WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?
It’s a lifting technique designed to give you longer-looking lashes without the need for lash extensions. It will look as if you used a good eyelash curler, only this lift lasts for 6 to 8 weeks! To top off the treatment, we can apply a black lash tint which really makes your lashes look more prominent. The procedure takes about 45 to 60 mins to complete. It really is an easy way to instantly brighten and open up the eye area!
IS THIS LIKE LASH EXTENSION WHERE THEY WILL LOOK DRAMATICALLY THICKER?
Lash extensions and lash lifts are 2 totally different treatments. We will not be adding any additional lashes to you. We will simply be curling your natural lashes. That said, for most, it can make your lashes appear fuller because they are so uplifted.
WHAT ARE THE POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS?
Pretty simple: Don’t get your lashes wet or apply anything at all to them for 24 hours. Steer clear of waterproof mascara the entire life of your Lift. Brush out the lashes daily.
IS THERE ANY MAINTENANCE?
None! You don’t have to do anything special with your lashes in between lifts other than giving them a good brush out daily and stay away from waterproof mascara.
WILL THIS DAMAGE MY EYELASHES?
No, if you follow all the advice on Pre-prep and Post care. The lifting solutions are only applied to the new growth area of the lashes, down towards the base and up a bit. Never to the ends of the lashes.
CAN I HAVE A LASH LIFT IF IM PREGNANT?
As per the manufacturer guidelines, we suggest not during the first trimester. Lash lifting is a very low-risk procedure, though it has not been tested thoroughly during the first trimester of pregnancy. Beyond 13 weeks, lash lifting is absolutely fine! The solution has been tested and proven to be fine during pregnancy – though the only consideration is that during pregnancy, hormones often alter your hair structure and this can cause potential issues with lash lifting. We have many pregnant lash lift clients, though it’s important that you let your stylist know you’re expecting so we can alter processing times in consideration of this.
HOW LONG DOES THE EFFECT LAST?
Depending on the length and quality of your natural lashes, the lift can last for 6 to 8 weeks.
WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS AND HOW ARE THEY APPLIED?
Eyelash extensions are single synthetic/man-made lashes applied directly to the natural lash, close to (but not touching) the lash line with a semi-permanent bonding adhesive. A single extension, or up to 5-7 super fine extensions is applied to a single isolated lash, leaving the eyelashes and eyelids to move freely. They are applied carefully, one by one using specially designed tweezers. The whole process normally takes 1 – 2.5 hours depending on how many lashes are applied and the set type.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
The short answer: Roughly 5-6 weeks before every lash sheds, you’ll need iniflls at 2-4 weeks.
The long (and better!) answer: There are many factors at play here, including your individual lash cycle and your aftercare. You might be surprised to learn that everyone’s lashes have a life cycle and shed, just like the hair on your head! Once a natural lash’s life cycle is complete, the lash falls out naturally, taking the extension with it. Everyone’s lash cycle is a little different, but on average you should be experiencing a turnover of your natural lashes every six weeks or so.
If you want to maintain your lash extensions, we recommend refilling your lash set approximately every 2 – 4 weeks. By this stage, some lashes would have fallen out as new lashes have grown through. In an infill appointment, we carefully replace these fallen extensions with brand new ones! If you care properly for your lashes, your extensions will last longer (i.e. remove makeup correctly, don’t wear mascara, avoid oily products on your face, and avoid tugging/pulling at your eyelash extensions). Some clients who take extra good care of their lashes get 4 weeks before they need infills! If you happen to have very oily skin, you will normally need infills more regularly.
ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS SAFE TO GET IF IM PREGNANT?
Generally speaking, eyelash extensions are a safe and non-invasive cosmetic procedure. The Lash Bar Boutique use a high-quality, low-fume adhesive that is manufactured specifically for cosmetic use near the eye, and the adhesive is applied to your lash hairs rather than your skin. Allergic reactions to the adhesive are very rare and can be easily treated if they manifest. In saying this, if you are pregnant and have never had eyelash extensions before or have never been to The Lash Bar Boutique and used our glue products, we strongly recommend a patch test out before your treatment. This patch test must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the booking.
Why do we need to patch test before proceeding? Firstly, the lash extension procedure requires you to lay flat on your back for over one hour; a position that is not recommended for women in the advanced stages of pregnancy. It also requires that you lie quite still – which can be hard if you’re heavily pregnant! The patch test gives you a chance to see what it’s like lying in that position for a short time, so that you can gauge how well your body will respond to a prolonged appointment Secondly, if you are unlucky enough to have an allergic reaction your doctor may not be able to give you the required treatment due to your pregnancy. So we highly recommend a patch test first before proceeding.
Please note: if we have been doing your lashes here at The Lash Bar Boutique and you become pregnant, there’s no problem continuing with the extensions – just let us know so that we can make sure you are comfortable at all times! You’d already be familiar with all of our products and glue, so reactions are far less likely to manifest.
WHAT IS HENNA?
Henna is extracted from the fibres of the henna plant, and has a history stretching back five thousand years. Henna has been used in traditional body art, as a hair dye and treatment, and for medicinal purposes. Henna encourages hair growth, acting as a skin and hair conditioner as well as a dye treatment–it really does everything! The Henna Brows solution is very strongly pigmented, ensuring a sharp shape for your brows that lasts much longer than a normal tint. As henna stains the skin temporarily, you will get the added benefit of deeper definition for around fourteen days–so ditch those brow pencils, ladies!
MY EYEBROWS ARE SUPER CURLY AND MESSY, WILL A BROW LAMINATION WORK FOR ME?
Absolutely! In fact this service will probably be perfect for you – it can be used to to tame them into a sleeker, neater shape. We will also trim, tweeze and tint in your appointment – your unruly brows can be tamed into the brows of your dreams!
DOES BROW LAMINATION WORK ON SPARSE/THIN BROWS?
Unlike many of our other services (henna, tinting, cosmetic tattoo) this one is much better for those who have naturally quite thick/full brows. If your brows are very sparse, particularly those that are missing the underside/have a hooked look, or where the hairs are quite far apart over a wide area, it just doesn’t seem to give the desired result – therefore we don’t recommend it for very thin or sparse brows. You are always more than welcome to send us a photo of your eyebrows, and one of our brow specialists can advise you.