All about Lash Lifts
A lash lift takes approximately 45 mins to apply and can last for 6-8 weeks. Its similar to the eyelash perm but instead of perming the lashes it lifts the lashes. The lash lift involves the therapist using a silicon shield (rather than old fashioned perm rods) and each natural lash is lifted individually from the root giving the appearance of lift and volume to the eyelashes.
Difference between lash perms and lash lifts.
Lash lifts and lash perms are two procedures that semi-permanently curl natural lashes.
The lash lift is a more modern and effective version of the lash perm. These procedures use different techniques, tools, and products to achieve their results.
With a lash lift, a soft silicone rod is used to gently lift lashes from the base. Lash perms involve winding the eyelashes around a cylindrical rod, which helps to open up the eye.
The chemicals used for a perm are harsher than the ones used in most lifting solutions, which means they can be more damaging to lashes overall.
What happens during the treatment:
Using a silicone shield and water soluble glue, the lashes are lifted and separated onto the shield. Lifting lotion/Perming solution is then applied to the lashes and left for up to 10 minutes depending on the brand used. The lifting/perming solution is then removed and the application of fixing lotion is applied and also left for up to 10 minutes (check timings with the product you are using). Finally, damp cotton pads/buds are used to gently remove the shield, a conditioner is applied leaving you with enhanced lifted eyelashes.
Lash shields give a more dramatic lift. They are perfect for long lashes or when you want a dramatic lash effect. They work well for clients who perhaps have hooded eyes or perhaps skin laxity when the lash comes up and over the person’s lid.
Sizes – xsmall shield will give a dramatic lift – Large will give you a natural curl.
To clean the lashes and remove any oil which could affect the lift.
To glue the lashes onto the shield.
Under Eye Pads
Used to hold the bottom lashes down.
Perming and Fixing Solution
Helps re-hydrate the lashes after the treatment. Think of it as a conditioning treatment for the lashes.
How to look after Equipment
- Keep the solutions cold. Never leave in a hot car, near a radiator.
- Always keep the lids on tight to avoid the air oxidising with the products.
- Avoid cross contamination by never double dipping.
Following these 3 simple steps will help the products last longer.
Lash Lift Aftercare
It is very important to give your client clear instructions about what to expect and what to do at home in order to get the best from their treatments. This will help prolong the effects of the treatment.
Lash Lift treatments can dehydrate the lashes so it is very important the client knows how to look after them.
The Lash Lift is a very low maintenance procedure compared to eyelash extensions, however, there is a little extra care required over the first 24-48hrs whilst the lift is still settling into place and a few tips to help you get the longest results.
It is always good practice to give your clients a leaflet explaining the advice, this way you make sure they know and understand what to expect.
- Be gentle with your lashes; no rubbing.
- Do not get your lashes wet for the first 24 hrs
- Use of Sauna/Steam is possible after 24hrs but may weaken the effect of the lift.
- No eye make up for 24 hours.
- Do not use eyelash curlers
- Avoid waterproof mascara
- Swimming should be avoided for at least 24hrs.
- No other facial beauty treatments for 24hrs. Remember, the lash lift procedure is similar to a perm, and as such the hair must be kept well nourished and treated delicately to avoid breakage/weakening.
Waterproof Mascara vs Non- waterproof mascara
Mascara contains oils that will break down a lash lift.
Waterproof Mascara is very damaging to the natural lashes.
Due to the formula which makes the mascara waterproof can lead to dry, brittle eyelashes
Due to waterproof mascara designed to last, some people do not remove it all, which can lead to bacteria and mites on the lashes.
Around the eye area is sensitive skin, due to rubbing to remove the mascara, can cause damage to this area of skin.
Non-waterproof mascara is better for your lashes.
Due to not having as harsh chemicals it is overall more gentle, lighter and softer on the lashes.
Easier to remove, so you will have less chance of damaging the skin area.