Which lash treatment is more suitable for your client?

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As a professional lash artist, you understand the importance of providing your clients with the perfect lash treatment that suits their needs and preferences. With a variety of options available, from lash lifts to various types of lash extensions, it can be challenging to determine which treatment is best for each client.  

In this post, we'll delve into the differences between lash lifts and lash extensions and discuss who they are most suitable for. 


Choosing the right lash treatment for your client 

Lash lifts 

A lash lift, also known as a lash perm, is a treatment designed to enhance the natural lashes' curl and lift.  

During a lash lift treatment, a lifting solution is applied to break down the bonds in the lashes. These bonds are then rebuilt using a fixing solution, setting the lashes in the desired position. This works to lift and curl the natural lashes, giving them a more defined and voluminous look.  

Lash lifts are an excellent option for clients who: 

Want a natural look 

Lash lifts enhance the natural beauty of the lashes without the need for extensions. They provide a more subtle enhancement, perfect for clients who prefer a low-maintenance look. The only aftercare is a quick application of a conditioning serum twice a day, something that just takes seconds out of your client’s day. 

Have straight or downward-pointing lashes 

Clients with straight or downward-pointing lashes can benefit greatly from a lash lift as it helps lift and curl the lashes, making them appear longer and more lifted. 

Want a low-maintenance option 

Unlike lash extensions which require regular maintenance and fills, lash lifts typically last 6-8 weeks with minimal upkeep. This makes them an ideal choice for clients with busy lifestyles or those who prefer a low-maintenance beauty routine. 

Lash extensions 

Lash extensions involve applying individual synthetic or mink lashes to the natural lashes to create a fuller, longer and more dramatic look. There are various types of lash extensions, including classic, volume and hybrid, each offering a different level of thickness, length, and density. 

Lash extensions are suitable for clients who: 

Want a bespoke look 

Lash extensions allow for endless customisation, allowing clients to achieve their desired lash look, whether it's natural and subtle or bold and glamorous. 

Have sparse or thin lashes 

Clients with sparse or thin lashes can benefit from lash extensions as they provide added volume and length to the natural lashes, creating a fuller and more dramatic appearance. 

Are willing to commit to regular maintenance 

Unlike lash lifts which require minimal upkeep, lash extensions require regular infills to maintain their fullness and volume. Clients should be prepared to invest time and effort into maintaining their lash extensions for long-lasting results. They should also be following a dedicated lash care routine, including cleansing and conditioning their lashes twice daily. 

Ultimately, the decision between a lash lift and lash extensions depends on your client's desired look, lifestyle and maintenance preferences.  

As a lash artist, it's essential to discuss these factors with your clients during the consultation process to ensure you recommend the most suitable treatment for their individual needs. By understanding the differences between lash lifts and lash extensions and who they are most suitable for, you can provide your clients with the perfect lash treatment that enhances their natural beauty and boosts their confidence. 

Whether you’re looking to add lashes to your treatment menu, are an existing lash artist wanting to offer a new treatment or just want to level up your lash skills, discover our range of foundation lash courses and online masterclasses. 

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