Let’s talk lashes, shall we? If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while you probably know that I’m a frequent visitor of LASH Jax, a salon here in town. They opened early last year and offer a variety of eyelash and brow services, facials, permanent makeup application, waxing and more. It’s absolutely beautiful inside, the staff is incredible and so talented, the owner is so passionate people about her business and it shines through in everything she does. It’s one of my favorite places in town, and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work with them! (So in full transparency, I receive most of my services complimentary in exchange for sharing about them with you, but I only continue to go and share because I sincerely love them beyond words. I did a post on the salon and my facial here and a video on my lash extensions here if ya want more!)
I was getting lash extensions for seven months straight and suddenly I had a weird reaction to the glue, so we are taking a break for a bit. Hoping it had something to do with seasonal allergies and isn’t a permanent thing for me – I miss those beauties! But in the meantime, LASH is helping me fill the void with a Keratin Lash Lift and Tint, and I wanted to share my experience with you! So here we go: here are my before and after photos, details about the process, and answers to all of your questions (from the Instagram survey I posted)!
What is a lift and tint?
Basically the lift is like a perm, which gives your lashes a semi-permanent lift and curl from the root. The tint is a temporary dye that stains your lashes, making them appear darker without the use of mascara. It typically lasts about 4-6 weeks.
How does it work?
Here’s a little breakdown for ya.
Step 1: Lift and tint starts with placing eye pads down to protect your lower lashes. Feels weird at first, but it doesn’t hurt (and no, unfortunately the eye pads don’t do anything other than just that.)
Step 2: Silicone perm rod are placed on your eyelid at the base of your upper lash line, and held in place by a water-soluble adhesive. They use different sized rods based on your eye shape and natural lash length to get the best lift.
Step 3: Using the same water-soluble adhesive, they fold your lashes over the rod, which is what gives it the shape and curl. Once the lashes are correctly placed, they apply the perm solution and allow it to sit for about six minutes.
Step 4: They remove the perm solution, and then apply the setting lotion which sits for another five minutes. Finally, the setting lotion is removed and the tint is applied, which sits for about eight minutes. If you do the Keratin treatment, that would come next.
Step 5: Clean the lashes, remove the rods and pads, then you get to see your new and improved beauties! (Just FYI – your lashes will look oily and kind of spiky, but once you wash them 24 hours later they’ll be nice and fluffy!)
What’s next / how do you care for them?
Avoid getting them wet for 24 hours, and try not to sleep on them for the first night or it can change the shape of the perm. So if you’re a face or side-sleeper, try propping up your pillow so you can’t roll as easily. I made this mistake after my first one! It wasn’t noticeable to anyone but me, but I could see a slight change on the side I sleep on. You should also avoid eye makeup, especially liner and mascara, for 24 hours. After that you can treat them completely normal. They do recommend using a growth serum to help them grow even longer more quickly, and using some type of nourishing oil (like castor oil) on them once a week to prolong the results.
How to prepare:
Not much preparation is needed! Just go in without eye makeup on so your appointment can start on time.
What’s the difference between a Keratin and a standard lift and tint?
Like a Keratin treatment for your hear, it serves as a conditioner for your lashes, which helps maintain the integrity of the lift and tint as well as helps nourish your lashes.
Do they offer different colors of the tint?
At this time, LASH offers a black, brown and blue-black tint. I did the black the first time and the blue-black this time, which just gives them a nice shine in the sunlight!
Who does my services at LASH?
Typically Allyson does my lashes and Brooke does my facials, but I’ve been to several other girls there too and they’re all amazing! You can’t go wrong.
Who should get a lift and tint?
Anyone can get one! They’re especially great for people who want a little extra drama but don’t want to do lash extensions, or people who don’t want to wear mascara everyday but still want some definition to your eyes. It would also be great if you have a special occasion coming up and want your eyes to look bright and wide, or if you have hooded eyes (like me! I have very hooded eyes, so anything that makes them look more open and awake I am here for.)
Can you still wear mascara?
Absolutely, and it looks even more amazing! Just wait until after those first 24 hours.
How does it feel? It looks intimidating.
Does it burn your eyes?
I’ve had it done twice now, so I feel like I can comfortably speak to this. The process seems freaky, but it doesn’t hurt and isn’t scary at all. You basically lie on a super comfy bed, snuggle up under a super comfy blanket, sip on champagne, close your eyes, and enjoy some you time. As long as you don’t try to open your eyes you won’t get anything in them, and it didn’t burn or sting at all. The LASH girls are all super nice and make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Not intimidating at all!
Does it ruin your lashes?
Nope! They go back to completely normal once the perm and dye have faded. If anything, the Keratin only helps them
How often can you / should you get a lift and tint?
They typically last 4-6 weeks, so you can go as often or not as you want. I’d say every month and-a-half or two if you want to keep it up!
What’s the cost?
The standard lift and tint at LASH is $95, the Keratin lift and tint is $110, a lift on its own is $60 and a tint on its own is $40. BUT you can get 15% off (any service at LASH) when you use code BLONDE15 or tell them I sent you!
Do you prefer a lift and tin or extensions?
Well of course I prefer the extensions! But I love the drama. The lift and tint is definitely a more natural option, is more affordable, and a lot less maintenance. But nothing beats a fresh set of fluffy volume lashes 🙂
So there you go! Everything you could want to know about getting a lash lift and tint at LASH. Did I miss anything? If so, feel free to leave a comment below or message me on Instagram and I promise to get back to you ASAP! I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Let me know if you decide to give it a try or visit LASH! If you do, don’t forget to tell them I sent you. You can see all of their services and book yours here. I’ll be back soon with my next new experience!
A MASSIVE thank you to LASH for allowing me to partner with you and share all about your amazing space. I just love y’all so much!