WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT ?

For your first appointment, we have you book a full set.  A full set takes up to 3 hours and costs $250.  Once you have received your full set, fill appointments are needed every 2-4 weeks for as long as you wish to keep your extensions.  Fills are typically booked for an hour and are meant to maintain the look you already have.  Longer fill appointments are available if you or your lash artist feel it’s necessary.  We train our lash artist from the ground up, so lower pricing options are available with those artists who are working to build their speed and skill.  Please call the salon to check availability.

 

WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Unlike traditional false strip lashes, eyelash extensions have quickly become the first modernized option for lash lengthening, which can be worn daily without nightly removal. Eyelash extensions are an elegant way to extend the length, thickness and curl of your natural eyelashes, making them a functional, convenient and glamorous substitute to the daily use of applying mascara.

 

HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

After a full set of lashes has been applied, fill appointments are needed to maintain the lashes. Your natural lashes go through a shedding cycle, therefore your extensions fall off with them.  Fills allow your lash artist to apply lash extensions to natural lashes that have recently grown in.  When applied by a professional, fills are needed every 2-4 weeks, depending on your activity and day-to- day routine.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I COME IN FOR A FILL?

We recommend getting a fill every 2-4 weeks. A fill is needed to compensate for any lashes that have fallen due to the natural cycle of your own lashes. Fill appointments require approximately 60-90 minutes.

 

CAN I APPLY MASCARA TO MY EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Mascara is not required since the extensions actually give the appearance of wearing mascara. Mascara should only be used when a fill appointment is drawing near. One of the many benefits of eyelash extensions is that you do not need to use mascara. If you must apply mascara, however, only use water-based mascara. DO NOT USE WATER-PROOF MASCARA as it can dissolve the bonding agent used, thus shorten the life of your eyelash extensions. At The Standard, we carry Mascara by NovaLash® which is specifically formulated for use on our extensions without effecting the adhesive. If applying mascara over your extensions, be sure to apply no further than halfway down the lashes to keep away from the adhesive.

 

CAN EYELASH EXTENSIONS BE HARMFUL TO MY NATURAL LASHES?

When applied by a professional, eyelash extensions will not harm your natural lashes. Proper application and technique allows for natural lashes to grow and flourish while having lash extensions on. Using the NovaLash® application technique requires several different “separation” steps during the application process, so each extension is attached to only a single natural lash in order to prevent disruption of the eyelash growth cycle.

 

WHAT AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD I BE FOLLOWING WITH MY LASH EXTENSIONS FROM THE STANDARD?

  • Do not pull on your lashes
  • Use water based eye makeup remover or natural oils to loosen up and remove stay-all-day eye makeup.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes excessively
  • Brush lashes daily with a clean lash wand to ensure lashes look their best and to rid any loose lashes
  • Do not do anything to alter the curl of your lashes (perm, mechanical curler, etc.)
  • Clean with a gentle cleanser daily
  • Stay away from extreme heats

 

WILL I BE ABLE TO SHOWER, SWIM OR EXERCISE WHILE WEARING EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Yes. NovaLash adhesive, which is the brand of adhesive we use here at The Standard, is waterproof and oil proof, thus allowing you to shower, swim, exercise, and go about your daily activities immediately after your appointment.

 

I HEARD ELSEWHERE I COULDN’T USE OIL ON MY LASHES AND THAT I HAD TO WAIT TO GET THEM WET?

At The Standard, we use Novalash Eyelash Extensions and their award winning Platinum Bond Adhesive. Thanks to this, we are able to send you on your way without the typical restrictions of other lash extension brands. You may get your lashes wet immediately after an appointment, and we actually encourage the use of natural oils on the lashes to help moisturize and clean the lash line and extensions.

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO APPLY EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

For your initial first visit, a full set normally takes 2.5-3 hours. Fill appointments can be booked for 60 or 90 minutes.

 

DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?

Yes! We book by appointment only. Feel free to call us at  517 253 7508 in order to book an appointment.

 

CAN THE EXTENSIONS BE REMOVED?

Yes, they can easily be removed by your lash artist.  Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own as you could damage your natural lashes this way.  

 

CAN MY LASHES BE CUSTOMIZED TO A LOOK OF MY CHOOSING?

