What Happens During a Lash Lift Process?

In the quest for lush, fluttery lashes, the lash lift process has emerged as an unparalleled winner for anyone who wants to sport defined, voluminous lashes with minimum hassle! 

This semi-permanent, quick, and painless treatment gives our lashes eye-popping, voluminous curls by altering their shape. The results look and feel natural without any damage to your natural lashes. 

Learn how the lash lift process works and why it’s our top choice to up your eyelash game!

So, What to Expect During a Lash Lift Process?

The lash lift process is pretty simple. Here’s everything it involves right from the moment a client walks into your salon. 

1. Consultation & Cleaning 

A lash lift process is always customized to complement an individual’s lash hair structure, face shape, and overall aesthetics.

Thus, every lash lift procedure starts with a consultation. 

During the consultation, you can get familiar with the look your client aims to achieve. Assess their natural lashes and eye shape to see whether a subtle or dramatic look will be more fitting, then pick the right silicone curling rod size for the job.

But before you get down to business, be sure to clean the eye area of any makeup and oil, or the adhesive may not stick on the mold as well, which can impede the process.

2. Lash Perming

The lash perming step in a lash lift is an important part of the process that helps to curl your natural lashes upwards and give them a more dramatic look.

During this step, a special perming solution is applied to each individual eyelash. This solution helps break down the bonds in the hair follicles, allowing them to be reshaped into a new form.

Depending on the lash technician’s preference, they may elect to use either acid-based or alkaline-based perm solutions - both are equally effective at creating beautiful curls that last for several weeks before needing maintenance.

After the solution has been applied for several minutes, it's washed off with warm water and neutralized with another product. 

P.S.: Be sure to do a patch test in advance to check for any reactions to the solutions.

Lash Perming

3. Setting Lotion

Once your client’s lashes are properly lifted, go in with a setting lotion. 

Also known as a neutralizer, the setting solution will set the broken bonds, hardening the hair to set the lash shape into place. It also helps prevent over-processing, allowing you to deliver natural-looking lifts and curls. 

4. Tinting and Conditioning 

Tint and conditioning are important components of the lash lift process that can help your natural lashes.

Lash tinting is a semi-permanent dye applied to eyelashes, which helps darken them and make them appear fuller without having to use mascara or other makeup products.

Conditioning treatments nourish and strengthen lashes, helping keep them healthy and looking their best for longer periods of time.

Both processes are quick, easy, and relatively painless - making them an ideal choice for clients looking to add volume and definition to their look.

Tinting and Conditioning

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As you’ve seen, you need a few different products for the lash lift process. 

Instead of getting each component separately, which can quickly exceed your budget, get the LLBA Lash Lift and Tint Training Kit. It has everything you’d need to give a dramatic appearance to your customers’ barely-there or downward-drooping lashes and make them look and feel their absolute best!

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5. Aftercare

Lash lift is prized for its low maintenance, so a little aftercare goes a long way. Here are some experts tips that can help your clients maintain the results for longer:

  • Keep lashes dry for the first 24 hours post-treatment. This will give the hair cuticles time to set and lift properly. So, swimming, exercise, or any activity that can get your lashes wet during this time frame is a no-no. 
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes. Doing so can alter the curl and shape of your lashes.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Use castor,coconut oil or a specifically-formulated serum to keep lashes nourished and conditioned.
  • Brush your lashes. Use a clean spoolie to brush your lashes every morning and evening; it will keep them looking defined and fluffy and remove any residue. 
  • Don’t use the sauna or steam for at least one day. The heat could weaken the effect of the lash lift. 
  • Avoid using oil-based products in the eye area for at least 48 hours. They can dissolve the bonding solution, causing your lashes to droop prematurely. 
  • Don’t apply waterproof mascara on your lashes. They’ll require oil to remove, which can strip the lash adhesive off your lashes and leave a residue. 

If your clients follow these aftercare tips to the T, they’ll be able to keep their lashes looking great for 4 to 6 weeks. 

In Summary

As you can tell, the lash lift process is pretty straightforward for something that promises luscious, long lashes that are easy to care for and maintain for weeks. 

Add this service to your roster today, and watch your revenue multiply!