What is a lash lift?
A lash lift is essentially a perm formulated for your lashes that holds the curl in place for an extended amount of time. Basically you don't have to worry about manually curling them in the morning and having to apply mascara. Unlike having eyelash extensions, you won't have to worry about allergies to adhesives and irritations, rubbing your eyes, sleeping on your face and etc. Lash lifts are even great if you like the look of strip lashes but you have naturally down facing or straight lashes and the strip lashes don’t sit right, this would create a nice curl and foundation for them if you choose to apply it over your natural ones. This treatment is most popular with Microblading for eyebrows because these two will cut your makeup time in half!
The process usually lasts about an hour, a consultation is approximately 10 minutes to understand what you are looking to achieve following the lash lifting treatment. Based on your answers and the length of your lashes a rod size will be chosen and service will begin.
After cleansing and brushing out your lashes a soft gel pad will be applied to tape down your bottom lashes and a silicone rod or shield will be applied on your eyelids using a safe adhesive to glue your lashes onto the rod to form the curl before applying the perm solution.
This is a 3 step process, the perm solution is left on the base of your lashes for 8-10 minutes, cleanse and the second process (neutralizer) will be applied and left on for the same amount of time. Once this is complete you can have your lashes tinted for an extra pop otherwise the Keratin will be applied and you are finished.
How long does lash lifts last?
Lash lifts usually last between 6-8 weeks but depending on where you are on the cycle of your lashes you may have to come in sooner.
There are 3 stages in the cycle:
1. Anagen (the growth phase): The first stage of the eyelash cycle lasts between 4 - 6 weeks. Approximately 40 percent of our upper lashes and 15 percent of our lower lashes are in this stage at any given time.
2. Catagen (the transition phase): Once the lashes in the anagen phase reach their designated length, they stop growing and the follicle shrinks. If an eyelash falls out during this phase, it won’t begin growing back until phase has run its course, usually within 14 to 21 days.
3. Telogen (the resting phase): The telogen phase is the resting phase before new growth begins. Extreme stress and illness can cause the lashes or even the hair on our head to enter in this phase causing the shedding of lashes.
What is the cost?
The cost is $75 for the Keratin lash lift and you have the option to opt in for tint which lasts 4-6 weeks.
no water for the first 24 hours
The only restriction after getting your lash lift is absolutely no water or steam on your lashes as well as no mascara during this time. After 24 hours you are fully welcome to enjoy them anyway you want!
The only maintenance after a lift is conditioning them a few times a week since they have been processed the key is to just keep them conditioned regularly. Coconut oil or anytime of natural oils would be fine.