Are you craving longer, thicker eyelashes? Over time, lashes become naturally thinner and the growth cycle starts to slow. Mascara can help, but even the most high-end options only offer short-term benefits and require daily application.

If you’d prefer a longer-term solution, you may want to consider either eyelash extensions or eyelash tinting. While these two services offer different perks, they can each make lashes appear thicker and darker… for much longer than your average mascara.

The Case for Eyelash Extensions

Just like hair extensions, applying eyelash extensions involves attaching new fibers to existing hair. In this case, instead of clipping, sewing, or gluing hair into your strands, individual lashes or small clusters of lashes are carefully attached to your natural lashes or lash line.

Eyelash extensions typically last two to three weeks. They require roughly an hour for application. Clients can select the length, color and curl of the lashes, as well as the kind of fiber. Some people prefer natural, real mink lashes, while others opt for synthetic lashes. You can go for bold and dramatic or more natural, depending on your personal look. Once the extensions are in place, you won’t need mascara!

What Is Eyelash Tinting?

Eyelash tinting is essentially a dye job for your lashes. Some facilities also perform an eyelash lift, which is like a perm that gives your lashes more curl. Your lashes are colored and curled to perfection, and then you have 6-8 weeks of darker, more defined lashes with little or no maintenance required. Unlike extensions, you may still want to use mascara after eyelash tinting.

While this service will not necessarily affect your lash volume, it does boost their tone and definition. The end result is typically less dramatic than extensions for this reason. If you have short or thin lashes, you may require the extra volume from extensions. Both services take roughly the same amount of time to complete, and extensions are approximately the same price as a tint and lift combination.

If lash extensions sound like the beauty solution for you, contact Caroline’s Lash Boutique today and schedule an appointment for professional application!