Tranquility Lashes Frequently Asked Questions
Before and After Photo Gallery Eye Enhancements

schedule appointment in southern california

quick links

Testimonials:

"Jason is an artiste. He takes a good long look at your face and eye shape. He takes time to listen to your wants and needs, the look you like, then he performs magic! Jason is top notch, and I feel 100% confident recommending him."

~ J.B. Feb 2009

"Going to Tranquility Lashes has to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. My eyes are always ready to have a good time now! I wake up looking like a million bucks. I step out of the shower ready to go! Whew... I wish I knew this little beauty secret years ago..."

~ Mel, client since September 2008

"For someone like me with short skimpy lashes I was amazed how natural and pretty they looked. Jason is nice, professional and has a definite creative way that works with every customer."

~ Elena, client since July 2008

"I love my lashes!! My lashes are now longer, thicker, sexier, thanks to Jason Hill. As one of his more lash deprived clients, I would highly recommend Tranquility Lashes to anyone looking for a more natural, painless way to enhance your features."

~ Jackie, client since June 2008

"I've been getting eyelash extensions for at least a few years now, (with a few months of breaks here and there to allow my lashes to recover a little) and I have to say that Jason is by far one of the best lash technicians I've had the chance to discover. Lash extension application sessions can be stressful and even painful if you happen to get someone who is not experienced or trained well - fortunately Jason is the opposite. Not only is he very experienced and good at his job, he is super friendly, welcoming, and calming. I fall asleep every time I am on the table (a testament to his skills) and wake up with beautiful, full looking lashes! He also really emphasizes lash health, which I can appreciate from the medical side. He does get booked pretty quickly and he is a little bit more pricey than the other lash salons in the area, but I am a firm believer that with lash extensions, you get what you pay for. Yes, the other places may be cheaper but is it worth suffering through painful applications and abusing your eyelashes? You only get one set of eyes, and they deserve the best! I'm glad I've found someone I can completely trust with my lashes for as long as I'm in the SD area."

~ Ashley M.

"This is a wayyyy over do review-like a few years over. All I have to say is that- Jason is amazing! I'm a difficult person to place eyelashes on, I'm a contact wearer and without my contacts in, my eyes get super watery. On top of that, I have short Asian eyelashes which make it 10x harder. So imagine a short wet lashes palette for Jason to work with. Somehow, Jason made it work. Plus I love how peaceful it is when I go get them done. It's like a spa day!"

~ Kelly C.

"I've been going to Jason at Tranquility Lashes once a month for the last 9 months since I moved to Yuma, AZ. YES, I drive 3 hours to get my lashes done monthly. I've been in love with Xtreme Lashes since 2006 and have never parted with them. I've had my lashes done by an Xtreme Lashes specialist in Baltimore, NYC, and now with Jason. I must say Jason is my favorite. He never seems rushed. Virtually no discomfort at all. I fall into a deep slumber at every visit. I don't wear any mascara. I have never used any of the care products and my lashes look pretty good for about month. Jason's lash applications are never clumpy, no glue residues, and they stay upright. A+++ in my book. The work area is very Zen with the scent of candles and tunes that will put you to sleep. Prices are good, cheaper than the east coast actually. I recommend getting the touch-up packages for future visits. You will be hooked after your first visit."

~ Karen N.

"I've been getting eyelash extensions for at least a few years now, (with a few months of breaks here and there to allow my lashes to recover a little) and I have to say that Jason is by far one of the best lash technicians I've had the chance to discover. Lash extension application sessions can be stressful and even painful if you happen to get someone who is not experienced or trained well - fortunately Jason is the opposite. Not only is he very experienced and good at his job, he is super friendly, welcoming, and calming. I fall asleep every time I am on the table (a testament to his skills) and wake up with beautiful, full looking lashes! He also really emphasizes lash health, which I can appreciate from the medical side. He does get booked pretty quickly and he is a little bit more pricey than the other lash salons in the area, but I am a firm believer that with lash extensions, you get what you pay for. Yes, the other places may be cheaper but is it worth suffering through painful applications and abusing your eyelashes? You only get one set of eyes, and they deserve the best! I'm glad I've found someone I can completely trust with my lashes for as long as I'm in the SD area."

~ Ann L.

Eye Quote 01

Tranquility Lashes

What are the benefits of wearing eyelash extensions?

You have probably heard that eyelash extensions can eliminate the need for eye makeup. The thickness and fullness of extensions applied by Tranquility Lashes will make you look and feel gorgeous day and night.

