If you weren’t one of the lucky few blessed with long, dark, thick eyelashes, then you probably spend a decent amount of time trying to enhance their appearance. From mascara to false lashes to extensions, there are many ways to augment your natural lashes and give your eyes the dramatic, defined look you want. If you haven’t yet been introduced to the keratin lash perm, now’s the time to get to know this revolutionary lash option.
Lash lifts give you the best of both worlds: the semi-permanent curl of eyelash extensions in a gentle treatment that won’t harm your natural lashes. Here are six reasons to give this procedure a try today.
It’s Like an Eyelash Perm
Just like the perms for hair that were massively in fashion in the ‘80s, lash lifts use a chemical solution to curl and set your lashes. The result is similar to what you would achieve with a great eyelash curler, but much longer-lasting. Keratin lash perms provide beautiful, natural-looking curl and lift, giving your eyelashes a more polished and dramatic look.
The first thing you’ll do is have a consultation with a lash artist during which you’ll answer questions about your style and goals–for example, do you typically wear mascara every day? Would you like your lashes more fanned out or positioned upward, toward your eyebrows? Depending on the information you give the artist, they will choose a curl size to suit your eye shape and your preferences.
It’s Easy and Fast
The entire process takes only about an hour, with the perming lotion left on for six to 12 minutes depending on your lash type. Your lash artist will apply a setting solution to hold the lashes in their newly-curled shape. Finally, a nourishing lotion containing keratin, aloe vera, glycerin, and grapeseed oil will moisturize and condition the lashes.
Lash lifts deliver beautifully curled full lashes that last up to eight weeks. These “touch-ups” are necessary because as you naturally shed eyelashes, new ones grow in behind them–and these new lashes haven’t been treated. How frequently you need to re-do your lashes depends on your lash cycle and how fast they grow.
Wear Mascara–or Not
Unlike extensions, lash perms simply curl your own natural lashes. That means you may use any eye makeup you wish after the first 24 hours. You can also choose to have your lashes tinted and not have to worry about applying mascara every day. Many people opt to curl and tint their lashes for special event makeup or even just to go on vacation and not spend time on makeup.
Lash lifts are ideal for people who don’t want to fuss over their lashes. Extensions require a bit more finesse as you wash your face, sleep, and apply makeup. Lash perms require no special care from you after the first 24 hours.
Choose a Lash Lift or Extensions at Selena’s Lash Studio
At Selena’s Lash Studio, we offer professional lash extensions and lash lifts. Our staff is made up of handpicked lash artists who possess the education and experience they need to deliver top-quality work so you always look and feel your best. We are dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty and helping you feel amazing. Ready to try a lash perm or lash extensions? Book an appointment today.