lifts & tints
WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?
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ARE LASH LIFTS SAFE?
Yes! Lash lifts are totally safe. It involves using specially shaped silicone pads to gently lift and curl your eyelashes which is safer than other techniques. The only way it would damage your natural lashes in any way is if they are over processed or if the solution gets in your eye. This is easily avoided by getting your lash lifts at the recommended time frame (6-8 weeks) and only leaving the lifting solution on for the proper amount of time (determined by your esthetician). We are also sure to keep the solution strictly on the lashes and not on the water line to avoid any adverse reactions and it getting into your eye. By getting the service performed by experienced and skilled estheticians, it ensures you will have the best experience with no bad results.
WILL THIS DAMAGE MY LASHES?
No, not if you follow all of the pre and post care advice in the What to Expect Section. The lift solution is only applied to new lash growth and never to the ends of the lashes. We also fully assess the lashes to make sure they are healthy before we start the service.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Not at all! At first, when we apply the lashes to the rods, it may feel a bit strange. We will be gently pulling at the lashes during the service and you will feel when we take the lash tape off. For the majority of the service though, it's very relaxing! This is your time to unwind.
HOW OFTEN CAN I GET A LASH LIFT?
Lash lifts will last for the full natural lash shedding cycle which is typically 6-8 weeks. When the lift is fully grown out, you can get another lift. You don’t want to get them too often at risk of over processing the lashes.
CAN I STILL USE MY LASH GROWTH SERUM?
You should stop the use of your lash growth serum 48 hours before and after your lash lift service. Serums can cause a few complications for lash lifts. They work by extending the growth phase of the lash, which can change the result of your lift and lead to overprocessing if we aren’t careful. Those using Latisse will want to follow this as well. Just be sure to let us know that you are using a growth serum so we can ensure you get great results!
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
It depends on the length and quality of your natural lashes, but the lift can last for 6 to 8 weeks.
IS THIS SIMILAR TO LASH EXTENSIONS?
Lash extensions and lash lifts are 2 totally different services. We do not add any additional lashes to your eyes. All that we do is curl your natural lashes. Doing the lash lift can make your natural lashes appear fuller because they will be curled and tinted.
CAN I STILL WEAR MASCARA?
Of course! You'll just achieve a more dramatic effect when mascara is applied to your lifted lashes. Just be careful though, the mascara wand will run through your lashes much faster and you might get mascara on your lids!
CAN I WEAR WATERPROOF MASCARA?
We recommend that you skip it. The chemical makeup of waterproof formulas can be extremely drying to your lashes. Also, think of how hard it is to remove. The tugging and pulling required to wipe off the mascara can damage the lashes and most people cannot remove it all. This results in weakened lashes that are prone to breakage and over shedding.
WHY DO I NEED TO REMOVE MY MAKEUP BEFORE A LIFT?
We want to ensure a great lash lift result. If you come in with makeup and we cannot remove it all, it will result in a poor lift. The lift solution and tint will not be able to penetrate the lash fully resulting in a poor lash lift.
WHY ARE SOME LASHES RESISTANT TO CURL?
Sometimes lashes that have a strong cowlick or slanted growth pattern are more resistant to curl. This is also true of very thick lashes. Also, growth patterns due to plastic surgery in the eye area are often not able to be corrected. Every individual will be different, but it is still definitely worth a try to do the service once and see how your lashes hold the curl!
I HAVE VERY SHORT LASHES, CAN I STILL GET A LIFT?
Most of the time, yes. It can be challenging if the lashes aren't long enough to bring up and back on to the shield. When we assess the lashes at your appointment, if we determine that your lashes are too short or too fine or delicate, we will advise against a lash lift.
IS TINTING SAFE?
We use semi-permanent plant-based dyes that are all eye and skin safe.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Not at all! When tinting the brows or lashes just be sure to keep your eyes closed throughout the service.
WILL TINTING DAMAGE MY EYELASHES/BROWS?
No, not if you follow all of the pre and post care advice in the What to Expect Section.
HOW LONG DOES LASH/BROW TINTING LAST?
Tinting results typically last between 3-4 weeks. The dye is semi permanent but won’t fade fast. However, your lashes and brows will naturally fall out during the shedding process. When this happens new hairs grow in their place. This can cause the lashes and brows to look lighter in color. For the best result, we suggest using oil-free creams and makeup removers around your eye area as well as keeping any tinted areas dry for at least 24 hours after the service.
I HAVE VERY SHORT LASHES, CAN I STILL TINT THEM?
Of course! This could even make them look longer and thicker since we coat the lashes from root to tip! Sometimes you don’t even realize how much lash is even there until you get them tinted!
HOW MUCH BROW HAIR SHOULD I HAVE TO TINT?
As long as you have some hair for the tint to grab you should be good to go! If you have no hair, the tint may stain the skin but that look will not last more than a day or two.
IS TINTING A GOOD SUBSTITUTE FOR MICROBLADING?
No. Microblading and ombre brows are a type of permanent makeup that involves tattooing. While tinting may be a good way to see what your brows could look like with more color, it does not replicate the effects of permanent makeup. If you have no hair for the tint to hold on to, permanent makeup will be the route you would want to take.
CAN I STILL WEAR MASCARA?
Yes! Tinting just adds color to your natural lashes but doesn’t curl them. If you don’t do a lash lift, you can still wear mascara to add curl and even more drama to the lashes.
WHAT IF I HAVE DARK LASHES/BROWS?
If you have naturally dark lashes, you may not see a huge color difference after tinting. Because we coat the entire hair shaft from root to tip, your lashes/brows will appear slightly darker and fuller. This is because the tips of your hairs are often lighter. There are also small, thinner hairs that are often much more light that the other hairs that get tinted which adds to the appearance of fullness.
CAN I TINT MY GREY BROW/LASH HAIRS?
If you’re trying to tint grey or white hair, the process is a little trickier. These hairs are thicker and tend to be more resilient than other hairs. We have a few tricks up our sleeves that we can try though! You might not get full coverage on those hairs but even a slight tinting makes a big difference!
CAN I SHOWER OR WASH MY FACE AFTER LASH/BROW TINTING?
We recommend not getting the lashes/brow wet for 24 hours after tinting to be on the safe side. After that, you’re good to go! You should also avoid excessive touching or rubbing for 24 hours to avoid irritation. Chlorine can also shorten the wear of your tint, so be wary if you’re a regular swimmer.
IS IT GOOD TO BRUSH MY EYEBROWS?
Too much brushing can lift your tint and contribute to hairs falling out quicker than they should. It’s best to brush them into place and then apply a brow gel to set them all day long. You can find our favorites here! Opting for a tinted brow gel also helps to add a bit of color to hold you over when you’re due for your next tint appointment.
WHAT SKINCARE CAN I USE AFTER BROW TINTING?
As part of your brow tint aftercare, we recommend that you avoid anything that contains a tan or gradual tanning agents. The tan can react with the tint, leaving your brows a greenish shade. Just avoid fake tan for three days before and after your service. Also try to avoid exfoliators and anti-aging skincare on the brows and lashes, this will cause them to fade more quickly.
HOW DO I KEEP MY TINT FROM FADING?
If you want seriously long-lasting results, it’s always best to go to a professional. At home dyes just aren’t the same, plus you don’t get the benefit of professional application or a colour match. Your appointment includes a custom-blended tint, mixed specifically to your requirements. Also, be sure to avoid exfoliating ingredients on the hairs that are tinted and follow all of the pre and post care advice in the What to Expect Section.