Hey there, lash enthusiasts!
We all know the struggle of wanting to have those perfect, fluttery lashes without causing damage to our natural ones. That's why we're here to help you out! In this post, we'll dive into the dos and don'ts of applying eyelash extensions to ensure you don't end up your clients with lash fallout or breakage. So sit back, grab your favorite lash serum, and let's get started!
1. Things to Avoid When Applying Eyelash Extensions
- Using Too Much Adhesive: One of the biggest mistakes lash artists make is using too much adhesive. This can cause the extensions to stick to the natural lashes, leading to clumps, discomfort, and even loss of natural lashes.
If the eyelash extension artist is making fan lashes themselves, they will need to be proficient in the technique of hand-making fans. This involves using tweezers to create a fan out of several individual lashes and then carefully securing the base of the fan with adhesive. The artist will also need to be skilled in controlling the amount of adhesive used and ensuring that the fan is symmetrical and properly spaced.
A good rule of thumb is to use a tiny drop of adhesive, about the size of a pinhead, for each extension. It's important to note that the exact amount of adhesive needed may vary depending on the type and size of the extensions being used, as well as the artist's personal technique and experience.
One easy way to solve this is by using pre-made fans which help control the amount of adhesive used. With pre-made fans, you can be sure that each extension is coated with just the right amount of glue, ensuring a secure attachment without the risk of using too much adhesive. This not only avoids damage to natural lashes but also saves time and effort during the application process.
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- Improper Placement of Extensions: Another common mistake is placing the extensions too close to the lash line or at an angle that pulls on the natural lashes. This can cause the natural lashes to break or become weak. Make sure to place the extensions carefully and at the right distance from the lash line.
- Failure to Isolate Natural Lashes: Isolating natural lashes is a crucial step in eyelash extension application. Failure to isolate natural lashes can lead to the extensions sticking together, causing discomfort, and even breakage of natural lashes.
- Rushing Through the Process: Are you in a hurry to finish your eyelash extension appointments? Slow down! Rushing through the process can cause a lot of damage to your customer's natural lashes. Improper placement, using too much adhesive, and failure to isolate lashes can lead to unhappy clients and bad reviews. Take a deep breath, relax, and give each lash the attention it deserves. And if you're worried about taking too long, using pre-made fans can actually save you time and ensure consistent, high-quality results.
2. How to Avoid Damaging Natural Lashes
Let's talk about using high-quality products for eyelash extensions. It's important to invest in high-quality products to ensure the health and safety of your customers natural lashes. At Eyesy Lash, we have a range of high-quality products that are specially formulated to be gentle on natural lashes, while still keeping your extensions in place. Plus, if you're in a rush, using our pre-made fans can save you time without compromising on quality.
Take Time to Isolate Natural Lashes: Proper isolation of natural lashes is critical to avoid damage. Take your time during the application process to ensure each lash is isolated before applying the extensions.
Educate Customers on Aftercare: Educating your clients on aftercare is crucial to maintaining the health of their natural lashes. Provide them with instructions on how to care for their lashes after the application process, including avoiding oil-based products, using a lash brush, and avoiding rubbing or pulling on their lashes.