Eyelash extensions have been the go to lash trend for several years now, but in 2020, the natural look is making a comeback. With this, the eyelash lift has gained popularity in the beauty world which involves nothing but your own lashes. The result - a natural looking and subtle lash, opening up your eye.
Whether you want to jump on the bandwagon and try a lash lift or prefer the more dramatic and stay with your lash extensions, this is the ultimate guide to help you make your decision easier!
What are lash extensions?
Your eyes speak a lot about you and express how you feel. If you are looking to add a dramatic flare and that little bit of definition to your eyes, extensions may be the answer. Say goodbye to your mascara for the next 4-6 weeks, and hello to waking up everyday looking ready!
The process involves hundreds of tiny individual lashes being glued between your natural lashes to create volume and length. You choose the length and curl of your lash extensions depending on the look you want to achieve. The process usually takes anywhere between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours by a professional although some newbies may take longer.
The classic set will cost $99 or for a more dramatic look the volume set goes for $130. It is important not to pick out the extensions and let them fall out naturally. Your eyelash extensions will typically last for about 4-6 weeks depending on maintenance. If you would like refills in between redoing a full set you can come in and your lash technician will infill any missing lashes for $70 for a classic set and $85 for the volume set.
The end result will have you looking fabulous, where the process is extremely low maintenance and will have you looking ready for the day in a matter of minutes.
What is a lash lift?
If you want to go natural, Lash lifts are perfect for you. Lash lifts differ from extensions as there is no glue or false lashes involved. Instead, your natural eyelashes are enhanced upwards so that they are more visible. You might still need to wear a little bit of mascara but say goodbye to your eyelash curler, as the lift does that all for you!
The process involves attaching a silicone rod to the eyelid where your eyelashes are then pressed up against the rod which holds your eyelashes in place, giving them shape. An eye perming solution is applied to the lashes followed by a neutralising setting solution followed by a tint. The process takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the technician.
Eyelash lifts are priced at $80 which includes both the lift and tint. The end result will have you looking and feeling beautiful. The outcome is generally very natural, just slightly enhanced with wider and bolder looking eyes. You’ll need to keep your lashes dry for 24 hours post treatment to ensure the perming solution is working its magic, but after that, your lash lift will last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on your lash cycle.
Pros and Cons
Kinks Beauty can help you make the right choice for your lashes!
Still having trouble deciding whether to get eyelash extensions or an eyelash lift? Our Fremantle beauticians at Kinks Hair and Beauty are here to help. Specialising in hair and beauty the Kinks team has a wealth of knowledge in what is right for you and your lashes, also providing helpful advice on how to look after and maintain healthy lashes!
At Kinks, we are considered a one stop destination for all of your beauty needs! So whether you're looking for lashes, hair cuts and colour, waxing or makeup application, we have got you covered!