Everything you need to know about Lash Lifts!

Everything you need to know about Lash Lifts!

Lash lifts: you have seen this word all over social media and the internet for the last couple years I’m sure. And though it is not a brand-new service, we believe that lash lifts deserve a little more time in the spot light! So today we are going to jump in and talk all about the coolest way to enhance your natural lashes. And trust me, once you have tried it, you’ll be hooked.

 

What is a lash lift?

A lash lift is a safe and gentle procedure which essentially lifts and curls your natural lashes. It is semi-permanent and gives the effect of using an eyelash curler, except that a lift usually lasts about 6 weeks! It enhances the appearance of natural lashes by lifting and defining them and opening the eye.

 

How does it work?

Okay guys let’s get back into the time machine to 1980! Imagine yourself walking into the hair salon… what do you smell? Perm solution of course! Lash lifting is a “perm” for your lashes. Lash perming used to be very popular, and is a similar process to lash lifting. The main point of difference is instead of using a rod and getting a dramatic, but almost artificial, curl to the lashes, a silicone shield is used.

 

Solutions have also been reformulated over time. We use a perming solution which “breaks down” the bonds in the lashes so they become flexible so we can lift and shape them. Once the perm solution has been applied and left on for an appropriate amount of time, it is removed and a setting solution is applied. The setting solution re-strengthens the lashes so they hold their shape. After this step, we apply a nourishing oil to lashes to rehydrate them! The result are amazing, lifted lashes. Want an even more desirable look? I always recommend getting a tint with a lash lift!

 

Am I a good candidate for lash lift?

The ideal candidate for lash lift is someone who has strong and healthy lashes to begin with. A lash lift works with your natural lashes, so you can’t fill gaps in the way you can with extensions. However, if you are a guest who has very straight lashes, downward lashes or kinked lashes, this service is amazing for you. It helps create the perfect look for your natural lashes as we can essentially manipulate the shape and structure of the lashes. If you are someone with very short lashes naturally, extensions may be better suited for you.

 

Lash lifts vs lash extensions:

Here’s the famous question, which is better? It ultimately comes down to personal preference, lifestyle and the look that you are going for. Let’s break it down and compare!

Lash Lift

Lash extensions

Cost: $90-$110

Maintenance: Come every 6-8 weeks for a one hour appointment!

Aftercare: Do not get them wet for 24 hours.

Look: Natural and enhanced, low maintenance lashes.

Cost: $99-$200 +

Maintenance: Come every 2-3 weeks for a fill!

Aftercare: Do not get them wet for 24 hours.

Keep lashes clean and free of dust and debris.

Avoid oil-based skincare products, cleansers, and makeup removers.

Use care when applying eye makeup.

Avoid applying additional mascara over your lash extensions.

Do not use an eyelash curler.

Keep lashes away from direct heat.

Look: Natural or dramatic, full and fluffy lashes.

 

There you have it, everything you need to know about this safe, low maintenance, lash enhancement service. Is this going to be your new go-to service? If it is, say goodbye to your lash curler and hello to lashes of your dreams!

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