What are eyelash extensions?

Lash Cartel eyelash extensions are made up of singular synthetic lashes applied directly to an individual natural lash. Available in different lengths, curls and thickness to suit your desired look whilst maintaining the optimum health of your natural lashes.

What are eyelash extensions made of?

At Lash Cartel we use a premium Poly Fibre Blend lash. Ranging in length, curl, weight and finish, our lashes are heat treated and sanitised thus allowing better retention, less damage through wear and tear and no loss of shape over time.
*Lash Cartel does not and will not use real animal fur including and not limited to mink for our eyelash extensions.

How long do eyelash extensions last for?

Eyelash extensions can last up to 6 weeks depending on your lash cycle, maintenance and at home care. As your natural lashes have a life cycle of 60 – 90 days, your extensions will shed as per your natural lash cycle. We recommend refills every 2-4 weeks to maintain consistency.

Will eyelash extensions damage my own natural lashes?

No! When applied correctly eyelash extensions will never damage your natural lashes. As a specialist in the industry Lash Cartel applies each individual extension to an individual lash just above the lash line never touching the skin. Using only premium products, we will design your desired set using the correct weight length and curl of extensions to ensure the ongoing good health of your natural lashes.

What is a refill?

A refill appointment at Lash Cartel is where we will tidy your lashes, removing any extensions that have regrowth from the natural lash, or have dislodged through where and tear. We will then lash any new growth so your extensions are the amount you started with. You can also upgrade to a fuller set at a refill appointment if your naturalist will allow.

Can I wear mascara with my eyelash extensions?

One of the most attractive benefits of having eyelash extensions is you will never have to wear mascara again. However if you do decide you would like to use mascara we recommend using products specifically designed for Classic eyelash extensions available to purchase in studio and online through Lash Cartel.
Mascara can not be worn with Volume lashes

Do I need to clean my lashes ?

It is very important to keep your lashes clean from bacteria, dust , protein, oils, makeup, etc. After the initial 24hr period, we highly advise to cleanse your lashes min 2-3 times per week. (in shower using a soft makeup brush or foam) We recommend using Lash Collection, Eyelash and Brow Cleanser available to purchase in studio and online through Lash Cartel.

Can I get my lashes wet?

Yes! And you should only after you have waited the initial 24hour period.
Excessive water exposure, like swimming everyday may reduce your retention, this just means coming in for refills more regularly.

Do eyelash extensions hurt?

Absolutely Not! Eyelash extensions should never cause any discomfort or hurt you in anyway. Ideally you should not be able to feel them, at Lash Cartel your eyelash extensions will feel seamless and lightweight.

Are eyelash extension safe?

At Lash Cartel we use only premium products, medical grade adhesive and sterilised equipment and supplies.
We specialise in eyelash extensions, so rest assured you will be in good hands.

Can I have an allergic reaction?

The fact that eyelash extensions are applied to the lashes and not to the skin makes reactions extremely rare.
There is no way to tell if and when a person will have an allergic reaction unless already observed. Reactions can present themselves straight away or develop over time.
At Lash Cartel in your initial consultation / assessment we ask detailed questions to identify if you are a suitable candidate for eyelash extensions.
In the event you do suffer an allergic reaction we offer free removal with 48 hours.

*Please note if you are concerned about having an allergic reaction, we do offer a patch test, minimum 48hours before your appointment. During this time we will apply the under eye pads and 5-10 eyelash extensions to each eye using all of the products we would for a full lash service.

What our Clients are Saying

"Simone and Stephanie were both highly professional and knowledgable.  The focus on a natural look that is easy to maintain was fabulous.  Thank you for an amazing service!!"
- Sanja Zeman
"Simone does the best lashes and it took me a lot of trial and error around Melbourne to suit how fussy I am. She delivers nothing short of a perfect service, and is always accurate in delivering my lashes exactly how I want them."
- Jacqui H
"Simone & her team are absolutely incredible at what they do!  They create such an authentic and natural set and work to your face and eye shape. I've been to a lot of different Lash Studios but I've never been as happy as I have with Lash Cartel. Best in Melbourne, hands down!"
- Phoebe K
"I have been seeing Simone at Lash Cartel for many years.  The fact that I am regularly asked if my lashes are my own rather than where I have them done is a testament to the impeccable and consist level of work that Simone produces. People just cannot tell if they are extensions or not!"
- Leah B
"These have been THE BEST LASHES EVER! Stayed on so well and they just looked amazing and natural but still extra xx"
- Olympia Valance
"Thank you so much for my gorgeous, fluffy, amazing lashes!  I am so happy to be back and I've had compliments at gym, work, acting, everywhere I go people notice.  Someone even said I look like a cat,  haha the style we went for!  Lash Cartel is the best and you are so talented xx"
- Britt H
"I got up this morning and when I looked in the mirror I was blown away and so impressed with my brows, Natalia did an incredible job.  I love coming to see you every month, I always feel so relaxed and welcomed and leave excited about coming back next time.  What you have built is amazing.  So I just wanted to say thank you xx"  
- Steph R
"Lash Cartel was my saviour last year after a terrible lash experience at one of the salons in South Yarra. Not only did Simone and her team repaired my damaged lashes, they also suggested the most perfect set of lashes for me. . The girls always listen to the clients and make sure you look and feel beautiful.  I have been a client of Lash Cartel for a year now and have not disappointed me once. If you want great service and high quality lash extensions, Lash Cartel is the best place for that!"
- Alina Y
"Ive been going here for 4 years now and my lashes are always amazing. Simone and the ladies are the best in Melbourne. Highly recommend."
- Lael S
"Thank you for my beautiful lashes!  They've improved my look completely and have cut the amount of time I spend applying my makeup.  I love them - thank you !  On my way home from your parlour, I had 2 guys stop me on the street to tell me I'm beautiful...LOL!!  I definitely think its the lashes!!!"
- Lorena G
"I just had my lashes done by Lash Cartel and I feel so glamorous i could spit! Which isn't very glamorous so I won’t, Thanks lovely Simone X"
- Em Rusciano
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