Classic & Volume Lash Extensions

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Bellamina Makeup is now offering lash extensions!  Clients must make an appointment and complete a Questionnaire & Waiver form.

Location: 20 Harold Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050

Classic Lashes

Full Set: $150, 2 hours

Refill: $50 per hour (timer begins after lash prep and removal of grown out lashes)

*After four weeks it will be considered a new set

Volume Lashes

Full Set: $195  2.5 – 3 hours

Refill:  $70 per hour (timer begins after lash prep and removal of grown out lashes)

*After four weeks it will be considered a new set

Lash Removal: $20

 

*REFERRAL PROGRAM*

Refer 3 friends for a new full set and receive one COMPLIMENTARY lash refill.

(please note the referral when making appointments)

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What are lash extensions?

Lash extensions are made of a plastic fiber called PBT. These lashes are often called various names by different manufacturers (Synthetic Silk, Synthetic Mink, Velvet, etc), but they are essentially made from the same material. However, they vary in quality in the way that they are produced. Mina is constantly trying different brands to find one that gives the look and feel her clients want. These lashes are meticulously adhered to your natural lashes with a medical grade adhesive. The lashes are securely attached and will fall out with your own lashes as they shed naturally. Mina currently offers Classic Lash extensions, which adheres a single eyelash extension to a single natural lash, emphasizing and accentuating the natural lashes you have. She also offers Volume Lash Extensions, which creates fluffier, voluminous lashes by attaching hand made fans of multiple, thinner lash extensions to a single natural lash. Mina will customize a set of lashes that will be best for you.

Am I a good candidate for lash extensions?

Yes

*If your eyes are free from any symptoms of infection and you have natural lashes present to adhere lash extensions to.

*If you are comfortable lying down on your back for a couple of hours.

No

*if you are allergic or sensitive to cyanoacrylates (similar to ingredients used for acrylic nails).  However, the lash extension adhesive NEVER touches the skin and has very low fumes. Clients have the option to do a “patch” test for the adhesive if they are very sensitive. This will have to be done the day before your appointment and Mina will attach a few lashes to the outer corners of the eye.

*if you constantly rub your eyes

*if you have no natural lashes for the lash extensions to adhere to

*if you are currently sick or not feeling well ( please reschedule your appointment)

What kind of lashes do you use and how will it look on my eyes?

Mina carries a variety of lashes in different curls, thickness, and lengths. She will take into consideration your desired look along with the unique qualities of your own natural lashes to customize a set for you.

The different curls Mina has available are J, C, D, B, L . The differences in these are the degree and angle at which the lashes have been curled. She will explain which curl will fit you best after your assessment. They also range in thickness of 0.05mm to 0.20mm allowing for light and natural to bold and dramatic lashes.  Length of lashes typically range from 7mm to 15mm and are combined within a set to create a custom design for each client.

May I wear contact lenses while wearing lash extensions?

You may wear contact lenses with lash extensions, but please remove them before the application session. The lenses tend to dry out and not be very comfortable during the procedure. Once completed, it’s perfectly fine to wear your contact lenses.

How long does it take to apply lash extensions?

Your initial session will take at least 2 hours (Classic) or 2.5 – 3 hours (Volume)  plus a 15 minute consultation. If a fuller look is desired, more time may be needed. Refills generally take a shorter amount of time, but it depends on how many lashes you have remaining when you arrive for your appointment.

How long do the lashes stay on?

The lash extensions are permanently bonded to your natural lash  and will remain until your natural lashes shed. The estimated time frame is 4-6 weeks. However, there are several factors that may affect the longevity of your lash extensions:

  • How well you take care of your lash extensions: properly cleansing and brushing them daily from base to tips with the provided mascara wands to help guide the lashes into shape as they grow out, being very gentle by not rubbing your eyes or pulling on your lashes,  and avoiding any oil based products near the eyes.
  • Your natural lash growth cycle: lashes, like all the hair in your body, grow in three phases – the growth (anagen), transition (catagen), and resting (telogen) phase. Your hair will only grow to a certain length, where it transitions to a resting phase until it falls out. Each person has a unique growth cycle, with the growing phase lasting around 30 days. Since your individual lashes may each be on a different growth phase, it’s normal to shed a few lashes per day and it’s recommended to get touch ups every 3-4 weeks to replace any fallen lashes.

Can you do a lash refill for me on top of lashes applied from a different salon?

Mina cannot guarantee the work from another establishment. It is recommended to remove all the lashes (removal fee applies) and complete a new set of lashes.

What if I am not happy with my lash extensions?

Mina does her best to offer quality work and she is very meticulous. However, nothing is ever perfect, so please feel free to provide immediate feedback or contact her as soon as any issues arise. Sometimes there are factors that are hard to control which may affect the durability of the lashes. Mina will gladly fix her work at no charge if you are not satisfied (within a reasonable time frame).

How do I schedule my first appointment?

Please send Mina a text to (408) 712-4365 and provide an email address. Alternatively, you may email her at mina@bellaminamakeup.com to set up an appointment. Mina will email you a Questionnaire & Waiver form to complete before your appointment.

Appointments will take place at 20 Harold Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050
How do I prepare for my lash extension appointment?
  1. Please have your face and eyes freshly cleansed and makeup free. Please place careful attention to the lash line area and make sure all traces of makeup are removed. If using an oily makeup remover, please be sure to double cleanse with an oil free cleanser to rinse off the residue. If you are unable to cleanse prior to the appointment, Mina will do a thorough cleansing for you, but it will extend the lash session a bit. Please give advance notice.
  2. If you are currently using any lash treatment, please stop usage 3 days prior to getting lash extensions. You may resume usage 3 days after your lash extension application if desired.
  3. (Optional) You may want to shower prior to your lash extension application as it’s normally inadvisable to get your lashes wet or exposed to steam for 24 hours. However, Mina will use a nebulizer to introduce a micro amount of moisture to the adhesive during and after the application, which immediately cures (dries) the adhesive to a solid bond. This mist will help soothe your eyes as well as bring back any loss of moisture. You may follow this step only as an extra precaution.
  4. Please refrain from drinking any caffeine or stimulating beverages prior to your session so that you can remain relaxed throughout your session.
  5. If you wear contact lenses, please remove them prior to your lash session. You may resume normal wear after your session.
How do I take care of my lashes?

Congrats on your new set of fluttery lashes!

To maintain your beautiful lashes, please follow these steps:
 *Do not use mascara or curl your lashes
*Avoid sleeping on your face as it may crimp and pull on your lashes
 *Avoid rubbing or pulling on your lashes. NEVER try to remove the lash extension yourself, as it may cause damage and loss of your natural lashes.
 *If you’d like to wear eyeliner, please use a liquid or pen liner that is NOT waterproof and thoroughly remove the makeup each night
 *Use lint free pads or cosmetic sponges when wiping the eyes
 *Use the provided mascara wands to brush your lashes daily from center to tips to keep the shape while they grow out
 *Cleanse your lashes thoroughly on a daily basis. An easy cleanser to make is a mixture of 1 part oil free baby shampoo + 3 parts water + a drop of tea tree oil. Gently foam up the cleanser and swish onto your closed lids at the lash line with a small, soft makeup brush to cleanse. Gently rinse and pat dry with lint free wipes or towel and brush with mascara wand. There is also a great cleanser available that Mina recommends. Chrissanthie is made specifically to cleanse your eyelids and eyelash extensions. It will be available for purchase from Mina.
 *Avoid contact to lashes with any products containing oil.