What is Lash Lift?
The beauty industry is always evolving; new trends, fads, and breakthroughs are happening daily. One thing that we pride ourselves on here at Lash L’Amour is that we always stay on the cutting edge of beauty industry trends while staying away from fads that don’t serve our clients. The latest trend that we truly admire is a newer lash enhancement service called Keratin Lash Lift.
Keratin Lash Lift is a great way to give your lashes a dramatic appearance with minimal maintenance. It is a great alternative for eyelash extensions and is perfect for everyday wear or events.
What is Keratin Lash Lift?
Lash Lift originated in Switzerland in 2008 but is just starting to make it’s way to mainstream American beauty now. It is an eyelash enhancement service that adds curl and definition to your natural lashes for 6-8 weeks (depending on your body’s natural lash cycle).
Unlike eyelash extensions, lash lift utilizes your natural lashes and a combination of shields, pads creams, and expert technique to give your eyelashes a dramatic boost.
How does it work?
A keratin lash lift is basically an advanced perm for your eyelashes. A solution is delicately and safely applied to your eyelashes which changes the bonds of your lashes permanently. Your lashes will stay in the new and enhanced shape until they fall out naturally and new ones grow back in (about 6-8 weeks).
You will still be able to wear all of the makeup that you currently wear including your mascara (but you probably won’t need to). You may want to switch to a mascara that is easy to remove so that you don’t prematurely lose or break your natural lashes by rubbing too hard. This will extend the life of your lash lift.
What is the process of getting a lash lift like?
First, one of our certified lash lift specialists will thoroughly clean your eyelashes and eyelids. It’s best to go to your appointment without any eye makeup on at all. All makeup and oils must be removed in order for the keratin to do it’s job properly, and for you to get the most time out of your new lash lift.
After that, your eyes will be prepped with pads to hold down your lower lashes so that they don’t get any of the solution on it. There will also be silicone pads placed on your eyelid that are basically molds for your new lashes.
The keratin solution is then delicately applied to your upper eyelashes with spoolies. This will sit for about 8-12 minutes. Your eyes will be closed and you will be laying down.
After the keratin is done processing, you will get some more lotions and oils applied. The first is a setting cream that your lash lift specialist will run through your lashes with spoolies, and the second is a nourishing oil that will give your lashes some natural shine.
The pads and shields will be removed and you will be ready to go! You cannot get your lashes wet or apply mascara for 48 hours, as the keratin will still continue to process for 2 days. You should keep this in mind before you go to your appointment.
Is there any maintenance associated with lash lift?
The best part of getting a keratin lash lift is that there is little maintenance involved! If you decide you want to keep your lash lift for everyday use, you will need to get a lift every 6-10 weeks, depending on your natural lash cycle.
If you want to extend the life of your natural lashes, it is best to use a mascara that is easy to remove, so that you don’t prematurely lose or break any lashes. You can also switch to a nourishing or even a keratin mascara to try to extend the life of your lashes.
Other than that, there is virtually no maintenance required and you can continue to use the same makeup, creams, and oils as you were before!
Who Should Get Lash Lift?
Lash lifts are a great alternative for eyelash extensions. If you can’t get extensions for whatever reason, or if you simply do not like extensions, then a lash lift will be perfect for you because it is a gentler, easier process, and can give you a dramatic look just like extensions.
Lash lifts are great for events or day to day use. If you are getting a lash lift for a certain event, you will want to get it done about 3 days in advance, so that the keratin has time to fully set. Remember, you cannot get your lashes wet or apply mascara for 48 hours.