A well-shaped brow and a lash lift is an unbeatable accessory that if executed correctly, can transform your daily makeup routine into a striking work of art. However, by the looks of some of the brows and lashes we’ve seen out on the street—in the spirit of tough love—we all could use some more honest friends. It’s time to shape and wow up, sisters. If The Year of AH-Mazing Brows/Lashes are going to stick around for round two, it’s time to go to our boot camp.
A lash lift is like a perm for your lashes. Like old-school perms from the '80s, lash lifts set the shape of your natural lashes using a chemical solution. A lift is essentially what your lash would be doing with a really good mechanical curler, so we will give a nice shape upward and a realistic curl that The process takes about 30 minutes and is virtually painless.
There is no preparation necessary. You can customize your results.
The first step during a session is to consult with your lash artist, who will ask you questions about your goals and style (for example, whether or not you wear mascara everyday, like lashes high upwards to your eyebrows or more fanned out, etc.) Based on your answers, your technician will pick a curl size for your eye shape.
Your lashes are glued down to a silicone shield.
After cleansing the lashes and separating your bottom lashes from your top, a silicone shield gets stuck on the skin using a gentle adhesive (similar to the glue used to apply false lashes). Adhesive is applied on top of the shield as well, then lashes are combed up to take their shape. Here is where eye-safe perming solution is applied.
"he perm solution acts as a softener so that's going in and softening the bond of your hair so that it's moldable.
The perming lotion is left on for six to 12 minutes.
It depends on your hair type. "If you have a hard time curling the hair on your head, let technicians know that when doing lash lifting," Buhler said. It makes sense—the hair on my head is naturally straight, thick, and has a hard time holding a curl without a ton of product so my lashes act the same. It took two rounds of 12 minutes for me ("that's probably the longest in history," Buhler commented). Then, a setting solution and oil are applied.
The setting solution hardens everything back up and restructures the bond and makes them hard again. It locks in the shape. The setting solution is followed by a nourishing lotion, which contains keratin and sodium PCA in it, to add moisture back in the lashes. It also contains aloe vera, grapeseed oil, and glycerin, a humectant that attracts moisture. It's kind of like dyeing or bleaching your hair, then following it with conditioner.
The whole process takes about an hour from start to finish.
Lash Lift, starts at $59
Henna Brow & Brow Tint
Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs. ... Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as hina or the henna tree. benefits are immediate.
Brow Tinting is very similar - using a dye to stain the eyebrow hair only.
Results may vary between 2-6 weeks due to daily skincare products. Each session lasts 15-30 minutes and is painless.
Henna Brow Tint + Sculpt, $25
Eyelash Tint consists of adding a special dye to your eyelashes, giving you weeks of dark, full lashes without the assistance of mascara. You recline in a salon chair and a technician applies the dye to your lashes while you keep your eyes closed for about 10 minutes. It's a quick, relatively painless process.
Lash Tint, $15
Brow Tint, $10
Combo Brow & Lash Tint, $20
Bombshell Volume Lash Extensions
Semi-permanent lashes, also known as individual eyelash extensions, are eyelashes applied with an adhesive which is usually cyanoacrylate. ... After those 3-4 weeks, new lash growth will need to be bonded, making lash extensions a regular monthly service if one wishes to maintain the full look.
We offer a basic "Volume" look that offers a thicker and full lash line that looks natural and beautiful. In addition to the lash extension, we provide a Lash Lift prior to application. We add a combination of small clusters (three singles) and single lashes.
Session takes 75-90 minutes.
Cost starts at $99