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Blog: Eyelash Lift or Eyelash Extensions?

Intrigued to try the popular eyelash procedures that are popping up everywhere? Mascara just not doing enough for your eyes? Maybe you are fed up with applying strip lashes every day? We offer two hugely popular eyelash treatments available in our Beauty salon. Read on to find out more about them.

What is a Lash Lift?

A lash lift consists of a chemical solution setting your natural lashes into a semi-permanently curled position. It is a good alternative to applying and removing mascara everyday as it achieves similar results.

Are there different types of Lash Lifts?

There is only one standard type of lash lift, however we combinethis with a lash lift under one treatment - this works particularly well for people who have naturally blonde or light brown eyelashes. A lash tint is a semi-permanent dye for your lashes, by combining this with a lash lift gives the best results.

What’s the maintenance like?

A lash lift should last 6-8 weeks so a decent amount of time, though you might need to get them tinted again from 3 weeks. Check out our lash lift and tint prices here.

Things to avoid for first 24 hours:
- Wearing eye makeup
- Getting them wet
- Steam

Suitable for sensitive eyes?

A patch test for both an eyelash lift and tint it always required at least 24 hours prior to appointment. Like with any procedure that you have never had before, you may get irritation, that’s why a patch test is always carried out. By having sensitive eyes suggests you are more likely to have a reaction to the chemicals that are applied to the lashes. If you suffer from just wearing mascara, then we wouldn’t recommend a lash lift.

What are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are individual eyelashes (often made of synthetic mink) that get attached to your natural lashes with a strong adhesive. There are many styles when it comes to eyelash extensions so you can achieve a look that’s ideal for your eye shape, size and preference. They give a similar look to strip lashes, but the best part is you don’t have to take them off and re apply every day, just wake up and look instantly ‘done up’. As eyelash extensions are applied closely to your natural lashes they can often look like the real deal.

Different types of Eyelash Extensions?

There are a few types of eyelash extensions, Classic, Hybrid and Volume, and each are available in different lengths, curls and thicknesses. We offer Classic and Volume - the main difference being Classic consists of one eyelash being applied to each natural eyelash, vs a cluster of eyelashes applied to each natural eyelash, hence more volume!

What’s the maintenance like?

There is much more maintenance involved with eyelash extensions. Most people need to come back to the salon for a refill every 2-3 weeks and some may even get a full set within this period. It depends a lot on how quickly your natural eyelash growth cycle is and how full you go each time. A full set can be a lengthy appointment and will result in a higher maintenance cost so keep that in mind.
Keeping your eyelash extensions in good condition is a delicate operation! Find out more about our prices here.

Things to avoid:
- Getting them wet, but crucially for the first 48 hours after your appointment.
- If you sleep on your front on side, be weary that your eyelashes will rub against the pillow causing them to fall out.
- If you love to rub your eyes from time to time, it’s very likely a couple will fall out each time you do this.
- Wearing makeup too close to the lashes (mascara is a no go). As long as you remove your make up with an oil free make up remover, you shouldn’t have lashes coming off when removing your eye makeup, however if your too rough, this may result in minimal fallout... we never said it was easy!

Suitable for sensitive eyes?

Having sensitive eye makes it likely to get irritation from things on your eyes like makeup and cleansers and they may tend to water more than normal. It all depends on how sensitive your eyes are, if you get irritation from anything being near your eyes then unfortunately eyelash extensions just won’t work.
The application can be a lengthy process. Depending on how sensitive your eyes are you could experience watery eyes from the fumes of the adhesive, or worse a stinging sensation, if this occurs then eyelash extensions are a no go!

A patch test for is always required at least 24 hours prior to appointment. Even if you don’t get a reaction to the patch test, it’s not guaranteed you won’t get a reaction once the glue is close to the eye.

Now what are you waiting for? Time to book yourself an appointment!