frequently asked questions
Q. What is a Lash Lift?
A lash lift is an advancement on the old fashioned “lash perm”. Specially created silicone pads lift the lashes from the root, creating a subtle, natural looking lift, giving the illusion of length, and making the eyes appear more open. It will look as if you used a really good eyelash curler, only this lift lasts for 6 to 8 weeks with very minimal upkeep! It really is an easy way to instantly brighten and open up the eye area!
Q. How do I need to prep for the treatment?
PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT COMPLETELY FREE OF EYE MAKE UP! Also, you must stop usage of waterproof mascara at least 2 days prior to your Lift! If you wear contacts, they must be removed.
Q. Is A LASH LIFT like EYElash extensionS, where they will look dramatically thicker AND LONGER?
Lash extensions and lash lifts are 2 totally different animals. I will not be adding any additional lashes to you. I will simply be curling your natural lashes. That said, for most, it can make your lashes appear fuller because they are so uplifted.
Q. What are the post treatment instructions?
Pretty simple: Don't get your lashes wet or apply anything at all to them for 24 hours. Steer clear of waterproof mascara the entire life of your Lift. Brush out the lashes daily.
Q. Can I book this on the same day as a facial?
Q. Is there any maintenance?
None at all! You don't have to do anything special with your lashes in between lifts other than giving them a good brush out daily and stay away from waterproof mascara.
Q. Can I still wear mascara?
Of course! You'll just achieve a more dramatic effect when mascara is applied to your curled lashes.
Q. Why can’t I wear waterproof mascara?
Harsh chemicals are used in waterproof formulas in order to make them, well.... waterproof. This chemical composition is extremely drying to your lashes. Not to mention all the effort and extra tugging and pulling on the lashes to remove the mascara. To be honest, most people are not great at thoroughly removing the masacara. If that’s the case, now you’re running around with this super drying film of chemicals on your lashes 24 hours a day. This results in weakened lashes that are prone to breakage, and over shedding.
q. Why do I have to stop wearing waterproof mascara 2 days before?
Pretty much for all the reasons I just stated above. If you are a regular waterproof mascara wearer, then you are already walking in my door with dehydrated and weakened lashes, which will result in a poor Lift and possible further damage.
Have you been trained in this service?
I have been trained in 2 different methods: England's LVL Enhance and the Australian Elleebana Lash Lift. I have also taken an advanced class to hone my skills.
Q. How is this treatment any different than a lash perm?
Some of the lash perms of years past use tiny little rods that product a way too inverted curl. Others, use a type of lash curler/clamp which can be uncomfortable and difficult to work with. The methods I employ use silicon domed shields that lift the lashes from the root, producing a beautiful, uplifted look as if you used a high quality eyelash curler.
Q. Will this damage my eyelashes?
No, if you follow all the advice on Pre prep and Post care. The lifting solutions are only applied to the new growth area of the lashes, down towards the base and up a bit. Never to the ends of the lashes.
Q. Are some lashes resistant to the curl?
I have found, on occasion, that it's very difficult and sometimes not possible to sustain the curl with lashes that have a strong cowlick or slanted growth pattern. Also, growth patterns due to plastic surgery in the eye area are often not able to be corrected. I say, give the treatment a shot once, and let's see how your lashes hold the curl.
Q. Is it painful?
No. At first, when I'm applying the shields to the eyelids, it may feel a bit strange. But, for the most part, it's very relaxing! You just lay there, relax, and possibly even fall asleep!
Q. I use Latisse®. Can I get this treatment?
Yes. Some of the most dramatic results I've achieved have been from those using Latisse® because their lashes are already so long.
Q. I have downward-pointing lashes, will this be a good treatment for me?
Heck yes! Anyone with these types of pesky lashes will love the lash lift! Post treatment, your lashes will all be evenly dispersed and lifted.
Q. How long does the effect last?
Depending on the length and quality of your natural lashes, the lift can last for 6 to 8 weeks.
Q. I have very short lashes. Am I STILL able to do this procedure?
Most of the time, yes. Though it can be challenging if the lashes aren't even long enough to bring up and back on to the shield. But I say, give it a shot once and see how you do!
Q. I've recently had lasik surgery, can I have this procedure?
Yes, but you need to wait at least 6 months. As always, when in doubt, please consult with your physician.
Q. Who is this procedure NOT good for?
Chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis, damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (this treatment may make the gaps more noticeable), active eye infections of any kind, trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of lashes), recent chemo treatments (you will need to wait at least a year from your last treatment. When in doubt, always consult with your physician.)