When it comes to beauty, lashes are one of my favorite features to emphasize. I love loading on mascara, wearing strip lashes, and even doing occasional lash extensions at certain times of year. A lash lift was something I had never tried before, but always heard amazing things about.
A lash lift is a temporary perm of the lashes, which is set by a chemical solution. I recently got to try it for the first time ever at Cinta Salon, one of San Francisco’s most established salons. They do everything from balayage to blow outs, and makeup to nails. Their esthetician Kaolee helped transform my stick straight lashes into a naturally glam curl. The treatment instantly gave me a more awake and well-rested look.
See exactly what the treatment is like, and a little tour of some of the other treatments Cinta Salon offers, in the video below.
Lash Lift Before & After
Lash Lift Results
23 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108
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So what did I think of the treatment? Well, I might now be hooked! I experienced zero irritation from the lash lift formula, and there really wasn’t any discomfort at all. Lash lifts are less maintenance than lash extensions, and they can deliver a similar effect when paired with mascara. If you don’t wear makeup, a lash lift still noticeably enhances your appearance.
Benefits of Lash Lift
- Cheaper than lash extensions
- Less upkeep than lash extensions
- Improves curl of natural lashes
- Lasts 6+ weeks
- Curl continues to grow as lashes grow out
- Can be enhanced with makeup
Lash Lift Care Tips
- Don’t get lashes wet for first 24 hours post treatment
- Avoid rubbing eyes too hard
- Use non-waterproof mascara — waterproof formulas are too drying!
- Cleanse only with oil-free makeup removers like micellar water — no cleansing balms or oils!
Currently I am 6 weeks out and I still haven’t used a lash curler yet. My left eye has lost a bit of the curl, and the right eye is still pretty evenly curled but it’s just a little weaker. Even before the treatment and using a lash curler as normal, the quality of the curl would never be as good as with the lash lift treatment. Manual curling simply can’t compare to the effect of a lash lift.
Would you consider getting a treatment like this? I hope you found this post helpful. Please be sure to check out some of my other treatment reviews and beauty content before you go. Thanks for reading!