How much are eyelash extensions? Can you afford their upfront and maintenance cost? For the sake of those long and thick eyelashes, some people (especially the celebrities) seem to think so. Let’s take a deeper look at how much (or how little depending on the size of your wallet) these eyelash extensions will eat at your budget every year.
But first let me tell you something about them. Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent strands (just a little heavier than your natural lashes). They are available in silk, synthetic mink, genuine Siberian mink and in different colors. They can be applied by Licensed Estheticians or doctors. Eyelash Extensions last around 2-3 weeks or sometimes with your natural lashes’ growth cycle. Each strand is attached or glued into the individual natural lashes’ strand. They also come in different lenghts so you have the option to have extraordinarily long eyelashes or lash strands that are somewhat closer to your natural ones. Because of the glue or adhesive used on the eyelash extensions, mascara application is not recommended. It may actually cause the adhesive to break down leaving you a disastrous looking lashes. Eyelash extensions’ application mostly takes 1.5 to 2 hours depending on how many strands you want attached in each eye.
How much are eyelash extensions’ initial applications?
If you happen to be in United Kingdom, the initial application cost lies from 100 to 150 pounds and the maintenance costs between 50 and 60 pounds per month. In the US, eyelash extensions initial filling costs approximately $250 to $500 and the maintenance is priced between $75 and $120.
Now, let’s do the math. If you’re in UK, you’ll spend at most 870 pounds annualy. In the US however, you can consume as much as $1940 per year. These are all based on the fact that you only need a monthly upkeep (and that you’ve decided to live with these extensions for a year). If you consider yourself a high-maintenance girl, then you won’t really be affected by these figures. But if you’re like me, a budget-conscious housewife who manages to pamper myself only once a year, these costs are rather expensive. These are more expensive compared to using a mascara or an eyelash growth enhancing mascara. Using an eyelash growth serum is another thing. Let’s say you happen to use Li Lash (see price on Ebay or Amazon), you get to spend around $80 to $120 on a tube without really knowing if it’s going to work or not. Nevertheless, eyelash extensions is still more pricey than using the growth serum.
How much are eyelash extensions’ removal procedures?
Wait, what? Why would I need a removal procedure? Shouldn’t I just wait for all of them to fall out until my lashes are all new and natural once again? According to my research, you might not be able to preserve your natural lashes if you’re going to remove the eyelash extensions on your own because of the glue. You might actually end up with bald eyelids. And I know you don’t want that. So how much are eyelash extensions’ removal procedures? They mostly cost around $75 per eye. Now, go ahead and add that up to your estimated “eyelash extensions project” cost. Do you have a clearer idea of how much these eyelash extensions will cost you now?
I really hope my article has answered your “how much are eyelash extensions” question.