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What Clients Should Expect at Their First Lash Extension Appointment!

What to Expect at Your First Lash Extension Appointment!

We’re so excited for you to experience eyelash extensions for the first time! Whether you’ve already booked your appointment or are still looking for the perfect lash artist for you, we’ve got you covered.

We wanted to clear the air on some of the common questions that everyone asks before their first lash appointment! Don’t worry, you’re not the first or the last lash enthusiast to ask these questions before their first lash appointment. Your lash artist will be both impressed and relieved when you come prepared and excited for a fantastic experience at your first lash appointment.

Here’s everything you need to know before you arrive at your lash appointment:

Can I wear makeup to my lash appointment?

It’s required that your eye area be clean and completely free of makeup. You can wear moisturizer and foundation but no under eye concealer, mascara, etc. Your lash artist will require you to remove any makeup around your eye area before the start of your appointment. Come prepared with a clean face so your artist has the most time possible to spend on your lashes.

What do I need to do with the forms you sent over to fill out?

Our Pre-Appointment Client Intake forms are a vital part of our client experience so please be sure to fill them out completely and send them back prior to your appointment. If we have not received the client intake prior to your appointment time, we do require you fill this out in full prior to you getting your lashes done. This can take away time from your lash appointment which we really don't want if at all avoidable!

I can’t leave my house without mascara, I really can’t wear any?

Correct! Now, we know that you’re busy and so if you’re coming from work or running errands, please arrive to your appointment early to clean your lashes onsite so when your lash artist is ready to start your lashes, you’re ready to go! We do provide a complimentary Lash Bath before each lash appointment to ensure they lash line and eyes are prepared for your new extensions; however, if a more in-depth lash bath is required or if we have to remove makeup to ensure you are prepared for your appointment, then you will likely incur an additional charge for a deep cleanse lash bath!

What should I wear to my lash appointment?

Comfortable clothes! You’ll likely be sitting or laying down for between 2-3 hours depending on the length of your appointment.

How long are eyelash extension appointments?

Your very first lash appointment will be a full set of lashes (aka a fresh set) and will take around 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete. If you’re going to get your lashes filled or for a fill (aka adding more lashes to an existing lash set) it will take between 60 minutes to 2 hours, depending on look and lash artist speed.

Should I curl my natural lashes before my lash appointment?

We kindly ask that you don't use lash curlers at all as it can damage your lash extensions and your natural lashes! Lash artists prefer to work with your natural lashes in their most natural state! Your natural, straight lashes are better for the adhesive to bond and hold the lash extension.

Should I bring my headphones?

Absolutely! If you’re planning to listen to music during your appointment then you’ll need to provide your own headphones and music listening device. Have a few playlists or podcasts lined up as you won’t be able to open your eyes during the appointment. We suggest more soothing music, your lash artist won’t want your head bobbing along ;)

Should I bring my phone with me?

Yes, bring your phone but make sure and silence all text or phone call notifications. It’s just a distraction for you and your lash artist and we want to maximize all of the time in your appointment to really knock out those lash extensions!

What happens if I fall asleep? Is that okay?

Absolutely, we love it when clients are cozy enough to fall asleep, it is actually a compliment to us! Some lash artists prefer when their clients fall asleep. Don’t worry about falling asleep, your lash artist wants you to be as comfortable as possible during your appointment! (Lash naps are the best naps… ;) )

After all, do you see this studio? It was literally designed and built to maximize your comfort to ensure you feel cozy enough to fall into dream land while getting your lashes done !

Can I wear my contacts?

We suggest removing your contacts when you arrive at your appointment just to ensure as little irritation during your appointment as possible.

How much should I tip my lash artist?

The standard tip range is between 15-20%. Tips are a vital part of our Lash Artists day-to-day as it helps grow our business so say thank you and tip!

Should I wash my lashes?

YES, yes, and yes yes yes lol ! Washing your lashes once per day with a lash-safe cleanser (hint: like The Lash Professional Lash Bath, sold in our Studios) will not only extend the life of your lashes but will keep them clean and looking fresh each day! It will also help prevent any irritations and bacteria!

Before your first lash appointment, find your lash artist on Instagram and check out their work, bring in a few photos of lash sets you like and review the style of your lash artist to make sure that’s what you’re looking for.

Make sure you choose a lash artist that’s been certified to perform the eyelash extension service for you. Rebel Lash Studios' Master Lash Artist is a License Esthetician and MLA (Master Lash Artist)


If you would like to know more information or schedule and appointment, please head over to our services page and book an appointment with us! We look forward to everyone joining the Rebel Family! Now......everyone get out there and Discover Your Inner Rebel!


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