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Why is eyelash extension the new polarizing lash beauty style?

Jan 14, 2021

The beauty industry has seen it all when it comes to lashes—magnifying mascaras, “miracle” growth serums, heated curlers—you name it. But no trend is quite as polarizing as eyelash extensions. When extensions first hit the mainstream market, it seemed like a relatively painless way to achieve wispy, fluttering lashes without the inconvenience of falsies or mascara. But as with any new beauty service, lash extensions quickly revealed their drawbacks. For starters, some states haven’t placed regulations on the service, consequently leading to cases of irritation, infection, and damaged natural lashes due to poor hygiene and technique.1

The process is also fairly expensive, setting you back hundreds of dollars and hours of your personal time. 

But is it worth it to wake up with a flawless set of semi-permanent lashes every day? Ahead, a lash tech, dermatologist, and plastic surgeon break down everything you need to know about eyelash extensions, from before and after photos, to tips to finding the right lash artist, to cost, risks (will your natural eyelashes grow back?), and everything in-between.

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