How to Practice Eyelash Extensions By Yourself

It's never a bad idea to get some lash practice under your belt, whether you're a brand new lash artist or a seasoned lash pro. After all, it is said that practice makes perfect (lashes). Here's how to do eyelash extensions in the privacy of your own home.

Practicing eyelash extensions opens doors for lash artists

Ask any girl boss how she rose to the top, and she'll tell you that it took a lot of hard work at every level. Our courageous creator Vanessa developed The Lash Professional, a group of women that have a passion for lashes, through hard effort. You'll improve your lash extension application technique and set yourself apart from other lash artists by putting in the effort.

Practicing eyelash extensions is like making a long-term investment in your lash artist career. You'll gain confidence in your abilities as you practice and improve your technique. It's critical to establish yourself as a proficient lash technician in a competitive industry. A self-assured lash artist isn't hesitant to put herself out there, hand out business cards, rent a studio, or even boost rates. You're setting yourself up for future success by honing your lash talents.

Another benefit of practicing eyelash extensions is that your talents improve over time, which may be used as a marketing tool for your company. Consider that for a moment. Clients are more likely to suggest you to their friends, coworkers, and other lash enthusiasts if you provide excellent eyelash extension services.

A poor installation of eyelash extensions won't make anyone want to rave about your services. Your extension game will be worthy of Instagram photos and brunch chats with a lot of work. To summarize, it's easier to get new lash clients when your work speaks for itself.

How can I practice eyelash extensions at home?

So, how can we, as lash babes, improve our abilities? By figuring out how to do eyelash extensions at home! After you've learned the essentials in a lash extension class, you can put your newfound knowledge to the test with some at-home practice. Here's how it works:

1. Get a practice eyelash extension kit

With an eyelash extension kit, you'll have all the equipment you need in one spot. A starting lash extension kit is included in many eyelash training courses. This will cover necessary necessities such as:

  • Lash extensions
  • Tweezers
  • Lash tape
  • Primer
  • Remover

You'll be ready to take on the world of lashes after receiving training from a professional lash artist and practicing with a fully filled practice eyelash extension kit. You'll become more comfortable with your tools the more you practice applying lash extensions.


2. Set up a lash extension practice area

Setting up a small space is a wonderful place to start if you're asking "how can I practice lash extensions at home." Place an eyelash extension mannequin training head, as well as your lash application tools, in this designated lash area. With an acrylic storage container, you can keep this space looking neat and stylish.

If you have a lash bed or chair that reclines, use this as a base for practicing.

3. Use the sponge method

It's now time to apply the lashes. Practice putting lashes on a sponge is a good idea for new lash artists. You might think we're insane, but stick with us!

As you lay each lash inside, a sponge allows you to see the attachments and bases clearly. On a regular makeup sponge, you can practice angle positioning and become more exact in your application.

Of course, a sponge can't capture a client's several layers of lashes or the shape of their eyelids. However, practicing on one can help you improve your placement consistency.

4. Practice applying lashes on a mannequin

The closest thing to a genuine human is an eyelash extension mannequin training head. As a result, this is an excellent tool for practicing.

Examine your posture after placing the mannequin head on the lash bed or chair. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when applying lash extensions to minimize hurting your head, neck, or back.

  • Avoid leaning over the mannequin head (aka the client) and injuring your back by placing it as near to you as feasible.
  • Place your lashing bed (or chair) and adjustable stool at a height that allows you to sit straight up.
  • Straddle the bed with both feet on the floor.

Buy our mannequin for your practice!

Rock the lash world, one set at a time

We're not going to sugarcoat it. It will take time for you to develop the skills necessary to become a skilled and confident lasher. There is no such thing as an overnight change from novice to lash pro. However, constant practice will help you improve your talents and expand your client base!

The Lash Professional is here to give you the knowledge and resources you'll need to succeed as a lash artist. We're your lash bestie through thick and thin, from tips on how to build a profitable lash business to guides on how to create the lash style your clients want.