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Bellissima! A Perm For Your Eyelashes

We've heard all about lash extensions for length, but eyelash perms are strictly for curl. The Japanese Eyelash Perm, offered at salons such as Takamichi Head to Toe Hair Salon in New York City, is becoming a popular way to have semi-permanent, flirty lashes.

The procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, it costs around $80 and lasts between three to five weeks. To begin, your lashes get curled over rubber rollers. Then, chemical solutions are applied; and finally, your lashes get a conditioning. This sounds just like a perm! Considering that false eyelashes take at least eight to 10 minutes to apply and another five to take off, I think the investment is time-efficient. Would you ever consider a lash perm?

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xxxsarahxxx xxxsarahxxx 8 years
yes yes yes, i would do it!
Salon-De-Grace Salon-De-Grace 9 years
I have been a professional eyelash perm technician for 10 years. "Eyelash perm" is very commo procedure in Japan and most of Japanese women in Tokyo have this every month. This is very safe and convenient procedure. If you are interested, you can refer to my website for details. If you have any questions, please email me anytime!
sherbear5 sherbear5 9 years
too scary
jude_babe jude_babe 9 years
Eye lash perm are pretty common in Asia.
staceyleeroberts staceyleeroberts 9 years
Love it. Have also got eyelashed dyed and loved it.
mae177 mae177 9 years
I have always considered this. I have super stubborn eyelashes, so getting them permed professionally would probably be a big help. One of my friends came back from Japan with permed eyelashes and they looked great.
luvspink luvspink 9 years
Yeah, they are around $15 in Korea. Apparently everyone gets them. I went into the salon and started the treatment, but my eyes got really sort of irritated, so I said I wanted to stop. I guess some people are allergic to the chemicals? Supposedly it's not dangerous, but I was scared I would go blind or something. haha
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 9 years
I saw them do this on TV and it looked harmless and worked well but there is something weird/scary about putting a chemical like perm so close to the eye!
stupidlisasciencequeen stupidlisasciencequeen 9 years
i had my eyelashes permed when i went to the philippines-- they made me sign a waiver and in the middle of the treatment my eyelids got really itchy and i half panicked... but eventually they took off whatever they used to cover my eyelids and now i nicely permed eyelashes. i did that like 3 weeks ago and they still haven't straightened out. pretty good for what amounted to $10 US
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
It seems as if everyone who has done this has absolutely loved it and everyone who hasn't has nothing but bad things to say about it....Hmmmm
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I didn't have any side effects and mine was very inexpensive. I still have gorgeous long lashes. Plus the hair is contantly renewing itself so lashes won't weaken and "break".
mizlynz mizlynz 9 years
My eyes are far too sensitive to even consider something like that. I'll stick to an eyelash curler.
AlliJean AlliJean 9 years
Sounds like a waste of money, and kind of risky! I'd be afraid of side effects too.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I got this done a few months ago. I have long eyelashes and it made them look red carpet ready. I didn't even have to use mascara in the morning. Very wonderful. No side effects and I have extremely sensitive skin. I asked before-hand. I got mine done at Aveda for like 40 dollars.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Just like a perm for the hair, I would imagine these wouldn't be too good for your lashes over time.
JustMe21 JustMe21 9 years
No thanks. I already have long eyelashes.
jessicaeden jessicaeden 9 years
Is it safe to put chemicals that close to your eyes? I'd be afraid that my eyelashes would fall out!
mlen mlen 9 years
my lashes half curl naturally half don't- so i'd be interested in this- however, i agree with a bunch of you who say i'd be very wary about chemicals so close to my eyes! i'm blind enough as it is with out going blind from chemicals
sal75 sal75 9 years
i've tried this. i'm also asian and therefore have straight lashes. one of my friends is a esthetician and does facials as well as the lash perm and lash extensions. it curled my lashes and made them very "cute" and girly--- it lasted for almost 2 months. it's something that's totally worth it... the chemicals are not as harsh as a real perm and your eyes are closed during the whole process.
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 9 years
I don't let someone to apply chemicals in my eyes, no way!
etab etab 9 years
I am honestly surprised this is such news to some of you! I live in a big-ish town and it is commonly known/done, on both white and asian friends of mine. For those of you who think it isn't safe, believe me, it's been done enough now to establish it's safety. It's actually really nice not to have to worry about the eyelash curler :)
tee-la tee-la 9 years
Eyelash perms are fantastic. I'm half Asian and it seems as though my lashes are straighter now than when I was growing up. I regularly had my eyelashes permed in SF by a Japanese gal and it was about $35 and always beautiful - nice curve, not curly. I've gotten my lashes permed twice here in Portland and it was bad news - the first one made my lashes curly and the bend didn't start close enough to the root. The second was great but didn't last one week. But if I could find someone good here...I'd do it again in a flash.
Hellena25 Hellena25 9 years
I have seen this done, and has anyone else noticed that the lashes get SUPER curly when wet? Like after swimming or after a hot shower? looks pretty wild!
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