The Pros and Cons of Getting a Lash Lift, According to a Beauty Expert
With mask mandates in place over the last year, it makes sense that eyelash treatments have been a huge trend in the beauty category. One of the biggest is lash lifts, or lash perms, which are a service in which a chemical solution is applied to your lashes to keep them curled. Afterward, you'll have lifted lashes without the need of a lash curler or waterproof mascara. The service is typically paired with a lash tint, depending on if your technician is licensed to do so.
On the other hand, lash extensions have also become a popular service. Lash extensions are individually placed on the natural lash with a bonding glue, giving your eyes the illusion of naturally grown volume. This service, however, requires more maintenance, including biweekly fill-ins and daily cleansing, and you cannot wear mascara (you won't really need it anyway). For those who want a little drama without the fuss, lash lifts may seem more appealing and easier to manage.
I personally started getting lash lifts a few years ago, and the response from friends, family, and strangers has been surprising. There's a genuine curiosity about the treatment and whether it is a better alternative to lash extensions. Nothing is perfect, so allow me to explain the pros and cons of lash perms and extensions.