Japanese Beauty & Skincare

Where To Get a Lash Lift in Tokyo

Last Updated on 2024-07-01 by Teni

Ever wondered if there’s a way to wake up with perfect lashes every day? You’re not alone! Today, I’ll be sharing my experience of getting a lash lift at OCULI BROW & LASH in Ginza and diving into the details of this fabulous beauty treatment. Whether you’re a lash lift newbie like I was or a seasoned beauty enthusiast, this post will help you understand everything you need to know about keratin lash lifts and eyelash perms, and why you might want to skip the mascara and extensions for this amazing option.

Where To Get a Lash Lift in Tokyo

Eyelash Extensions vs. Lash Lifts

Let’s start by clearing up the confusion between eyelash extensions and lash lifts. 

Eyelash Extensions: These involve attaching synthetic lashes or natural hairs to your natural lashes using a special adhesive. The result? Instantly longer and fuller lashes. However, they require regular maintenance, can be quite expensive, and if not done properly, can damage your natural lashes. You’ll also need to take special care when removing makeup as oil cleansers can build up on the lashes and loosen the lash adhesive.

Lash Lifts: This treatment, on the other hand, works by curling your natural lashes from the base, giving them a natural lift. The keratin nourishes and strengthens your lashes, making them look fuller and healthier. There’s no need for added extensions, making it a more natural and lower-maintenance option.

Lash Lifts vs. Eyelash Perms

Next up, let’s differentiate between keratin lash lifts and eyelash perms.

Eyelash Perms: This older technique uses perming solutions to curl the lashes, but it can sometimes lead to damage or a less natural look. The process doesn’t include any nourishing treatments, so lashes can end up dry or brittle.

Lash Lifts: Unlike perms, keratin lash lifts use a gentle, conditioning formula that not only curls but also strengthens and hydrates your lashes. The result is a natural-looking curl that enhances your natural lashes without causing harm.

You should know that the Japanese terms matsuge pa-ma (まつ毛パーマ // eyelash perm) and rasshu rifuto (ラッシュリフト) are used interchamabley in Japanese. Therefore, check with you technician ensure that your lash lift uses ketain 

Why Opt for a Lash Lift Over Mascara?

For those of y’all who need a little extra persuasion (AKA me before I tried a keratin lash lift!), here are a few reasons why a lash lift might be the way to go:

    1. Time-Saving: No more fussing with mascara every morning or worrying about smudges throughout the day.
    2. Natural Look: Your lashes will look naturally lifted and beautiful without any makeup.
    3. Low Maintenance: Unlike eyelash extensions, you don’t need frequent touch-ups and you won’t have to make special changes to your current beauty and skincare routine.
    4. Long-Lasting Results: A keratin lash lift can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks, providing long-term satisfaction.

Where To Get a Lash Lift in Tokyo: My Experience at OCULI BROW & LASH in Ginza

Now, let me share my personal journey with the keratin lash lift at OCULI Ginza!

The Salon

Located next to Ginza 4-chome Crossing, the very center of Ginza, OCULI is a chic and modern salon specializing in brow and lash treatments. The moment I stepped in, I was welcomed by a friendly staff and the modern, yet relaxed atmosphere that immediately put me at ease.

The Consultation

Before the treatment began, I had a detailed consultation where the technician assessed my lashes and discussed my preferences. She took into account my facial structure, expressions, and lifestyle to recommend the best lash design for me. This personalized approach made me feel confident that I was in good hands.

The Treatment

I opted for the “quick course” which included:

Keratin Lash Lift: A nourishing lift that gave my lashes a beautiful, natural curl.

High-Concentration Beauty Serum Treatment: Hydrated and strengthened my lashes, ensuring they looked healthy and voluminous.

(The full course includes an extra step which adds a rich, dark tint to enhance the look of lashes.)

During the procedure, the technician explained each step, which made the experience even more relaxing. The whole process was gentle, and I felt completely at ease. The quick course takes about 90 minutes from start to finish which includes consultation, the actual procedure and a chat about how to take care of your freshly-curled lashes. 

Exploring Different Curl Patterns

One of the most exciting aspects of getting a keratin lash lift is choosing the curl pattern that best suits your eyes and desired look. Here are some of the common curl patterns you can opt for:

Natural Curl (J-Curl): This pattern provides a subtle lift, perfect for a natural look that enhances your lashes without looking overly dramatic. Ideal for those who want a slight enhancement.

Doll-Eye Curl (C-Curl): A more pronounced curl that opens up the eyes, giving a doll-like appearance. This is a popular choice for those looking to make their eyes appear larger and more awake.

Glamorous Curl (D-Curl): The most dramatic curl, perfect for those who want a bold and eye-catching look. This curl lifts the lashes significantly, creating a striking effect.

Straight (L-Curl): Provides a lifted look with a sharp angle, ideal for those with hooded or deep-set eyes. This curl pattern helps to make the eyes look more open and lifted.

During my consultation, I discussed my preferences with the technician, and we decided on a D-Curl to give my eyes a naturally lifted and more awake look

The ability to choose from different curl patterns allowed me to customize the treatment to perfectly match my style.

The Results


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The results were stunning! My lashes looked naturally curled and beautifully enhanced without any need for mascara or extensions. The lift was subtle yet effective, giving me a fresh and awake look.


If you’re in Tokyo and looking for a way to enhance your natural lashes, I highly recommend trying a keratin lash lift at OCULI BROW & LASH Ginza. It’s a fantastic alternative to eyelash extensions and mascara, offering a natural, low-maintenance solution for gorgeous lashes. Plus, the personalized care and expertise at OCULI BROW & LASH Ginza make the experience truly exceptional.

Know Before You Go

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3F 4-3-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Prefecture 

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