Eye Lash Lifts – Everything You Need to Know
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 chemical 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,” Buhler said.
There is no preparation necessary.
“The only thing that we recommend is if you want a more dramatic result, then going on something like a lash serum to grow your lashes as long as possible is a great option,” Buhler suggewsted,”But we can work with any lash type.”
You can customize your results.
The first step in your consult with our lash artist, asks 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, etc.) Based on your answers, our 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, then a setting solution and oil are applied.
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, grape seed oil, and glycerin, a humectant that attracts moisture. It’s kind of like dyeing or bleaching your hair, then following it with conditioner.