Lash Lifts 101: Everything You Need to Know

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  • A lash lift is a treatment that lifts and curls your eyelashes for weeks.
  • The treatment is performed by a trained professional and takes about 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Learn how much a lash lift costs, how long it lasts, and more.

If you have stick-straight eyelashes, hate applying mascara daily, or just want to elevate your natural lashes, you’ve probably considered getting a lash lift. Lash lifts are like a hair perm but for your eyes. It gives you beautiful, curled, lifted eyelashes for weeks without the need for a single lick of makeup.

Some people like to get lash lifts consistently to keep up that I-woke-up-like-this look, while others like to reserve the treatment for special occasions, like a tropical vacation or a wedding. No matter your reason for getting an eyelash lift, you probably have some questions if it’s your first time.

Below, we’re breaking down everything you should know about a lash lift, including how to prep for the treatment, what it costs, how long it lasts, and more.

What Is a Lash Lift?

Like the name would suggest, an eyelash lift or perm is a chemical treatment that adds a semipermanent curl to your lashes for weeks at a time. Think of it as a mini version of the hair perm your mom sported in her glory days, sans regretful throwback photos.

How to Prep For a Lash Lift

The only thing you need to know is to arrive at your appointment with naked lashes. We all have places to be, so it’s OK if you’re coming from work with mascara-coated lashes (it will be removed pretreatment), but having bare lashes makes the entire process smoother and faster. As soon as you lie down on one of the comfortable massage tables, the *transformation* can begin.

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