A lash lift creates long, luscious eyelashes, but the results are temporary. How long the effects will last for your client depends on a few things, including the specific type of lash lift and the client’s commitment to caring for their lashes afterward. Read on to discover how long a lash lift can last, plus important tips for your clients’ post-treatment care, including just how soon they will want to see you again 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 painlessly boost their natural lashes from the root to give them a lifted look.
Your clients can say goodbye to clumpy mascara. They no longer have to fiddle with annoying synthetic lashes. To increase the effect, offer them a darker tint, which is easy to achieve using a lash tint kit, 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 the particulars of a lash lift to your clients, make sure they understand a lash lift will last about 6 to 8 weeks. If their lashes are tinted, they’re looking at closer to 6 weeks.
The type of lash lift and the client’s level of diligence when it comes to caring for their post-treatment lashes will also influence the longevity of the results.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LASH LIFTS?
There are multiple types of lash lifts. As the expert, it’s your responsibility to be familiar with each type so you can guide your client to the best option for their natural lash condition and the outcome they want.
- Traditional lash lift: Uses a perming solution to curl the natural lashes, creating a lifted appearance without lash extensions.
- Keratin lash lift: Incorporates a keratin-infused solution during the lifting process. Keratin helps improve the overall health and texture of the lashes.
- Lash botox: Typically involves the application of a conditioning and volumizing solution to hydrate, strengthen, and add volume.
- LVL lash lift: Focuses on creating length, volume, and lift (LVL). It involves using different-sized lash lift shields to customize the lift and curl.
- Combo lash lift and tint: Combines a lash lift with a tinting process to add color to the lashes. This provides more drama and eliminates the need for mascara.
- Mini lash lift: Offers clients seeking a subtle enhancement a quicker application process, making it shorter and faster than a traditional lash lift.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS OF A LASH LIFT?
Lash lift treatments generally have few side effects, however, your clients may experience temporary redness, irritation, or a tingling sensation. In rare cases, allergic reactions to the lifting solutions may occur, leading to swelling or itching. It's crucial to conduct a patch test beforehand to identify potential allergies. Additionally, leaving the solutions on for too long may result in over-curled or uneven lashes.
Educate your clients on the possible outcomes and emphasize how important it is to work with a skilled and experienced lash technician for a safe experience.
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. Simply ask your clients to:
- Remove all their makeup on treatment day.
- Take out their contact lenses, so their eyes are more comfortable.
- Stop curling their 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. Discuss lash lift do’s and don’ts with them, and provide the following 5 tips before they leave your salon:
1. Keep the 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 the Lashes
Encourage your 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 effects of the treatment and temporarily render the eye more prone to reddening.
3. Use a Clean Spoolie
Instruct your 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 will help your client’s lash lift last longer. The only oil they should use is castor oil. Encourage them to gently rub their lashes with castor oil on a ball of cotton, typically at a cadence of about 2 to 3 times a week, to keep their lashes hydrated and looking their best.
LASH LIFT FOLLOW-UPS
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. Tell your clients the ideal frequency for lash lifts is every 6 to 8 weeks. This will help them understand what to expect and how to plan ahead.
Also, be sure to answer all their lash lift questions thoroughly so they know what to expect over the coming days and weeks. This helps to set their expectations and sets you apart as their reliable go-to expert.
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.