Something very exciting happened to my lashes this week. I was referred by my friend and fellow blogger Elaine to check out the Lash Lift service at Beauty Room. After I saw Elaine’s before/after photos I immediately called and booked my appointment.
Located inside L Studio in Liberty Village Beauty Room is an adorable salon that offers waxing, facials, nail services as well as lash treatments.
Owner and aesthetician Amanda was so sweet totally made me feel comfortable. Bonus? Her 8 year old dog Bugsy was with her. He slept out front the whole time but I couldn’t help but snap a photo of him. I mean come one, look at that face!
Before we jump into the steps of the procedure, let’s chat a bit about what exactly the Lash Lift is. This is how Beauty Room describes the Lash Lift:
“Lash Lift is the newest in semi-permanent lash curling that works with your natural lashes. This is unlike the traditional perming system of wrapping lashes around a sponge rod, which can cause the lashes to over-curl and look short and stubby. Instead, Lash Lift uses different sizes of silicone pads and each lash is “lifted” individually, creating a perfect curl for your lash length. With lifted lashes, your eyes immediately open up and lashes appear fuller and longer.” – Beauty Room
Step 1: Protect your lower lashes
Let’s not beat around the bush, this looks scary. But really it’s just silicon pads that protect your lower lashes. They feel a bit weird but not uncomfortable. They do the same thing with all lash treatments so if you’ve had lash extensions applied before you know what I’m talking about here.
Step 2: Curl lashes around silicon pad
This is what makes the lash lift different from a lash perm. Amanda uses a different size pad depending on your lash length so you won’t end up with over-curled lashes that touch your eyelids. She used the small size on me. This gives your lashes more of a natural looking curl. At this point Amanda and I were chatting away about our dogs and all the crazy things they do. You know, like normal people who are obsessed with their dogs (I make no apologies!)
Step 3: Apply the lash perm
This brought me right back to the age of 6 when I had my first perm (THANKS MOM). It smells exactly like you remember perm solution smelling. The good part is it doesn’t burn your eyes. This sits on for about 10 minutes and then everything is removed and your lashes are curled for 6-8 weeks!
When she was rubbing off the perm solution it did irritate my eyes a bit, but I have extremely sensitive eyes. I’ve read several other reviews and no one else has mentioned it so it might just be me!
Now for the reveal!
I asked Amanda to do a lash tint right after so you’ll notice my lashes are a bit darker as well. I wouldn’t get the lash tint again, I just didn’t think it made that much of a difference on me since my lashes are already brown. But if you have blonde or light lashes it would really add some extra drama!
I absolutely love the results and will be going back again in 6-8 weeks. I had no idea my lashes were that long! I paid $80 because I got the lash tint as well but the Lash Lift alone is only $65. Lash extensions can run you anywhere from $120-$250 and they last for the same amount of time. I love how fast this service is (I was in and out in an hour) and it’s half the price of lash extensions.
Interested? You can book your appointment online here!