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How much time do you put into the way you look every day? While this number is different for everyone, investing some time into your appearance can really help you to go out into the world more confidently and feel better about yourself. I started going to spas and salons a few months back, and it was really nifty to see how many services they offered that could really improve my life. I decided that it would be incredible to work with other people to teach them about spas and salons, since they can make you feel renewed and refreshed.


Improving Your Personal Appearance

When Are Eyelash Extensions Worth It?

Lena Griffin

To some people, the idea of getting eyelash extensions seems a little too time-consuming or costly. And if this is how you feel about extensions, that is perfectly fine — mascara and false lashes are perfectly suitable alternatives for those who don't want to dedicate a lot of time or money to their lash look. However, there are certainly instances in which eyelash extensions are worth the time and money spent in the salon chair. Here are a few of those instances.

You're sensitive to the glue used for false lashes.

Say you really like the look of false lashes, but putting false lashes on regularly makes your eyes water or makes your eyelids puffy. There are some hypoallergenic lash glues that are less likely to cause these problems, but even they can be irritating to some people. Eyelash extensions may be a much more comfortable alternative in this case. They are attached with glue, but once the glue is dry, it is basically inert and your eyes won't react to it. You can enjoy the look of big, bold lashes every day without the accompanying watering and irritation.

You have really thin natural lashes.

Some people can swipe on some mascara and basically look like they have false lashes already. Other people can pile on layer after layer of mascara and still barely look like they have lashes at all. If your lashes are really short and sparse, then extensions may be worth it. You should particularly look into a variety of extensions known as volume lashes. They are very thin, which means your stylist can attach multiple false lashes to each of your natural lashes — a good approach when you have very few natural lashes.

You need to get out the door quickly in the morning.

Both mascara and false lashes take time to apply. If you have a really hectic schedule and don't have a spare minute in the morning, eyelash extensions may be a better choice. They don't require any daily time commitment, and they can be so bold and dramatic that you don't even have to pair them with any eyeliner or eyeshadow if you're in a rush.

Eyelash extensions are not for everyone, but they do work well for those with thin lashes, those who are sensitive to lash glue, and those who need to get out the door quickly. If you fall into any of these groups, then you should seriously consider eyelash extensions and start looking for a salon near you.