Lift Off: We Tried A Lash Lift, Here’s What To Expect

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Whether or not you’ve learned to smize through your mask or not, it’s time to highlight the feature that is most exposed when you’re covered up, your eyes. There are a multitude of ways to keep your lashes looking long and healthy such as mascara, false lashes, lash extensions, or a treatment known as a Lash Lift. The only service we’ve yet to explore is a Lash Lift so we sought out Miami’s premier lash experts, Lash Society Miami to help us give our lashes some love.

Nestled in The Roads (1110 SW 18th Ave), Lash Society Miami was founded by spa industry veteran, Melina Cespedes, who while living in Los Angeles went to a lashing seminar as a way to step outside the traditional spa industry services at the time. It was love at first lash and lashing became her therapy.

Cespedes moved to Miami five years ago to open Lash Society Miami, which offers the best “lash care” to those in-the-know including many of Miami’s TV news personalities, celebrities, and now you, our Stay Fit 305 readers.

Since we’ve already had our run with lash extensions, and while love them, can’t handle the maintenance, a Keratin Lash Lift and Tint, which in essence is a perm for your lashes, seemed to be the best fit. Cespedes explained the step-by-step process which includes cleaning your lashes and them gently tapping your bottom lashes down. Next, she gently adheres your top lashes to what is called a rod. Don’t be fooled, it’s a small silicone-like piece, not some kind of metal. Your lashes curl around it and then she applies a “perm” solution, followed by a keratin setting solution, which gives you the curl and the lift.

Next, she finishes with a tint in order to give you the darkest lashes. It's quick (we chatted the entire time so it really flew by) and a totally painless process with totally eye-opening, literally and figuratively, results. We were shocked to see the dramatic curl and lift.

The results last 8-12 weeks, which is the natural life cycle of the eyelash. You need to keep your lashes dry for 12-24 hours and the only other post-care is keeping lashes hydrated, with an eye area friendly oil like Castor or Coconut Oil. The treatment costs $120.

In addition to the Keratin Lash Lift and Tint, Lash Society Miami offers Lash Extensions and Eyebrow design. For more information on Lash Society Miami, visit http://www.lashsocietymiami.com and follow @lashsocietymiami on Instagram.

Robin Diamond is a beauty, wellness and fitness fan always willing to try the newest treatment, trend or workout. When she’s not putting pen to paper, she’s busy running her public relations business, helping brands and personalities shine through impactful media placements. Born and raised in Miami, Robin first established herself working for some of the most well-respected New York lifestyle and beauty agencies before bringing her talents to Miami. A self-confessed beauty and fitness junkie, Robin gets her best ideas while running along Miami Beach’s boardwalk or sweating it out during a hot yoga class, after which a green juice and face mask just the ticket.

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