Frequently asked questions

What is hard gel?

A nail enhancement, like acrylic, except it's a gel and requires UV light to cure. Hard gel comes in many viscosities and is odorless, making it more hypoallergenic than acrylic.

How long does it take for a full set of hard gel nails?

The average time for a full set is 2-2.5 hours. The total amount of time it will actually take depends on the client's natural nails, style of nail requested, and if any nail art is desired.

Do enhancements such as acrylic and hard gel ruin your nails?

No. When nails are properly prepped and the acrylic/hard gel is applied correctly, no damage is done to the natural nail. Damage comes from improperly prepped nails, usage of MMA, or improper removal such as peeling or popping off the nails.

How long does it take for a full set of lashes?

A full set of lashes, whether it be classic, hybrid, or volume, will take between 2-2.5 hours. In some cases, it may take up to 3 hours. The more lashes you have, the longer your appointment time will be.

How frequently should I get lash fills?

Lashes should be filled about every 3-4 weeks in order to keep them full. The actual amount of time you can go in between fills will depend on the shedding cycle of your natural lashes and how well you retain them based on your daily routine. You MUST have at least 40% of your extensions remaining in order to qualify for a fill.

What should I clean my lash extensions with?

Typically, any water-based facial cleanser will be safe to use with your lash extensions. Make sure to wash them daily, however, remember to be very gentle while washing. PLee Beauty, LLC Lash Cleanser will be available in the near future.

Is there any way to make my lash extensions last longer than the normal timeframe?

Unfortunately, no. Lash extensions are attached to your natural lashes with adhesive. Because natural lashes shed, the lash extension that is attached to your natural lash will shed with it as well. On average, we can shed 2-3 lashes, per eye, per day. Refer to the image below for more information.

Can I wear makeup while I have my lash extensions?

ABSOLUTELY! However, mascara is NOT recommended. Waterproof eye makeup is also not recommended as it is more difficult to remove.

I have a skin care routine.  Do I need to change those products while I have my lash extensions?

As long as your moisturizer, cleanser, etc, are water-based products, they will be safe to use while you have your lash extensions. Refrain from using any oil-based products, as the oils will break down the adhesive that is holding the lash extensions to your natural lashes, causing premature shedding.

What should I use to remove my eye makeup?

Micellar water or any other water-based makeup remover is safe to use around the eyes when you have lash extensions.

It's my birthday this month and you are also running a monthly special, will I receive my birthday discount on top of the monthly special?

No. Offers and specials can not be combined.

How much are brows?

Ombre Powder Brows $345 Nano Combo Brows $385 Nano Brows $400

Do I have to pay for my brow touch up?

Your very first brow touch up is included in the initial price you pay as long as the touch up is done within 60 days after the initial procedure. After 60 days, you may be charged the current touch up fee. Annual/maintenance touch ups are subject to the current touch up fee.

I am unable to book other services online, why am I not able to do so?

If you are looking to book a nail or a lash appointment with Birdie, unfortunately her books are currently closed to these services. The only appointments with Birdie that are open to new clients are lash trainings and brow appointments. Please contact us directly if you are looking for a brow appointment or lash training.