Q1 : 什麼是植睫毛 What is eyelash extension?
A: The application of single or stranded synthetic hair like material by professional eyelash adhesives to your natural lashes. Synthetic lashes come in a variety of various lengths, thickness, and curls for customisation. An eyelash design consultant will custom-design a personalised set to suit both your preferences and eye shape.
Q2 : WHAT TYPE OF LASHES DOES MERE CARRY?
A : Apart from grafting skills, quality of the extensions to be applied is equally important in creating an ideal set of lashes for our clients. At mere. we use our in house brand of lashes, our lashes are made of synthetic mink and hence 100% vegan, we have a number of different series of them to suit clients’ needs and preferences.
Q3 : 嫁接過程一般需時多久？How long would the appointment be?
A: At mere. Around 1-1.5 hours will be required for your initial session. Which includes consultation, design, application and introduction to after care.
Q4: 我需要為植睫毛當天的預約準備什麼嗎？Do I need to prepare anything for the appointment?
能否在嫁接過程中帶上隱型眼鏡 — 視乎個人習慣和眼睛的情況。一般來說，如果你的眼睛在閉合超過三十分鐘的情況下會感到不適的話，我們會建議你先脫掉隱型眼鏡確保植睫毛的過程能保持舒適。不然的話大部份客人其實都可以接受在嫁接的時間內繼續配戴隱型眼鏡—當然這視乎個人情況而定，如確定自己需要先脫掉隱型眼鏡，請記得帶備隱型眼鏡盒和藥水。
A: Be punctual with clean lashes. Punctuality ensures we have adequate time for all phases of the appointment - design, application, and introduction to after care tips and recommendations. By “clean lashes” , we meant lashes with strictly NO mascara nor any other eye make up residue - incl eyeliner and eyeshadow. We strongly recommend refraining from wearing eye makeup - especially mascara, on the day of your appointment. Conventional eye make up remover that are strong enough to remove waterproof mascaras are likely to be oil based and in most cases, despite proper and lengthy cleansing process, there could be trace amount of residue remaining that can significantly affect the durability of the set.
Some clients have no issues with wearing contact lens during application and some prefer not to. We recommend to have your contact lens removed if you are prone to experience discomfort when wearing them with your eyes closed for more than 30 minutes.
Q5 : 我剛做了角蛋白 / 電睫毛的療程，可以進行睫毛嫁接嗎？I have had lash lift/ lash perm done recently, would it affect results if I COME FOR EYELASH EXTENSION NOW?
A: It will depend on the condition of your lashes at the time. For best adhesion and proper application, extensions are best to apply on lashes as close to their natural state as possible. i.e. not curled up or pointing to different directions. If you are in doubt, feel free to make an appointment with our booking team for a quick lash check with one of our consultants, and they will be able to properly advice.
Q6 : 睫毛嫁接跟角蛋白 / 電睫毛療程的分別是？How does eyelash extension differ from lash lift/lash perm treatmentS?
角蛋白 / 電睫毛療程會把你的睫毛變得更捲曲，像塗上一層黑色反光面的睫毛膏般，但並不會有增加濃密度的效果。睫毛目測會相對地感覺變長，但並不能對睫毛的粗幼度、長度、和長度分佈作出精細而個人化的選擇。睫毛嫁接則相對著重於個人化的款式設計，能因應你的眼型和需要，設計出妳最適合妳的效果，對於睫毛質感，粗幼度，濃密度，長度，長度分佈，都能更仔細的掌握，從每個最微細的地方入手，確保設計和效果不單止切合個人需要，亦能滿足不同客人的眼型、風格及對於妝感程度的追求。
A : Lash lift/lash perm treatment will help curl up your natural lashes, some add on a glossy coat, but most does not increase the volume of your lashes. While it may to a certain extent, have a lengthening effect for individual lashes, you will not be able to work on the length arrangement of your lashes nor decide precisely the thickness /level of curl in most cases. Eyelash extensions on the other hand, offers the option for clients to select the lengths, curls, and thickness of the synthetic lashes to be applied according to their personal preference and eye shape. With eyelash extensions, a great deal of personalisation and flexibility in style are made possible through detailed consultation with our in-house consultant using a wide ranges of selections of extensions for lash set.
