Why do eyelash technicians charge higher prices?
The application of a set of quality eyelash extensions is a very intricate skill that can only be undertaken by a highly trained and skilled professional. Good therapists invest heavily into their training, and continue to take training every 6-12 months (and usually abroad). Clients put their absolute trust in their therapist, who work on their delicate eye area while using sharp tweezers and strong adhesives. The products used are of the highest medical grade quality and, as such are expensive to purchase. The lash products used on clients are applied in large quantities by the therapist, with between 200-600 extensions being applied, depending on the lash service you have.
The individual isolation of every suitable natural lash requires skill and time, with full sets and infills taking anywhere from 1-3 hours to complete, therefore this is not a speedy or cheap treatment for the therapist to be able to offer.
Sadly there are a lot of non-standard salons, offering the treatment of eyelash extensions for very little money, (£20), using poor quality products and “dumping” the extensions into the lash line, with no isolation of the natural lashes. Usually too much glue, in addition to very heavy extensions, causes severe discomfort and damage to the natural lashes, and results in the industry that I love still having a reputation for causing damage. It is not the eyelash extensions that cause damage, but the therapist.
There are a lot of therapists out there performing eyelash extension treatments, but most are not lash specialists or experienced at what they do, because it takes years of hard work and dedication to perfect this craft.
Be prepared to thoroughly research your technician, and to pay higher prices for a quality service. Your eyes are the windows to your soul, please take care of them.