By now, any esthetician knows that if they’ve gone through our extensive eyelash training courses and they have practiced enough to get lash certified they are free to practice eyelash extension application as they please. It is important to be licensed as no insurance will cover you without a license. It’s more of a precaution than anything else. The benefits of getting lash certified include a lot of opportunities to decide if you want to venture into something else- Eye Batter roots for this. Your service to clients should be the most important thing when it comes to keeping your clients. On the contrary, if you don’t put your skills to good use, it might ruin your credibility. So it’s best to avoid noticeable things like extensions not seamlessly matching with the organic lash, eyelash extensions falling out after application and lashes looking bare because they do not have an ample coverage. After all, practice makes perfect.
The eyelash extension application process
Apply eye patch under eye
Avoid placing patch too close to the client’s eye. The patch should be placed over lower lashes about 3.4mm from the lash line. Check the eyelids from below to ensure the upper and the lower lids form a seal without any gags.
Use at least three different lengths of extensions that may range from 6mm to 14mm of course, as per the client’s preference. It’s best to use the extensions in the inner circles of the eye to avoid an artificial clown-like look. It is important to use 8mm eyelash extensions between the longer extensions to create a thick lash line. Failure to mix the extension may result in empty gags.
Spread the lashes out on your vinyl pad. This is designed for a quick pick up the extensions. Orient the extensions properly in the tweezers. The extension should be oriented at a 90 degree angle to the straight tweezers for quick accurate application.
While holding the extension from its tapered end, dip the extension into the adhesive; make sure there is ample adhesive at the end. Swipe off any excess prior to applying. Ensure you isolate the natural lashes with curved tweezers. While holding the extension from its tapered end, swipe along the natural lash. Coat it with adhesive from base to tip with no gaps in the glue. Spread the adhesive until smooth.
After swiping the natural lashes with enough adhesive to coat it, set the extension on the lash about a half a mm away from the eyelid then release the extension onto the natural lash. The lash should be facing upwards and parallel to other lashes without any beads of blue. Do not touch the extension after setting. Move on to another area of the opposite eye, and repeatedly apply extensions until it becomes difficult to isolate more natural lashes.
No two extensions or natural eyelashes should be stuck together. Use both sets of tweezers to separate any extensions from neighboring lashes or extensions. Grasp and separate in a horizontal manner. Best don while the adhesive is dry but not fully curled. Never pull in a vertical direction or place any extension or natural lashes. Repeat the application and separation steps until every natural lash is bonded.
When all natural lashes have an extension securely bonded, ensure you dry the newly adorned lashes for three minutes. Mixed with distilled water, dry again for three minutes and perform one final round of separation. After this the application process is complete.
Ensure you armor yourself with removers and after care products just in case they are needed. Your application tools should be up to par. With these steps you will never go wrong. You know what they say; a happy client makes for a happy business.
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