Everything you wanted to know about Lash Lifts

At Elegant Lashes we have done thousands and thousands of Lash Lifts. In fact, we were one of the very first salons in Sydney to introduce them as treatment way back in 2013. We are also an authorised seller of Elleebana Lash Lift and Dolly Lash Lift to other salons. We know our Lifts.

What is a Lash Lift?

A Lash Lift, also known as an LVL, is a perm. But unlike a traditional lash perm, instead of curling the lashes back onto a rod, the lashes are set on a shield which sets the lashes straight and up.

Why is this better? With a traditional lash lift, lashes are curled back and can even appear shorter than before you got the perm. A Lash Lift perms the lashes up so you see more of the lashes. Lashes appear longer and fuller as a result than if they are sitting straight ahead, unpermed.

It’s a great low maintenance treatment because you get it done every 8 weeks (add a lash tint during your appointment for extra impact) and can forget about it. If you find eyelash extensions too high maintenance or don’t have the time for an appointment every 3 weeks for infills, a Lash Lift may be the perfect beauty solution for you.

The most crucial elements of a Lash Lift is

  • Position of the lashes on the shield
  • Processing time
  • Length and condition of the natural eyelashes
  • Aftercare
Lash Lift straight after treatment

A Lash Lift lifts lashes up making them appear longer

The technical stuff

A Lash Lift is a perm. The lashes once in position have the lash lift perming solution is applied. Once the hair bonds have been broken down by the perming solution, a setting solution is applied so the lashes are set into the shape they are positioned in on the shields.

Lash Lifting is a chemical treatment. This means all the factors have to be just right to produce the result. A bit like baking. If the natural lashes are weaker or stronger than the eyelashes the product was designed and tested on, it means the Lash Lift may end up under or over processed.

Diet, pregnancy, medication and hormones can also affect the timing needed.

It’s not possible for your beautician to determine precisely whether you need less or more time than what the product is designed for just by looking at them. Most often then not, the normal processing time will be the right time for you.

When your Lash Lift is too lifted or not lifted enough

From the many years of experience in doing Lash Lifts at Elegant Lashes we have developed methods to determine if the processing time needs to be adjusted. So our success rate with Lash Lifts even with difficult lashes is exceptional.

Nevertheless, rarely, if you are new to the salon, the only way we can find out the right processing time for your lashes is by doing the Lash Lift and using the timing and the results of this first Lash Lift as a guide for you future Lash Lifts. Like all treatments there is a small risk it won’t work.

When this happens your salon can usually fix the under processed or over processed Lash Lift with a redo or reversal. Perhaps one in every thousand lifts we do will need to wait for the Lift to grow out over the following few weeks.

A small note

Please be kind to your beautician. In Australia, we all sign waiver forms for medical treatments for risks when we get procedures done because we accept there are factors that can affect outcomes. But for some reason beauty therapists are held to higher standard than this when a treatment doesn’t go exactly as we had hoped. So on behalf of all beauticians out there, be kind. We want you to be happy and look amazing. If it’s not the outcome you wanted, talk to your salon with what can usually be easily fixed. Even stepping outside your front door comes with risk.

Lash Lift on shorter lashes

Can I have a Lash Lift if I have short lashes?

Lash Lifts are great treatment for mid to long eyelashes. If you have short lashes and still wish to go ahead and try a Lash Lift you will need to accept the Lash Lift will not have the same results as someone with medium to long eyelashes.

Aftercare

For the best results for your Lash Lift, do not get your Lash Lift wet or get steam on your lashes for the first 24 hours. This will cause the Lash Lift to drop. Do not sleep on your lashes (stomach sleepers I am talking to you!) in the first 24 hours because this will cause the Lift to crinkle into the shape you have crushed your lashes into the pillow to.

Follow the steps in your Aftercare Pack and brush your lashes in the morning and evening and enjoy the ease and beauty of your Lash Lift.

