A lash lift is like a perm for your lashes.
Like old-school perms from the '80s, lash lifts set the shape of your natural lashes using a special solution. "A lift is essentially what your lash would be doing with a really good mechanical curler, so [giving] a nice shape upward and a realistic curl.”
There is no preparation necessary. You can customize your results.
The first step during a session is to consult with your lash artist, who will ask you questions about your goals and style (for example, whether or not you wear mascara everyday, like lashes high upwards to your eyebrows or more fanned out, based on your answers, your technician will pick a curl size for your eye shape.
Your lashes are glued down to a silicone shield.
After cleansing the lashes and separating your bottom lashes from your top, a silicone shield gets stuck on the skin using a gentle adhesive (similar to the glue used to apply false lashes). Adhesive is applied on top of the shield as well, then lashes are combed up to take their shape. Here is where eye-safe perming solution is applied.
The perming lotion is left on for six to 12 minutes.
It depends on your hair type. "If you have a hard time curling the hair on your head, let technicians know that when doing lash lifting,".
"The setting solution hardens everything back up and restructures the bond and makes them hard again. It locks in the shape,". The setting solution is followed by a nourishing lotion, which contains keratin and sodium PCA in it, to add moisture back in the lashes. It also contains aloe vera, grapeseed oil, and glycerin, a humectant that attracts moisture. It's kind of like dyeing or bleaching your hair, then following it with conditioner. The whole process takes about an hour from start to finish.
Lash lifts last 4-7 weeks.
"We usually recommend our clients come in at the eight-week mark just for a redo," ."What happens is all the hairs have now been shaped to be lifted and as they shed naturally, a straight one will grow in behind it. Some people need them sooner, some need them longer it just depends on the lash cycle."
You can also opt for a lash tint.
"If you’re going to put mascara on everyday anyways then you don’t need a tint, but for those people that are on vacation and they don’t want to do anything, then adding a tint can add extra depth and darkness." Just keep in mind the tint lasts about three weeks
The first 24 hours after a lash lift are crucial.
On top of not wearing mascara, you should avoid wetting them, steam, and all forms of moisture and humidity, and wearing eye makeup to make the curl last.
Lash lifts are gloriously low maintenance and you can forget about extension for ever.
One of client says:
“I can't emphasize how thrilled I am over being able to apply coats of mascara and seeing lashes fulfill all those promises tubes make, whether it's lengthening, adding volume, etc. Another friend of mine actually asked me if I was wearing false eyelashes or had extensions done! When I told her no, she simply said "WOW."