What Is a Lash Lift? Common Lash Lift Questions Answered
If you’re considering offering your clients lash lifts, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with every aspect of the treatment. This will not only help you decide whether you want to add to your menu of services, but it will also provide you with the information you need to answer your client’s questions before, during, and after the treatment.
Let’s review some of people's most common questions about lash lifts.
What Is a Lash Lift?
A lash lift is a chemical process that lifts and sets the shape of your lashes, much like a perm, with the help of specific lash lift supplies. This semi-permanent beauty treatment enhances the natural lashes by lifting and curling them from the base. It gives the appearance of longer, fuller lashes without the need for extensions or daily curling.
How Long Does a Lash Lift Treatment Take?
Different brands have different timings for the treatment, some requiring longer than others. The lash lift procedure typically takes 45-60 minutes to complete, depending on the individual's length and desired results. This includes applying the lifting solutions, shaping the lashes, and any additional lash tinting or grooming if desired.
How Long Does a Lash Lift Last?
The treatment lasts 4-6 weeks, depending on your client’s hair growth cycle. It is important to note that this longevity depends on how much care the client takes in preserving them to ensure the results last for the maximum amount of time. The lift gradually fades over time as the natural lashes shed and new ones grow in.
Can I Get a Lash Lift if I Have Sensitive Eyes?
In most cases, clients with sensitive eyes can safely undergo a lash lift. However, it's essential to discuss any sensitivities or allergies beforehand. Perform a patch test to check for adverse reactions and choose suitable products accordingly.
Will a Lash Lift Damage My Natural Lashes?
If you’re a trained and experienced technician using quality products, a lash lift should not damage the client’s natural lashes. Use solutions formulated to be gentle on the lashes to ensure a safe and effective treatment for your client.
What’s the Aftercare Like for a Lash Lift?
After a lash lift, it's essential for clients to avoid getting the lashes wet for the first 24-48 hours and to follow any additional aftercare instructions that you’ve provided as their technician. This typically includes avoiding heat, steam, oil-based products, and excessively rubbing or touching the lashes.
To allow the lift to set, ask your client to avoid steamy showers, swimming, baths, and saunas. They should not apply makeup for the first 48 hours and use non-waterproof mascara. Explain that oil-based makeup can disrupt the solution, and advise them to use a moisturizing serum to prevent their lashes from becoming brittle.
Can I Wear Mascara or Use an Eyelash Curler After a Lash Lift?
Yes, you can wear mascara or use an eyelash curler after a lash lift, although many clients find that they don't need to. If they choose to use mascara, they should opt for a water-based formula and avoid waterproof formulas, as they can be more challenging to remove and may cause the lift to weaken prematurely.
Does a Lash Lift Hurt?
This treatment is relaxing and rejuvenating when you perform a lash lift correctly. Place a lash pad on top of the lower lashes to protect them from the solutions and avoid lifting them. If your client feels any pain, you should stop the treatment immediately, although some clients may be so comfortable that they grab a quick cat nap!
How Much Does a Lash Lift Cost?
The answer to this question varies. Factors include the specific salon, the client’s location, and the technician’s experience (that’s you!). That said, the service averages around $75-$200 per treatment, with the higher rates reflecting a higher-quality treatment. Prices should always be inclusive of the treatment time and solutions. Of course, complementary services, such as brow lamination or lash tint, may be extra charges.
Who Can Perform a Lash Lift Treatment?
There are lots of DIY kits on the market to keep up with the current eyelash trends. However, these treatments should ONLY be performed safely by licensed estheticians, cosmetologists, and those trained to use the products properly. As always, it is better to be safe than sorry, and clients should always strive for quality rather than a quick fix!
Is a Lash Lift Worth it?
Absolutely! Your client will be amazed at how much a lash lift can open their eyes. And what’s better than waking up with beautiful lashes without mascara?!
- Sara Millecam