Lash Lift Versus Lash Extensions: Which one is better?

When it comes to enhancing your natural eyelashes, you've got a few options! Our most popular lash-enhancing services in the Avari Beauty salon are lash lifts and extensions. Both can make your lashes look longer, fuller, and more dramatic, but they've got their own unique set of pros and cons. In this blog post, we're breaking down the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you determine which is the best fit for you!


What Is A Lash Lift?

A lash lift is a procedure that uses a perming solution to lift and curl your natural lashes, giving them a fuller, more lifted look. The perming solution is applied to your lashes using a special tool, and then your lashes are curled around a rod or a silicone pad. The perming solution is left on for about 10-15 minutes, depending on your natural lash curl and the type of solution used. Once the solution has set, your lashes are tinted, giving them a darker, more dramatic look.

Pros of Lash Lifts:

  1. Lash lifts are a quick fix to longer-looking, fuller lashes. If you don't want to commit to extensions, a lash lift is a perfect alternative.
  2. Lash lifts are low maintenance. Unlike lash extensions, you don't need to cleanse twice daily or return for touch-ups every 2-3 weeks. Lash lifts can last up to 6-8 weeks, so you can enjoy your lifted lashes without worrying about maintaining them.
  3. Lash lifts are affordable. Lash lifts are typically less expensive than lash extensions, making them a more budget-friendly option.

Cons of Lash Lifts:

  1. Lash lifts may not work as well on shorter lashes. If you have very short lashes, a lash lift may not be as effective in giving you a more lifted look.
  2. Lash lifts may not be as dramatic as lash extensions. If you are looking for a very dramatic, full look, a lash lift may not be the best option for you.
  3. Lash lifts may not last as long as lash extensions. While lash lifts can last up to 6-8 weeks, they may not last as long as lash extensions, which can last several weeks with proper maintenance.


What Are Lash Extensions?

Lash extensions are a popular beauty treatment that involves attaching individual lash extensions to your natural lashes. Avari Beauty lash extensions are made from sustainable, eco-friendly fibers and are attached using a special adhesive. Lash extensions can give you a more dramatic, full look than lash lifts, and they come in a variety of lengths and styles, so your lash artists can completely customize them to your individual needs. 

Pros of Lash Extensions:

  1. Lash extensions can provide natural, subtle fullness and gorgeously fluffy lashes or give you a more dramatic, full, glamorous look — whatever your lash goals are; you can achieve with lash extensions. 
  2. Lash extensions are customizable. With lash extensions, you can choose the length, thickness, and style of your lashes, so you can achieve the exact look you want.
  3. Lash extensions can last up to 6-8 weeks. With proper maintenance, lash extensions can last several weeks, so you can wake up every day and go — no mascara needed!

Cons of Lash Extensions:

  1. Lash extensions are an investment. Lash extensions are typically more expensive than lash lifts, potentially making them a less budget-friendly option.
  2. Lash extensions require maintenance. Lash extensions require cleansing daily and infilling every 2-3 weeks to maintain their fullness and length, so you must be prepared to commit to regular maintenance appointments.
  3. Improper maintenance or application can be damaging to your natural lashes. Since lash extensions are attached to your natural lashes, there is a higher risk of damage to your lashes if an inexperienced lash tech applies for the extensions or if they are not taken care of correctly.


When it comes to making the right choice between lash extensions and a lash lift, it's crucial to consider your specific lash goals and lifestyle habits. Whether you're craving extensions or a lift, it's essential to consult with a pro lash artist to score the perfect look. Don't leave your flutter game to chance, click here to schedule your lash service with one of our lash professionals today. 

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