As well as lash tinting, we all know how longer lashes can enhance the look of your eyes, so it’s no surprise it’s a hot topic in the beauty world. One of the most popular lash treatments of recent times is LVL, which stands for ‘length, volume, lift’, hitting lashes with a triple-threat of benefits for 6 to 8 weeks. But what are LVL lash lift treatments and why do they produce more natural-looking results? Here’s everything you need to know.
How Do LVL Lash Lifts Work?
LVL treatments enhance the eyelash hairs you already have, but how does it work? Well, it’s actually much more straightforward than many would guess. It works by applying a serum to your lash hairs, all the way to the base. Rather than straighten them (or curl them as with lash perms), the effect is a defined curve which looks natural and starts at the root. This is especially helpful for those with shorter lashes, enhancing the hairs as much as possible.
What Happens During LVL Treatments?
If you hate suffering in the name of beauty, there’s great news. It’s actually a really comfortable treatment and shouldn’t hurt, so you can lie back and relax while a salon professional works their magic. You may require a patch test if you’ve not been tested for the chemicals used before, but your salon will advise.
The treatment starts with a gentle clean of your lash area, ensuring any makeup, oil or dirt is removed. Next, the lower lashes are always covered so that they’re protected from the lash lift products used and don’t get in the way of the procedure. A silicone pad is then pressed against the eyelids, and these will be used to ‘lift’ your lashes, providing a surface for the hairs to be curled against with the LVL solution. The size used will depend on the length of your lashes and the look you want to achieve.
Your beauty technician will use an LVL serum, lifting balm and lash tool to apply your upper lashes to the silicone shield, producing the gorgeous long curve you want. You can then relax as the LVL treatment takes effect. Expect the service to take between 45 minutes to an hour.
Most of the aftercare required to maximise the results of your LVL lash lift is common sense, but your salon will provide you with the advice and guidance you need. Some of the main points to remember are that you shouldn’t touch your lashes for the first couple of days after the treatment. Avoid getting eyelashes wet, including contact with steam when you’re cooking or in the shower. You should also be careful about the position you sleep in if possible so that your pillow doesn’t come into contact with your beautiful new lashes.
Get LVL Lashes Now
If you’re looking for a professional hair and beauty salon in Beaconsfield, visit the House of Klamer. We offer a wide range of eyelash treatments, including LVL, tinting and extensions. If you’d like to find out more or book an appointment, get in touch today.