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We are now enrolling day and night students. Call: 801-616-2339 Email: [email protected]

We are now enrolling day and night students. Call: 801-616-2339 Email: [email protected]

Are Lash Extensions Safe? Understanding the Risks and Precautions.

Lash extensions have taken the world of aesthetics and beauty by storm, offering the allure of long, lush lashes without mascara. But are lash extensions safe? 

While they can enhance your eyes and simplify your daily beauty routine, knowing the risks and taking necessary precautions is essential. 

In this article, we’ll explore the safety of lash extensions, the risks involved, and the approach you can take to ensure a safe and satisfying experience.

Everything About Lash Extension

Lash extensions are synthetic or natural fibers placed on your natural eyelashes using a special adhesive. They can give you a fuller, more dramatic look, but there are factors to consider before diving in.

Understanding the Risks

Before booking your lash extension appointment, it’s crucial to understand the potential risks:

  • Allergic Reactions: Some people may be sensitive to the adhesive used for lash extensions, leading to redness, itching, or swelling around the eyes.
  • Infections: Poorly maintained or unclean tools can introduce bacteria into the eye area, leading to infections such as conjunctivitis.
  • Lash Damage: Over time, the weight of extensions can damage your natural lashes, causing them to become weaker or even fall out.
  • Eye Irritation: If extensions are not applied correctly, they can cause irritation, discomfort, or even corneal abrasions if the adhesive comes into contact with the eye.

Precautions for Safe Lash Extensions

To ensure your lash extension experience is safe, follow these precautions:

  • Choose a Licensed and Certified Technician: Research and select a reputable technician licensed and certified in lash extension application. They should adhere to proper hygiene and safety standards.
  • Patch Test: Before your full appointment, request a patch test with the adhesive to check for allergic reactions.
  • Maintain Cleanliness: Ensure the technician and the salon follow strict hygiene practices. All tools should be properly sanitized.
  • Quality Products: Ask about the type of lash extensions and adhesive used. High-quality, medical-grade adhesives are generally safer.
  • Discuss Allergies: Inform your technician of any allergies or sensitivities to adhesives or other products.
  • Follow Aftercare Instructions: After your lash extension appointment, adhere to the aftercare instructions created by your technician. This may include avoiding rubbing your eyes, using oil-free products, and regular cleaning.

Safe Removal

Proper removal of lash extensions is as crucial as the application itself. Attempting to remove them at home can damage your natural lashes. Always have extensions removed by a trained professional using specialized products.

Join Our Lash Game with Our Lash Extension Courses

Lash extensions have surged in popularity, carving out a significant niche in the beauty industry. At Mandalyn Academy, we offer unique 4-day courses that provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the world of lash extensions. Here’s why our courses stand out:

Hands-On Learning Experience

Our courses comprise one day of theory work and three full days of hands-on practice. With three models to work on, you’ll receive close attention and one-on-one feedback from our experienced instructor. 

This extended focus ensures that you have ample time to hone your skills and gain the knowledge required to become a successful lash artist.

Legal Compliance in Utah

Utah’s Rules and Regulations stipulate that lash extension practitioners must hold an Esthetician license. Our courses are designed to help you meet these legal requirements while building a thriving lash extension business.

Classic Lash Certification

Classic Lash Certification is integral to our Master Esthetics and Basic Esthetics programs at Mandalyn Academy. You can still take these courses even if you’re not enrolled at our academy. However, proof of a Basic Esthetics license is necessary before you can pursue Classic Lash Certification. This certification is a prerequisite for the Volume Lash Course.

Classic Lash Certification & Course Content

Our Classic Lash Certification covers an extensive curriculum, including:

  • Eyelash enhancement history
  • Contraindications
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Anatomy of the eye and eyelashes
  • Product knowledge and care
  • Application techniques
  • Full set and ‘fill’ application
  • Post-care and removal
  • Lash shaping and styles
  • Tips and tricks
  • Customer service and business strategies
  • Building and retaining clientele
  • Three models with personalized feedback
  • Certification

Classic Lash Tuition

For students not enrolled in Mandalyn Academy, the Classic Lash Certification tuition is $1,400. This fee includes a lash extension kit, ensuring you have the necessary tools to begin your journey as a lash artist. An additional application fee of $50 applies.

Volume Lash Certification & Curriculum

Our Volume Lash Certification course includes comprehensive content such as:

  • Eyelash enhancement history
  • Contraindications
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Anatomy of the eye and eyelashes
  • Differences between Classic and Volume lashes
  • Product knowledge and care
  • Advanced application techniques, including different fan-making methods
  • Ensuring optimal lash retention for your clients
  • Full set and ‘fill’ application
  • Post-care and removal
  • Lash shaping and styles
  • Valuable tips and tricks
  • Common mistakes made by lash artists and how to avoid them
  • Customer service and business acumen
  • Strategies for building and retaining clientele
  • Working with a model and receiving one-on-one feedback
  • Certification

Volume Lash Tuition

The tuition for our Volume Lash Certification course is $1,400, which covers a comprehensive lash extension kit. Additionally, there is an application fee of $50.

Schedule Information

For specific course start dates and schedules, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to provide you with the details of our next scheduled class.

Invest in your future as a lash artist with our comprehensive lash extension courses at Mandalyn Academy. Gain the knowledge, skills, and certification needed to excel in this growing industry.

Your journey to becoming a lash extension expert starts here!

What We Say

Lash extensions can be safe when applied by a licensed and certified technician who follows proper hygiene and safety protocols. However, it’s essential to be aware of potential risks and take precautions to minimize them. 

By choosing the right technician, discussing allergies, and following aftercare instructions, you can enjoy the beauty of lash extensions without compromising safety.

Ready to enhance your lashes safely? Please book an appointment with us here at Mandalyn Academy, where our trained technicians prioritize your safety and satisfaction. Enjoy the beauty and convenience of lash extensions with peace of mind. Your journey to captivating lashes begins here!

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