With love,

The Elegant Lashes team xo


We love all our clients, we wouldn’t be who we are without you (wow, 9 years now), and to say thanks we are launching a loyalty reward program for our lash extensions. For every 5 infill stamps you collect, you can claim the 6th infill for free.

Loyalty Cards Terms and Conditions:

  • Loyalty cards are for lash extension infills only
  • There are 2 lines of 5 stamps on each card; 1 line for Light Infills, 1 line for Full Infills
  • For each Infill you can claim a stamp for either type of Infill, depending on which one you get
  • After completing 5 Infills on your card in the same type (Light or Full), you can claim a free infill of the same type
  • Late cancellation of 6 hours or less or not showing up for your appointment will forfeit your stamp for your following appointment or the free infill
  • We can keep your loyalty card at the salon or you can keep your loyalty card on you
  • Elegant Lashes is under no obligation to replace any lost, stolen or damaged cards
  • Card is valid for 1 year from date of issue
  • Not transferrable to other clients
  • Free infill is not redeemable for cash and can’t be used for any other treatment or product we provide
  • Offer may be changed or ended at any time without notice
  • Yay!

 


With Summer well and truly here, it’s time to get our skin out and glow on for those long lazy lunches and vibrant summer nights. But we also encourage you to get your glow IN as well as OUT. Here’s how and why…

During the last few decades we’ve been taught to stay out of the sun for fear of causing sun damage to our skin, but did you know that sitting in natural morning sunlight for 5-20 minutes a day is equivalent to a daily dose of Vitamin D?

The sun enhances our immune system, boosts our energy and helps us get a great night’s sleep. When the sun is shining it’s also Mother Nature’s call for us to get some of that feel good chemical serotonin into our body. Sunlight on the inside makes us happy, literally.

But some of us still use the sun to get a suntan; we bake at high noon, covered in oils hoping to get that beautiful natural glow. Of course we end up doing serious damage to our skin. This is why our Goddess of Beauty created… The Spray Tan.

At Elegant Lashes we use Black Magic Tan. It’s an Australian made brand using natural and organic ingredients that will give you a rich, deep tan with no smell, no parabens and is cruelty free. With green and violet-based solutions, you will NEVER go orange. Black Magic Tan uses aloe vera along with additional antioxidants leaving your skin feeling nourished and hydrated.

You will walk out of the salon looking and feeling like you’ve been holidaying in the South of France, floating on a sun lounge while being served cocktails by beautiful cabana boys (or girls) wearing nothing but a smile, and some cloth.

Combining a healthy amount of sunshine, along with a beautiful Black Magic Tan gets your glow inside and out, and will make you the talk of the town!

Have a listen to one of our favourite world experts on Womens Health, Dr Christianne Northrup telling us about the benefits of sunlight.

Be Fabulous Forever.

With love from The Elegant Lashes Team xo


We hear you, parking at Parramatta can be a pain! To make your life easier, we can now pay for your parking when you come to our Parramatta salon.

Just present your valid ticket from Eat Street Car Park at your appointment and we will pay for it. Eat Street Car Park is one block away from Elegant Lashes Parramatta. Easy!

T&C’s; Must have the correct time and date. Only applies for the length of your appointment, with some wriggle room to get to and from the Eat Street Car Park.

  • Appointment less than 40 mins – we pay for 1 hour parking
  • 40 mins to 1.40 mins – we pay for 2 hours parking
  • 1.40 mins and over – we pay for 3 hours parking

Sick of the smudges?

If you are using eye makeup every day or prefer a low fuss beauty regime, an eyeliner tattoo may be for you.

Cosmetic tattooing is a popular beauty secret amongst those in fashion and beauty. A simple search on Instagram for #cosmetictattooing or #eyelinertattoo and it’s quick to see it’s popularity.

Eyeliner tattoo is waterproof, smudge free and low fuss. You can get eyeliner tattoo within the lash line [see image above] for beautiful, natural definition or above the lash line, with or without wings. Best of all the eyeliner will be even. No more wonky wings! You can also get the eyeliner tattoo along the lower eyelid or without.