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Appear more youthful, alert, and approachable.
  • Feel the incredible experience of increased eye contact, connection, and inner confidence.
  • Free yourself from the wasted time, frustration, and damage associated with eyelash curlers and mascara. No more clumpy lashes, smudges, and eye-irritating flakes. Eyeliner is optional as the base of the extension creates a line along the lid. Many clients do not feel the need to wear makeup at all.
  • Accentuate the color and brightness of your eyes. A master eyelash artist can actually bring out the green or blue in your eyes or brighten the shade of your brown eyes. They can even make your whites brighter and lessen redness.
  • Rest and rejuvenate. Our private spa atmosphere will allow you to unwind, relax, self-reflect, meditate, or even take a little nap. Your comfort is of extreme importance - expect inviting scents and music that will set you at ease.

What is the difference between Classic and Volume Lash Techniques?

book your appointment pain-free procedure

Classic Technique is where one single extension is attached to one natural lash (1:1) resulting in added length, definition, and curl.

Volume Technique (aka RuVol & Russian Volume) is where multiple extensions are attached together by the stylist using the smallest amount of adhesive creating a customized “fan” and attached to one natural lash. Volume Lashes are applied using 2-5 very thin, lightweight lash extensions to a single natural eyelash. Some refer to the different “fan” sizes by the number of individual extensions as 2D, 3D, 4D, etc. This simply tells the consumer the quantity of individual lashes make up each “fan.” We have never before been able to offer such volume and fullness to our clients in a safe and sustainable way until now. The result is unparalleled fullness while still being lightweight and safe for long-term wear. As with all of our services, we can adjust the fullness level, length, and curl to suit exactly what you want.

What is the difference between Volume Technique and Lash Tabbing, Clusters, and “Individuals”?

Volume Technique is where a lash artist creates custom fans of lightweight single-strand lash extensions and applies them immediately onto your natural lashes. Lash Tabs, Clusters, and “Individuals” can be found at any beauty supply or makeup store: they are pre-made little clusters of lashes. These are meant to be adhered using temporary glue, lasting 1-2 days maximum.

Please be aware of what you’re getting before you lay down for your lash service. Pre-made small clusters of eyelashes have been available for decades; these lashes are heavy and are meant to be applied for a single day’s use. Do not be fooled by low-priced salons or nail shops offering “Volume Lashes”. If you are told your service will take less than an hour, RUN!! They will be applying these old fashioned clusters to your lashes with a strong & long-lasting glue that wasn’t designed for them. These lashes may look good for a few days, but they will start to itch, pull, and hurt soon after. As time goes on, they will start to pull each other off, and break off, taking your natural lashes with them.

How long do eyelash extensions last? How often should I get them touched up?

Each extension should last for the remaining lifespan of the natural eyelash. As your natural lashes grow and shed, the extensions will grow and shed with them. Most clients experience enough shedding within 3 weeks to be in need of a touchup. Some clients need, or want, to come every 2 weeks. These clients either have a somewhat faster growth cycle, are a little rougher on their lashes, or just prefer to have their lashes at maximum fullness as much as possible.

How full your lashes will look at the end of your touchup appointment will be greatly affected by how many lashes you have when you arrive for your appointment- ideally you should have 50% of your extensions still on at touchup time. Please keep this in mind when determining how long to wait to schedule your touchups. Also arriving on time for your appointments will ensure you will receive the maximum amount of eyelashes. We require at least 25% of your extensions to be remaining at the time of your service to qualify for a touchup service. Waiting more than 5 weeks between appointments will require another full set appointment.

Some people ask, “Will they all fall out at the same time?” No, your extensions will fall out one at a time over several weeks in a subtle shedding process.

What if I have lashes that point downward? Can I still get lashes and see results?

If your lashes point downward you are in luck! Our stylist carries a variety of new lash shapes & curls that work to perfectly lift and open your eyes. You will definitely love how the lashes will transform your eye and make it come alive and exceeding your expectations.

Is there an age requirement to get lashes put on?

We require that all of our clients be a minimum age of 18 years old.

How long does the initial application take?

Depending on the service selected, the initial application of your eyelash extensions will take 2–4 hours. Our most popular full set, the Couture takes approximately three hours. Touchup appointments take as little as 90 minutes.

Will my natural lashes be damaged?

Not at Tranquility Lashes™. Lash strips, clusters, and "individuals" sold at drug stores and bargain establishments will damage your natural lashes since they inevitably tear out lashes during application, growth, and/or removal. Also, inexperienced lash artists applying true single-strand eyelash extensions may make technical errors such as using too much glue, extensions that are too heavy, or attaching natural lashes to one another. Any of these errors can cause thinning of the natural lashes.

An expert eyelash stylist will assess the condition and sturdiness of your natural lashes and apply lashes best suited for you. Not only do we plan for your natural lashes to stay healthy and strong, we have many times seen our clients’ natural lashes become healthier and fuller as they continue to see us.

