July 14, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco
Which one’s better? At Lash Affair we love ALL things lashes, so we truly believe lash lifts and extensions are a great service. Both lash services are perfectly safe, maintain the health of your lashes, and ultimately help you cut down the time you need to get ready in the morning due to not needing mascara or lash curlers. But we also want you to have all the facts, so here is the pros and cons of both
When it comes to customizing lashes for every client’s unique features, lash lifts have nothing on extensions. The sheer variety of lash styles means everyone can have a completely individualized set. Whether you want a more natural look or want to bring the drama, lash extensions can help you create it all!
Lash lifts allow us to choose the size of the curl your lashes can handle, but they can not be styled to enhance, or balance facial features the way extensions can. That doesn't mean lash lifts aren’t beautiful. A lash lift will curl your lashes, open up your eyes and last a lot longer than extensions.
Lash extensions can take 1.5-2 hours to apply depending on the type of lash set. With a lash lift lash you often be in and out of the studio in about an hour.
While lash extensions can be applied in ways that look ultra-natural, lash lifts rely on what nature gave you. If your lashes are naturally thick, long, and voluminous, lash lifts can appear nearly as dramatic as extensions, especially when paired with a lash tint to darken and define your lashes. Because it's your natural lashes being curled, you're free to use whatever eye makeup you wish. You get a semi-permanent lift and curl while keeping your natural lashes damage-free. If your lashes are short, thin, and sparse, a lash lift won’t do much to change their appearance compared to a full, custom set of extensions.
Since lash extensions are placed on the natural lashes, they follow every client’s natural lash growth cycle, meaning that they fall out as the natural lash grows out. To maintain lash extensions, you should be coming back for a fill appointments every 2-4 weeks. Lash lift last 6-8 weeks.
It’s no secret that lash lifts tend to cost less than a set of lash extensions. Lash lifts are typically priced around $90 . Lash extensions will normally range between $275-350
Ultimately, which service you choose should depend entirely on your lashes, your style expectations, the time you have to maintain your lashes, and the price point you are comfortable with. Once you find the right lash treatment you will be hooked. You will love how great your lashes look every day. Makeup will takes only a couple of minutes because your face already looks done-up upon waking.