My lash extension curiosity piqued about a year and a half ago when I first arrived in Houston, TX. Coming from the northeast, I was used to seeing nail salons in every strip mall, but in Houston, nail salons were replaced with lash studios everywhere you could swipe a credit card. Initially, I was really confused and assumed that all women in Houston must be rocking Everything’s-Bigger-In-Texas lashes, but I soon discovered that the lash extension market was booming here due to the extreme heat and humidity – which makes 99% of mascaras useless and lash extensions the best solution to look fresh-faced and pulled together in this climate. Let’s get into my lash extensions experience – pros and cons, and would I do it again?
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Many lash extension wearers say their morning routine is drastically cut down and they often don’t need to wear any makeup because the lashes provide a wide-awake and pretty effect on their own. After the initial application, wearers go for ‘fills’ every 2-4 weeks to maintain the look. In theory, this sounds appealing, so I researched a fairly priced, highly rated professional to apply my extensions three weeks ago.
After three weeks of wearing my extensions, I have experienced the highs and lows of lashes and learned five important lessons.
I don’t see myself getting lash extensions again, but I am glad I learned these lessons and can understand the pros and cons for myself. I hope my experience helps you decide if lash extensions are for you!