Every week, more and more therapists head to our Facebook community looking to add lash lifting to their menu. This popular treatment has been taken from strength to strength after its evolution from round rod lash perming, to now creating that perfect C curl for our clients using innovative solutions that contain lash-loving ingredients.
So which is the best lash lifting solution? We decided to go straight to the source and hear it from those who know it best!
Today we break down the top 3 lash lifting products as voted by your industry peers.
1. Nouveau LVL
Nouveau LVL came in at number 1, with one of our community members saying she loved her Nouveau treatment more than she loved cake! (now that’s a big statement!)
Nouveau is a 3 step system that works to lift, volumise and lengthen lashes.
Nouveau’s solution uses hydrogen to create a chemical process that breaks down the disulphate bonds in the lashes, allowing them to be molded into a new shape, before the next steps reforms them into their new lifted shape – and boom! Beautiful, lifted lashes.
However, I must point out that with all lash lifting solutions, the hair’s disulphate bonds take 24 to 48 hours to lock into place and cure, meaning if the client gets their lashes hot, or wet within that time, they will fall back into their alpha-keratin (natural) state and the lift will drop. Meaning your client’s following strict aftercare instructions is a must with this treatment!
Nouveau pride themselves on not only providing a phenomenal lift but also aim to nourish, nurture and strengthen your client’s lashes at the same time. Their formulation contains hydrolysed collagen which protects the lashes and keeps them healthy, along with oats to help with sensitivity and minimises irritation.Time:
While this treatment process does take longer than other brands at around 45 minutes including tinting, those in our community currently using Nouveau say it’s worth the extra time. One member commenting that “while it’s a longer process than some systems, it gives the best results, and beautiful, healthy-looking lashes”. Another of our Facebook members saying she’s “been using Nouveau and am finding it fantastic; Awesome results every time.”
Nouveau results are said to last up to 6-8 weeks, provided your client follows all of their aftercare instructions. Better still, Noveau also claim to be the authority in lash care, spruiking no damage or overprocessing, making it a wonderful lifting solution for beginners.
Nouveau host both online and in-class training at $299. This 1-day master class includes a full kit and you are fully assessed through the completion of a case study assessment. Find out more about Nouveau at https://www.nouveaulashes.com.au/
2. Elleeplex Pro
Next, we have the new and improved solution from Elleebana; Elleeplex Profusion.
Elleeplex Profusion aims to maintain the original integrity of the lashes and give a longer, fuller and more defined result.Elleebana created this solution with budding lash techs in mind, as this formulation is much more forgiving than the original Elleebana lash lift lotions and is less likely to over-process. It is also thioglycolic acid free (including its derivatives), making it extra gentle on lashes.
A more mild solution, along with their amino acid technology, make this system a full 360 treatment for your lash lift clientele.
This solution has the added benefit of being suitable for use on both lashes and brows, so this is a great investment for those looking to perform both lash lifting and brow lamination services. One of our community members who is loving the new formulation said “The new Elleeplex profusion is really good! The results are just as great as others with a little less processing time”
Another bonus to the Elleeplex Profusion treatment is that it can be upgraded to include the new Elleeplex ReGEN treatment, an innovative keratin treatment that revitalizes, strengthens and replenishes the lashes during the lash lifting process, taking up only another few minutes of treatment time.
But wait, there’s more!
Along with an upgrade option, Elleebana bring out the big guns and also offer a retail option in the form of the Elleeplex aftercare solution. One of our community’s Elleeplex Pro users said “We retail Elleplex to every client.” Um, so much yes! This solution can be applied prior to mascara and is a specially formulated aftercare product that helps to restore lash proteins, increase potassium channels in the cells and increase hair moisture levels.
While this system is not as fast as the OG Elleebana Lash Lift system, this treatment still remains a speedy process for salons. Elleebana believes that one size does not in fact fit all, and processing time should be adjusted for hair structure, density and it’s resistance. For example, someone with thicker or naturally coarse hair may require more time than someone who has thinner or more downy type hair. Because the client’s hair type is the variable, the system needs to be processed accordingly, making consultation, assessment, along with knowledge of different hair types, an absolute must. Results last 6 – 8 weeks, and claim a reduced chance of irregular grow out in the lash growth cycle. Plus add in the benefits of the Elleplex ReGEN treatment and aftercare upsells!
Elleebana offer both in-person and online education for the Elleeplex Profusion at $450 including full kit. However, this price can come down to $320 if booked at a wholesaler location for group training (in-person). Find out more at https://www.elleebana.com/elleeplex-profusion/
3. YUMI™ Lashes
Last but absolutely not least is YUMI™ Lashes. YUMI™ Lashes is an advanced keratin lash lift made in France. Their formula is a very gentle keratin protein treatment that adds nutrients and vitamins into the eyelashes. It’s hypo-allergenic, cruelty-free, and extremely nourishing.YUMI™ Lashes uses an advanced 5-step system that lifts and darkens your natural lashes.
Only certified YUMI™ Lash technicians are able to acquire, use, and offer YUMI™ Lashes/Brows services, making it a more exclusive, safer and more effective treatment for your clients. YUMI™ is a keratin-based solution with natural strengthening properties that can help enhance the health of your client’s lashes as they lift. Because of this, lash lifting is longer lasting, with results said to last 8-12 weeks! Wowser!
So where is the downside? Being a 5 step Keratin-based solution, the processing time is slower, with the YUMI Lash Lift treatment taking around an hour and 15 minutes to perform. That being said, good things come to those who wait, and a YUMI™ lash lift is no exception. One of our community’s YUMI users stating that it is “well worth it when the results are good!”
YUMI™ Lash lift training takes a completely hands-on approach to education. While their 4-hour masterclass training is both online and in-person, YUMI™ pride themselves on being personable, stating that their training cannot be done simply by watching a video. Training prices vary from state to state.
Find out more at https://www.yumilashes.com.au
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