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Lash Lift Versus Lash Extensions

What's the difference, and which is best?

The key to running a successful beauty salon lies in giving your clients treatments with impressive results, so they keep coming back for more. And when it comes to eyelash treatments, impressive results mean lifted, long, full, thick, and tinted lashes that make their eyes pop! When your clients get out of bed in the morning, they want to look fresh and 'ready to go' without spending hours applying makeup.

So, what eyelash treatment will give your clients the impressive results they crave? Should you give them eyelash extensions or eyelash lift treatments?

Both treatments enhance the look of eyelashes but in different ways, giving different results. So, let's take a more detailed look at lash lift vs. lash extensions to discover which is best.


Lash lift vs. lash extensions

Lash lifts and lash extensions are two very different procedures. A lash lift enhances your client's natural beauty by improving the look of their own lashes, while lash extensions aim to create a natural look using artificial lashes.

How are lash lift vs. eyelash extensions carried out?

Eyelash extension treatments involve gluing long, thick artificial lashes to your client's own lashes. They are applied near the lash base using medical-grade glue and tweezers, one lash extension at a time.

Lash lift treatments involve lifting the natural lashes from the base using a curling rod as a mold. First, a deconstructing solution breaks down the hair structure to remove the natural curl. The lashes are then re-shaped over the curling rod, and a reconstructing solution is applied to fix them into their new position.

Lash lifts are more straightforward and quicker than eyelash extensions because you're working with your client's natural lashes. You can get the whole procedure done in an hour, whereas lash extensions are more time-consuming - taking up to two hours depending on the type of false lashes your client wants. So, with lash lifts, you can almost double the number of clients you can treat in the same amount of time..

What results do lash lift vs. lash extensions give clients?

When it comes to lash lift vs. lash extensions, it's the results that really matter for your clients. Of course, results will vary depending on your technical skills and the quality of your products. But let's look at the sort of results your clients can typically expect.

The main outcome of lash extensions is eyelashes that are longer than they were before the treatment. However, clients can choose from a range of different lengths, curls, thicknesses, and tints. They can also choose between classic eyelash extensions (where one artificial lash is applied to every natural lash) or volume eyelash extensions (where 2-5 artificial lashes are applied to every natural lash). Care should be taken, though, as too many extensions can weigh the lashes down. So, with a lash extension, you can create subtle or dramatic styles, depending on the look your client wants to go for.

Lash lift results give a more subtle and natural appearance than lash extensions. And, if you only use a standard lash lift treatment, you can't make the lashes physically longer, you can only make them appear longer by lifting them up from the roots. A lash lift does, however, still dramatically alter the look of the eyes. But, we know that doesn’t sound very impressive compared to lash extensions.

However, there is a lash lift treatment with far more impressive results than a standard lash lift... and one to rival lash extension results too... InLei® Lash Filler.

InLei® Lash Filler is an enhanced lash lift treatment with outstanding results compared to lash extensions

With InLei® Lash Filler, your clients will get these incredible results:

  • Curled lashes
  • Lifted lashes
  • Stronger lashes
  • Thicker lashes
  • Fuller lashes
  • Longer lashes
  • Nourished lashes
  • A long-lasting lifting effect

Introducing InLei® Lash Filler

The only lash lift treatment that’s scientifically proven to lengthen and thicken natural lashes by an average of 24%.

Standard lash lifts go no further than lifting natural lashes to make them appear longer. So, it can seem as if lash extensions will give clients better results. However, InLei® Lash Filler goes further, producing results that outperform lash extensions without faking it!

The technique uses specially developed silicone curling rods and a 3-step process. It lifts the full length of the lash line to completely transform the eyelashes. Producing a gentle and natural curl, opening up the eye area and making the eyelashes look dramatically longer while maintaining a natural look.

But, the most impressive benefit of InLei® Lash Filler is that it nourishes lash hairs and promotes growth. So, lashes don’t just appear longer, they actually grow longer and thicker over time.

How long do lash lift vs. lash extensions last?

The length of time any lash treatment lasts varies for every client, depending on their lash growth cycle. On average, the cycle is 90 days, so clients can typically expect lash extensions and lash lifts to last that long.

However, eyelashes fall out every day, so lash extensions require a lot of maintenance, otherwise, lashes will start to look gappy very quickly. Clients will need to come back for refills every 2-4 weeks on an ongoing basis.

Lash lifts, on the other hand, don't require touch-ups, as natural lashes will just slowly return to their natural state without looking out of place. And, if you treated your client's eyelashes with InLei® Lash Filler, new lashes will continue to grow longer and thicker for up to 7 months!

So, when it comes to long-lasting results and low maintenance, lash lifts win.

How do lash lift vs. lash extensions work on different lash types

Lash lifts and eyelash extensions work particularly well on clients with short eyelashes because they help to make lashes longer. And they work well on longer lashes too.

But, when it comes to how strong your client's lashes are before the procedure, there is a difference in how well each treatment will work. While lash extensions will work on weak or damaged lashes, you'll need to consider what weight they can support. If your client was hoping for a dramatic effect, with volume lash extensions or lash extensions that are much longer and thicker than their own, you might have to tone down their expectations.

Lash lifts, on the other hand, are ideal for weak and damaged lashes if you use InLei® Lash Filler. It has the ability to lift the natural lashes from the roots, making them appear longer without adding weight. And InLei®'s 3-step process, which includes a revolutionary solution that promotes growth, also nourishes the lashes. So, not only does it work on damaged and weak lashes, it actually repairs them and makes them grow longer and thicker.

InLei® Lash Filler is the only lash lift treatment that nourishes and repairs damaged lashes, making it the perfect alternative to lash extensions.

InLei’s® exclusive 3-step Lash Filler process takes lash lifts to the next level

If you're looking for a lash lift treatment to rival lash extensions, look no further than InLei® Lash Filler. It's a 3-step lash lifting treatment with extra oomph... going one step further than a standard lash lift.

This is how it works

Step 1: Form 1 solution

This chemical solution gently breaks down the hair structure to remove the existing curl and allow you to move the hairs into their new position.

Step 2: Fix 2 solution

This chemical solution recreates keratin bonds to hold the new curled shape in place. It works harmoniously with the first and third solutions to ensure it doesn't cause damage to the hair's surface. You can also give clients a lash tint during this step to further enhance their look. So, your clients will have naturally gorgeous lashes every day without needing to wear mascara.

Step 3: Filler 3 solution

This third step is the secret to InLei®’s outstanding results. The Filler 3 solution gently penetrates and remains deep in the hair to nourish the bulb, repair damage, and encourage growth. So, lashes don’t just appear longer, they actually grow longer and thicker.

InLei® recommends 2-4 sessions over 3-5 weeks, with the thickening results lasting for up to 7 months.

Eyelash extensions require 2-4 weekly trips to the salon to maintain their results. So when it comes to a lash lift vs. lash extensions, InLei® eyelash lifts give the longest-lasting results.


Who is InLei®?

InLei® is an Italian beauty brand that has partnered with us, My Absolute Beauty, to bring the highest quality beauty products to the US. They are the mark of quality and stand- ard of excellence in beauty products. Combining Italian craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and rigorous research to produce beauty products that deliver superior results.

InLei® Lash Filler is the only lash lift treatment backed by science – it's clinically proven to thicken lashes by 24% on average after three treatments.

And, if InLei's® unmatched quality isn’t enough, they’ve also gone the extra mile to keep their line of products cruelty-free and vegan.


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