What Exactly Is A Lash Lift, And How Is It Done?
Thinking about upping your eyelash game this year? Let us introduce you to the lash lift, a semi-permanent treatment that aims to curl your lashes upward so you can ditch the eyelash curler.
Lash lifts, unlike lash extensions ― which involve adhering false inserts to the lash line to create fullness ― are all about enhancing what a person already has. They’re essentially like a perm for your lashes.
What exactly is a lash lift?
It’s like perming your lashes into a lifted, curled state. But unlike the harsh formulas that were once used to perm the hair on our heads, the treatment for lash lifts is gentler.
It’s also not quite the same thing as previous lash perm methods, which have existed for years, The old method used harsh chemicals and a different tool for actually curling lashes. The treatment was even banned by a number of states in the 2000s, and the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against one perming cream in the late ’80s.
How does it all work?
Before starting the actual process the eye area and lashes should be free of makeup and oil. The technician then applies a silicone mold or shield onto the eyelid using a non-toxic glue. That’s the only thing that touches the skin, No solutions area applied to the skin at all - Meaning the chances of any reactions is minimal (This is a FAB option for those who have had allergic reactions to eyelash extensions in the past.
With the silicone mold on the eyelid, the technician then curls the lashes using the glue over the mold, which is curved upward and outward to create a curl. Once the lashes are adhered to the shield and separated, that will reveal the final outcome. It should be noted that this service is done on the upper lashes.
Once each and every lash is applied onto the mold in a tidy clean manner - we separate them individually, so you get a nice curl on the lashes, and you would apply the perm solution.
The perm solution is a chemical solution that sits on the root of the eyelashes, between the root and middle of the lash, and it would sit for around to 6 minutes/ (Processing time depends on the thickness of the hair.)
The perm solution softens the hair so it’s malleable or vulnerable .... Then we wipe that off and put on the setting solution, and that re-hardens the hair so the shape is set in place.
(That setting solution, also known as a neutralizer, prevents over-processing, which could lead to leashes looking too curly or frazzled.)
To get the desired curl, there are different mold shapes and sizes.
Lash lifts are often paired with lash tints for extra oomph- Since the tips of your lashes are often fully transparent a tint will make your lashes look a touch longer & thicker.
How long does a lash lift last?
Typically, a lash lift will last eight weeks, about the same amount of time as the lash growth cycle. They could last up to 10 weeks for some people.
When it comes to maintaining a lash lift, it’s super easy. Once it’s done. You can wear mascara, not wear mascara or rub your eyes, and the results would still be visible.
How much does it cost?
Lash lift cost depends on your location but the average price sits at about $100 to $125. If you add a lash tint, it will be more expensive. Check Rare Lash Factories Service menu for prices and be sure to sign up to the VIP list to receive exclusive promotions.
Can anything go wrong?
It is rare to see clients react badly to lash lifts. Lashes that are over-processed could look over-curled or droopy. The worst case would be breakage.
There’s always a chance of an allergic reaction, as with any treatment involving a chemical solution, but lash lifts are “generally tolerated by anyone, and any adverse effects are very, very rare.
It’s not recommended ever to do things toward the eyes if you are naturally sensitive or irritable.For the most part, I’ve never had anybody have a reaction or any sort of sensitivities to it.