Why choose Tranquility Lashes over my esthetician, a nail or hair salon?

Eyelash extensions applied by inexperienced or poorly trained eyelash stylists or not a licensed esthetician may damage your natural lashes. The key is making sure no two natural lashes are adhered to one another. Looking in a mirror, you can guess that this is no easy task. Being able to do this properly takes extensive practice, attention to detail, and a dedication to perfection. Be sure you trust the education and experience of the professional you choose. Ask to see proof of education, license, before and after pictures, and testimonials.

Will they all fall out at the same time?

No, your natural lashes exist at different stages of maturity at any given time. Your natural eyelashes are like fruit on a tree; they fall off when they're mature, but there are others still in the growth process that may not fall out for weeks or months. Your expert eyelash stylist will apply extensions to lashes of varying maturity to help ensure you look fantastic now and in the future.

Will the application process hurt?

No. In fact, our clients enjoy the regenerative nature of the application process. This is a time for you to relax and de-stress in our calming, peaceful environment. The process is so comfortable, relaxing, and pain-free that many sleep through the majority of their application. If you’ve experienced pain during or after your eyelash extension service, chances are you did not receive a quality application.

How are they attached?

Tranquility Lashes™ uses true single-strand eyelash extensions. Depending on the place of attachment along the eye line, an extension of appropriate length, thickness, and curl is selected, dipped in a tiny amount of surgical grade adhesive, and attached near the base of one natural eyelash. The extensions are applied to the lash, not the skin, in order to achieve the best, longest-lasting result without risking complications arising from attachment to the eyelid.

Can I wear mascara and other eye makeup?

Absolutely. Of course, one of the greatest benefits of eyelash extensions is eliminating the need for mascara on a daily basis. Eye shadows and eyeliners are perfectly fine to use. Oil-based products, particularly waterproof mascara, should be avoided as they may compromise the life of your extensions. We recommend purchasing the mascara we carry as it is designed specifically for eyelash extensions.

If you receive a set of extensions using the Volume Technique, we recommend abstaining from using mascara, which should not be a problem because your lashes should be incredibly lush and full already.

How do I care for my eyelash extensions?

Caring for your eyelash extensions is surprisingly easy. Two main factors in keeping your lashes healthy and full are regular cleansing & being gentle with your extensions. We will give you more specific instructions and tips at the time of your service.

Can I swim, shower, exercise, surf, tan, and/or sauna?

For the most part, you can live your life as normal while wearing extensions. Prolonged and excessive exposure to heat, humidity, and water may lessen the life of your lashes, but will not make them fall off. Some of our regular clients are fitness and surfing enthusiasts and do not tend to lose their lashes more quickly than others.

Why should I choose Tranquility Lashes™?

Eyelash extensions are an amazingly powerful way to enhance your natural beauty, increase eye contact and boost your confidence. Tranquility Lashes™ is dedicated to exceeding your expectations in all aspects of the service we provide and the products we sell. Make sure you get the absolute best in luxury service, design, and technique from a master artist with a passion for his craft. Jason’s unmatched skill and passion for continued education combined with an unparalleled reputation in the lash industry will help you set your mind at ease. Book your appointment now and experience the difference!

Where are you located? What are your hours?

For our location and hours, please visit our Contact page.

I have a special event coming up. When should I schedule my appointment?

We generally recommend coming in 1-2 weeks before your special occasion for your initial full set followed by a touchup appointment 1-3 days before the date of the event. This will give you a chance to get used to wearing the extensions and if you decide you’d like to make any adjustments to the initial design, we can do that at the time of your touchup.

How do I book an appointment?

The fastest and easiest way to book your appointment is filling out our “book your appointment” online form. You may also call or text 619.819.2522. Please be sure to note our cancellation and rescheduling policy. Please be prepared to provide a deposit at the time of booking your service.

What is your Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy?

We understand that “life happens” and plans change. We ask that you give us at least 48 hours’ notice for any cancellations or reschedule requests so that we have an opportunity to fill your timeslot. 100% of any service that is cancelled or rescheduled within 48 hours of the scheduled service will be due. Because of their length, full set appointments require a 7-day notice. Giving notice within 7 days of your appointment will result in a forfeit of your deposit.

Late arrivals will be serviced for the remainder of your allotted appointment time. Arriving more than 25 minutes late for your appointment will result in your service being cancelled.

Does Tranquility Lashes provide mobile services?

Yes we do. Let us bring the relaxation and rejuvenation of our services to your home, hotel, or office. We provide mobile service to nearly anywhere, including out of state and abroad.

Please note that there is a 3hr minimum for all mobile services.

Please call (619.819.2522) or use our “Book your Appointment” form for details and to discuss how we can best accommodate your needs.

I have other questions...

Please contact us at 619.819.2522