Results can last up to 6-8 weeks with proper aftercare.
The eye area and lashes should be free of makeup and oil. The technician then applies a silicone mold or shield onto the eyelid using a non-toxic glue.
The lash lift solutions MUST NEVER TOUCH THE SKIN!
With the silicone mold on the eyelid, the technician then "DRAGS" the natural lashes upwards onto the shield using a water soluble glue.
Once each and every lash is applied onto the mold, we separate them individually to make them flow proper direction and shape.
Once the lashes are adhered to the shield and separated, that will reveal the final outcome.
For this reason it is extremely important to make sure there are:
- No crossed over natural lashes
- All flowing a nice direction
- There are no clumps of lashes
- Every hair is separated to ensure no gaps
MAKE SURE TO NEVER CATCH THE LOWER LID LASHES ONTO THE SHIELD OR YOU WILL PERM THEM UPWARDS AND THIS WOULD NOT BE IDEAL.
This picture is a great visual for how clean the lashes should look as the first step of using the non toxic water soluble glue to adhere the natural lashes to the shield.
Once the lashes are properly applied than you would apply the step 1 perm solution. The perm solution is a chemical solution that sits on the root of the eyelashes, between the root and middle of the lash.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER EACH COMPANY HAS DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS & PROCESSING TIMES!!!!
They are not all the same so no matter which product you choose you MUST familiarize yourself with that COMPANIES recommended processing times as each is different. You also have to factor in the individuals hair length and thickness to choose the optimal time.
REMEMBER it is always better to under process and redo than to over process and ruin.
New systems are typically anywhere from 3-7 minutes processing time for each step. If in doubt always reduce a minute!
After step 1 processing time is complete you need to grab either q-tips or disposable lipstick applicators and wipe away the step 1 solution. Ensure all of it is wiped away and than you can proceed to apply step 2 in the same manor as step 1.
Process according to company direction and once time is complete completely wipe away all solution.
Some systems now come with a step 2 system that can tint at the same time. If this is the case you will simply apply tint to the step 2 solution in equal amounts.
If the step 2 solution DOES NOT accommodate tinting than after you have completed step 2 you can move along to the tint.
For tint you will need to mix EQUAL amount of the tint and activator.
Because the lash cuticles are already open you only need to tint for 2-5 minutes NO LONGER.
Once you have completed the tint than you can proceed to wipe away all the tint and than will cool water only start rinsing away all the solutions. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT to remind the client to keep closed yet relaxed eyes so the solutions do not get into their eyes. If they pinch their eyes the will also pinch and pull products into their eyes. Using a disposable brush ensure to also wipe clean the lash line and surrounding skin to ensure no left over chemicals.
If the lift did not take this is not a bad thing it simply means you did not process long enough for their hairs density. THIS IS A GOOD THING compared to over processing which can cause extreme damage.
Not all systems can redo the perm immediately after, again this is individual based on product & company. If in doubt wait 48 hours and redo with only HALF THE processing times for step 1 and half the time for step 2.
YOU MUST ALWAYS FOLLOW processing times for each kit you use as every company is different!
- The first step (perm solution) softens the hair so it’s malleable or vulnerable .
- Next we wipe that off and put on the setting solution (step 2) which re-hardens the hair so the shape is set in place.
The setting solution, also known as a neutralizer, prevents over-processing, which could lead to lashes looking too curly or frizzy.
To get the desired curl, there are different mold shapes and sizes, I cannot stress about applying the solution only to the base and middle of the lashes to avoid any damage or breakage to the lash tips.
Once the solution is removed, an oil or conditioning solution is often applied to the lashes.
When the treatment is done, the client should avoid getting the newly permed lashes wet for
24 - 48 hours. No rubbing or touching and again do not use eyelash curler for atleast 4 weeks after.
You just don’t want to use anything that would get your lashes wet, whether steam, hot shower, mascara, etc.
However it is very important to remember if a client is feeling any itching, burning or irritation it is extremely important for them to rinse their eyes immediately with clod water to flush the eyes to ensure safety. Even though it may relax the perm it is essential to rinse or wash if needed to protect the eyes. You can always redo the perm in a couple weeks but eye safety is no joke. Of course like any process if there is anything wrong or unusual with the clients eye(s) they MUST seek medical help!
is used to break the disulfide bonds in the hair. In the industry, there are two types of lift lotions: Acid and Alkaline.
is used to neutralize and reform the disulfide bonds in the hair, so it can permanently take up the new shape.