When discussing the relative merits of lash extensions versus falsies, it’s easy to get lost in the intricacies of the comparison. The reality is, though, that these two eyelash enhancement options really cannot be properly compared, since they are so fundamentally different. Yes, they both offer an opportunity to help us improve the appearance of our eyelashes, but that’s really where any real comparison ends. To understand why this is true, let’s consider some simple facts about each.
Dramatically Different Application Techniques
Falsies are applied in a different way than lash extensions. False lashes typically come in a preset group of lashes that contain a strip of adhesive on the back. If you have a steady hand, you can apply them yourself by placing them on or just outside of your natural lash line. Most women can manage this in a few minutes – though some rely on friends to help with the process.
Lash extensions are another matter entirely. Professional extensions are applied one at a time, and glued directly to each individual lash. The technicians who apply these lashes should be trained and licensed to ensure that they have the proper level of expertise to handle the adhesive and avoid contact with the skin. Because lashes are applied individually, the entire application process can take well over an hour to complete.
Dramatically Different Feel
These two options even have their own unique “feel” once they’re applied. Falsies are usually made from inferior fiber materials, and have a noticeable weight to them that can make the lashes feel heavier than usual. Fortunately, they’re designed to be worn and then removed, so you don’t need to carry that extra lash weight around with you on a daily basis.
Lash extensions are much lighter, and the materials are selected to match human hair in both appearance and weight. As a result, they’re extremely light and most women barely even notice that they’re there when the application process is completed properly. That makes them the perfect daily-wear option for women who don’t want to deal with the hassle of reapplying falsies on a regular basis.
Dramatically Different Results
Look, falsies have their place for those who just want to occasionally glam it up and dazzle their friends and co-workers. But let’s be realistic: they’re not a viable option for daily wear. Eyelash extensions, on the other hand, are the perfect solution for anyone who suffers from short, straight, or sparse lashes – or who just wants to enjoy perfect lashes every day, with a minimal amount of daily preparation and upkeep.
At Ebenezer Eyelash, our highly-trained and licensed professional lash technicians are always here to help that latter group achieve the look and feel they’re seeking. So, if you’re ready to find out just how great you can look with a brand-new set of the best eyelash extensions in New York City, contact us today. We’ll help you schedule your lash application appointment and set you on the path to perfect lashes that just might change your life!