The Basics of Eyelash Tinting

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The world of cosmetology is constantly changing and evolving to include new and exciting procedures and products that are designed to make the lives of every day users far easier. Lash tinting is one such procedure that is gaining in popularity and that has taken the nation by storm. There are a few benefits to lash tinting but before having this done each user should understand some of the basics about the procedure and some of the benefits as well.

What is eyelash Tinting?

Lash tinting is essentially dying eyelashes and even eye brows for a short period of time. The tint is akin to a semi-permanent or demi-permanent hair dye save for the fact that it is safe to use around eyes. This tint is formulated to dye the eyelashes for the duration of their growing cycle and the staying power of this procedure rests entirely on how long lashes continue to grow prior to falling out or being shed. This dye is applied by a professional much as you would apply mascara. It is then allowed to sit or to cure for a certain amount of time so that they dye or tint can be absorbed into the lashes. The residue is then removed with a cleaner that is specially designed for the eye area. The result is lashes that are several shades darker than when the process began.

Does Eyelash Tinting Work?

There is some debate about the validity of this procedure and how well it actually works. Though many swear by it, there are plenty that say it is simply a ploy to get hard earned dollars and that it does not work at all. The simple fact of the matter is that it works better for some people than others. For those with already dark lashes there may be no difference noticeable while those with lighter lashes may see results instantly. Also, the texture of the client’s hair can make a difference, finer hair is likely to take the color better than hair that is coarse or thick.

Not only does the color and texture of hair make a difference, but the professional applying the product makes a difference as well. Those professionals that have been trained in lash tinting are far more likely to produce good results than those that are trying it out for the first time or that may not have much experience. Also, the quality of the products being used can affect the overall outcome. In general there are too many factors to take into consideration to give a blanket judgment of this process and as such it should be tested out by users if they want to know how well it works. If you would like to learn more about eyelash tinting, contact us at Evergreen Beauty College.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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Victoria Addington
Victoria Addington
3 years ago

I appreciate that you provided some helpful information about lash tinting. Since I have short lashes, I want to add volume to it by getting a lash tint. I’m glad to know that it will appear several shades darker than my natural lashes. Hopefully, I can find a salon that offers quality services.

Chris Pederson
Chris Pederson
3 years ago

Thanks for the advice to have a professional help with lash tinting. My daughter wants to get this done but asked me to help her out. There is no way I could do the job as well as a professional.