Lash extensions are a great way to add volume and depth to your eyelashes without having to apply fake lashes every morning. But it can be hard to make the switch to eyelash extensions if you’re not sure how they work. 

When it comes to eyelash extensions, it might be time to set aside your favorite pair of fake lashes to these alternatives. In today’s post, learn more about eyelash extensions, how they work, and their benefits! 

At 5 STARR Salon & Spa in Grove City, we offer a wide variety of salon services, including eyelash extensions. If you’re ready to experience fuller lashes, make sure you ask about scheduling eyelash extensions! 

Eyelash Extensions: The Basics 

Eyelash extensions are essentially fake lashes that are adhered to your natural lashes in a way that you don’t have to reapply them daily. Your technician will use both a primer and a glue to attach these lashes to your existing lashes. Eyelash extensions are most commonly made out of mink, synthetic hair, and synthetic silk. 

Mink is the most expensive type of extension, but it is also the lightest, softest, and most natural-looking. Synthetic lashes are thicker and heavier, but they also give your eyelashes a dramatic look. On the other hand, synthetic silk lashes tend to be lighter and able to hold a curl, but they are very dark. 

During your eyelash extension appointment, your technician will carefully apply these extensions one-by-one, creating the appearance of fuller, natural lashes. Read through some of the benefits of these lashes to see if they’re the right choice for you and your eyelashes! 

Time Saver 

Who wouldn’t love to save some time in the morning? If you’re someone who applies a fresh set of fake lashes every morning, eyelash extensions will significantly cut down on your eye time. Instead, just apply your eyeshadow, liner, and your eyes are good to go! 

Ditch the Mascara

With eyelash extensions, you won’t need to apply mascara — nor will you want to! In fact, you can’t use oil-based or waterproof mascara on your extensions. But that’s because the formula can dissolve the glue and ruin your extensions. But with your new, voluminous set of extensions, you’ll find that you won’t need mascara anymore! 


As we’ve already mentioned, you don’t have to reapply these extensions daily like you do with fake lashes. Instead, eyelash extensions will last for the entire growth cycle, which is typically around six to eight weeks. 

Natural Volume 

If you love a dramatic, voluminous lash, then eyelash extensions are a great way to effortlessly achieve that look. You’ll also notice that the addition of extensions will lift your lashes and enhance your eyes. 


Did we mention that eyelash extensions are customizable? We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the dramatic, voluminous look of eyelash extensions — but that doesn’t mean you have to get a dramatic look. 

Instead, spend some time talking with your technician about what effect you want your extensions to give. Do you want length? Volume? Fullness? All of these aspects can be customized. Making your needs known will allow your technician to best tailor your extensions to your desired look. 

Schedule Your Salon Services Now 

Now that you know what eyelash extensions entail, and how beneficial they are for your look, are you ready to schedule an appointment? 

Our trained team of technicians at 5 STARR Salon & Spa in Grove City is here to help you achieve your desired look. That can include eyelash extensions, lash enhancements, facials, and other salon services. To get started, contact us today and get your salon services scheduled