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Difference between Lash Perm and Lash Lift

Lash Perm

Having to curl your lashes every day can be a hassle and your lashes might not even stay curved for long. If you are tired of curling your lashes an eyelash perm is ideal for you. This is a semi-permanent method of curling your eyelashes. Curled eyelashes will enhance the appearance of the eyes and will normally last up to 2 months. This is a method of enhancing your eyelashes and your face giving an open eyed look.

Lash perms are recommended for women with long eyelashes, as the process tends to slightly reduce their length, to gain that beautiful curl. Alternatively, they are also suggested for people with wide, open eyes.

Lash Lift

It's a lifting technique designed to give you longer-looking lashes without the need for lash extensions. It will look as if you used a really good eyelash curler, only this lift lasts for 8 to 10 weeks! To top off the treatment, a black lash tint will be applied to make your lashes look more prominent. The procedure takes about 45 to 60 mins to complete. It really is an easy way to instantly brighten and open up the eye area!

While the perm curls your lashes, the lift ‘lifts’ your lashes up from the base. Using the same chemical solution as a perm, the lash lift uses more of speed bumps shaped device, rather than a cylindrical rod. This will open up your eyes, and will give the appearance of longer lashes – without the need for extensions! The lift takes the same amount of time as a perm, but should last slightly longer.

So what are the Different?

VERY! Not only is the process different but the tools used are completely different and therefore give a different look. You will see some salons advertising lash lifts yet they are in fact using perming rods. You can tell if the salon is using perming rods by looking at photos of their work. If the lashes look to be curling over bask into the crease or the eye they are using rods. As this look is impossible to achieve using correct lash lift tools given the shape of the moulds. We have found that lash lifting creates a more dramatic lift as well as a curl. Rather than just a curl that can sit quite flat when doing traditional perming. We also feel that the lash lift has the tips of the lashes sitting up, not curled back into the eye crease. We feel this to be a better outcome and look than the latter. As with most new technology, techniques and products evolve allowing therapists to achieve better results for their clients. Lash Lift is essentially a modern day take on the traditional method and like with any new technology. It would seem backward to use an old method when a new proven method has been successful.



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