Eyelash Extension FAQ

Why On My Face Please For Eyelash Extensions?

Cristien is volume certified with Maven Artistry, Borboleta Beauty, and Chic Sin City. She focuses on lashing 90% or more of your natural lashes during each appointment. Cristien does not believe in counting lashes and applies what is needed to create a beautiful, artistic set.

Part scientist, part artist, Cristien uses medical grade equipment, surgical magnifying loupes, and broad-spectrum lighting to provide optimal visuals of your eyelash extension application. Her goal is to give you the best eyelash extensions in Chicago! Cristien guarantees her work, so if you’re unhappy for any reason, contact the lounge within three days of your appointment, and any issues will be fixed.

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. Volume lashes are either lighter or the same weight as one classic eyelash extension.

How Much Will Eyelash Extensions Cost?

The cost of quality eyelash extensions from a trained professional can leave you asking: “Are eyelash extensions worth it?!” Well, we like to think that you can’t put a price on waking up feeling and looking your best every day, but if you’re on the fence, let these gals tell you how eyelash extensions changed their lives.

How Often Will I Need to Get My Lashes Filled?

To maintain the life of your lashes it is recommended that fills be done every 2-3 weeks. Clients should come in for a fill when 50% of their lash extensions have shed. We offer extended fill services which will add extra time to your appointment if needed. Clients with less than 40% will be considered a full set.

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. If you currently have lashes on from another artist please contact us for a consultation so we can book the correct appointment for you.

Due to the unregulated nature of eyelash extension trainings, certifications, and state board regulations, many lash artists have been improperly trained. At OMFP Beauty, our priority is your natural lash health and eye safety.

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.