When you’re lashing for ages, there are many things that you automatically understand with experience, time, and most importantly mistakes. So if you’re thinking about becoming a lash artist, the first thing to do is sign up for a good lash course, of course.
While most teachers or trainers will tell you all you need to get started with eyelash extensions, most won’t get time to teach you how to maintain it, avoid all the possible errors, and so on. That’s why it’s important to research and dig up as much as you can about the profession you’re choosing so that you don’t make irreparable errors.
Unlike a painter, this isn’t a profession you can clean up with denatured alcohol. You need to be extra careful because you’re working with the eyes of customers.
The following article will teach you all about the top 20 tips to keep in mind when applying lash extensions based on my own experience and suggestions from my circle of top lash technicians below.
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If you add mascara to dramatize the eyes, it might make the face look clown-like or too artificial. Another problem is that most mascara contains oils that often dissolve the adhesive used for falsies. If it doesn’t you can apply it without touching the roots of the lashes of the client.
2. What Type Of Makeup Remover?
Oil-free at all costs because those that contain oil also lead to the dissolution of lash adhesives. Always check the ingredients of the things you use on a client with falsies and advice them to do the same.
3. Lash Serums Or Not
While most of us might promote lash serums for the additional commission, it’s VERY important to test it first to know if it works. Commissions might come and go, but once a client is enraged, others would be too. Keep that in mind before you recommend anything, this even includes the mascara wand.
4. Should I Offer Removal Services?
While that’s for you to decide, come clients may already know how to remove falsies on their own. As for me, 90% of my clients come back to me when they know it’s time for a refill because their falsies fall out automatically without having to pull or tug.
5. Problem With Curlers
It’s better not to treat the falsies because that affects the longevity of the lashes as well as that of the glue. But if you want to crimp or primp false lashes, get specific curlers like that of Ardell, made for it.
6. Cut Falsies To Make Custom Extensions?
Yaasss! This is something I used to do in my early times and you should too, unless you’re done with your training. I stopped doing this altogether because it’s not that professional. Now, I get customized lashes directly from China lash manufacturers (my go-to brand is Dolvlashes of course!).
7. Method Of Fixation
The rule of thumb is to start from the outside corner of the eyes and move towards the inner corner. And, when you’re doing this, the best way is to start with two to three lashes at a time.
8. Are Custom Lashes Better?
No doubt. It’s professional, lasts great because it’s made based on custom dimensions, and retains the shape exactly as you want to. That’s because you’re getting it tailormade, so what can go wrong, right?
9. Use Of Straight and Curved Tweezers
The straight tweezer is used to grab the falsies and grab alone. When you need to separate the lashes, go for the curved option.
10. Why Not To Glue Together?
Lashes don’t grow together and may even look botched if you glue it all together. Sooner than later, the client will find this out and either rate you bad or ask for refunds before moving onto a better artist and negatively reviewing you to everyone they know.
11. Synthetic Lash Gluing Technique
NEVER attach synthetic lashes to the complete length of the natural lash. Always ensure that the glue is applied to the lash at half-length, especially towards the middle of the lash from the roots.
12. How Much Adhesive Is Too Much?
This is when you end up accidentally (and this happens so often, gals!) add too much of glue that ends up on the eyelid eventually. Basically, you should keep an interval of 0.5 to 1mm otherwise it will end up gluing the natural lashes together too.
13. Hurry Makes Worry And Allergies
This isn’t hair styling or contouring guys. Eyelash extension technicians need surgical precision to do a good job of managing about a HUNDRED eyelashes per eye of the client. And when you hurry, you end up gluing on the skin and seeing extreme allergies or bacterial infections. Take your time, there isn’t any competition around!
14. Heavy or Light?
Light all the way. But what if the client wants Volume lashes? Unless it matches the weight that can be borne by the client’s natural lashes, the falsies you apply will fall out eventually. So, explain it in detail until the client understands. The best solution: don’t surpass 4D or go ahead and decrease the lash dimension to 0.05 diameter.
15. Placing The Lashes Correctly
The devil is in the details when it comes to fake eyelashes. Hence, make sure you attach falsies below the natural lashes or to the side of it. Never on top of the roots. When you follow this rule of thumb, the fake lashes will automatically attain the curved angle of the natural lashes to appear more natural.
16. Why Use A Nano Mister?
Do you want the eyelash extensions you apply to last long? Then, nano mister is a definite must. This is because a nano mister right after the application of falsies will help to cure the lash adhesive you use so that it doesn’t fall out too quickly.
17. Comb, Comb, Comb
I don’t mean curl, I mean COMB. So in case, you’re curling to get the shape, stop it right away and comb away. Whenever you’re feeling confused, comb. Also, tell your client to do the same whenever they wake up in the morning for a fabulous month or two with falsies.
18. A/C or Humidifier?
Both; this is because A/C is a dehumidifier, but it helps to maintain the temperature of the adhesive to set. While this can create problems with humidity, which can further create problems with the absorption of the glue, the best thing is to get a dehumidifier.
When you’re at it, get a sterilizer too.
19. Watery Eyes And The Problems
If the eyes of the client were too wet or you wettened the connection line, the extensions won’t set properly. Put simply, it’ll come out quicker than ever.
20. Accept Or Defend Your Mistakes?
Yes, when you’re wrong, accept it because we’re all humans. And most importantly, Get INSURANCE! Now that being said, unless you accept your mistake on your own, some other lash artist is going to clarify your mistake to the client, and they will end up bringing you down ultimately. Don’t take the risk. Instead, be genuine.
It’s not easy being a lash artist because you need extreme precision, carefulness, and whatnot. But the above checklist will help you minimize the mistakes and do your best. All the rest you can do is get the best quality eyelash extensions directly from a top manufacturer like Dolvlashes.