Commonly Asked Client Lash Lift Questions (With Answers)

Facing questions from your clients about lash lifts? We’re answering some of the most commonly asked questions, so you may be able to find the information you need below.

How Much Does a Lash Lift Cost?

Depending on the location and stylist, clients can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $250 for a safe and successful lash enhancement performed by a reputable professional.

Our advice to professionals is to avoid charging less than $75. You want to demonstrate your worth and the value of the procedure.

How Long Does a Lash Lift Take?

This may be one of the most common lash lift questions we see. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer, as the stylist and their approach determine the length of the procedure. A first-time lash enhancement usually takes at least an hour and a half, including curling, tinting, and applying conditioning treatment.

When you face this question from clients, it’s helpful to discuss their desires and offer an estimate based on what you’ll include in the service.

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How Often Can You Get a Lash Lift?

The effects of a lash lift usually last for around 6 to 8 weeks; most won’t need to go much more frequently than once every few months unless they’re preparing for a special occasion. Clients should not receive additional eyelash or eye services for the first 48 hours after a lash treatment.

Most lash lifts will start dropping out on their own within two months. After this occurs, a client can schedule a repeat treatment.

At What Age Can You Get a Lash Lift?

No minimum age limit is enforced on lash lifts in the United States, although those under 18 usually need a parent or guardian’s permission. It’s safe for minors to receive lash lifts, but we recommend waiting until at least 12 years of age.

How Long after a Lash Lift Can You Shower?

If clients want to shower, it’s fine to do so after the first 24 hours if they can avoid getting too much water in their lashes. It’s best to wait at least 48 hours before scrubbing the face or taking a long bath.

How Long after a Lash Lift Can You Wear Mascara?

We recommend waiting at least 24 hours before applying mascara to treated lashes. Makeup can break down the lashes, reducing the lifespan of the procedure. 

Many find that they actually don’t need much mascara after enhancing their lashes—our advice is to avoid curling the lashes and skip the stubborn waterproof mascara. These steps can help a lash treatment last longer.

What Happens If You Cry after a Lash Lift?

The excess moisture and oils found in natural tears can cause lashes to degrade. Fear not if a few tears fall—crying once likely won’t ruin a lash enhancement. But clients with excessively watery eyes may want to hold off on lash lifts.

Is It Safe to Get a Lash Lift When Pregnant?

As long as they undergo the procedure with a fully certified lash technician. Since the procedure uses chemicals, you may want to recommend that pregnant clients consult with their doctors before undergoing lash enhancement.

What Other Risks Should You Be Concerned About?

Most of the risks associated with receiving a lash treatment relate to the health and condition of the natural eyelashes. As a lash professional, you should avoid performing the procedure on a client too soon after a previous lash treatment. Repeat treatment within a short period may damage the lashes due to chemical use and manual manipulation.

In extreme cases, clients may find their own lashes falling out. Waiting at least a month between treatments and touch-ups is the best way to keep real lashes healthy and full.

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