Frequently Used Lash Terms
Cluster Lash Extensions: Cluster lashes are clumps of lashes bound together in a “v” shape. They come in various densities as well as lengths and are much easier to apply successfully than individual lash extensions. Since cluster lashes apply several eyelash extensions at one time, application time is shorter than individual lashes.
Faux Mink: Faux mink lashes are a more price friendly alternative to mink lashes. They are made usually either from polysynthetic fibers or silk fibers meant to imitate mink lashes.
Individual Lash Extensions: Individual eyelash extensions are applied one by one to each individual eyelash. The process is rather time consuming and it is very difficult to ensure the extension is adhered straight to the natural eyelash. The application is rather expensive for the initial treatment and the procedure can take one to three hours depending on the amount of eyelashes applied. Once applied, most individuals will need to have the eyelashes touched up every few days to a week.
Lash Applicator: A sleek and convenient tool to help apply false lashes more precisely and easily. It holds lashes in place by placing the curved tip of the applicator at the base of the false lashes and squeeze gently until the tool closes. Place the lashes on top of your lash line and release the grip for a simple and steady application.
Mink lashes: Mink lashes are luxury lashes constructed with the short hairs from the mink animal. They are extremely natural looking, as the hairs are extremely similar to our natural lash hair. Mink lash strands are ultra-fine and tapered, allowing them to hold a beautiful curl.
Strip Lash: Embellishment Strip lashes are constructed with a light clear or black band and artificial lashes attached. They can be synthetic, mink, or a blend of both. These lashes are attached directly to your skin at the base of your real lashes, and are meant to be worn for a day and removed. They are also reusable and are applied with lash adhesive.