First on the list: let’s go over what exactly a lash lift is. Lash lifts easily made my top two choices because I adore the way they leave your lashes looking. The feathery, long appearance is nearly unmatched. I also really appreciated that this treatment just uses your natural lashes to enhance your beauty rather than applying any new hairs.
Since I have always been such an avid eyelash curler, a lash lift was immediately appealing to me. This process essentially replaces the need to curl your eyelashes and does so for a prolonged period of time. This is a serious time-saver, and for someone like me who values every moment of sleep I can get, anything that gives me an extra moment in the morning is a precious gift.
What Is a Lash Lift?
A lash lift can also be described as a kind of lash perm. They use similar technology in that they each focus on retraining your lashes’ natural curl patterns in favor of applying a new one.
You and your lash technician will discuss your desired curl pattern before the actual lash lift begins, ensuring perfect results that are exactly what you were looking for.
After a comprehensive discussion about the look you are going for, and what your lash technician can achieve, it is time for the actual process to start. You will lie back, close your eyes, and prepare to be utterly pampered. At this point, your work is over, but your lash artist’s work is just beginning.
First, a perming solution is applied to your lashes that make them ready to be brushed in any direction. Next, your lashes are brushed upward at the angle and curl level you and your technician both agreed upon. Lastly, it is time for another solution to be applied to your now-curled lashes. This last compound will keep your eyelashes at that angle, effectively retraining the hairs to curl at this specific point.
Who Are Lash Lifts Best For?
Lash lifts are perfect for those who constantly curl their lashes, who want more time in the morning, or are just looking for a natural yet enhanced option when it comes to their eyelashes.
It is worth noting that lash lifts typically are best for those that already have fairly long individual eyelash hairs, as the treatment only works with what you grow naturally. People with long, somewhat horizontal eyelash hairs could benefit tremendously from a lash lift and will often be shocked at the enlivening and gorgeous results.
Lash lifts are also great for those who want a slightly longer-lasting option than lash extensions that are lower maintenance. While the end result is not as drastic as what can be achieved with lash extensions, this can be an advantage for those who only want a subtle change.
What Is Some Basic Information About Lash Lifts?
Lash lifts are more cost-effective than lash extensions, which can also be a deciding factor for people. Though it, of course, varies depending on your location, the experience level of your salon and technician, and other factors, lash lifts tend to cost in the range of $75 to $150.
They also take about 45 minutes to an hour to complete, and the process of getting a lash lift done is also one that many find to be immensely relaxing.
Lash lifts can last for an impressive four to eight weeks, depending on how well you care for the treatment. Best practices for looking after your lash lift are mostly contained within the first 24 hours after the treatment, but there are also some rules for the rest of the time your new curl lasts.
Essentially, leave your lashes alone as much as humanly possible. Keep them away from water, and do not wear eye makeup until after a day has passed.