This treatment is an instant ‘root lift’ for natural lashes. Lash Lift uses silicone moulds to lengthen and curl lashes to perfection.
Forget messy perming rods or clunky eyelash curlers, this new treatment defines and curls lashes in one relaxing treatment; the lashes literally sit upwards towards the brow line. It’s hugely popular with clients who don’t like the high-maintenance factor of lash extensions but who still want lashes that look amazingly long and have strong curvature.
How Does a Lash Lift Work?
A Lash Lift uses a specially created silicone pad and perm solution to lift your natural lashes from the root only, creating a subtle and natural looking lift. Many women prefer their lashes to have more lift than curl. However some prefer more curl than lift. A Lash Lift is flexible enough to accommodate either preference.
What can I expect during a lash lift appointment?
A lash lift appointment can take anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours. During most of the appointment you’ll be lying down with your eyes closed. Most people take this time to relax or nap.
Your technician will start with a consultation and the after care will be explained. Next, gel pads, often containing a moisturizing or brightening serum will be placed under your eyes. After, you’ll be asked to close your eyes before the silicone forms are fitted onto your eyelids. Once your lashes have been sculpted into place onto the forms the lifting cream solution will be applied, followed by the fixing cream solution.
What is the after care?
In order for the lashes to set properly, they must be kept completely dry for 24 hours. This includes avoiding eye makeup and mascara. Once this period is over, it’s safe to get your lashes wet and use any type of skincare products or makeup.
How long does a lash lift last?
On average, a lash lift lasts up to 6-8 weeks. Lashes that have been lifted do not uncurl. Instead, they are shed during the natural lash cycle, and a new one is grown in its place. The speed of your lash cycle turnover will determine how long your lash lift will last. It’s recommended to wait at least 6 weeks before having another lash lift.
Who is this procedure NOT good for?
Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for Lash Lift treatment and must be disclosed prior to the treatment:
• Eye Infections/disorders
• Recent Eye Surgery
• Allergy to product
• Very sensitive eyes
• Hay fever sufferers/Watery Eyes
• Dry Eye Syndrome
• Using prescribed medicated eye drops
• Medication – Thyroxin (in some cases can prevent lashes from curling)
• Contact Lenses – must be removed
Lash Lift Pros and Cons
In recent months, a new treatment of eyelashes has been taking over social media. They are not extensions of eyelashes or tinting of eyelashes. It's something called eyelash lifting. Editors around the world have received the treatment, and a group of influential people on social networks have posted incredible before and after photos on Instagram. With the lashes lifted, your eyes open immediately and the lashes seem fuller and longer. You can add on tint that adds color or a deeper color, especially loved by those who have a fairer skin and hair.
Benefits of Lash Lift:
• Gives an attractive curl to straight lashes
• Visually 'opens' the eyes for mature clients whose lashes may be doping due to reduced elasticity of the eye area
• Stops lashes pressing against the backs of glasses or spectacles
• Removes the need to curl lashes with a heated or clamped lash curler, saving time and effort
• Enhances penetration and longevity of lash tints when performed before a tint service
• Gives a natural enhancement to lashes with little to no maintenance
• Makes natural lashes appear longer without the use of eyelash extensions
• Minimal after care required! Swim, Shower & Play with no fuss
• Safe and semi-permanent (lasts 8-12 weeks).
• Suitable for short or long eyelashes - Beautiful results for everyone!
• Enhances the lashes without the need for mascara, perfect for holidays and every day
There will be no need for an eyelash curler as this treatment gives a much better result than using a curler, But more importantly, using one may weaken and damage your lashes.
Risks of Lash Lift
First thing: Of course, the procedure isn’t without its risks. Eyelash lifting, like many other lash-enhancing beauty treatments, is not FDA-approved. Eyes and the skin around them are extremely delicate, and can incur damage, including irritation, burning or even blindness. If the solution is left on too long, it can fry your lashes, making them break or fall out. An extra word of caution: Be sure to seek out a qualified professional who performs multiple eyelash lifts on a daily basis. This is an instance where you
should seek out the best, not the cheapest.
What are the Difference between a
Lash Lift and Lash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions and eyelash lifts are both great ways to transform your lashes and add some ease to your beauty routine. Both methods are HOT on the beauty scene however; there are some big differences between the two. The idea of lash perms and curling has been around for a while, but lash lifting and extensions are relatively new. However, many patients who get extensions suffer from allergic reactions to the glue, loss of natural lashes, and overall artificial results. Then, lash lifts were born. This process is far more natural, using silicone rods and a Keratin lifting lotion to curl lashes from the base. Instead of gluing fake hair to your eyelids, lash lifts work with and enhance your natural lashes. They make your lashes look fuller and longer with little to no maintenance. An added bonus is thees length of time it takes for the actual lifting treatment – only 45 to 80 minutes.
Wondering which one is right for you? Here's what you need to know:
Lash Extensions vs. Lash Lift.
Eyelash extensions can give you the length and volume you don’t have with your natural lashes, but they require maintenance, which could include a re-lash every 2 to 3 weeks depending on how well you take care of them. A lash lift is a great way to make your straight natural lashes have a curl, which would give the illusion of length to your lashes. It’s a great way to enhance the beauty of your natural lashes. However, a lash lift can’t give you the length and volume lash extensions can. To keep that perfect look, I would recommend a lash lift every 6 to 8 weeks. Lash extensions are glued individually to each lash to provide length and volume. They're great and provide awesome lash enhancement with no damage if done properly! Lash Lift uses a specially formulated series of solution lotions to permanently lift each lash so that they are curled up, opening the eye using the lashes you already have. If tinted, they can also appear darker and longer. This is also safe and doesn't damage the lash if done properly.
Pros and cons?
Those who are used to and love the dramatic effects of extensions may not love the results of the lift as it does not add anything to the lashline, but with lifts you are free to rub, wash, and apply mascara to them. Lash extensions can also become expensive to maintain, as a fill ($75+) every 2-3 weeks is recommended to keep the lashes looking their best. With lash lifts, the results last 6-8 weeks! At only $65-$120 per treatment, it is definitely the less expensive option! As always, I recommend seeing a licensed and certified professional to get either lash extensions or lifts, and check their work!
Lash Perm and Lash Lift
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.
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.