How to Apply Eyelash Extensions: A Step-by-Step Guide
These days lash extensions are all the rage. Many women use them as part of their daily beauty routine to prolong the look of their lashes. With the popularity of false lashes continuing to grow, it’s become big business for many lash studios.
Do you love all things beauty and want to learn more about how to apply eyelash extensions? If so, continue reading the content below.
Types of Eyelash Extensions
Before you go for a lash appointment or buy an eyelash extension kit, it’s a good idea to understand the different types of lash extensions. They fall under three main categories, which are synthetic, silk, and mink.
Synthetic lashes consist of acrylic and are generally thicker in texture. Plus, they provide a more dramatic look. However, synthetic eyelash extensions feel heavy and stiff to some clients.
But the good news is, they last for long periods of time.
Silk lashes are thin and lightweight. They’re best suited for daily wear and last for quite a while. Lastly are mink eyelash extensions. They offer more flexibility than synthetic lashes and feel much like the real deal.
You can do a little research or speak with your lash technician to get help on which one is best for you. It’s also fun to play around with each one to get a feel for which type you like the most.
How to Apply Eyelash Extensions
Applying lashes is a two-step process. It begins with prepping everything for the application. Then, the next step is to actually put the lash extensions on.
Here are the separate categories:
Sanitize your hands: Cleanse the lashes of your customer and wash your hands.
Put on eye pads: Apply eye pads to the area under your client’s eyes and tape to the bottom lashes. Before you start, make sure your client is relaxed and that their eyes are shut completely.
Apply primer: Put on the primer with a micro swab.
Prepare the adhesive: Shake the adhesive for at least one minute before applying a slight drop to your jade stone or adhesive ring. Bear in mind that the glue drop should be replaced after 25-30 minutes (based on the adhesive used).
Apply the Lashes
It’s time to start lashing your client’s lashes once they’ve been fully prepped. Remember that you will only be adding one extension to one eyelash at a time.
Remove the lashes: Start by removing each of your client’s lashes with your tweezers. Pick up an attachment, dip it in the adhesive (keep the glue bead small), and put it on your client’s lash.
Alternate between eyes: Switch back and forth between the client’s eyes.
Stay organized: Brush through the lashes regularly and as appropriate with a mascara wand to keep it neat and clean.
Keep the lashes separate: Using your tweezer and lash brush, split any lashes that are fused to the eye pad or clumped together.
Use sealer: Apply a sealer and use a mister to cure the lashes.
Clean up: Remove all eye pads, film, and tape.
Have a conversation with your client: Explain to your customer how to better care for and manage their lash extensions. Urge them to make an appointment within the next two weeks.
Properly Taking Care of Lash Adhesive
In addition to knowing how to apply eyelash extensions, it’s important to also take proper care of the lash adhesive. It’s one of the most essential components of the lash application process. Here’s how to use adhesive correctly:
The Shelf Life
Lashes glue, like most other makeup, has a shelf life. Since there are so many various glues out there, they all have different shelf lives. Be sure to follow the instructions on the container.
Lash adhesives, on the other hand, normally last 4–6 weeks after opening. Search for discoloration and stringiness if you’re not sure how long the adhesive has been open.
If the glue is cloudy-looking or stringy, discard it and get a new bottle. When the adhesive is like this, it won’t apply the lashes properly. Unfortunately, you have to get rid of it and start fresh.
If you want to get the most out of your lash adhesive, be sure to store it properly. You should keep it in a cool, dry spot until you need it again. Never leave it out and always screw the cap back on tight.
It’s critical to remember to shake the adhesive vigorously before using it. This is due to the fact that if the glue container is left to sit for an extended amount of time, the chemicals in the glue will split.
If you want to get the most out of your precious lash glue, shake it prior to using it. Also, shake it up between visits for the best performance. Doing so will keep the glue in good condition and prevent it from clumping together.
Understanding the Eyelash Extensions Application Process
Hopefully, the information above helps you understand how to apply eyelash extensions. For individuals who weren’t blessed with long, natural eyelashes, lash extensions are a godsend. They give such a soft, feminine look that’s irresistible.
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