When it comes to tweezers, positioning is completely a matter of personal preference; nevertheless, when you have back-to-back clients all day, poor tweezer posture can cause terrible pain and discomfort. Most lash artists hold the tweezer incorrectly the majority of the time.
These mistakes will cause great pain and joint ache to a lash artist who only works with basic sets.
If the lash artist works with volume and mega volume sets, however, poor finger positioning on the lash tweezer will have a direct impact on the lash artist's ability to generate lashes.
Read more: Different types of Eyelash Tweezers.
Always use three fingers to grasp your lash tweezer, with the index and middle fingers on one side as shown in the image. The thumb should be on the tweezer's opposite side.
You can also use your fourth finger, which is closer to the tweezer's tip, for more support.
When making a fan, relax your hand, thumb, and index finger. The middle finger is the only one that works.
The rest of the hand's fingers are only there to provide support. The middle finger will be the one manipulating and delivering pressure to the tweezer.
SOME COMMON MISTAKES
- If you hold your tweezer high, for example, you'll end up with a very loose grasp and your lash fans will come apart. This is a crucial point to keep in mind. When working with those lash tweezers, you'll need a strong grip.
- If you hold your tweezer very low, as if it were a pen, you will have to press down very hard on your tweezer, putting a lot of strain on your hand. It can then result in long-term pain and early muscular fatigue. The process of gripping your tweezer should not tire out our entire hand. The second issue with holding the lash extension very low is that it will be considerably more difficult to apply it to the client's natural lash. Because your fingers will be in the way, getting to the client's lashes will be tough.
- Furthermore, when using tweezers to grasp your lash extensions, you are only using two fingers. This will make your job much more difficult because you won't be able to support your middle finger with your index finger while applying pressure to the tweezer.
SOME TIPS AND TRICKS FOR YOU
To hold isolation tweezers, I place my index and middle fingers on the tips of my fingertips, with my thumb resting on the knuckle of my ring finger in the middle.
Similarly, three fingers will go down towards the forehead, elbow out and resting on the brow, allowing me to easily work on the forehead and access both eyes.
You can rest my wrist on the side of the forehead, elbow down, angle down, towards the eye pad rather than the eyeball, elbow comes up and rests on the corner of the forehead, allowing me to easily access the entire eye without squishing the eyelashes or touching the adhesive.
Photos credit: The Beauty Co., Groupon.