A lash lift is like a perm for your lashes. Lash lifts set your natural lashes using a chemical solution. A lift is essentially what your lash would be doing with a really good mechanical curler. There is no preparation necessary, however we do require your eyes to be makeup free as this will affect the lift potential.
The one thing that we recommend is a lash serum to grow your lashes as long as possible if you would like a very dramatic lift. Having said that we can work with any lash type provided they are healthy.
We customize your results
We will ask you questions about your lash goals and style (for example, whether or not you wear mascara everyday, like lashes high upwards to your eyebrows or more fanned out, etc.). Based on your answers, we will pick a curl size for your eye shape and lash length.
After cleansing the lashes and separating your bottom lashes from your top, a silicone shield gets stuck on the skin using a gentle adhesive (similar to the glue used to apply false lashes). Adhesive is applied on top of the shield as well, then lashes are combed up to take their shape. We then apply an eye-safe perming solution. This solution acts as a softener, relaxing the bond of your hair so that it's moldable. The perm lotion is made up of organic compounds thioglycolic acid and emacol for breaking down and softening the lash to adapt its shape.
The perming lotion is left on for approximately 6 minutes depending on your hair type. If you have a hard time curling the hair on your head, let us know that when doing lash lifting. Then, a setting solution, tint and oil are applied. The setting solution restructures the bond of the lashes makes them firm again. This locks in the shape. Tint enhances the colour, visibility and luster of the lashes. This is followed by a nourishing lotion, which contains keratin and sodium PCA in it, to add moisture back in the lashes. It also contains aloe vera, grapeseed oil, and glycerin, a humectant that attracts moisture. It's kind of like dyeing or bleaching your hair, then following it with conditioner.
The whole process takes about an hour from start to finish.