FAQ Lash Extensions

What are semi-permanent eyelashes extensions?

R Studio offers the full line of semi-permanent eyelash extensions which are pre-curled to replicate a natural eyelash: A variety of Mink lashes in different colors and lengths are available.

Once selected, the eyelash extensions are applied one at a time using a specially formulated semi-permanent adhesive with a rapid cure technology that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash for a weightless, natural or dramatic look. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of adhesive based on one’s sensitivity. We can create the look you want because we have such a large inventory of eyelash extensions.

What are volume lashes?

All the same rules and concepts as classic eyelash extensions apply to the volume extensions. The main difference is, instead of one individual eyelash per lash, you are getting 2-4 light weight lashes applied to a single natural lash. This adds more fluff and volume, especially to clients who have sparse eyelashes

How long does the application process take?

Your first appointment will last approximately 2 hours. Please allow yourself enough time when scheduling your appointment. Your Rstudio certified lash stylist will evaluate your natural lashes and consult with you regarding the look you wish to achieve. The length and thickness of the lashes to be applied will depend on the length and strength of your natural lashes. Even if you have very fine, thin lashes, we can still achieve beautiful results. We will always recommend a lash extension application that will maintain the health of your natural lashes.

What can I expect during my appointment?

At Rstudio your price includes a consultation of your medical history, lifestyle, desired look, and aftercare instructions. The application will begin with your eyes closed and a thorough cleansing of your lashes and eye area will take place. The cleansing process will allow for a stronger adhesive bond between the natural lashes and the eyelash extensions.  During this painfree and safe procedure, you will relax on a monitored heated bed. There is no pain or discomfort. Some clients are so relaxed they fall asleep which many women describe as their “beauty rest.”. You’ll have your service performed privately in your own climate-controlled spa room with a closed door. Instead of relying only on ambient light and the naked eye, Rstudio uses surgical magnifying loupes and broad spectrum lighting to ensure optimal visuals of your lash application. Our main tools are uniquely designed to grip ultra fine hair as opposed to one-size-fits all tweezers that are standard fare in esthetics.

Do you have photos of actual applications performed by Rstudio certified stylist?

Yes, our certified lash stylist takes before and after photos (filed privately)  to compare your natural lashes to your eyelash extensions. You can also view  public photos on Facebook and Instagram.

How do I prepare my lashes before my appointment?

Please DO NOT wear any eye makeup, do not curl your lashes or wear waterproof mascara EVER during or prior to your appointment. Please remove contact lenses and bring eyewear with you to wear after your procedure for the drive home. You can continue wearing your contact lenses the following day. We DO NOT want to have to remove eye makeup during your lash appointment this will take time away from lashing you, and the goal is to attach as many lashes as we can within your scheduled timeframe, so please DO NOT wear eyeshadow, eyeliner or mascara to your appointment.

How do I take care of my eyelash extensions?

Do not expose your lashes to water or steam for 12-24 hrs after every procedure. We offer specially formulated facial cleanser/makeup remover and lint free applicators as we ll as other products for proper cleansing and at home maintenance.  All of the cosmetic products offered at R Studio have been designed to be compatible with both natural lashes and eyelash extensions.

How long do the eyelash extensions last?

When properly applied and regularly maintained they can last indefinitely throughout your lash growth cycle. As your natural lashes shed, new lashes begin to grow in every 30-90 days. Usually lashes can lasts up to 4-5 weeks, however, to maintain a full set routine touch ups are recommended every 2-3 weeks.

What are your payment options?

We accept all major credit cards when booking your appointment to hold the requested date and time. You can also reserve your appointment online 24 hours a day 7 days a week using the online booking service.  Please call to give your credit card information to confirm your reserved appointment. The credit card will not be processed it is only for appt. confirmation. We also accept CASH and CREDIT CARDS at the time of your appointment. We do not accept personal checks.

Please Note: Our Policy is not to add tips to your card.

What is your cancellation policy?

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy, when booking your initial appointment a credit card is required to keep on file. If you cannot make your appointment for any reason please give us a call to reschedule within 24 hours to avoid the 100% cancellation fee. We usually have a wait list for appointments that we would like to schedule if you can not make it to your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I see R Studio stylists certificates or licenses?

Yes, it is required by the NJ Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs to have the certified stylist license and certifications displayed in clear view to confirm you are receiving the highest level of service from a trained beauty professional.

Are children allowed in the spa?

Although we know everyone’s child is well behaved, due to insurance purposes we are sorry,  but children and pets are NOT  allowed in the spa environment.

Can I bring a guest with me?

Due to the boutique environment, please do not bring an extra guest.

What is a lash and brow fortifier and why does R Studio lash spa recommend using it with eyelash extensions?

We offer lash and brow fortifying products such as Grande Lash and Amplify System (serum and oral supplement)   a holistic, two tiered regimen to nourish you from inside out for stronger, longer, and more abundant lashes and brows. These  products work in synergy to provide key nutrients essential for achieving even more remarkable results.

What is a lash lift?

An alternative to lash extensions that enhances your own natural lashes is called a "Lash Lift", an advanced technique designed to boost, lift and curl the natural lash without having to use a lash curler, wear eyelash extensions or mascara. This look can last up to 6-8 weeks.

What is Permanent Make Up?

Permanent Cosmetics, also know as permanent makeup, is a process where pigments, specially designed for the eyebrows, lips and eyeliner are inserted into the upper most dermal layer of the skin. The result is permanently water proof and hassle-free.

How long will the procedure take?

Depending on the procedure, the appointment can take between one hour to 4 hours. Consultation, design work, time for the topical anesthetic to take effect, and icing down after the procedure account for the remainder of time.

How many applications are needed?

Generally, two applications are needed in order to achieve your desired look. However, many clients are fully satisfied with just one application. If a second application is needed, it is typically scheduled approximately 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure.

Does it hurt?

We use topical anesthetics providing substantial numbing of the area to minimize, or eliminate, any discomfort you may feel. Typically, our clients reported a tickling sensation with little or no discomfort during, or after a procedure has been performed. In most cases discomfort is not reported. 

What can I expect immediately after the procedure?

There will be slight swelling and redness in the skin, which will quickly subside. You may resume normal activity immediately after the procedure. Usually the swelling subsides within 48 hours. Initially, your permanent makeup will appear darker and brighter than what it will ultimately heal to. Remember that everyone is different, therefore everyone’s experience is different!.

A perfecting visit (if need be) will be scheduled 6 weeks after the initial procedure. 

What is the healing period like?

Some swelling and redness can be expected for 24 hours following the procedure. A cold compress helps to reduce any swelling around the area. The treated area must be kept clean. No makeup should be applied for several days. Some skin peeling and lightening of the applied color is normal. If any additional adjustments are desired, they will be made during your follow-up appointment. Regular routines usually can be resumed immediately after the procedure.  However, tanning, swimming, or vigorous exercise should be avoided for a few days. Normal healing times is between 4 to 7 days.

How long will my permanent makeup last?

Your permanent makeup should last for several years depending on your skin type and how well you care for it. Over time, the color will lighten and you may want to have the color refreshed. Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin. However, as with any tattoo, fading can, and often does occur, requiring some color refreshing.

What can I do to protect my permanent makeup?

During exposure to sun, use a good sunscreen. We recommend an SPF of 30+ applied on the tattooed area. It also can’t hurt to apply a small amount of vaseline to the treated area to create a barrier when going for a facial, swimming etc.

Can I see R Studio stylists certificates or licenses?

Yes, it is required by the NJ Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs to have the certified stylist license and certifications displayed in clear view to confirm you are receiving the highest level of service from a trained beauty professional.

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