How to prepare for your first eyelash extension appointment

Getting eyelash extensions can be a great way to enhance the beauty of your eyes and make them stand out. You may feel nervous or unsure about what to expect. Don’t worry, though! With the proper preparation, we can ensure that your first eyelash extension appointment goes smoothly and that you get the best results. We will guide you through everything you need to know to prepare for your first eyelash extension appointment.

Understanding eyelash extensions

Before we dive into preparation, let’s first understand what eyelash extensions are. Eyelash extensions are a cosmetic enhancement that involves applying individual extensions to your natural lashes. The extensions are usually made from synthetic materials and come in various lengths, thicknesses, and curls. The extensions are applied using a unique adhesive that is safe for use near the eyes.

Preparing for your appointment

Schedule your appointment when you can relax and avoid any stress. This will help you to fully enjoy the experience and get the most out of your appointment. Before your appointment, remove any eye makeup and clean your lashes thoroughly. Avoid using oil-based products on your face or lashes, as this can interfere with the adhesive used to apply the extensions.


  • Remove all eye makeup, including mascara and eyeliner.
  • Avoid using any oil-based products on your face or eyes.
  • Avoid caffeine and other stimulants that can make you jittery or nervous.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to recline comfortably during the appointment.

During your appointment

During your appointment, you’ll be asked to lie on a comfortable bed or chair, and your technician will begin by cleansing your lashes and preparing your eyes for the extensions. They’ll then use a unique adhesive to apply the extensions to your natural lashes, one at a time.

The process can take one to two hours, depending on the number of lashes you have done. Keeping your eyes closed throughout the process is essential to avoid irritation or discomfort.

Here's what you can expect during the consultation:

Your lash artist will ask you questions about your current lash routine, including what products you use and how often you apply mascara. They will examine your natural lashes to determine their length, thickness, and curl. Your lash artist will help you choose the right type of eyelash extensions for your needs, including the length, thickness, and curl. You can ask any questions you have about the process and the extensions.

After your appointment

After your appointment, you must avoid getting your lashes wet for at least 24 hours. This will give the adhesive time to dry and set fully. You should also avoid rubbing or touching your eyes, which can cause the extensions to fall off prematurely.

Avoiding oil-based products on your face or lashes is essential to maintain your new lashes. You should also avoid using mascara or other eye makeup products that can interfere with the adhesive.

Over time, your extensions will fall off naturally as your natural lashes shed. You’ll need to schedule regular appointments for touch-ups and maintenance to maintain your new look.

Preparing for your first eyelash extension appointment doesn’t have to be stressful. With the proper preparation and a reputable technician, you can achieve the look you desire and enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Remember to schedule your appointment when you can fully relax and avoid any stress, and follow the aftercare instructions provided by your technician. The tips and steps outlined in this article can make you feel confident and prepared for your appointment. Remember to take good care of your eyelash extensions after the appointment, and enjoy your beautiful new lashes!


What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are cosmetic enhancements with synthetic or natural fibers attached to your natural lashes using a unique adhesive. This process creates a fuller, longer, and more dramatic look than mascara alone can achieve.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

Eyelash extensions typically last 2-3 weeks, depending on your natural lash growth cycle and how well you care for them.


How often should I get eyelash extensions?

Most people get touch-ups every 2-3 weeks to maintain their desired look. However, it ultimately depends on your individual lash growth and preference.


Can I wear makeup with eyelash extensions?

You can wear makeup with eyelash extensions, but avoiding oil-based products and using a gentle, oil-free makeup remover is essential. Mascara should also be avoided, as it can cause clumping and premature shedding of the extensions.


Can I swim or shower with eyelash extensions?

Yes, you can swim and shower with eyelash extensions, but avoiding getting them excessively wet or rubbing them too hard is essential. It’s also a good idea to use a protective coating to help seal the adhesive bond.


Will getting eyelash extensions hurt?

No, getting eyelash extensions should not be painful if done correctly by a trained technician. You may feel slight discomfort or irritation during application, but this should not last long.


How do I take care of my eyelash extensions?

To ensure the longevity and health of your eyelash extensions, it’s important to avoid rubbing, pulling, or twisting them. Use a gentle cleanser and a spoolie brush to keep them clean and well-maintained. Read our ultimate full lash maintenance guide here


What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction?

If you experience any swelling, itching, or redness after your eyelash extension appointment, it’s important to contact your technician or healthcare provider immediately. Allergic reactions can be serious and require prompt medical attention. Your technician may need to remove the extensions and recommend an alternative type of adhesive or fiber for future appointments.


Can I remove my eyelash extensions myself?

Removing eyelash extensions yourself is generally not recommended, as this can cause damage to your natural lashes. If you need to remove them, it’s best to contact your technician or a professional esthetician who can safely and effectively remove them.

How do I choose a reputable eyelash extension technician?

When choosing an eyelash extension technician, it’s essential to research and choose someone with experience, training, and a good reputation. Look for online reviews and ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have had eyelash extensions done. You can also ask for before-and-after photos of their work, training, and certifications.