A Lash Lift restructures the lashes to create a lift and curl. The results are beautifully lifted lashes that mimic lashes that were curled with a lash curler. It opens up the eyes making them look more refreshed and awake. Results can last 3-8 weeks depending on aftercare and your natural lash growth cycle. The faster the natural lashes grow, the sooner the lash lift will grow out. This service is a great alternative to lash extensions! It requires less maintenance and the aftercare is simpler. Lash lifts also do not use the same ingredients as the products used in lash extensions, so it’s perfect for clients who want beautiful lashes but are allergic to lash extensions.
WHY IS AFTERCARE FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS SO IMPORTANT? WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE?
The first 24 hours after the service is crucial to maintaining the results - It is important to avoid steam, heat, cleansers and eye products and makeup while the bonds are stabilizing. Exposing the lashes too soon to the mentioned elements can cause the lift to relax and the lashes can also become unruly. Once the bonds are stabilized (after 24 hours), the lashes can be treated with steam, heat, cleansers and eye products and make up without affecting the lift.
WHAT IS THE DAILY AFTERCARE FOR A LASH LIFT?
Condition Daily - A Lash Lift is a chemical service that can dehydrated lashes. It is important to condition daily to keep the lashes hydrated to maintain a nice lift. A Keratin Lash Elixir is providedas a take home product as it will repair and hydrate the lashes. Castor and coconut oil can also be used to condition the lashes. Avoid Sleeping on Face - Continued pressure applied onto the lashes may cause them to lose shape in the lift. This is due to friction caused from the pillow case. Avoid Rubbing Eyes - Rubbing the lashes can cause them to be pulled out prematurely.
CAN MASCARA AND OIL-BASED PRODUCTS BE USED?
Mascara and oil-based products can be used after 24 hours - there's actually no specific product or ingredient that has to be avoided. As long as the aftercare is followed properly, it will not affect the lift.
CAN i have a lash lift if i'm pregnant?
Unfortunately, no. Hormones are fluctuating during pregnancy and can continue to do so during breast feeding. The composition of hair can change during this period and can cause unpredictable results. While the active products do not come into contact with the skin, we want to eliminate any possibility of the products being absorbed by the body. If certain chemicals get absorbed into the body, they can potentially be passed onto the baby. We want to minimize the possibility of exposure to the baby, therefore Lash Lift is not suitable for those that are pregnant or breast feeding.
CAN A LASH LIFT BE DONE AFTER REMOVING EXTENSIONS?
A Lash Lift can be done immediately after removal of Lash Extensions, given that the natural lashes are still healthy! If the lashes appear damaged (brittle and/or broken), a lash lift should not be done as this will further damage the lashes even more! The lashes must be grown out entirely before lifting.
Who is not a good candidate for a lash lift?
If you have any of the following medical conditions or have recently completed eye surgery you are NOT a candidate for a lash lift service:
Cysts, styles/styes on the eyes
Skin trauma (cuts, abrasions, burns, scabbing) on the eyelid or around the eye area
Eczema or Rosacea on the eyelid or around the eye area
Hypersensitivity of eyes or skin
Bells Palsy or any condition that makes opening or closing eyes difficult
A doctors note will be required if you are post chemotherapy or have:
Dry eye syndrome
Please DO NOT wear any eye makeup (e.g. mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner) to your appointment. Any residue on the lashes can prevent the Lift Lotions from penetrating the lash and working properly.
Avoid products containing caffein prior to your appointment. Caffeine is a stimulant, causing muscles to become jittery. Caffeine can cause the eyes to become very fluttery, which can cause the lotions to seep into the eye during the appointment.
Contacts lenses MUST be removed before your appointment. Keeping contact lenses in the eye can result in the product adhering on the lens and possibly compromise the stability of the lens which may result in injury. Ensure you bring your contact lens case and solution, or keep disposable contact lens cases and solution on hand.
Avoid water, cleansers, steam and heat for 24 hours. The lashes can be cleaned with a damp cotton pad if needed. Water, steam and heat are things that can change the physical bonds of the hair. As the hair is still stabilizing, exposing it to these sources can prevent the chemical bonds from stabilizing. Exposing the lashes to cleansers, steam and heat prematurely can cause the brow hairs to become unruly.
Condition daily. Lash Lift is a chemical process in which the hair bonds are broken and reformed, during this process, it can cause the hair to become dehydrated. It is very important to condition the lashes daily to maintain the results until the lashes grow out. Failure to condition daily will result in frizzy and unruly lashes.
Eyelash curlers should not be used, as this can change the curl of the lash, resulting in unruly lashes.
Avoid sleeping on your lashes. Sleep on your back or side to prevent your lashes from being squished. Constant squishing will result in unruly lashes.
Avoid rubbing eyes, as the natural lashes can get ripped out.
Lacquer Brow Lamination
No matter how many products you’ve tried in the past; brow gel, pomade, or soaps, lacquer brow lamination is the only way to achieve a fluffy look that will stay in place all day for up to 8 weeks.