Your lash artist will hold a consultation at the beginning of your full set appointment and discuss with you what look you are trying to achieve with getting lash extensions. Whether it be a more natural look, dramatic look, or something more believable our lash artist are able to tailor to your desired looked.

 

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR MY FULL SET APPOINTMENT?

Lashes should not be curled, unless directed otherwise by your lash artist. Lashes should be free of any dust, oil, or makeup buildup so you should remove any eye makeup with a mild cleanser. Oily lashes cause the lash extensions not to bond to the natural lash.

 

CAN I STILL GET LASH EXTENSIONS IF I WEAR CONTACTS?

Yes! Since lash extensions do not touch your skin, they will not interfere with your contacts or normal daily activities.

 

WOULD I BE ABLE TO GET A LASH LIFT WITH MY LASH EXTENSIONS ON?

No. A lash lift service is not able to be performed while you have eyelash extensions on.

 

WOULD I BE ABLE TO GET A LASH TINT WITH MY LASH EXTENSIONS ON?

Yes! We are still able to perform a lash tint, even if you have eyelash extensions on. Please notify the front desk receptionist while booking your appointment if you wish to book an additional appointment for a lash tint.

 

WHAT IF I HAVE LASHES FROM ANOTHER SALON, BUT WANT A FILL AT THE STANDARD?

 

We do take fill appointments from clients who have had their extensions applied elsewhere.  However, there is a onetime transfer client fee of $75.  We also require that transfer clients book 90 minute long fill appointments.  Since we cannot guarantee the work of other locations, we require the extra time that enables us to ensure you leave with the best possible work.  The health of your natural lashes is our number one priority.

 

DO I HAVE TO PREPAY FOR MY FULL SET/LASH FILL APPOINTMENTS?

Yes, here at The Standard we require all lash extension and microblading appointments to be prepaid for. In order to prepay for your lash extension appointment please call us at  517 253 7508, we can take your payment over the phone.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY MICROBLADING APPOINTMENT AT THE STANDARD?

First we have you schedule your initial microblading appointment.  This appointment takes up to 2 hours and costs $350.  During your visit our brow artist uses measuring tools to perfectly align your brows to your desired look and style.  Before performing any actual microblading, our brow artist ensures that you are satisfied with what they have designed for your eyebrows.  The microblading touch up appointment must be scheduled 6-8 weeks after your initial microblading appointment.  The touch up appointment takes up to 1 hours.  During the microblading touch up visit, any areas that have faded or decreased in size will be enhanced. 

 

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a semi-permanent and can fill in or create a whole new brow look with  hair like strokes that will last 12-18 months.   

 

WHO IS MICROBLADING FOR?

Microblading is for anyone who feels it’s necessary to use makeup to get the ideal brow shape.

 

IS MICROBLADING ONLY BOOKED FOR A ONE TIME VISIT?

No.  Microblading is broken up into two separate visits.  Your first visit is where your actual microblading appointment will take place, while your second visit is a touch up.  Microblading touch up appointments must be booked 6-8 weeks after your initial first microblading visit, this touch up appointment is included in your overall total. 

 

DOES MICROBLADING HURT?

Although numbing cream is used during the procedure, slight sensitivity/discomfort may be felt by some sensitive clients. 

 

WHAT THINGS SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY MICROBLADING APPOINTMENT?

  • Stay away from spicy foods.
  • Do not get any Botox treatments 4 weeks prior to your microblading appointment.
  • Any brow shaping using waxing should be performed at least 48 hours before the treatment. 
  • Electrolysis treatment should be undergone no less than 5 days before the treatment.
  • AHA preparations should be undergone no less than 2 weeks before the treatment.
  • Chemical, laser peel, and Retin-A should not be performed 6 weeks before the procedure. 

 

HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING NORMALLY LAST?

Microblading normally last 18 months, touch ups will be needed if you wish to continue the look.

 

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME FOR MICROBLADING?

 

Although it does take about 14 days for the strokes to completely heal, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities right after the appointment.

 

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE FOR MICROBLADING?

You may use a Q-tip and soapy water to gently remove previous layer of balm or to cleanse the eyebrows.  Avoid using heavily fragrant soaps. No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.

 

 

DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?

Yes! We book by appointment only. Feel free to call us at 517 253 7508 in order to book an appointment.