What is a lash lift?
A lash lift is the safe and easy way to temporarily curl or straighten lashes. Lash Lift offers an ultra-hydrating keratin treatment option that clients and professionals love. Lash lifts and tints are a fantastic option for everyone who is interested in dark, luscious, and beautifully curled lashes with low-maintence and minimal commitment.
How it's done!
Consult your expert first—if your lashes are naturally super-short, you may not be the best candidate for the treatment. Your technician will begin by using medical-grade glue to affix a silicone rod on your eyelid. Then, they will glue the tips of your lashes to the rod to create the shape for the curl, followed by a layer of the lifting serum to impart the shape. We use a brand called Elleebana, which uses gentle ingredients. The harshest ingredient is alcohol, which is in the lifting solution, but we follow it with the setting solution, and that is rich in hydrating ingredients like aloe and glycerin. The lifting serum is wiped off after about 8 to 10 minutes, depending on how thick your hair is, and is followed with the setting solution, which sits for 4 to 8 minutes. We recommends getting a tint along with the treatment, and if you decide to do that, the additional step will take roughly 10 more minutes. After that, the formula is wiped off, your lashes come un-glued, and you can get on with your life.
Maintenance is also less precious than that of lash extensions. Because they are your own natural eyelashes, you can still use mascara and lash serum, if that's what you would typically do. For the first two days following your lash lift, we recommends keeping your face out of the hot water in the shower, as well as not steaming your face since the heat can deactivate the solution, and swapping out oil-based makeup removers for the next few weeks. If you tend to sleep on your stomach or side, keep a spoolie brush beside your bed so you can brush through your lashes before going to bed, and when you wake up in the morning—though, it's a good practice anyway even if you don't have a lash lift.
After about 6 to 8 weeks, which is the natural growth cycle of your lashes, you'll start to notice the curled pieces disappearing, as the set you previously had starts to replace them.