Lash Lift for Men – Cost, Aftercare, Risks & FAQs

By Emily M.| Last updated on August 7, 2023

Let’s talk about lash lift for men! Here’s all about the treatment, plus before and after examples of guys rocking a lash perm.

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Lash lifts are a great way to enhance your face by pulling in extra focus to your eyes. You can use it as a very natural-looking way to balance out your whole appearance, add depth to the eyes, and achieve a more put-together look – none of which is gendered.

So, why is this treatment only reserved for women? Let us spoil it for you – it absolutely isn’t!

When it comes to getting a lash lift men are more than welcome to join the trend and visit a salon to get it done! But before you do so, there are probably lots of questions on your mind. We’re here to answer them all!

We’re going to cover a lash lift for men works, what you can expect from it, and answer FAQs right in this article.

So, keep on reading and get prepared for your first lash lift!

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What Is a Lash Lift for Men?

A lash lift is, in essence, a perm for your lashes. The technician at a salon uses chemicals (don’t worry, they’re all perfectly safe) to curl your natural lashes upwards and make them look longer and fuller.

What this means is that there’s no makeup (permanent or otherwise) involved at all and that you won’t look like you’re wearing mascara. It’s still your lashes, they’ve just been enhanced and livened up with professional methods.

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What to Expect at a Male Lash Lift Appointment

Different salons don’t differ much in terms of this process, but you should always feel free to ask your lash tech about anything you’re uncertain of. Here’s a rundown on what you can expect from your appointment in general:

  • The tech will curl your lashes over a silicone pad. This pad is called a rod and is shaped like a half-moon and smaller than your eyelid.
  • Then, a solution is applied to your lashes that will soften them up.
  • You’ll wait 5-10 minutes.
  • After that, a second solution will be applied. The point of this is to set them into their new shape.
  • You’ll wait 10-15 minutes.
  • Finally, a third solution is applied if you want to tint your lashes too. This tint is there to make them look darker and fuller, but this step is optional and somewhat less popular among men.

The total duration of an appointment is about 45 minutes to an hour. So, super fast, non-invasive, painless and perfectly safe.

Click here to learn about the lash lift process in more detail!

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Average Price for a Men’s Eyelash Lift

Overall, the average price for a lash lift is about $100, but it can vary from 50$ to $250.

The price of any salon treatment depends on your location and how fancy the salon you chose is.

Usually, bigger cities and more exclusive salons have higher prices. Still, don’t choose the cheapest salon near you, the risk of infection is very real. Opt for one that looks nice and clean but won’t overcharge you, either.

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Aftercare for a Lash Lift on Men

When it comes to men lash lift aftercare looks exactly the same as it does for women. Thankfully, it doesn’t require too much time or effort.

During the first 24h after your treatment, you’ll want to avoid:

  • Water,
  • Contact lenses,
  • Mascara and eye makeup,
  • Any lash products,
  • Rubbing your eyes,
  • Swimming,
  • Exercising and excessive sweating,
  • Saunas,
  • Long showers,
  • Sleeping on your face,
  • Oil-based products.

The rules get less strict as time goes on. For the day, you definitely want to keep avoiding water and rubbing your eyes, as they can disrupt the chemical bonds created at the salon.

After about 24-48 hours, you can return to normal, but keep avoiding oil-based products as long as you’ve got your lash lift – they’re the most offensive to the chemical bonds.

Click here for a day-by-day guide through lash lift aftercare!

FAQ Section

As we wrap up this article, we want to save you a few Google searches and address the most popular questions regarding an eyelash lift men usually have.

Are There Any Risks with a Lash Lift on Men?

Nothing that can’t be prevented.

The worst-case scenario is that there is damage done to your cornea, but that can be avoided by going to a trusted salon with an experienced lash tech. The same is true for infections.

Other than that, there is a possibility of an allergic reaction to any of the chemicals. If that’s what you’re worried about, ask your tech to do a patch test first.

Some irritation to the eyelid skin may occur because that area is so sensitive, but no chemicals should come into contact with your skin in the first place. Still, accidents can happen, but irritation shouldn’t be too serious, but have your lash tech assess it.

Finally, your natural lashes can get damaged and become brittle if the chemicals are left on too long, but again, a good technician won’t let that happen – so choose wisely.

Or, you might just not like the results and feel like your lashes are over-curled.

If some damage or overcurling does occur, you can help your lashes recover by nourishing them with a natural oil.

Can I Give Myself a Lash Lift at Home?

Yes, of course!

However, note that if you’re new to this, it might not go too smoothly. We suggest going to a salon at least once to see and feel how a pro does it, and then you can move on to the DIY version.

Then, when you feel confident enough, you can get an at-home lash lift kit and DIY it.

Click here for a guide on at-home lash lifts!

And here’s a full list of best kits!

Is an Eyelash Lift for Men Different than a Lash Lift for Women?

No, the processes are identical. The only difference is that women tend to pair lash lifts with lash tints more often, but that’s all up to personal preference.

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Can I Wash My Face After a Lash Lift?

We’d advise against it at least for the first 24h. After that, proceed with reasonable caution – don’t use aggressive cleansers, and don’t rub too hard around the eye area.

How Long Does a Lash Lift Last?

On average, the lash lift lasts around 4-6 weeks. For some, this time frame might be a lot longer and a lot shorter for others – it all depends on your natural growth cycle and your aftercare routine.

There are no touch-ups halfway through, unfortunately, so after the chemicals wear off and your lashes return to normal you can just book another appointment.

Lash Lift for Men – Main Takeaways

There’s no real difference between a women’s lash lift and a lash lift for men. The process implies using chemical solutions to lift up and curl your natural lashes upwards, giving the eyes a fresher, more open look.

It’s a subtle quick, safe and painless enhancement that will draw attention to your eyes. The results last about 4-6 weeks, with your lashes gradually losing their curl.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a guy’s lash lift but feel a bit iffy about it, this is your sign to go ahead!

Or, if you were expecting a lash lift would give you a more dramatic enhancement, you might want to look into lash extensions for men! Here’s our guide.



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