorous look of lash extensions sure is tempting, and you’re probably wondering whether or not you should give them a try. Well, babe, there’s no better way to find out than by asking the experts! Here are 10 eyelash extensions pros and cons from professional lash artists.

Benefits of Lash Extensions

1. Enhance Your Natural Beauty

The lash pros at Chic Lash Boutique explain how lash extensions can enhance your facial features and give you a natural glow:

“Extensions lift your eyes naturally by lengthening the lashes with no possibility of adverse effects, as in the case of surgical procedures. They also add depth to your face, resulting in enhanced features to make you look more youthful and graceful.” Chic Lash Boutique is located in Houston, Texas.

2. Light as Feather

Say goodbye to falsies! Stacy Lash and Skin talks about the weightless and natural feel of lash extensions:

“Unlike fake lashes, you get all the drama without the drag. Fake lashes use heavier hard-drying adhesives while lash extension adhesives are light and non-gunky. There’s no clumping and practically no weight.” Stacy Lash and Skin is a spa located in Los Angeles, California.

3. Customizable Lash Extensions

The talented team at Wakeup Beauty Salon shares the customizable and versatile options that lash extensions offer:

“You can help determine things such as length, fullness, and even permanent color. Adjust the volume and shape of them so that they best match your aesthetic when you look in the mirror every day.” Wakeup Beauty Salon is a full-service salon in California.

4. Fabulous Look, Minimal Effort — Simplify Your Makeup Routine

No more mascara, no more time-consuming makeup routines! See what Flume Glam Bar has to say about how lash extensions will make your life easier:

“When applied properly, your eyes will look amazing 24/7 with or without makeup. Your lashes will be long and lush, will beautifully accentuate your eyes and many women feel they need less makeup when they have lash extensions.” Fluhme Glam Bar has three locations in Pennsylvania.

5. Anyone Can Benefit From Lash Extensions

The trained technicians at Lash Out explain how all types of natural lashes can benefit from lash extensions:

“Individual Eyelash Extensions are perfect for thin natural lashes that need volume and fullness, shorter natural lashes that need length, and straight natural lashes that require a curl to lift and frame your face.” Lash Out Beauty Baris located in Naples, Florida.

Book an appointment at The Lash & Sugar Company today to see how lash extensions can change your life.

Disadvantages of Eyelash Extensions

1. Lengthy Lashes Can Mean Lengthy Application Sessions

Good things take time, and fabulous lash extensions are no exception! Here’s what The W Spa has to say about application sessions:

“Appointments for Lash Extensions can take anywhere from 1-2 hours, and if you want to keep up with them you need to come in every 2-4 weeks.”  The W Spa is a luxury organic spa in New York.

2. Say Bye Bye To Oils

If oil-based products are part of your facial routine, this point by Princess Lashes might be important for you.

“[Avoid] Oil-based makeup, oil-based cleanser, and oil-based makeup remover for wetting your eyelashes. The reason for this is that oil-based products can break the semi-permanent glue causing lashes to fall out prematurely and may remove them instantly. “ Princess Lashes is a luxury eyelash extension salon in Wisconsin.

3. Preserving Your Lash Extensions Requires Touch-ups

The lash artists at Sinful Lashes share what preserving your lash extensions entails:

“After your initial set of eyelash extensions, you will receive instructions on how to care for them. Fills are done every three to four weeks depending on care and how quickly your eyelashes grow. An eyelash extension fill takes a shorter time to do and the prices reflect that.” The Sinful Lashes Company is a lash salon in Studio City, California.

4. Keep Your Lashes Dry for 48 Hours

No water around your eyes, no steam, and no facials. Amazing Lash Studio tells you how to keep your fab new lashes intact for the first 48 hours:

“Minimize the chance of wetting the extensions for the first 48 hours of wear. After that 48-hour period, the adhesive used to apply your eyelash extensions is secure enough to allow you to get right back to your routine. However, keeping away from extensive contact with steam such as in saunas or certain facials is recommended since it can begin to loosen the bond.” Amazing Lash Studio offers its services at several locations worldwide.

5. Aftercare Is a Must!

You’ll fall in love with your lash extensions, which is why it’s highly important to take care of them. The caring team at House of Sassy Supplies shares how to take care of your new lashes:

“Make sure your lashes stay clean while you have them. Your natural lashes produce oil and are cleaned as you wash your face. For your extensions, soft baby shampoo in super tiny doses mixed with water can be a great way to cleanse dirt out of them. Be sure to ask your tech what the best way is to clean your extensions during your appointment!” House of Sassy Supplies is an eyelash boutique in Las Vegas.

Lash Babe Newbie FAQs


You may have a few questions if you’re new to the world of lash extensions. Here are some frequently asked questions about lash extensions.

How long do lash extensions last?

Generally, lash extensions applied by professional lash technicians last anywhere from two to four weeks. It’s advisable to get a lash fill at around two weeks to keep your lashes looking full!

How long does it take to get eyelash extensions?

This depends on the specific lash artist. A more experienced lash tech will be able to lash faster with the same accuracy as a newer lash tech. Typically you can expect your appointment to be 90 to 180 minutes.

What kind of lash extensions should I get?

There are several levels available of classic and volume lash extensions offered by The Lash & Sugar Company. To learn more about each level, visit our Lash Menu page. It’s truly a personal preference for deciding what type of lashes you should get. Classic lashes give a bit more of a natural look, while volume lashes are full and glamorous. Having trouble deciding between classic vs. volume lash extensions? Read our classic vs. volume extensions blog post!

So now that you know the pros and cons of eyelash extensions, are you ready to book an appointment?

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The lash techs at The Lash & Sugar Company are ready to give you the glam lash look you’ve been wanting. Lash extensions are just one extra thing you can do for yourself to show a little self-love.

We can’t wait to help you feel and look your best with the sassiest lashes in Arizona. Book an appointment online today at The Lash & Sugar Company!