How do we do it?
We will first consult with you about how you want your lashes to look and create a plan that will make sure you leave your service feeling more confident. Whether that is adding in a lash tint, or just doing the lift itself, we want to provide you with the best service possible.
We will start the process by cleansing the eyes of any makeup or oils that may be on the eye to keep the lashes clean. Then, we will protect your lower lashes with a pad or special tape to keep them from sticking to your upper lashes during the service.
An alkaline chemical solution will then be applied to the lashes, and they will be wrapped around a specialized silicone rod or shield to create the shape and direction of the lashes. The size of the rod or shield will depend on how you want the lashes to look, and can be determined in your consultation. After gluing down the lashes to the rod or shield, the lashes will be given a processing lotion and protected by pads to sit for anywhere between 5-20 minutes, depending on the thickness and length of your natural lashes.
Once the first process is completed, the lotion will be removed and replaced with a setting lotion. The eyes will again be protected to go through the second processing phase, again determined based on the thickness and length of your natural lashes.
After the second processing, a tint can be applied if that is desired. Find out more about our lash tinting services here.
The final result will be voluminous lashes that will last up to 90 days. We recommend scheduling a 6-week check-in appointment to make certain the lashes are looking their absolute best.
Benefits of lash lifting
- Longer, thicker looking lashes without daily maintenance
- Lasts for several weeks
- Can be enhanced with a lash tint to make the lashes darker and more defined
- Encourages consistent growth in the same direction
- Natural looking lashes without the need for makeup
What should be expected during a lash lifting session?
We will do a patch test 24-48 hours before the treatment date to make sure that there is no irritation, swelling, or inflammation of the skin. If anything abnormal happens, we will advise not continuing with the treatment to ensure the best quality experience.
It is possible that after initially processing that the lashes do not take on the lifting quality immediately, which could result in a longer processing time. We do not recommend getting lashes done all at one time, as our artists will need to find the best practice to get your lashes in the shape you desire. This could result in the need for more frequent appointments for the first few sessions, but once we get the right set up for you, they will be less frequent.
However, with that said, we do not always recommend clients coming in more frequently, especially if the lashes are still curled by the next scheduled appointment time. The reason for this is that sometimes when the lashes are done too frequently, this can cause eyelash fallout or even burning of the eyelid and lash line. Please consult with our eyelash specialists when making your appointment to be certain if the next normally scheduled appointment is needed.
Q. Why should I choose you for this service or any service?
A. We review and research our techniques and products we use in our services every year. This ensures that we not only provide the best care in how we apply services to our clients, but also maintain quality products that are used in the service and aftercare. We also take the time to get to know our clients and what their needs are when it comes to any service they have with us. Your comfort and care is of utmost importance to us, and we take pride in making personal connections with our clients that will last throughout any appointment.
Q. How is your cost different from other salons or esthetician offices?
A. We charge more for the years of experience of the technician, the high quality products we use in all of our services, and the time and care that is dedicated to each client that comes in. Better quality will always come with better final results.
Q. How should I prepare for this service?
A. Please arrive with no makeup, especially on the lashes, or contacts. Bring a headband as well to keep hair out of the face when doing the service.
Q. Who should avoid this service?
- Clients that have cysts or styes on their eyes or have any kind of eye infection/inflammation or recent operations around the eye, head or face or scar tissue
- Clients that are cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy
- Clients with skin diseases or disorders
- Clients with watery or hypersensitive eyes
- Clients with keratitis, alopecia, trichotillomania, Bell’s Palsy, or any other disease/disorder that causes shaking, twitching or erratic movements
- Not recommended for those that have dry eye, glaucoma, are post-chemotherapy, have claustrophobia or hayfever
Q. How long will the service take?
A. The service should last for about 1 hour.
Q. How long will it last?
A. On average, 90 days. We recommend coming in every 6-8 weeks to make sure that if there needs to be any adjustments that they can be done. However, getting your lashes done too frequently can cause your eyelashes to fall out or the eyeline to burn, so please consult your technician when discussing future appointments.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The lift by itself is $100. Adding on a tint to the service will be $120.
We recommend not using any oil-based or strong make-up removers for 48 hours. We also recommend not sleeping on your face or side, and do not wear a sleeping eye-mask. Avoid hot steam from showers, saunas, dishwashers, or heat from ovens.
We also strongly recommend not using any kind of lash growth serum after the service, as there could be some health issues that would affect the look and maintenance of the lash lift.