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What is a Lash Lift and the process?

Lash lifts, unlike lash extensions ― which involve adhering false inserts to the lash line to create fullness ― lifts are all about enhancing what a person already has. They’re essentially like a perm for your lashes.

It’s like perming your lashes into a lifted, curled state. But unlike the harsh formulas that were once used to perm the hair on our heads, the treatment for lash lifts is gentler.

Before starting the actual process, the eye area and lashes should be free of makeup and oil. I will apply a silicone mold or shield onto the eyelid using a non-toxic glue. That’s the only thing that touches the skin.

To get the desired curl, there are different mold shapes and sizes of "rods". Applying the solution to only to the base and middle of the lashes to avoid any damage or breakage to the lash tips.

With the silicone mold on the eyelid, next step is placing the lashes on using the glue over the mold, which is curved upward and outward to create a curl. Once the lashes are adhered to the shield and separated, that will reveal the final outcome. It should be noted that this service is done on the upper lashes only.

Once each and every lash is applied onto the mold, I separate them individually, so you get a nice curl on the lashes, and I will apply the perm solution. The perm solution is a chemical solution that sits on the root of the eyelashes, between the root and middle of the lashes.

The perm solution softens the hair so it’s malleable or vulnerable .... Then I wipe that off and put on the setting solution, and that re-hardens the hair so the shape is set in place. That setting solution, also known as a neutralizer, prevents over-processing, which could lead to leashes looking too curly, or even droopy.

When the treatment is done, the client should avoid getting the newly lifted lashes wet for the first 24 hours.

Typically, a lash lift will last four to five weeks, about the same amount of time as the lash growth cycle.

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