What to expect?
First, lashes are cleansed to remove excess makeup and wrapped around rods or mini foam rollers. Remember that the smaller the rod the tighter the curl. Once safe and secure, your esthetician will spread a perming lotion over your eyelashes using a disposable brush. Next, lashes are covered with a plastic pad before being heated then removed. This step is repeated, but using neutralising solution, and left on for 10 to 15 minutes. You’re nearly there now. Last few bits include wiping everything away and adding a moisturising cream to calm and cool the eyes. Ta-da! Hello, enviable-looking lashes, where have you been all our lives?
Know before you go
- How long does eyelash perming last? Well, depending on how fast or slow your lashes grow, your newfound curl should keep until your lashes have been replaced. It’s a gradual process, so you won’t notice any half straight, half curl action midway through.
- Eyelash perming isn’t FDA approved. It is important that you research your chosen salon and make yourself aware of the potential risks involved. Eyes and the surrounding skin are very delicate parts of the body. Visiting an inexperienced esthetician may result in serious lash damage, so choose wisely.
Is it for me?
Perfect if you want to shave time off your beauty routine, or you simply want to build a canvas for a flawless makeup look, eyelash perming can help turn straight lashes into works of art; making them appear thicker and fuller for longer. Psst! Eyelash perming works particularly well alongside eyelash tints to better accentuate that cat-like effect. Meow...