Lash Lift Cost.
A good lash lift can cost upwards of $100, plus $20-30 for an eyelash tint.
For example, I pay $120 for my lash lift and tint at Kristin Fisher Eyebrows in Sydney.
My Good Lash Lift Before and After.
Just as Fisher described, here's my before and after photos from a recent lash lift.
You'll see the lashes are lifted - but not too curled - and black and glossy from the tint.
Note: your lashes will look separated immediately post-lash lift, but once you're able to get them wet (more on that a bit later), they will dry nice and fluffy.
Here's what my lash lift looked like a few days after having it done in-salon. No mascara. No lash curling.
What About a Lash Lift Gone Wrong? What Does a Bad Lash Lift Look Like?
Fisher says a lash lift gone wrong can look like a number of things, including:
Unevenly distributed lashes.
Lashes curled back onto your eyelid or under the brow arch.
Singed or burnt hairs.
Lashes clumped together.
Frizzy or crimped lashes.
“If the solution isn’t distributed across the lashes properly, this can lead to a bad lift. As can leaving the solution on too long as this over processes the chemicals."
"Lashes can also end up over-curled or curling back into themselves. We prefer to deliver a natural fanned out lift that's quite feminine and subtle."
This is exactly what happened to me when I had a lash lift gone wrong.
What's worse is sometimes, your lashes can continue curling in the 24 hours following the lift - here's what a badly over-curled lash lift looks like.
Personally, I felt it made my lashes and eyes look smaller and more closed in, which kind of defeats the purpose, yeah?
How to Fix a Bad Lash Lift.
If you get home and aren't happy with your lash lift, the first thing to do is pick up the phone and contact the salon where you had it done. They should be able to help you by either offering to relax them, or at least refunding you.
The good news is your lash lift will grow out eventually. You can also use an eyelash serum to help condition your natural lashes.
I've used the EyeEnvy lash serum, but L'Oreal Paris Clinically Proven Lash Serum and LASHFOOD Eyelash Enhancer Serum 3ml are great options, too.