The lash lifting technique is gaining popularity once again – and quite rightly so! Many customers want a lift to their natural lashes without the faff or expense of extensions. If you’re not offering this treatment in your salon then you are missing out on a great revenue stream.
Why should I offer it?
This treatment is fabulous for those customers who don’t want or who can’t have extensions, those who are taking a break from extensions, those who love the gym or who are time poor.
The lash lift usually takes around 1 ¼ hours in the salon and requires no maintenance, unlike extensions which require regular infills. As the lift is carried out on the client’s natural lashes, the effect can last for up to eight weeks.
As the lash lift starts to grow out, it can look a little untidy due to the newer lashes growing through, and a repeat treatment can be carried out after at least six weeks, depending on the health of the natural lashes.
Is it expensive?
Not at all. The approximate product cost to the salon is around £2.20, including the gel eye pads, shields and different solutions. The cost of the therapist’s time will need to be factored in. Depending on where you are in the country you can expect to charge between £45 to £55 per treatment.
How is it different to a perm?
Whilst the same lotions are used, there is a different application process. A perm uses rollers, and a lash lift uses silicon shields and a specialist lash lift adhesive instead. The shields lift the natural lashes from the root rather than curl them.
There are a range of different sized shields to suit all lash lengths and thicknesses.
OK, so what shields should I use?
The size of the shield you use will depend entirely on what kind of lift you wish to achieve:
The small shields create more curl than lift. They should be used when a client has fine short lashes to give definition.
The medium shield should be used on medium length, thicker lashes to create lift and give definition.
The M2 shield gives a slightly greater curl than the medium shield and can be used on medium length, thicker lashes.
The large shields are for clients who have long thick lashes and will give a volume lifted look.
Do I need to patch test?
Absolutely, yes! A patch test should always be carried out on any client having a new treatment, and the lash lift is no different. The patch test should include both of the solutions and the tint mix at least 48 hours before the treatment.
A copy of our lash lift patch test procedure can be downloaded free, from here.
What else do I need to know?
You’ll be delighted to hear that we regularly offer lash lift training courses, and more information about dates and prices can be found on our training pages. Find out more here.
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