This service creates the look of added volume and fullness by combing the brow hairs over the sparse areas and upwards resulting in a perfect fluffy eyebrow. Whether you’re looking for full and fluffy look or sleek and tame brow, this service is achievable in 30 minutes.
Who is an ideal candidate for lacquer brow lamination?
Anyone looking to improve the overall look of their brows
Anyone that has sparse brows
Anyone trying to grow out their brows
Anyone not ready to commit to permanent make up
Anyone with stubborn natural hair growth, unruly, or course brows
are there any reasons i cannot have lacquer brow lamination?
Lacquer brow lamination contra indications include but are not limited to:
Psoriasis or eczema
Recent eye surgery
Permanent make up (must be healed by six weeks)
Ultra sensitive skin
Scar tissue in the treatment area
Pregnant or breast-feeding
If using brown growth serums
NOTE: Lacquer brow lamination is not recommended if you were pregnant or breast-feeding. There are a number of reasons including elevated sensitivity caused by hormones produced during pregnancy and after or during breast-feeding. Elevated sensitivity can trigger reactions and also inconsistent results. The procedure is recommended for clients a minimum of three months (12 weeks) post breast-feeding.
How long does lacquer brow lamination last?
Lacquer brow lamination results were very from client to client but in most cases last upwards of 8 weeks. Once the brow hairs have completed their growth cycle, the procedure can be repeated again.
How often can I have my brows lacquer laminated?
It is recommended to wait 8 to 12 weeks in between lacquer brow lamination appointments.
Can I lacquer laminate my brows if I’ve had a henna procedure?
Brow lamination is not recommended for use on hair, which has been previously died using Henna. If you wish to do this procedure over brows which have been previously tined with Henna, it is recommended that you wait at least 10 to 16 weeks before performing brow lamination services.
Can I have a reaction to lacquer brow lamination?
Normal reactions from the procedure can occur in clients with sensitive skin and include:
Mild skin tingling
Slight redness in the treatment area
A warm sensation on the skin
Can I have an allergic reaction to lacquer brow lamination?
Occasionally, some clients may experience an allergic reaction which can include:
A severe burning sensation
Flaking or peeling of the skin
Blisters in the treatment area
NOTE: If you believe you're experiencing an allergic reaction you should apply a cool compress to the area and seek medical attention.
How long after brow lamination can I have permanent make-up applied?
Permanent make-up procedures cannot be completed any sooner than 2 weeks post lacquer brow lamination. If your have just had permanent make-up, then you must wait a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks to have your brows lacquer laminated.
For best results, grow your eyebrow hair in and avoid trimming for 4 weeks so there is hair to work with
Do not apply Retin-A, AHA or exfoliate the brow area for 72 hours before your procedure
Avoid the use of brow growth serums for a minimum of 4 weeks pre-procedure
Do not wet your eyebrows for 24 - 48 hours
Do not touch your eyebrows
Do not apply makeup to your eyebrows for 24 hours
Do not apply Retin-A, AHA or exfoliate the brow area for 72 hours after your procedure
Do not use self tanner products on the face for at least 48 hours post treatment
Follow aftercare instructions and apply any aftercare products provided in your take home kit
Henna brows are a natural alternative to traditional eyebrow tinting as henna brow products are made of natural plant-based ingredients. Henna is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs, and also penetrates the hair follicles for longer lasting colour. This casts a shadow on the skin and is perfect for fill-in. Henna brows coats the hair and locks in moisture keeping hair healthy and hydrated which often encourages hair growth.
How long do henna brows last?
Traditionally the stain on the skin from henna lasts up to 2 weeks and the dye on eyebrows lasts 6-8 weeks. Clients with oily complexions or in humid climates may find the stain on the skin does not last as long due to the fact their skin will not hold onto the dye for as long.
How long does a henna brow service take?
A henna brow service takes 30 minutes and includes shaping.
Who are henna brows good for?
One of the best things about henna is that it’s a great service for almost everyone. From young (under 18) to mature clients, clients with a lot or little hair, henna is a great non-invasive, non-permanent service. The only people henna is not recommended for is anyone with broken skin or skin disorders near the eyebrow, G6PD deficiency, or Seborrheic dermatitis.
Can I lacquer laminate my brows if I’ve had a henna service?
Brow lamination is not recommended for use on hair, which has been previously died using Henna. If you wish to do this procedure over browse which have been previously tined with Henna, it is recommended that you wait at least 10 to 16 weeks before performing brow lamination services.
Eyebrow tinting involves applying a semi-permanent dye to the eyebrows to take them a shade or two darker. For sparse brows in particular, tinting works wonders at grabbing the lighter hairs to result in a fuller shape.
How long does brow tinting last?
Tinting will last the life of your brow cycle, usually 4-8 weeks. Tint on the skin will fade faster than the brow due to natural oils shifting the tint off the skin.
How long does a brow tinting service take?
A brow tinting service takes 30 minutes and includes shaping.
Who is brow tinting good for?
One of the best things about brow tinting is that it’s a great service for almost everyone. From young (under 18) to mature clients, clients with a lot or little hair, brow tinting is a great non-invasive, non-permanent service.