6 Common Eyelash Extension Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Making a mistake is an unavoidable part of a lash artist's learning process, especially when you are just starting. But the truth is that you can avoid these mistakes even if you're just a beginner if you know what to do.

In this blog, you will learn the common eyelash extension mistakes and what you can do to avoid these.

6 Common Eyelash Extension Mistakes You Should Avoid

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MISTAKE #1 POSITIONING THE UNDER-EYE PAD ON THE WATERLINE TOO HIGH

Putting the under-eye pad too high on the waterline is a common mistake. When you go too close to the waterline and the client closes their eyes, the lash pad shifts up, causing watery eyes and bruising. We mistakenly believe it is due to an allergic reaction to the adhesive, but it is actually due to the pad scratching the client's eyes. The simplest way to avoid this is consistently re-adjust the patches every 20-30 minutes, ensuring the client is comfortable, and the patches are not causing discomfort.

If your clients' eyes turned red and watery during the session, there could be a variety of causes for this, but this could be one of them, so keep an eye out for it and make sure you're not taping too high.

How to apply under eye patches?

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You can easily prevent this problem by using tape instead of pads. However, tape the lower lashes to the pad's top if you want to keep using under-eye pads. Make sure to tape down the lower lashes with some paper tape.

Eyelash extension taping

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MISTAKE #2 UTILIZING UNSANITIZED LASH TOOLS

If you ignore your lash station tools, including cleansing brushes, lash tweezers, lash wands even your hands and other lash tools, it might transfer eye infections to your lash clients. That is why I highly recommend keeping your lash room/studio/working area clean and sterilized after each client. It should be one of your highest priorities!

Even if you clean the adhesive from your lash tweezer with a lash cleanser solution like this, you still need to properly disinfect your lash tools, including tweezers in between each client, to avoid eye infections.

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MISTAKE #3 PUTTING EYELASH EXTENSIONS THAT ARE TOO HEAVY FOR THE CLIENTS NATURAL LASHES

The highest diameter you can use on a client's natural lash is 0.18. Some lash artists use 0.20, but this is a controversial topic. We recommend using 0.15-0.18, depending on the client's natural lashes condition.

A healthy and natural solid lash can hold only 0.25. If you apply a heavy extension, it will harm the natural lashes.

Ensure to evaluate each of your client's lashes; even though I understand that this takes a little more time, it will undoubtedly save your clients because their lashes will remain healthy and solid thanks to your lashing service. Also, make sure you are applying the right weight to every lash.

TIP: Make sure you’re doing a lash map.

What happens if lash extensions are too heavy?

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MISTAKE #4 NOT USING THE RIGHT LASH LENGTH

It's essential to pick the correct lash length that will not damage the client's natural lashes. The rule of thumb is to go up 2-3 mm from the client's natural lashes. If your client's lashes are 11mm, you can apply a 13-14mm lash on this natural lash without risking damage.

In addition to this, you want to map out the client's lashes to have a nice smooth transition in between all lengths. One of the biggest mistakes a lash artist can make is using the same size throughout the eye. It's essential to use a variety of lengths to achieve an excellent symmetrical and complementary mapping.

Most popular eyelash extension length

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MISTAKE #5 NOT SHAKING YOUR LASH ADHESIVE

Shake your adhesive very well before using it. When you pinch and get a tiny droplet out of it, it'll lay flat, and your glue should have a little bubble.

If you're going to shake it by hand, make sure you shake it side by side for at least 1 or 2 minutes to ensure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Your second drop will be the freshest with all of the ingredients mixed.

Never shake your adhesive up and down. Every time you shake your lash adhesive, it will raise the nozzle. Thinner viscosity glue is so fragile if you shake it up and down, the cap will become stuck to it, and your adhesive will stop working correctly, causing you problems.

If you drop it and it's a puddle, keep shaking it until you drop it and it's an actual bubble. When you get a maximum bond and do it when it is a puddle, and you dip your extension in there, it doesn't even stick to the lash; appropriately, it might even pop off while you brush it.

Glue Shaker For Eyelash Extensions

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MISTAKE #6 NOT USING THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LASH ADHESIVE

Dip the extension into the small adhesive bubble with just the perfect amount of it. Make sure it comes out as a single tiny drop on the actual extension; you don't want multiple bubbles on the lash extension because that would be excessive adhesive.

Apply one dip to the bubble, a small amount of glue to the bottom, and then glide it over the natural lash. If you use too much adhesive, you'll get stickies, which will harm the natural lashes.

Moreover, the baby lashes will adhere to the extensions and the lash, clumping together.

How do you dip eyelash glue?

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If you dip your extension into too much adhesive, you can still save it:
It needs to be put one more and slowly removed from the glue; once you pull it, the lash glue will gently glide off.

I used to make one mistake was wiping off the excess on the patches. I quickly learned that it causes retention issues, can burn through the patch, and generate heat, making the client uncomfortable. So wiping off the excess glue doesn't work very well.

Eyelash Extension Glue

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These things can happen while learning about what we should avoid, taking the necessary measures, and doing so without rushing to ensure that everything is correct. Always brush the lashes when doing your set. Make sure the lashes aren't clumping together in any way. You can do right-eye extensions, left-eye extensions, and right-eye extensions. That way, the other eye will have enough time to dry and not stick to each other.

How often to brush eyelash extensions?

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CONCLUSION

As a lash artist, you've gone through extensive lash training to figure out the best techniques for creating beautiful lash sets for your clients. On the other hand, applying eyelash extensions is a step-by-step process with many possibilities for mistakes; even small mistakes can have a significant effect on the length and quality of your sets. You'll be able to make beautiful, long-lasting lash sets without destroying your client's natural lashes if you avoid these common mistakes.

In addition, make sure your clients understand the need for lash extension aftercare after.

 

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