Before You Come

Please remove ALL of your eye makeup and make sure your lashes are clean using an oil free cleanser.
This ensures that I have the most time to actually apply the lashes.  This is VERY important because if any mascara or residue is leftover, your lashes might not last as long. 

Don't curl your lashes, it's easier to work with them if they are straight.

If you wear contacts please make sure you wear glasses to your appointment or bring your contact case so you can remove your contacts prior to your service.   

Plan on being here anywhere from 1 hour (fills) to 2 hours (full sets).  You can bring your earbuds to listen to something if you'd like.

What to Expect

After you fill out the consent form, we will discuss what you are looking for.  Extensions come in different lengths, thicknesses, curls, even colors!  That being said, I will let you know what your natural lashes can handle when I look at your lash line.   

Once you are lying down on the bed, I will clean under your eyes, your eyelids and your lashes with a mixture of distilled water and baby shampoo.  Gel pads will go under each eye.  Next, your lower lashes will be held down with medical tape so they won't get any adhesive on them.  Once everything is in place, you will need to keep your eyes closed for the remainder of the service. 

Your eyes might water or even sting as I apply the extensions.  If they do, please let me know right away!  Usually using a hand held fan helps get rid of the fumes from the adhesive.  Also tell me if you have to cough or sneeze so I can pull my tools out of your way (tweezers, light, etc.)

Aftercare: The First Day

Great news!  With NovaLash, you are free to sweat, shower, swim, use steam rooms, hot tubs or saunas, or even do hot yoga right away! 

Be mindful of how you sleep that first night.  Try to prop your head up as to not bend your lashes on your pillowcase while they are still setting.  (Silk pillowcases can be used to help your lashes from catching on anything).  Some clients use a special "Lash Mask" while they sleep to help ensure they stay in place.  Click on the link below for an example:

Luxury Patented Lash Mask, Protect Lashes with Contured Shape and Adjustable Head Strap, Sleep

Aftercare: General

Seriously consider investing in a"Lash Mask" (see above) to keep from prematurely shedding extensions.

Be careful when using eye/face creams near your extensions as Glycol/Carbonate can break the adhesive down quickly. 

If you wear eye makeup on a regular basis, you should definitely clean your lashes/lash line daily with Coconut Oil.  If you don't wear any eye makeup, you can get away with using a mixture of 1 part Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo to 4 parts distilled water or a gentle foaming cleanser would also work great (see video below). 

Let your lashes air dry or blow dry them on a cool, low setting.

Try not to pick, pull or rub the extensions.

There's no need to curl, tint or perm your lashes.

Brush your lashes only when you need to like after they get wet or when you wake up.


Don't use mascara on the extensions if you can help it.  If you do, keep the mascara towards the tips of the lashes as it will break down the adhesive.  It has to be water soluble mascara that is Carbonate free. 

Here is a list of acceptable mascaras to use on your lower lashes and extensions (Google to find where to buy):

Novalash Mascara
Blinc Mascara Amplified Mascara
Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara
Clinique High impact curling Mascara

You can find on Amazon:

D.j.v. Beautenizer Volume Lash Mascara
MAX2 Special Mascara Gold
Beautify Beauties Sensative Eye Mascara
ARDELL Lash Magic Blending Mascara
Jolie Cosmetics Sensative Eyes Mascara Hypoallergenic

Watch this video to learn how to gently wash your Eyelash Extensions daily

General & Aftercare