A qualified and experienced cosmetic tattooist will provide you with a thorough consultation to discuss your suitability and the design of the eyeliner. The eyeliner shape will be drawn on with make up so you can see what the finished result will look like.

Eyeliner is mostly done with a black pigment, which is specially formulated for cosmetic tattooing and will fade after a few years. No body tattooing inks or equipment should ever be used for cosmetic tattooing.

Eyeliner tattoo is semi permanent and will last 2 to 4 years. With numbing cream the treatment is not painful. Most clients say they feel a tickling sensation at the start of the procedure.

An eyeliner tattoo will cost approximately $350.


Here’s a taste of what a Lip Blush cosmetic tattoo can look like. This pretty pink was selected to match our client’s skin tone and has created the effect of naturally fuller lips. A lip blush tattoo is contourless. This means no hard edge or lip liner effect for the ultimate in subtle enhancement. Simply beautiful.


We have 50 free VIP passes for 1 week of unlimited classes at Xtend Barre Parramatta to give away. Xtend Barre is a mix of dance and pilates and will give you an extra boost of energy and strength, as well as toning your body.

T&C’s. One per client and per appointment at Elegant Lashes Parramatta until passes run out. Offer starts today.


Jobs, jobs, jobs!

Interested in working for Sydney’s leading lash and brow salon? We offer great conditions, a friendly environment and ongoing training.

We have the following positions available:

Casual Lash Technician – Parramatta

Experienced lash technician needed. Must be able to work Saturdays. Email Merryn at merryn@elegantlashes.com.au your resume and any pictures of your work with the email subject heading ‘Casual Lash Technician’.

Salon Manager – Parramatta

In-cubicle manager with experience required. Email Merryn at merryn@elegantlashes.com.au your resume and explain in your email why you are the best person for the role. Please put in the email subject heading ‘Salon Manager’.

Full Time Lash Technician – Bondi Junction

Experienced lash technician needed for permanent full time role. Must be able to work Saturdays. Email Merryn at merryn@elegantlashes.com.au your resume and any pictures of your work with the email subject heading ‘Full Time Lash Technician’.


We have extended our opening hours at our Parramatta salon to better suit the needs of Parramatta city and our large amount of business professional clients who can’t always get to our lash and beauty salon until after hours. We are now open to 7pm on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as our usual 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Making it more convenient for you.

 

Our new hours:

Tuesday 10am to 7pm

Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 8pm

Friday 10am to 7pm

Saturdays 9.30am to 4.30pm

Closed Sundays and Mondays


The history of eyelash extensions

Have you ever wondered who invented eyelash extensions and when they become fashionable? Eyelash extensions developed on from false lashes, or ‘strip lashes’. False lashes were recorded as first worn by actress Seena Owen in the film Intolerance [pictured above] in 1916 at the film’s director, D.W. Griffith’s, request. These false lashes were made by human hair by hand, woven onto gauze by a wig maker. The wig maker’s name is unknown.

False lashes or Strip Lashes

False lashes were quickly adopted by many women into their make up routines and are still in favour by some today.

It may be no coincidence eyelash extensions gained popularity in Hollywood as a replacement for false lashes at the start of high-definition film and television at the beginning of the 21st century. They also suit an active lifestyle and the fashion around it which is a growing trend this century. Some one mention active wear?

Eyelash extensions are on when you get out of bed, while you are working out, swimming, showering, you name it, at any time of the day. Beauty in 2016 is about naturalness and reducing daily make up routines.

To meet these demands, lash extensions began to appear as a service in beauty salons at the same time, in the beginning of the noughties. It’s hard to find an indisputable source on when and where they were invented; however, most agree they have been around since the mid 1980’s and first appeared in Japan or Korea.

Lash Extensions in Australia

Lash salons and technicians began to emerge in Australia around 2005. There are many more today and many general service beauty salons also include this service as part of their menu. Its popularity continues to increase.

 Celebrities and Eyelash Extensions

Many celebrities have been snapped wearing eyelash extensions off-screen including Julianne Moore, Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani.