LVL lash lift vs lash extensions – The difference explained

In the quest for longer, darker and thicker eyelashes, people have come up with a range of solutions. Mascara and fake eyelashes are still incredibly popular and used by many women on a daily basis. However, if you’ve been looking for something more permanent, you may have already wondered: what is the difference between LVL lash lift and lash extensions?

LVL lash lift vs lash extensions – Process difference:

lash lift

An LVL lash lift simply enhances your existing eyelashes rather than adding anything synthetic to them. Your natural lashes are combed and fixed into place, and a perming solution is applied. This is left on for 6 to 12 minutes, then followed by lotions to set the lashes in place and condition them to keep them soft and healthy. The entire process only takes around an hour from start to finish.

In contrast, lash extensions work by adding artificial lashes on top of yours. This is a more delicate process than using a strip of fake eyelashes, as instead, the beautician will attach individual fake lashes to your own. This can take up to two hours to complete as each lash is attached one by one.

LVL lash lift vs lash extensions – Price difference:

Prices will always depend on the salon, but generally an LVL lash lift costs around £63 and lasts 6 to 8 weeks. Lash extensions can be more expensive due to the time required to carry out the process – the first session would be over £119, with infills costing £69. They also require more maintenance, and it’s recommended you go for infills every 3 to 5 weeks.’

LVL lash lift vs lash extensions – the Look:

Another difference to consider in the debate of LVL lash lift vs lash extensions is the look that each procedure will leave you with. An LVL lash lift is perfect for people who already have fairly dark or long lashes, and who are looking for a natural and subtle look.

If your eyelashes are very short and fair, you may not get the desired results from a lash lift and may want to consider extensions instead. Likewise, if you are after a dramatic look with big, bold lashes, extensions would be more appropriate as you may not achieve this with a lash lift.

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Ever come across those unicorns that are just perfectly groomed all year round? Kudos to them eh?! Or…maybe even congrats to that Lo-Fi Instagram filter. Now, if it’s a state you’ve always dreamt of then dream no further…USPAAH is here to make this your reality in just the tap of a button! No more flicking through 20 photos to find that one ready for a perfect post. USPAAH is here to make you glam 24/7!

It’s all very fairy godmother like…our professional therapists and beauticians, aka Sparistas will come to you. Why not get yourself prepped for the summer by starting with your Easter getaway?

Getting your nails photo ready

Enjoy having beautifully prepped holiday nails without the fear of chipping, cracking and peeling. Gel manicures and pedicures are clearly a holiday game changer for those on-the-go during a city break, not wanting to waste even a minute, as well as for those beach babes just wanting to sit and relax in the sun. The glossy finish will stay on for weeks without dulling, so your nails will be picture perfect (ready for a good old ‘#smoasting’ post!) the entire time.

Spa Mani & Pedi starting from £68

Who’s got time to waste on applying and taking off eye makeup?! Every minute counts when you’re on that much-needed break. Enjoy a low-maintenance beauty routine by getting a set of waterproof eyelash extensions. Isn’t effortlessly glam and wide awake after a fab (late) night out the look we’re all going for? And there’s no need to worry about smeared mascara after a good swim ever again. After all, we all want to emerge from the water Ursula Andress style! 😉

Eyelash Extensions starting from £99

Tanned like you’ve already been there a week


Another way to step up your pre-holiday beauty game is by getting a Spray Tan. Arrive at your destination with flawlessly bronzed skin and you’ll feel extra confident in your bikini. Remember that Spray Tan won’t protect you from the sun though, so don’t forget to keep your skin safe with a high SPF.

Spray Tan for £45.

Hitting the slopes

A pre-trip massage will help get you in prime condition, allowing you to take your skiing or snowboarding to the next level. And once you’re back from all the strenuous activity, you’re probably going to experience sore muscles.

A post-trip sports massage is recommended because not only will it help you to relax and improve blood circulation, it will help your body heal more quickly and problem areas can be identified before they develop into injuries.

Massages starting from £69, choose from 60 mins, 90 mins or 2 hours.

Want to make a group booking for you and a friend? Simply contact or call 020 7101 3534