Are Lash Lifts really the new Lash Extensions?
Updated: Oct 19, 2021
Lash Lifts have become fairly popular in the Charlotte and Ballantyne area recently. You've probably heard of them by now, or at least seen them on Instagram. If not, head on over to the @elleebana IG and take a peek.
They look so long and perfect! Surely those are lash extensions... right?
When a Lash Lift is performed, the lashes are secured onto a curved rod which gives them their new shape. A solution is applied, followed by a tint for long-lasting color. After about 45 minutes, you end up with perfect lashes for half the price of extensions, and with no touch-ups required for 6 weeks.
I know it sounds too good to be true. What's the catch?
Unlike with extensions, lifted lashes can get wet and even have mascara applied to them. They require almost no aftercare, maintenance is optional, and the best part is that they don't damage your lashes over time. While lash extensions weigh heavily on the root of the lash hair, straining and damaging the follicle after extended use, lash lifts have no such risks.
Why aren't more people doing Lash Lifts?
At my Lash & Brow studio in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, I've converted countless Lash Extension addicts to Lash Lift Lovers for Life. Even those with short, fine lashes can get fantastic results with the help of a little GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, a product similar to Latisse.
An eyelash lift uses a formula similar to a perm to achieve the desired result. The formula is only left on for 5-10 minutes during the service. Most of the service time is spent applying the lashes in the correct way to the rod, and if you're a perfectionist like me, you'll take the extra time to make sure they're perfect before starting.
As our lashes shed in a 6-10 week cycle, clients who get regular 6-week Lash Lifts won't have the Lash Lift solution applied to the same hair more than twice before it naturally sheds out and is replaced with a new hair. Without constant 24/7 strain on the lashes, this is certainly the healthier and more natural alternative to dramatic lashes.
So, are Lash Lifts REALLY the new Lash Extensions?
Judge for yourself! Only you can know which lash service is right for you. Find a reputable Lash Lift technician in your area and give them a try. Who knows? You might just love them.