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LASHES LIFT FAQs

What is a Lash Lift?

The lash lift procedure has revolutionized old, inadequate perming techniques. Using silicone pads instead of perm rods, this new technique can lift, straighten or curl, and lengthen your own natural lashes to create a brighter, fuller, wide eyed look. No need for extensions and the associated aftercare, this will last you 6-8 weeks and can be combined with a tint to leave the mascara behind. 

Can a Lash Lift be used to compliment other treatments?

Yes!  A lash Lift is enhanced when you use an eyelash growth product, such as RapidLash which is available in our store. While your lashes grow longer, our process controls straight or overly curly lashes by giving them a uniform lifted look. Black eyelash tint is applied during the treatment to enhance the look of your lashes.  See treatment price list here.

Does the Lash Lift procedure hurt?

 

No the procedure is totally painless.  You will have your eyes closed for the entire treatment and although it may feel a little strange being unable to open your eyes for this time, it offers you a chance to relax during the treatment.

Is the procedure safe? 

Yes. Lashes are lifted onto our specially shaped lifting pads before products are applied.

Will the Lash Lift damage my natural lashes??

No. Select a carefully trained and skilled Professional to ensure proper Lash Lift procedures are followed

 How long does a lash lift take?

A lash lift can take anything from 45 minutes to an hour from beginning to end. Maybe a little longer if you decide to have your eyelashes tinted which will enhance the effect of your lash lift.

 How long will a Lash Lift last?

A Lash Lift can last 6-8 weeks but can vary from person to person.  There is no need for any maintenance appointments in between but you will need to have the process repeated every 6-8 weeks to lift the new hair growth. There are some situations that may cause the lift to drop/weaken prematurely such as swimming, use off harsh products or heat.  If you find that your lift does not last the full 2 months, you can repeat the treatment after a minimum of 4 weeks of having the initial treatment, but not before.

Will I have a reaction to the lotion?

Very few people have a reaction to the lotion but that doesn’t mean you won’t be one of them. What one person reacts to, another is fine with. This is why you can opt to have a patch test 24 hours beforehand.  A patch test is quick and simple.  It consists of us placing 2 drops of lotions behind the ear for 15 minutes. Wiping it off and waiting to see if any subsequent irritation occurs over the next 24 hours such as redness, itching or inflammation for example.

I wear contact lenses, can I have this procedure?

Yes. However, we will ask you to remove them temporarily during the treatment as the eyes will be closed throughout.

 Can I wear makeup after my lash lift?

Yes but it is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You may find that there is no need for mascara anyway, but if you wish to make your lashes even fuller, a non-waterproof mascara is advised as the removal of waterproof mascaras can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift.

 How do I clean my eyes?

Gently, using mild products. Always wait 24 hours to do this, straight after the procedure. 

 Can I use an eyelash curler?

No. There will be no need for an eyelash curler as this treatment gives a much better result than using a curler, But more importantly, using one may weaken and damage your lashes.

 How often can I have a lash lift?

A lash lift will begin to naturally drop after about 2 months and your lashes will be back to their natural look. The lashes should drop evenly and will not look out of place. You can repeat the treatment after a minimum of one month if you feel you need to, or you can wait until they are back to their natural state.

How are eyelash extensions applied?

Eyelash extensions take around two hours to apply. The procedure will take place in a comfortable environment. You’ll either sit or recline back.

Some salons provide soft music to help you relax. If yours doesn’t, you may wish to listen to your own music or a podcast while the procedure is taking place.

Here are the general steps of the process:

  1. Your clinician will gently cleanse both your eyes.

  2. To avoid accidentally gluing your natural lower lashes to your upper ones, your clinician will tape your lower lashes to your skin with surgical tape.

  3. Your natural eyelashes will be isolated, typically with a tweezer or other device.

  4. An artificial lash will be adhered to the top of the isolated lash with a tiny drop of glue.

  5. This process will be repeated for the entire lid of both eyes.

  6. The eye receiving lashes must be closed for the procedure.

 

Who can apply them?

Eyelash extensions should only be applied by a certified lash technician who’s undergone training specifically for this procedure. They may be a medical professional, lash stylish, aesthetician, or cosmetologist.

In the United States, regulations for salons that apply lash extensions vary by state. Check your state’s website to see what, if any, regulations apply to lash technicians and salons.

Read online reviews before you go. Only choose a reputable salon or clinic with a strong reputation for cleanliness and safety.

When you’re making your appointment, ask questions. Find out about the ingredients in the glue. Also ask if the instruments used are sterilized.

Remain in charge of the process. If the salon doesn’t feel clean, or the technician doesn’t address your questions or needs, end the appointment. You should also do this if you start to feel uncomfortable, either physically or mentally, while your lashes are being applied.

Remember that a bargain often isn’t. If the price is too good to be true, make sure the reason isn’t poor hygiene, lack of quality or licensure, or inexperience. This isn’t only about your lashes; it’s also about your eyes.

 

How are eyelash extensions removed?

Eyelash extensions will eventually fall out on their own. If you wish to have them removed, it’s best to have this done by a professional. The lash technician who applied your lashes will also know how to remove them. There’s typically a charge for this service.

Here are the general steps of removal:

  1. Your upper and lower eyelids will be covered. Lash glue remover will be applied and left on for several minutes.

  2. The technician will then remove the lashes one at a time, with a sterilized tweezer, tiny brush, or other device.

Keep in mind the lash glue remover may contain chemicals you’re allergic to or that may be irritating to your skin. Ask your technician for a list of ingredients first. Don’t use a remover that contains formaldehyde.

You can also try removing your extensions at home. Steam your face or apply a warm compress to your eyes, then remove the lashes with olive or sesame oil on a cotton swab. This will loosen the lashes, letting you gently pull them out. Just be careful to only remove the extensions and not your real lashes.

 

The takeaway

Semipermanent eyelash extensions eliminate the need for using mascara.

Eyelash extensions require maintenance and can be expensive.

To avoid complications such as infection, it’s imperative that a licensed lash clinician apply your lashes in a clean environment.