Betty Ann Mighell applies dozens of lash extensions a week.
The certified cosmetologist says extensions are the new manicure and her clients are addicted.
The eye popping extensions come in all lengths and colors, with women willing to pay thousands to get them done.
Peggy Gali loves her thicker, longer lashes, but a few years back she had an eye-opening experience when the lashes weren't applied properly.Her eyes started to itch. Her lashes started to fall out.
Ophthalmologist Brit Fisher says that's a common complaint from patients.
"Their eyelashes may be affected permanently both in the size and caliber or they may actually lose eyelashes altogether," said Dr. Fisher.
Dr. Fisher says a bad application can cause damage.
If glue sticks to the skin or clumps lashes together, when they grow out the hairs get pulled out.
Often women don't want to leave their eyes bare... So they go back for more, even after damage has been done. The harm isn't just cosmetic.
"The eyelashes serve a function and when eyelashes are damaged the overall function of the eye can be affected," said Dr. Fisher.
The glue can also cause allergies and if utensils aren't cleaned properly, infections can spread.
Doctors say you need to do some research before getting the extensions.
Make sure you go to a qualified and certified cosmetologist and insist that everything is sterilized.