What Is Lash Lift? Everything You Need to Know

Lash lifts are hardly new, but they’re still a bit of a mystery to some, especially to our clients! In this blog post, we’ll answer some common lash lift FAQs so you’ll have the knowledge to answer them perfectly every time! 


Getting a lash lift is best compared to coloring your hair: It’s not the best thing for your hair, but it won’t hurt it as long as you do it in moderation. If you go to a licensed and certified professional and wait at least six weeks between services, the procedure doesn’t do any harm.

You can, however, hurt your lashes if the technician isn’t skilled.

“A common mistake made with lash lifts is using the incorrect rod and leaving the product on for too long of a time period. Over-processing is a common problem that happens when the stylist misjudges the texture of the natural lashes and leaves the product on for an extended amount of time,” Richardson said.


The average lash lift lasts 4-8 weeks, but the results can vary from one person to another. You do not need to make any maintenance appointments between sessions. However, you will need to go through the procedure again every 6-8 weeks to allow time for new hair to grow in, as the lift sheds and grows out. Some situations can cause your lift to fall/weaken before it is ready, such as using heat or harsh products. You can have your treatment repeated if the lift doesn’t last for the full two months. However, it must be at least 4 weeks after the first treatment.


Lash lift aftercare is nice and easy – cleanse the lashes at least once per day with a gentle foaming lash cleanser and try not to sleep directly on the lashes or rub them very hard.

With a lash lift and tint, you may not even need mascara, but if you do, in the interests of great lash lift aftercare, it’s good to use something that was formulated specifically for use on lashes after Lash Filler.

Lash Lift aftercare is the most important though, in the first 24 hours after treatment – in that time, you mustn’t get the lashes wet, sleep directly on them, rub them, or apply makeup to them as these things will cause the lashes to lose their lifted effect, and may even cause them to sit in strange directions that certainly weren’t intended!


Yes, but it is recommended that your lashes are left undisturbed for at least 24 hours after treatment as lash lifts are very easy to maintain and as long as the lashes are kept good and clean, there should be no issues. We recommend that you be gentle when removing lash residue as you do not want to rub your lashes too hard.

If clients are asking about eyelash extensions and not strip lashes though, they can still have them, but it’s recommended that they wait for a couple of weeks after the lift. For clients whose lashes grow downwards, it’s actually going to make your life as a lash tech easier to apply extensions if they’ve had a lift within the last month, so bear that in mind! 

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