Do your clients come to you for long, luscious eyelashes? They want the beauty of natural-looking lashes without wasting time layering on endless mascara. If you haven’t already heard from people in search of lash lifts, you will soon.
Find out how long a lash lift lasts—and when to bring your clients back in for a refresh.
What Is a Lash Lift?
A lash lift is a fantastic solution for clients who want a semi-permanent, all-natural look that gives them the appearance of longer eyelashes. You can give clients fuller looking lashes without using extensions or harmful chemicals. You’ll boost their natural lashes from the root, painlessly, to give them a lifted look.
They can say goodbye to clumpy mascara. They no longer have to fiddle with annoying synthetic lashes. Offer them a darker tint to increase the effect, and they’ll enjoy naturally long lashes with little upkeep. They’ll feel glamorous every day!
How Long Does a Lash Lift Last?
When explaining this solution to clients, make sure they understand a lash lift lasts about 6–8 weeks. If their lashes are tinted, they’re looking at closer to 6 weeks.
How Do I Prepare Lashes for a Lift?
Your clients will be relieved to know that these quick and painless procedures don’t require extensive preparation. They should simply:
- Remove all makeup on treatment day
- Take out contact lenses, so they’re more comfortable
- Stop curling lashes at least 24 hours before their appointment
- Avoid using waterproof mascara at least 48 hours ahead of time
5 Post-care Tips for Clients
Clients will need your guidance and expertise to get the most out of their new, lifted lashes. Give them the following 5 tips before they leave your salon:
1. Keep Lashes Dry
During the first 24 hours, clients must keep their lash lifts dry. This means no swimming, showers, heavy exercise, sauna visits, etc. Help them understand just how important a day of dryness is for the longevity and effect of their lash lift, so they’ll be extra motivated to follow your instructions.
2. Don’t Touch Them
Encourage clients not to rub their eyes too much. It will interfere with the curl, and could potentially irritate the eye. This can diminish the beautiful look they just received, and temporarily render the eye more prone to reddening.
3. Use a Clean Spoolie
Instruct clients to buy a clean spoolie and use it to brush their lashes every day. Have one on hand to demonstrate how it keeps lashes fluffy and separated without interfering with the curl. Dirty spoolies won’t do their lash lift justice; more importantly, it’s simply not hygienic.
4. Avoid Waterproof Eye Makeup
If your clients want a touch of mascara to enhance their lashes even more, advise them to use water-based mascaras. The same goes for eyeliner and eyeshadow. Waterproof products weaken the lifts and leave behind a film or residue.
5. Use Oil-Free Makeup Removers
Oil-free cleansers and makeup removers help your client’s lash lift last longer. The only oil they should use is castor oil. Gently rub with cotton to keep their lashes hydrated, typically at a cadence of about 2–3 times a week.
Make a Follow-Up Appointment Before They Leave
Always try to schedule a follow-up appointment before your client leaves the salon. This is especially helpful if you’re busy and tend to get booked up far in advance.
How often can your clients get a lash lift? Tell them the ideal frequency for lash lifts is every six to eight weeks. This will help them understand what to expect and how to plan ahead.
Let Us Help
Your clients will love these simple, painless treatments that leave them with fuller, longer eyelashes. It’s a natural look that allows them to wake up feeling and looking beautiful—without makeup or stress. You can also help them time their follow-up treatments, so their lashes continue looking their best.Shop for available lash lift treatments here.