Lashes in Mesa and Gilbert (Eyelash Extensions)

Graceful Glamour cosmetologist applying lashes, eyelash extensions

Lashes (eyelash extensions) are single strands (synthetic, silk, or mink) that are made to replicate a natural eyelash. Single strands are applied to each individual eyelash, one by one. When applied, eyelash extensions lengthen your own natural eyelashes and create volume. With proper application, lash extensions look and feel completely natural. They come in different lengths, thickness, and degrees of curl. They will give you a fuller, darker lash line without the need of mascara. Get your lashes in Mesa and Gilbert by Graceful Glamour!

Eyelash Extension Services Provided By Graceful Glamour


Graceful Glamour in Mesa and Gilbert provides consultations and several types of Eyelash enhancements such as: 

  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Eyelash Lift
  • Eyelash Lift and Tint 


There is a variety of materials as well as a large variety of eyelash extension lengths, thickness, degrees of curl, color and more. At Graceful Glamour in Mesa, our goal is to enhance your own natural beauty so you look and feel your best you!

Importance of Eyelash Extensions

Your face is the most important part of you. Now is the time to look your very best all the time!


Your eyes are the first feature people look at. As we make eye contact with other people, our eyes communicate in ways that our words cannot. Your eyelashes serve as window dressing to your eyes by enhancing your natural beauty and protecting your eyes. 


Beauty


Eyelashes are the mark of beauty. You might have seen older women who naturally have longer, thicker eyelashes; their face gives the more feminine appearance and becomes a prominent function of their beauty. Lashes make you look younger and wonderful.


Eyelashes have always been regarded as a source of beauty in many cultures. Kohl, a black putty (usually antimony sulfide or lead sulfide), has been worn as far back as 2500 BC to protect and enhance lashes. In Ancient Egypt, it was used as well by the wealthy and the royal to protect their eyes from the sand, dust, and bugs. 


Today eyelashes continue to be fashionable and receive attention and enhancement in everyday life and in high-fashion capitals like Paris, Milan, London and New York.  


On an evolutionary stand point, having long and thick lashes translates to youth which then translates to fertility. Long and thick eyelashes also have a way of making eyes look larger which again translates to youth and a woman’s ability to bear children. Therefore, making her look more attractive to the opposite sex.


Women, and sometimes men, who have exceptionally long, thick, curled lashes have always been regarded as attractive. This is probably why as early as the 4th century, ancient Indians have been smearing their eyelashes with “Kajal” or khol to make a person look more “lovely” according the Kama Sutra.


Protection


Your eyelashes are made to protect you, keeping your sight clean and clear. They are the “gatekeeper” of the eye. 


Eyelashes serve a number of functions, most of them protective. Below are some of the functions:

• These short hairs serve to protect the eye from foreign matter, such as dirt, dust and other forms of debris that small enough to get into the eye.

• Eyelashes also help to keep moisture, like sweat or rain, out of your eyes. Their curved shape and the way they are positioned allow them to direct moisture away from your eyes.

• Along with your eyebrows and forehead, your eyelashes also help to shield your eyes from the bright light of the sun. They're not a substitute for sunglasses, but they do help to filter the sunlight.

• Much like whiskers, eyelashes are extra sensitive to being touched. Thus, providing warning that an object (i.e. insects or sharp objects) is getting dangerously close to the eyes.


Some people believe eyelashes have special powers to grant wishes. When an eyelash falls out and lands on the cheek, some people will grab it with their fingertips and blow it away after they make a wish. Have you ever wished on an eyelash? Did your wish come true?


No eye makeup is complete without giving touch up to the eyelashes. These are a vital feature of your eyes which makes it more elegant and attractive. Longer eyelashes redefine your eyes and make them appear gorgeous.


Anatomy


The eyelashes that are connected to the upper eyelid are longer, and can reach up to an average of 8mm in length. They are also more numerous than those that are connected to the lower eyelid. An average of 110 hairs on the upper eyelid and an average of 70 hairs on the lower lash line. Another notable difference would be that eyelashes on the upper eyelid curve upward, while those on the lower eyelid curve the opposite way. This prevents the eyelashes from interlacing when you close your lids.


