Australia's Number 1 Selling Eyelash Extension Cleanser
My lash life journey began in 2006 when eyelash extensions were not even “a thing” in Australia. I had worked in corporate for 25 years and reached that point of burn-out. A business trip to New York resulted in my discovery of eyelash extensions and that was the beginning of my Lashing & Prolong Lash journey.
Like many lash techs I started in the front room of my home in 2006, practicing on anyone that would allow me. The journey of learning to “Lash” is one that only Lash Tech’s can explain, and I experienced all our common challenges!
In 2008 I opened my first small salon which marked the birth of Lash Design Studios – the first lash specific salon in Australia at that time. Lash Design grew quickly mainly through referrals. By 2012 we had outgrown our small salon and relocated to an 8-bed salon with a training facility on a well-known fashion strip in Melbourne. Our 15 Lash Tech’s worked on rotation 6 days a week and trained students once a week.
All Tech’s will relate to that moment when you sit down to prepare your client and find they have clumping and build-up on their lashes. You want to cry and ask yourself “How did she lose so many lashes in 3 weeks?” “How am I going to get this cleaned up and refilled before my next client?” That pressure is real!
In 2008 there were no cleansers on the market that were suitable for use with eyelash extension. All cleansers contained either Glycerine, Glycerol, Oil or Nasty carcinogens. The creation of Prolong Lash Cleanser commenced when I commissioned a company to formulate a cleanser that was safe to use with cyanoacrylate-based glue, would protect and extend the life of our client’s eyelash extensions, and would help eliminate sticking & clumping.
Our Salon clients became enthusiastic volunteers, participating in testing and trials for over 18 months, providing feedback to help us “get the solution right”. Prolong Lash™ Cleanser was branded, packaged, and officially launched in our salon in 2009. Within months we noticed that our clients started presenting for in-fills at 3 weeks with at least 60% of their extension still on and reduced clumping. Our clients loved the cleanser, and our Lash Techs could now get on with their art of applying lashes without stress.
By 2020 Prolong Lash had Re-sellers in over 70 countries around the world!
Prolong Lash™ Cleanser is truly oil-free and effective in protecting the natural lash health and prolonging the life of the extensions.
THE WORLD MOST TRUSTED EYELASH EXTENSION CLEANSER
Prolong Lash™ is completely oil free.
It can take up to 90 days for the lash line to re-establish. Consistent long-term abuse of the eyelash growth cycle may traumatise the hair follicles and increase the risk of rendering follicles inactive. Only 40% of your upper eyelid follicles are active at any one time, as each eyelash follicle produces only 20 hairs in a lifetime. It is a responsible practice to minimise hair follicle trauma if you are to maintain active hair growth.