Eyelash Lifting or Eyelash Extensions – What Should I Get?
That’s the question your clients will ask over and over again. We at My Absolute Beauty have the complete and detailed answer to this salon dilemma, so next time a client flutters her eyelashes at you curiously, you’ll know exactly what to say. After all, the best technician… is an informed technician!
Gorgeous, dense, curled, perfect lashes! Isn’t that every girl’s absolute dream (well of course, next to zero-fattening-ice cream and pain-free stilettos)? We loved them on Old Hollywood beauties such as Katharine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. And we simply adore them now on Mila Kunis and Kim Kardashian. But what does one do when she’s neither a Marilyn nor a Kim in the lashes department? Alas, there are options: she turns to her technician and chooses eyelash extensions or eyelash lifting. Here are the top questions any technician will receive from their clients looking for scrumptious lashes:
What is the difference between Eyelash Extensions and Eyelash Lifting?
Eyelash Extensions are typically synthetic and made from a high-quality PTB (Polybutylene terephthalate) fiber, designed to mimic the natural lash. Although some salons offer the option of silk or mink eyelash extensions. Using tweezers and a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue, a trained technician in a beauty salon usually applies the eyelash extensions, one lash at a time, to the natural eyelash – and the client can choose from a whole range of different lengths, curls, and thicknesses. The procedure doesn’t hurt at all and it doesn’t damage the natural lashes. Full disclosure: eyelash extensions are quite addicting, as they add volume, length and curl without looking fake, and you can definitely post an “I woke up like this” photo on Instagram as soon as you actually wake up – your face looks gorgeous even without the makeup.
Eyelash Lifting, on the other hand, is the hot new trend on the market that got us all Instagram obsessed with the influencers that are boosting it. It is an enhancing treatment on your natural lashes that will give them the semi-permanent lift and curl of extensions, without any other added synthetic lashes. Your own lashes will look and feel great, lifted, curled, darkened and lengthened. The technique is pretty easy as well. The beauty professional will set an eye mask underneath the eyes and will “sculpt” your lashes. It will lift them and sett them around a selected size silicone rod. After that, she will apply lifting cream solutions and fixing cream solutions. Lastly, the lashes are tinted, the eye area is cleansed. Nourishing oils are applied. You can find an array of products for Eyelash Lifting on our website.
Will Eyelash Extensions or Eyelash Lifting hurt me?
Neither procedures will hurt the client if done correctly. Clients should always know that if a procedure is painful or uncomfortable, they should stop it immediately. We at My Absolute Beauty are aware of the huge importance of a correctly trained technician, this is why we advise aspirants to get trained, certified and to always strive for improvement.
How long do I have to spend at a salon for Eyelash Extensions or Eyelash Lifting?
If you want to get Eyelash Extensions, better prepare some interesting podcasts or a good playlist, as you will be spending, on average, around 1.5-2 hours at the salon for a Classic Set, and even more (up to 3 hours) for more complex procedures and dramatic effects. With Eyelash Lifting, you will wrap it up pretty fast. The whole process takes about one hour from start to finish.
How long will my lashes be gorgeous, if I choose Eyelash Extensions or Eyelash Lifting?
Both treatments are designed to last for around 90 days, which is actually the natural lash cycle. But there’s a catch: clients with Eyelash Extensions need to come back to the salon every 2-3 weeks for refills, so their extensions will keep on looking full and intense.
Any precautions I have to Take after Eyelash Extensions or Eyelash Lifting?
For both treatments, there’s a 24-hour downtime during which lashes must be completely dry. For the Eyelash Lifting, after those 24 hours, you can use any type of eye makeup and removers. They are incredibly low maintenance. With the Eyelash Extensions clients should avoid using mascara and oil-based products around the eyes. They need to be careful not to sleep on the lashes or rub their eyes.
How will this affect my wallet?
Eyelash Extensions can range from $100 for a classic set to $200+ for a volume set. Eyelash Lifting can range from $75-$120 on average. Prices may differ from salon to salon. Taking into consideration the refills needed for the extensions, Lash Lifting seems to be more affordable.
So whatever you choose as a procedure, may it be Extensions or Lash Lift, just keep in mind – choose the best products you can find. Search for an ambitious and certified technician! Get ready to look gorgeous!
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