Freaked out by falsies? Confused about clusters? Our guide to salon eyelash treatments will help you understand the difference between your nearest salon’s lash enhancement services!

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Perm
Similar to perming the hair on your head, a mild perming solution and roller are used on your lashes to add curl and lift, giving a more wide awake look. It takes about 30 minutes and is usually around £10.
Lash tint
Dye is used to darken lashes to give a thicker, glossy look – you can choose the depth of your colour (blue-black looks the darkest) depending on the look you want. This takes about 30 minutes and you’ll need a test patch done beforehand. The treatment can be done in conjunction with a lash perm for maximum impact. It’s also usually around £10.
LVL lashes
Short for Length-Volume-Lift, LVL lashes is a perm and tint of your natural lashes where the roots are also straightened with serum to make them curl – no extensions, glue or mascara in this one. It takes about 45 minutes, lasts 6-8 weeks and costing between £25-50.
Strip Lashes
The same as the strip lashes you buy in the shops (or pretty similar at least) but applied by a professional in salon. These can be the perfect addition to a full make up look and are ideal for a night out or special event – they’re usually pretty budget friendly too, at around £5-10 a set and take 10 minutes or less to apply.
Cluster/Weekend Lashes
As the name suggests, these are clusters of 4-5 lashes applied at the lash line in salon to enhance your eyes. They add volume and/or length for a look that’s full of impact. They should really only be worn for a night/weekend to avoid damage to your eyes and are a little more expensive than strip lashes to take into account the extra work in application. They take about 30 minutes to apply.
Semi-Permanent Lash Extensions
With this treatment, individual lashes are attached to your own one at a time. It can take around 90 minutes or more for a full set with maintenance required every 2-3 weeks to fill in any gaps. With regular maintenance these lashes can last months. They do need careful aftercare which your therapist will discuss in detail. The cost can vary depending on the type of lash you go for.
For more information about lash treatments, contact your nearest salon.

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