If you're looking to enhance your natural lashes, you may be wondering what the difference is between lash extensions and lash lifts. Both options can give you fuller and more dramatic lashes, but they work in very different ways. Here's what you need to know about lash extensions vs. lash lifts.
Lash extensions are individual synthetic or natural fibers that are glued to your existing lashes, giving them a longer and more voluminous appearance. These extensions can be customized to your desired length, thickness, and curl, creating a completely personalized look. They can last for several weeks with proper care, but require regular touch-ups to maintain their fullness.
A lash lift, on the other hand, is a semi-permanent treatment that uses a special solution to lift and curl your natural lashes from the base. The result is a natural-looking, fuller lash line without the need for extensions. A keratin lash lift is a type of lash lift that uses keratin protein to strengthen and nourish your lashes during the lifting process.
The main difference between lash extensions and lash lifts is that extensions add volume and length to your existing lashes, while a lash lift enhances the natural curl of your lashes. Lash lifts are a great option for those who want a more natural look, or who are unable to wear lash extensions due to allergies or sensitivities. They can last for up to 8 weeks with proper care.
When deciding between lash extensions and lash lifts, it's important to consider your personal preferences, lifestyle, and budget. While lash extensions require regular maintenance and touch-ups, they can provide a more dramatic and customized look. A lash lift, on the other hand, is a lower-maintenance option that can give you a more natural yet noticeable enhancement to your lashes.
At my lash studio in NW Portland, I specialize in keratin lash lifts and lash extensions. I can help you decide which option is right for you, and provide personalized advice on aftercare and maintenance. Book Online today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference of professional lash services.