When a new client asks what the eyelash extension process is like, what do you say? Not sure how to break down the information in a way that’s easy to understand? To help your new clients feel at ease for their first lash appointment, we want to help you communicate all the relevant information. Make sure they come back again and again!
Eyelash extensions: what are they?
A professional lash artist glues synthetic, mink, or silk fibers one by one, one by one, using a specially formulated lash glue to create semi-permanent lashes. As opposed to bottom lashes, they are normally applied along the lash line.
What are the types of eyelash extensions?
A variety of eyelash extensions are available from lash businesses. You can choose from curl types, colors, lengths, and materials to create a specific look. There are several types of eyelash extensions:
- Hybrid lash extensions
- Classic lash extensions
- Mega volume lash extensions
- Volume lash extensions
Eyelash extensions are made of what material?
Mink Lash Extensions
Animal fur is one of the most common materials used in clothing. Chinese minks and Siberian minks are usually used to make them. In terms of quality, Siberian minks are the best.
It might be a good idea to get mink lashes if you are new to eyelash extensions. The result is a natural appearance. Lightweight and fluffy are the best things about mink extensions.
These extensions are made from animal fur, which is a drawback. In case you are allergic to animal fur or have ethical concerns about how these extensions are handled, mink eyelash extensions are not for you. Additionally, they are quite expensive.
Sable Lash Extensions
LBLA Royal Sable Lash is a great option if you want finer and fluffier lashes. A lash extension made of this material is the lightest possible.
In the same way as mink extensions, sable lash extensions are not suitable for people with allergies to animal fur or ethical concerns.
Faux Mink Lash Extensions
Mink extensions are expensive, so this is a great alternative. Unlike real mink lashes, faux mink lashes are made from 100% human hair. You can achieve the same natural look with faux mink extensions if you’re allergic to animal fur.
Fox Lash Extensions
The reddish tone and soft texture make this type very on-trend at the moment. They give a natural look and are lightweight.
They require a lot of maintenance. Curling these extensions requires perming. This is not for you if you have allergies to animal fur or ethical concerns or if you prefer not to iron your lashes. Furthermore, lash salons do not always carry them.
Synthetic Lash Extensions
Compared to the other three, it looks the least natural and is the heaviest. There is a sheen to them that does not look natural. The weight of these eyelids can be too much for some people.
Silk Lash Extensions
If you’re going for a special occasion look, this type is perfect for parties. For everyday wear, silk lash extensions, such as Max2Originale Silk Single Length, are not very comfortable.
In addition to these types, there are many others.
How does the application process work?
Booking an appointment is the first step. Make sure your clients don’t wear any eye make-up to their appointment.
1. Choosing the type and length of lash extensions
When it comes to lash extensions, you have a lot of options. You can discuss the options with your client during this step. Based on the following factors, you can recommend options:
- Size of eyes
- Eye shape
- Eye color
- Orientation of eyes
- Natural lashes
- Allergies or sensitivities
It is possible to apply eyelash extensions individually or in clusters. It is possible for clients to purchase a full set or a partial set. Extensions are applied individually to natural lashes in a full set. The partial set involves attaching extensions to eyelashes from the middle to the outside of the lash line. It’s all about customization here. Help your clients decide which one suits their taste and needs from the many options available to them.
2. Prep the eye area
It is very important to prepare your lashes for lash extensions. Sanitizing your hands is part of this process. During the procedure, clients will be asked to wear a lash headband to prevent their hair from blowing into their eyes.
Throughout the procedure, ask your client not to open their eyes. Put under eye gel pads under their eyes after sanitizing them with lint-free cotton rounds. To ensure that they won’t interfere with the procedure, tape your bottom lashes with medical-grade foam tape.
Dap an eyelash primer on a microswab and dab it gently along their lash line. Put a pea-sized amount of lash adhesive on a jade stone around this time. Depending on the adhesive you are using, you should apply a fresh dot every 20-35 minutes. Your lash glue needs to be cured for this to work. As a result, less fumes will come out of the glue, causing less irritation to the eyes.
Sanitizing the eyelash tools, including the tweezers, is the last step on our eyelash prep.
3. Application of each extension
All the action takes place here. Whether they listen to music, chat with you, or nap, clients can relax. It only takes laying down, keeping their eyes closed, and relaxing for them.
All natural lashes should be separated individually with lash tweezers. Each natural lash should be covered with one lash fan. This stage will also benefit from lash mapping. Attaching extensions will be easier and more even this way.
Then, using a tweezer, apply each lash one at a time. Dip one end of the lash adhesive into the adhesive and apply it to their natural lashes. A mascara wand will be felt throughout the application. It’s normal. Every now and then, you will need to brush your client’s lashes to ensure that each eyelash is separated.
Extensions will take between 1-4 hours to attach depending on the type.
4. Drying time
Clients will now proceed to the drying process once all extensions have been attached. To speed up the curing process and reduce drying time, use a nano mister.
What is the drying time of lash glue? A variety of adhesives can be used. A sensitive lash glue will be used if the client has allergies to some ingredients, and it typically takes longer to cure.
5. Remove tape and gel
To extend the life of eyelash extensions, apply a sealer after the lash glue has dried. Once the sensitive tape and eye pads have been removed, it is time to clean the eyes. Your client can now open their eyes and see their new eyelash extensions!
How long do they last?
It depends on how well clients take care of their lash extensions whether they last for 4 – 6 weeks. However, they will need to return after two weeks for fill-ins.
How to care for eyelash extensions?
After the application of eyelash extensions, clients will need to do a lot of things. Check out our previous post on How to Teach Proper Care for Lash Extensions for a more in-depth discussion. You will learn all the dos and don’ts you need to know in order to prolong the life of your eyelash extensions.