Hey Guys !
Today I thought I would talk to you guys about Lash Lifts / Eyelash perms !
Honestly, I do probably just as many Lash Lifts ( also called an Eyelash perm ) as I do eyelash extensions ! And although I do find that ratio favours eyelash extensions more so in the summer time, and lash lifts in the fall / winter . I thought better late than never - let's talk about them now.
Now, I am sure most of you are thinking.... WHAT THE HECK ... Perms, aren't those totally outdated.
And although, I would be good never doing a perm again ( I mean heck, we had to do enough of them in hair school ). A LOOSE perm, can be totally beautiful, and an EYELASH perm, that's something to try at least once in your life, especially if you have stubborn straight lashes.
Ton's of my client's come in to see me, because although they have LONG lashes, they're lashes are super straight, and instead of curling up, and being in their line of vision, they stick out straight, so they only seem long if you are viewing them from the side.
Where as when you do a lash lift, or if someone has naturally curly lashes, because they are curled upwards and therefore in the line of vision, you can see them more, and therefore they appear longer.
I personally don't have the longest lashes in the world, but with a regime of EyEnvy, plus my natural curl, it gives the illusion of me wearing falsies... and I totally am not.
I have thrown together a quick little YouTube video for you guys to see how it is done, but continue to scroll down to see the step by step instructions.
But here are the steps below :
1. Cleanse the lashes. You can use a protein remover or oil free make up remover.
2. Cover the lower lashes with gel pads (as you do with eyelash extensions).
3. Apply shields. Apply glue to the underside of the shields. Ensure that you have used a correct sized shield. Place the shields to the eyelids as close to the lash line as possible.
4. Attach the lashes to the shields. You may need to do a section at a time so the glue does not dry out. a. Apply glue to a section of the outside of the shield ( for example the inner eye) b. Using a micro brush wipe the lashes up from the base of the lash to the lash tip up the shields as straight as possible. Any lashes that cross over or are placed clumped together will set that way, so make sure they are straight and evenly spaced ( unless you are after a certain style ). c. Make sure they are stuck down. Have as little gap as possible between the base of the lash and the shield.
5. Apply the perming lotion. a. Apply from the base to the mid section of the lashes. If you apply it over the entire lashes they will become unstuck and the perm won't set. This is very important. Apply as close to the base as possible for the best lift. b. Leave on for 10 – 20 minutes depending on the brand of lash lift you are using, and how thick the lashes are. * Always refer to package instructions. 2 c. Clean with dry Q-Tip or lint free applicator. Take care to wipe away solution gently, to ensure you do not unstick lashes from the shield.
6. Apply the setting lotion ( Neutralizer ). a. Apply the neutralizing lotion in exactly the same way as the perming lotion. b. Leave on 10 minutes c. Clean with clean Q-Tip or Lint free applicator
7. Apply tint, if the client is also getting a lash tint ( recommended for fairer lashes ). Skip this step if the client is not getting a lash tint. a. Lift eye patch and place under lower lashes. b. Apply tint on top lashes and as much as bottom, though it will be a bit more difficult. You shouldn't keep the tint on longer than 10 minutes as it activates a lot quicker after the perming lotions. c. Clean tint off with lint free applicator, or Q-Tip
8. Apply nourishing oil or conditioner with Q-Tip / Lint free applicator a. Leave on for 2-3 minutes b. Wipe excess away c. The lashes should be easily unattached from the shield now. If ther are still a lot of tint on lashes, clean them up with remainder of the nourishing oil or conditioner.
1. It will take approximately 45 minutes for this service without a tint, and 1 hour including a tint. 2. It is recommended clients return every 8-10 weeks for a following booking depending on the length of their lashes, and lash cycle.
3. Sachets often contain enough lotion for multiple applications but must be discarded after 48 hours once opened. Keep in a sealed container to prevent drying.
Have you had a lash lift before ? Have you heard of a Lash lift before this ? Would you consider getting one done ?!?