Sick of always relying on mascara to give you the illusion of long, fluffy, and captivating lashes? It’s time to take things up a notch with lash enhancements like Keratin Lash Lifts or Lash Extensions! These techniques can offer jaw-dropping results, but which one is the best fit for you?
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are synthetic strands of artificial lashes which are carefully attached with a glue to each individual natural lash. They provide an instant boost to the overall look of your lashes, making them look longer, thicker, and fluttery. It’s like wearing falsies minus the pesky removal and cleaning process.
Eyelash extensions can last for a few weeks with proper care and regular touch-ups. They are available in a variety of lengths, colors, and styles — the perfect choice for anyone wanting to give their look an extra bit of pizzazz.
- Creates the most dramatic lashes
- Saves time in daily routine by eliminating the need for mascara or lash curling
- Customizable to suit individual preferences and desired look
- Convenient for special events, vacations, or any time when you want to look your best
- Expensive, with initial application costs ranging from $100-$250
- Requires maintenance appointments every 2-3 weeks, which can also be costly
- Risk of damage to natural lashes if not applied by a licensed technician
- Time-consuming application process that can take up to two hours
- Allergic reactions to lash extension adhesive are possible
- Limitations on certain activities, such as swimming or using oil-based products near the eyes
What is Keratin Lash Lift?
A keratin lash lift is a professional eyelash treatment that curls your natural lashes to make them look longer and thicker. This procedure involves the use of a special silicone rod that holds the lashes in place while coating them with a keratin lash solution.
The keratin formula seals and protects your lashes while enhancing their shape and natural curl. It usually lasts anywhere from 6-8 weeks, depending on your lash growth cycle.
- Provides a natural-looking lift and curl to your lashes
- Enhances your natural lashes without the need for extensions or additional products
- Non-invasive and gentle on natural lashes
- Treatment only takes around 45 minutes to an hour
- Results can last for 6-8 weeks
- No harsh chemicals are used in the treatment
- Suitable for those with sensitive eyes or allergies to lash extension adhesive
- More affordable than eyelash extensions in terms of initial cost and maintenance.
- The keratin used in the treatment is nourishing and hydrating for your lashes.
- Results may not be as dramatic as those achieved with eyelash extensions
- Not suitable for those with very short or sparse lashes
- Lashes must be kept dry for 48 hours after treatment to allow the lift to set properly
- Results may not be consistent across all lashes, with some lashes lifting more than others
Which Option is Right For You?
Choosing between a Keratin Lash Lift and Eyelash Extensions ultimately boils down to personal preference and desired outcome. Those who want natural, low-maintenance lashes without extensions should consider a Keratin Lash Lift, which is non-invasive and gentle on natural lashes. It is also ideal for individuals with sensitive eyes or allergies to lash extension adhesive.
However, Keratin Lash Lift does not give the same volume and fullness that lash extensions can offer. On the flip side, eyelash extensions require more maintenance appointments and can be more costly over time.
Still find it hard to decide? Book an appointment with one of our talented technicians, and we’ll help you choose the best lash enhancement for you.