Eyelashes are hair, so they'll fall out naturally from time to time and grow back on their own. When an eyelash falls out, it can take a month to six weeks to grow back.


Eyelash Extensions


Every woman desires to have longer and thicker eyelashes. Most of us have used mascaras to get fuller, thicker and longer lashes. However, these provide you temporary effects and consume a lot of time.


Individual eyelash extensions are used to help women enhance their natural beauty, protect their eyes and limit maintenance so you can feel your best all day, every day! If you haven’t tried eyelash extensions, you should at least once in your life. A highly trained professional will always get the job done correctly - skilled hands make a difference!


At Graceful Glamour you get one lash extension per natural eyelash.  No cutting-corners, clusters, flare lashes, or anything else that will cause damage to your natural eyelashes.


Eyelash extensions should be designed according the shape of each individual’s eyes as well as the health and strength of your natural lash in order to perfect a look unique to you.  When eyelashes are applied correctly, you can look forward to wearing them for years to come.


Call Graceful Glamour to schedule your appointment today and get your lashes in Mesa! 

Eyelash Extension FAQs

Why should I get eyelash extensions? 

  • Eyelash extensions applied by Graceful Glamour instantly give you younger and refreshed-looking eyes. You will wake up looking beautiful, feeling confident and with a lower-maintenance beauty routine. You will no longer need to curl and apply coats of mascara or spend time “de-clumping” your lashes due to mascara. Your eyelashes serve as window dressing to your eyes. Enhance your natural beauty, protect your eyes and feel more confident with eyelash extensions from Graceful Glamour.

Why should I get my eyelash extensions at Graceful Glamour? 

  • Applying extensions is a highly technical and skilled procedure. A bad extension job can be painful, damage your lashes and look undesirable. You shouldn’t accept clumps of glue and lashes.  Graceful Glamour uses a combination of the highest-quality, premium supplies matched with the most current education and great skill to give you the highest level of confidence and beauty.  

What is the process to add eyelash extensions? 

  • The application process is very relaxing – like receiving a spa service. You lie down on a plush, premium, top-of-the line, massage table and have your eyes closed nearly the entire time. Your lower lashes will be covered. The extensions will be then applied to your upper lashes. Your esthetician will adhere one lash extension to one of your natural lashes; each lash one at a time. Expect the initial, full set application process to take approximately 2 hours.

How long will a set of eyelash extensions last?

  • When applied by Graceful Glamour, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. There are many factors that affect the growth and strength of all hair including but not limited to genetics, cleansing products, seasonal changes, athletic activities, and cosmetics. To maintain a full appearance, it is recommended to get a refill every 2-3 weeks. Refill appointments require approximately 60 minutes.

Are eyelash extensions safe?

  • Yes. Graceful Glamour only uses pharmaceutical grade adhesive which never comes in contact with your skin. Eyelash extensions are adhered about 1mm away from your skin. The FDA does not regulate eyelash extensions because the eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelash hairs and do not touch the skin. 

Will eyelash extensions ruin my natural lashes?

  • No. Eyelash shedding is part of the natural eyelash life-cycle. That is why it is necessary to come back for fills every 2-3 weeks.  If applied correctly eyelash extensions will not hurt your natural lashes or cause premature shedding.

Can I get eyelash extensions if I wear contacts?

  • Yes. Eyelash extensions do not touch your skin and therefore they do not interfere with your contacts or normal daily activities.

Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing eyelash extensions?

  • Yes. After your eyelash extensions are completely bonded, you can enjoy any activity including swimming, showering, exercising, spa-activity and more. Have fun and enjoy them! 

Can I apply mascara to eyelash extensions?

  • One of the many benefits of eyelash extensions is that you do not need to use mascara. Your beauty is enhanced naturally with minimal upkeep.  The joy of having extensions is that your time needed to maintain your fabulous look is greatly reduced.  
  • No, I do not endorse the use of mascara with your eyelash extensions. 

Can you use eye-makeup, other than mascara, when wearing eyelash extensions?

  • Absolutely! Feel free to use any eye-makeup you normally would such as eyeshadow and eyeliner. Often clients of Graceful Glamour start with permanent eyeliner and then add eyelash extensions to enhance their beautiful eyes and further minimize their time needed to beautify themselves.