Lara Lashes

Eyelash Extensions

Lara Lashes London specialises in the application of Eyelash Extensions that enhance the length and thickness of your natural lashes.  We apply both Individual and Russian Volume Lashes.

For Individual eyelash extensions, a single extension is carefully applied to each natural eyelash approximately 0.5 mm from the eyelid skin.  The number of lash extensions applied varies from 40 to 150 extensions per eye, depending upon the client’s desired look and the number of natural lashes there are to work with. At Lara Lashes we allow 2 hours to apply a Full Set of individual eyelash extensions.

The process is precisely the same for a Half Set but fewer lashes are applied. The appointment lasts an hour, achieving approximately 65% coverage of the natural lashes.

Anything from a very natural look to more defined enhancement of the lashes can be achieved with either option. The difference is in the density.

A Full Set will need infilling up to 4 weeks after application, and a Half Set up to 3 weeks. An Infill and Tidy appointment takes 60 minutes in either case.

Exciting technological advances in eyelash extension manufacture have led to the creation of the amazing superlight and superfine lashes used for Russian Volume eyelash extensions – also known as 2D–8D lashes, meaning that anything from 2 to 8 of these featherweight miracles can be applied to a single natural eyelash.

Russian Volume extensions are meticulously applied to each natural lash in a fan shape, a specialised technique allowing as many as 700 extensions to be applied to each eye. This unique approach gives a gorgeous lush and feathery look – and because the lashes are so very light you will barely feel they are there at all.

Delightful as this is, not everyone wants 8D or 700+ extensions applied to each eye. Happily, as with a set of Individual lashes, Russian Volume Lashes can be tailored to each client’s desired look – 2, 3, 4 or 5 extensions to a natural lash and so on – using varying extension lengths, thicknesses and curl, and applied in wide, medium or narrow ‘fans’.

A Russian Volume set takes 150 minutes to apply and will need infilling up to 4 weeks after application. An Infill and Tidy takes 90 minutes (or 60 minutes if infilled more frequently).

At Lara Lashes we appreciate that each client is an individual with a unique set of natural lashes and a unique eyelash look in mind.  Our aim is to help every client achieve the lash look they love.

*Please note, all new clients will require an adhesive patch test at least 24 hours prior to your first appointment with us.

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What are individual eyelash extensions?

Individual eyelash extensions are designed to enhance, extend and thicken your natural eyelashes. Eyelash extensions are single synthetic hairs that vary in thickness, length and curl. A natural or a more dramatic look can be achieved by selecting the appropriate eyelash extensions. The treatment is permanent in so far as it lasts for as long as your natural eyelashes, which is anything between 60 and 90 days. As your natural lashes shed, so will the extensions attached, hence over time the fullness of the lashes will decrease. If you wish to maintain the fullness of the lashes, infills are required every 2 to 4 weeks.

How are eyelash extensions applied?

Eyelash extensions are applied by placing the individual synthetic extensions to your natural lashes, thereby thickening, lengthening and enhancing your natural eyelashes. The adhesive does not come into contact with your skin.

How long does the application process take?

The application process takes between 60 and 150 minutes, depending on which set you choose, and between 60 to 90 minutes for infills. Infills will be required every 2 – 4 weeks to maintain their fullness.

What is the lifespan of individual eyelash extensions?

The lifecycle of your natural eyelashes is between 60 to 90 days, therefore the longest your eyelashes will last is 8 weeks. The natural lash lifecycle varies from individual to individual, so some clients may find their extensions last a longer or shorter period than others. Once your lashes begin to diminish in fullness, you can either opt for infills to keep their fullness, or the remaining lashes can be removed easily and painlessly at any point by the eyelash technician using a removal fluid.

Are eyelash extensions suitable for everyone?

Eyelashes are not suitable for everyone. Should you have an eye infection or condition, they may not be appropriate, and they are unsuitable for individuals with no existing eyelashes. They also require a certain level of care and maintenance, so this is something you should consider before having them.

Which eyelash extensions are right for me?

The length and thickness of the eyelash extensions will be discussed at your appointment, however eyelash extensions are not recommended to be more than twice the length of your natural eyelash length. You may decide to go for a more natural ‘classic’ look, or perhaps you want a more dramatic ‘mascara effect’ look – either way, your lashes will look fantastic!

Is there any maintenance involved?

To maintain the fullness of your eyelash extensions, infills will be required every 3 – 4 weeks, dependent on your natural lash lifecycle. With regard to day-to-day maintenance, it is important that you keep your eyelash extensions clean, and not wear oil-based make-up products. Also, your lashes will last longer if not exposed to heat sources on a frequent basis (such as steam rooms, saunas, etc). The aftercare procedure will be discussed in full at your appointment.

Do eyelash extensions damage my natural lashes?

Eyelash extensions do not cause damage to your natural eyelashes as long as they are applied by a qualified eyelash extension technician who has ensured that the lashes used are not too heavy for your natural lashes. If correct aftercare is undertaken, and you do not rub or pull at the extensions, then no damage will occur.

Is the eyelash application process safe?

Yes. The adhesive used to bond the eyelash extension to your natural lash is an odourless medical grade adhesive. The adhesive does not come into contact with your skin or eyes.  For all new clients, an adhesive patch test will be carried out at least 24 hours prior to their first appointment with us to determine any possible sensitivity.  This patch test will be required regardless of whether the client has had eyelash extensions applied in the past.   A lint free gel pad is used in the application process to isolate your lower lashes, and this can cause an irritation if the client is allergic to plasters, but should any irritation occur, the medical tape can be removed immediately




LVL (Length, Volume & Lift) is the perfect treatment for those desiring a naturally enhanced look without the application of eyelash extensions.

  • It is a natural and low maintenance treatment
  • No harsh perming techniques
  • Treatments take 1 hour and the effect lasts up to 6 weeks
  • LVL lashes will add length, volume and lift to your natural lashes – without lash extensions

Please note:  A patch test will be required at least 24 hours prior to your LVL treatment