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Journey with us as we expand our business. We will share Tips & Tricks with Lash Extensions,plus how to run your own business. Check back every week for new info!
1. Taping back the already lashed eyelashes to reach and easily find those pesky 2nd or 3rd layer lashes. Practicing this step can give the eyelashes the big, full effect we want by ensuring we reach every single lash that might have been hidden or otherwise overlooked. There are a few things to think about when practicing this step. First, you want to put the tape as close as possible to the edge of the extensions you have already applied, taping them too close to the base could cause tugging and irritation for your client. Keep in mind not to use any extra sticky tape, medical tape is my preference but even medical tapes can vary. If you find the tape you are using is too sticky, you might find it helpful to stick the tape to the back of your hand before taping back the lashes. This will take away some of the "stick" so the existing lash extensions won't be peeled off when removing the tape. Knowing this step will add more fullness to your clients lashes in a way they haven't seen from other lash artists.
2. Never glue the entire eyelash extension to the natural lash. Natural eyelashes point in many different directions. Using minimal glue allows you to keep the lashes pointed upward in the direction you want, while also keeping them flexible. In order to create a good set, you want to adhere the eyelash extensions only one millimeter from the natural lash base, use an essential amount of glue, and direct the tips in the direction you are wanting them to go. Knowing this will help you to style and shape the lashes like a real professional.
3. Analyze the eyes to figure out what style will look best on your client. The best way to create a style that is unique and fitting for your client is to use different types of curls and lengths that will flatter their eye shape. 8mm lashes used in the corners of the eyes and between longer lashes help to avoid empty gaps in the eyes and your sets will appear fuller. Practice using D or L curls on the outside corner lashes will help lift the eyes to make them appear larger. Refer to our blog "Lashes and Eyeshapes" to learn more ways to flatter different types of eyeshapes with lash extensions. Mastering this tip alone will make it hard for your clients to go to anyone else but you because they will love their new set personalized just for them!
Morgan McGrath, Owner and Founder of Ida Jane. Ida Jane’s goal is to inspire eyelash artists and make lash life fun! We are lash ARTISTS who educate and make the lash world a better place!