Lash Lift vs. Extensions – Which is Right for You?

 

Fact: When your lashes are lacking, it’s time for extensions.

But what if you already have the length but just not the lift? You might want to look into a lash lift.

It’s all in the name. Like a perm for your lashes, this service gives your natural lashes a nice upward shape and realistic curl that leads to fresh-faced, open-eyed beauty.

A lash lift lasts (say that three times fast) eight to 12 weeks and involves applying a super safe keratin to the lashes. Once the service is complete, you can also finish up with a tint for an extra depth and darkness that lasts three weeks.

But this isn’t a one-lift-fits-all service. It all comes down to what your natural lashes are like. A lift helps your natural lashes reach their full potential. Translation: If you have fine and short natural lashes or sparse lashes, the lift won’t make a difference. It won’t fill in gaps or add volume. If this is the case, skip the lash lift service and go straight to extensions.

An excellent candidate for the best lash lift results is someone with long natural lashes that are fuller than average. If you have you are batting an average length and amount, you also might want to get the lift.

No matter which service you choose – a lift, tiny, or extensions – your longer fuller, lashes await.

Meet the Lash L’Amour Ladies: Monica Economou-Frasca, Spa Director

 

Where are you from originally? Loutaki, Greece

 

 
How long have you been in Boston? 24 years. I live in Swampscott with the love of my life, my husband Rob, Roman (the most beautiful bulldog) and Bandit (the cutest and barkiest chihuahua)
 
Tell us about your home in Greece. I grew up in one of the most beautiful little towns in Greece, surrounded by crystal clear water on one side and mountain on the other. It’s a gem. I call it home and it always will be since my heart feels the fullest when I’m there.
 
How long have you been with Lash L’Amour? 4 years and 3 months

 

 
Take us through your day as spa director. My day begins with a quick call to Cynthia to plan the day. Then I travel to one (or sometimes all three) of the locations, checking in with front desk staff, following up on emails, ordering supplies, dealing with client issues, taking staff meetings, recruiting our next best lash specialists, fixing schedules, and completing all the to-do lists from the boss lady.
 
What is your favorite beauty “treat” that you do for yourself? I love to get massages, and have nails and lashes done.
 
When did you get your first pair of lashes? How did they make you feel? Eight years ago. I felt liberated and a lot more confident without makeup.
 
How do extensions add to a woman’s life? The end result is magical. It’s an immediate confidence boost and you’re ready to conquer the world. The feeling of freshly done lashes is undeniably one of the most amazing feelings in the world for a woman.
 
What is your “can’t leave the house without” makeup? bottom lash liner and brow powder
 
What makes you feel beautiful? My husband and my lashes! He loves my lashes and is fascinated by the power of them.

Meet the Lash L’Amour Ladies is a new series where you will get to know each of our wonderful and talented staff and management team members.

 

Four Tips for Summer Lash Care

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Welcome to the makeup-free zone. AKA summer – the season of fresh faces. But as you hop from pool party to beach BBQ, batting those  long lashes, you’re also dealing with some unwanted guests that accompany the heat. Think humidity, oily sunscreen, chlorinated water. All can wreak havoc on your lash extensions.

Show them a little extra TLC with these four top tips for healthy lash extensions during the summer.

  • Sunscreen is definite summer necessity for good skin, but oily formulas can shorten your lashes’ lifespan. Avoid getting sunscreen on your lash extensions, and instead opt for sunglasses that offer UV/UVB protection. Note: if a pair of sunglasses doesn’t have a UVA/UVB label on them, consider them for fun not for sun.
  • A lap in the pool might be refreshing for your body, but it’s a worrisome past time for your lash extensions. Excessive exposure to chlorine can break down adhesive, so protect that flirty fringe. When swimming in a pool, wear a set of goggles. And, of course, you should avoid  swimming in the first 24 hours following any new lash application.
  • Summer is all about natural breezy looks, so opt for shorter length extensions. This doesn’t mean you have to forego the glam. Ask for your lash expert to make your lashes fuller with a higher number of lashes.
  • Whether you’re rubbing eyes from sweat or toweling off from a dip, you’re touching your eyes more during the hotter months. Also with all of our outdoor activity comes a healthy uptake of Vitamin D. Translation: Your lashes grow faster in the summer, so turnover might be more noticeable. Getting refills every two weeks instead of three to four weeks will keep lashes lush.

Keeping an eye on how you treat your lashes during the summer will make all the difference. Happy summer!