Eyelash Extension FAQ

What products are used?

OMFP uses high-quality products from reputable lash suppliers. We carry faux mink lash extensions that are made of synthetic yarn fibers, making them very soft and light. They are a deep matte black and never lose their curl. Different curls, lengths, thicknesses, and colors are available to give each client a unique set.

Since Chicago has such varying weather, choice adhesives are used depending on the time of year and humidity levels. All adhesives are formaldehyde and latex free.

What’s The Difference Between The Types of Eyelash Extensions You Offer?

There are two techniques in lashing, classic and volume. Volume is also referred to as Russian Volume or 2D-6D lashes and is a technique in which handmade, customized fans are created using 2-6 delicate lashes and then applied to each lash.

How Often Will I Need to Get My Lashes Filled?

Three weeks is the longest that we allow between fills. To maintain the life of your lashes fills must be done every 2-3 weeks.

Will eyelash extensions ruin my natural lashes?

No, this is a common misconception. As long as lash extensions are applied properly, they will not damage your natural lashes or cause premature shedding. At OMFP our focus is to maintain the integrity of the natural lash. To do this, we choose the appropriate length and thickness for each natural lash.

What if I Currently Have Eyelash Extensions From Another Salon?

At OMFP, we’re happy to work on top of lash extensions done in another salon, as long as the extensions were properly applied and aren’t damaging your natural lashes. We will not do a fill on another artist’s work if there is any clumping, twisting, excessive use of adhesive, or any other improper application. Due to the unregulated nature of eyelash extension trainings, certifications, and state board regulations, many lash artists have been improperly trained. Our priority is your natural lash health and eye safety.

Please schedule a complimentary consultation so your current extensions can be evaluated. It’s always a possibility I may not be able to work over the lashes you have, and suggest a removal and full set instead. Clients from elsewhere are still subject to the requirement of getting a fill within 3 weeks of your last appointment with your previous artist.

What is a Lash Lift?

Lash lifting is a technique where a certified lash artist uses a curling agent and conditioning solution to lift your natural lashes making them look longer and fuller. All OMFP lash lifts include a complimentary lash tint to darken the lashes and enhance the lash line. Lash lifts are a great alternative to lash extensions. They’re perfect for those with sensitive eyes and require less maintenance. Results can last 6-8 weeks depending on your growth cycle.