Eyelash Extensions 101: Are They Right for You?


Who has the time or the patience to perfect their lashes every single day? First, you have to use a lash curler; then you have to apply mascara until they look just right. And don’t even get us started on applying fake lashes every single day. Why not just opt for a simple solution?

Eyelash extensions provide the convenience that so many of us crave in our daily routines. Finally, you could say ‘I woke up like this,’ and mean it. You would have one less step to worry about in your makeup routine. And whether you just finished a workout or just woke up, you would always be pleasantly surprised with the way your eyes popped.

There are a lot of great benefits, but what lengths are you’re willing to go for these flawless falsies? If you’ve been on the fence about getting eyelash extensions, here’s everything you need to know.

Eyelash1 | Franklin AcademyWhat are eyelash extensions?

Lash extensions are individually applied synthetic or natural hair fibers attached to the base of each natural lash with a semi-permanent glue that is meant to hold them in place for several weeks. Extensions give your lashes the length and the volume that you may not have been so lucky to have naturally.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. However, each person’s lash growth is somewhat different and how long they last will depend on how well you take care of them. You should be very careful in how you take care of your eye area after getting lash extensions and have touch-ups every two to three weeks.

That covers the basics of eyelash extensions; but, there is still a lot more that you need to know to make an informed decision. Understanding the pros and cons of lash extensions can help you to decide if getting them is worth it.


Pros of Lash Extensions

They look amazing. The number one reason for people getting lash extensions―they look fabulous! They’re more dramatic than mascara, yet far more natural. When applied by a professional, lash extensions are stunning and instantly satisfying. You’ll leave the salon feeling and looking great!

They can save you time. Since lash extensions look good even if you aren’t wearing makeup, you can avoid a time-consuming step in your morning routine.

They can last for months. Yes, lash extensions require some upkeep. But with regular fills, your extensions will last forever.


Cons of Lash Extensions

They’re expensive. If you’re wondering by now how much eyelash extensions cost, know that you can expect to spend close to a couple hundred on your first full set of lashes. After that, refills can cost $50-$100 per visit. If you get lash extensions, be prepared to pay a price not only initially, but to maintain your lashes as well.

They’re high maintenance. Again, your lashes are high maintenance because you will need to get regular fills. But beyond that, your lashes will need extra attention between fills as well. You’ll have to avoid using oil-based cleansers and makeup removers as well as mascara. You also have to be extra careful in the shower and when washing your face.


PrEyelash2 | Franklin Academyofessional Eyelash Extensions at Franklin Academy

Lash extensions are the best way to get long, voluminous lashes. But, if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that you need to go to a professional if and when you do decide to get them done.

At Franklin Academy, our students receive specialized, hands-on training in learning how to use the Bella Lash Kit. The Bella Lash program at Franklin Academy provides Bella Lash Extension Training from a certified Bella Master. The program teaches aspiring estheticians how to use the Bella Lash Extension Kit properly.

We only want to offer the best materials to our clients, which is why we provide proper eyelash extension training for all students. Interested clients can come to us for a professional eyelash extension service. To request more info or to book an appointment, contact us today.