Q7 : 植完睫毛一次後，大概可以保持多久？HOW LONG WILL MY LASH EXTENSION LAST?
(3) 日常護理 （更詳細的資料會再下一題詳述）
跟頭髮一樣，睫毛會有自己的生長週期，因應新陳代謝，當週期運轉到需要脫落的時候，睫毛就會脫落，好讓新的睫毛再長出來。一般每人每天，每隻眼睛就會有一至三條自身的睫毛掉落。由於睫毛相比起頭皮上的頭髮更短、更幼，所以一般若非植了睫毛的話，可能不太容易察覺它會脫落；但當人造睫毛嫁接到自身睫毛之上後，自身睫毛週期又剛好到了自然脫落的時候，人造睫毛就會連著自身睫毛一起掉落 — 很多時候會令人誤會自身睫毛的脫落，是全因人造睫毛的重量和嫁接技巧不佳所致，其實兩者並不一定有直接關連。自身睫毛按著身體的新陳代謝機制掉落乃屬自然生理現象。身體毛髮的掉落速度亦會因應不同的生理狀況而有所改變，例如剛生完小孩的女生，頭髮和睫毛會掉落得比較快速，所以需要修補睫毛的頻率亦會相對在這段時間提高。
A: Approximately 2-6 weeks, depending on various factors, and could vary from cycle to cycle. Some determining factors include the following :
(1) The initial volume of the set you have chosen to apply
The fuller the lash set initially applied, the longer it is likely to stay attached. As more extensions was attached to your natural lashes, it will naturally take longer for the full amount of it to detach completely, compared to if you have only applied half the amount.
(2) Your natural lash condition.
Damaged, weak, sparse, and brittle lashes tend not to hold extensions in as secure as stronger lashes do, when extensions are attached to weaker lashes, they are more prone to prematurely detaching compared to healthy lashes.
(3) The aftercare
Caring for your extension following application is important and proper maintenance will prevent extensions from detaching prematurely. We do not recommend water exposure within 24 hours following application nor swimming/steaming/spa/sauna treatments within the 48 hours time frame. Oily and creamy products are to be avoided around the immediate lash line area as oily residues are not easy to clean off and could remain stuck on the extensions. You should also avoid washing your face with hot water (e.g during hot shower in winter) as exposing the eyelash glue to hot water on a daily basis could weaken the adhesion between the extension and your natural lashes.
(4) The natural lash cycle
Lashes are like hairs on our scalp, they will grow and fall as a part of their natural life cycle. On average, we will lose 1-3 of our natural lashes per eye, per day. Compared to our body hair, eyelashes are shorter and finer, so when they shed it is not as noticeable compared to other body hairs. However when you have extensions attached, when the eyelash is timed to shed, the attached extension will inevitably fall with it because they were glued together initially so they will just fall together (Sometimes giving an illusion that the extension is the cause of the fall, when reality is - its the natural lash that’s due to be replaced - and hence they are falling together as the extension is glued on to the the natural lash). The natural lash cycle is also prone to changes through different cycles of our life. For example ollowing pregnancy, many women also experience extensive hair loss, and hence, they will need more frequent bookings to replace the lost extension that have fallen.
Q8 : 植睫毛後該如便進行日常護理？HOW SHOULD I LOOK AFTER MY LASH EXTENSION?
(4) 睡眠姿勢 — 盡量避免面部朝下的睡姿。因為壓力會影響睫毛的形狀和睫毛的狀態。
In order to maintain optimal condition of the extensions, proper maintenance is vital. Our consultant will speak to you in details following application, including the following :
(1) We do not recommend water exposure within 24 hours following application nor swimming/steaming/spa/sauna treatments within the 48 hours time frame.
(2) Oily and creamy products are to be avoided around the immediate lash line area as oily residues are not easy to clean off and could remain stuck on the extensions.
(3) You should also avoid washing your face with hot water (e.g during hot shower in winter) as exposing the eyelash glue to hot water on a daily basis could weaken the adhesion between the extension and your natural lashes over time.
(4) Sleeping position - If possible, avoid sleeping position that will put pressure on and affect the shape of the lashes, including facing down on your pillow during sleep as the pressure is going to affect the overall condition of the extensions.