LASH LIFT & TINT
What is a Lash Lift & Tint??
A lash lift is basically a perm for your eyelashes. Unlike a lash extension, a lash lift simply alters the shape and color of your natural lashes. The treatment involves lifting each individual lash, before tinting them for thicker, darker, longer looking lashes.
What to expect during the treatment;
The treatment area will be cleansed and prepared for treatment. Silicone pads are placed on the (closed) eyelids. Your lashes are then lifted and a serum is applied to them. The first serum is used to break down the protein in the lashes, in other words, breaking the bond of the eyelash. The lashes are moulded onto the shield. The size of the shield will be determined by the length of your lashes and the desired effect. Next, a keratin-infused fixing serum is applied that restores the bond of the lashes, also conditioning them. The tint is applied and the silicone pads are removed.
The first 48 hours after a lash lift are the most crucial to maintaining thoeresults, and it’s required that you avoid water (and mascara), heavy exercising (or anything that would make you sweat a lot), or showering—at least in any way that will expose your lashes to the water.
What are lash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are semipermanent lashes that are hand-glued on top of your natural lashes. A lash extension treatment involves applying individual synthetic lashes onto each natural eyelash to add extra length and volume. They’re perfect for holidays, a big event or just perfect lashes every day.
Lash extensions typically last the same lifetime as your natural lash cycle, which is between 4-6 weeks. However, to avoid them looking patchy as they grow out, we recommend top ups after 2 or 3 weeks to keep lashes looking completely full and uniform.
You will be asked what kind of look you’re going for, whether that be more glamorous or more natural. Based on your desired look, we can select the ideal length and curl strength for the extensions. We use up to 3-4 different extension lengths, concentrating longer extensions on the outer corners and shorter extensions on the inner eyes.
Your lashes will be cleansed and shampoo'd to remove any makeup, oil, and germs from the area. It’s helpful if you arrive makeup-free to your appointment.
Your eyes are closed for the duration of the process, which typically takes 1-2 hours, depending on wether you are having infield or a new set. To prep for the actual application, we will apply an under-eye gel to your lower lash line to keep your lower lashes out of the way and provide a contrasted background to work against (it’s easier to see your lashes against a crisp white background). Then, the eye gels will be secured with medical-grade tape on both sides of the eye (this tape doesn’t touch your lashes, and it doesn’t hurt once it’s removed later).
Using tweezers, the end of each extension will be dipped in the lash glue and then applied to your individual lash. In most cases, one eyelash extension is applied per natural lash, however, more voluminous looks can require multiple extensions per individual natural lash.
Once your lashes are dry, the under-eye gels and tape are removed. Once removed, your lashes will be brushed through with a spooly, then you’ll be asked to slowly blink your eyes open.
Keep lashes away from water for 24 hours and heat treatments, such as saunas or steam, after having them applied.
Avoid any oil-based products around the eye area especially oil-based eye make-up remover as these dissolved the glue much faster. Lots of eye make-up removers contain oil so make sure you get a lash-friendly cleanser to remove your make-up.