Lash Extensions and Permanent Eyeliner
If you’re ever asked to perform permanent eyeliner while someone is wearing lash extensions, please don’t do it! Even if your client begs you — claiming she just paid a fortune to have them put on — have her reschedule. In the future include that in your pre-procedure form – no lash extension or removal of lash extension prior to an eyeliner procedure. It will save you time and aggravation for both parties.
If women are getting parasitic mites without lash extensions, imagine what is collecting in those extensions — and the increased risk the extensions will create. Sometimes, I see women with lash extensions that come in to get their brows done, and when I see the base of their extensions, I wonder if I should even be taking them for brows. I plan on consulting an ophthalmic surgeon to get a definitive answer for this question and addressing in a future blog.
Let’s face it: Anyone paying $100 to $300 for a full set of lash extensions is not going to wash their face and eyes the same way they would if they didn’t have them. I wouldn’t. I wore lashes in the 80’s and would steam them with a hot washcloth to straighten them, but I certainly didn’t wash them as I do now.
I will follow up with the answer from the surgeon regarding the brows, but please, never perform lash tattooing or eyeliner on anyone wearing lash extensions.
I have now lost my appetite and cannot look this critter in the eye, yet alone wonder if I am promoting its growth!
Rose Marie Beauchemin-Verzella