I’ve had more and more people come to me recently in desperate need of help with their eyelash extension set. This is why going to a qualified lash artist is essential.
Not all mistakes are created equal, some are easy to undo. Here are the common lash problems I’ve seen and some eyelash extension techniques that will help you fix them.
1. HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR BOTTOM LASHES DOWN?
If the lashes become unanchored, it’s important to stop your process to anchor them back down. Turn on a fan to ensure that your client's eyelashes are completely dry, as you may need them to open their eyes. Don’t try to reuse what’s not working. Proceed with your lash service after replacing it with a new secure attachment.
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2. HOW DO YOU UNSTICK EYELASH EXTENSIONS FROM BOTTOM LASHES?
You may see a lash sticking to the bottom of the lashes at the end of a lash session. This can happen even if you were very careful during setup. One of the main reason is the extension isn't being placed right
Make sure the root of the extensions is place right on the top of the root of the natural eyelash and make sure its glued right. It can also happen if the extension has grown out.
To unstick, gently pull eyelashes apart, they should separate most of the time. If not, gently separate the lashes with the client's eyes closed. Take a deep breath and move slowly, there is no need to rush. Your positive energy will also help the client relax.
3. HOW TO FIX TWISTED EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
It's most likely due to a lack of isolation. Isolation is one of the most difficult skills to learn when you first start out, so it's no surprise that this is a typical issue. Before moving on to advanced techniques, inexperienced lash tech should understand basic isolation.
This was caused by a prior lash artist's error, not by the client. If the eyelash extensions are becoming tangled, you'll probably want to scale back their length. It's always better to start over! You'll probably want to start over after removing all of the knotted and twisted lashes.
Remember to isolate properly so multiple lashes don’t become adhered. Use the 90-degree angle rule when it's time to restyle the lashes. It should be placed at a 90 degree angle. Focus on securing the eyelash extension to the lash's base. Remember, you don’t always have to follow the growth pattern of the natural lash. Sometimes natural lashes can grow in different directions.
Working back and forth between the eyes will allow the lash adhesive to set. This will prevent eyelashes from sticking together as you sift through looking for natural lashes around the area you just lashed.
WHAT TWEEZERS TO USE FOR ISOLATION?
Isolation Volume Lash Tweezers created with a precise tip, these straight isolation tweezers have a thin 45 degree tip for perfect isolation. Perfect for removing lash strips from the case, and all the other tasks you shouldn’t use your volume tweezers for.
- 45º slim foot
- Marble plated
- 4.75 inches
- Use for classic pick-up or isolating
- Precision tip for accuracy
- Loose grip to help eliminate finger, wrist, and hand fatigue
- Our isolation volume lash tweezers have an illustrious finish with a lightweight feel & gentle touch on the wrist
- The 45 shape neck tweezer is precisely hand calibrated for easy comfort for better visual performance
- This fine tweezer is used for any style of eyelash extension recommended for all artists or students needing a specialized handy tool. A Perfect assistant for “separating” ultra-fine lashes when you are ready to encounter for most maneuvers from (0.03mm, 0.20mm) lashes.
- Intended for certified lash professionals only
This Tweezer is a great set for beginner lash artists as well as advanced artists.
- Lightweight and perfect aligned arms
- The sweet spot on the curved tweezers is 3mm- 5mm from the tip
- Perfect for isolating and applying classic lashes
- Professional Tweezers for Eyelash Extensions
- Made of Surgical Grade Stainless steel
- Amazing for the shimmy technique and for the pinch technique
- Dolphin-shaped Curved tweezers set is suitable for volume extensions, classic extensions, and specialty extensions
- Ruler on the side of the tweezer to help you measure the client’s lashes or the distance from the eyelid to the lash extension
This 4 1/4-inch sharp tip isolation tweezer features a thin, lightweight precision tip, providing excellent pick up for classic or pre-made fan pick up. The fine point tip is perfect for isolating and popping off grown-out lashes. This straight isolation tweezer presents a light, comfortable hand feel.
The added length and fine tip let you keep every lash in plain view, allowing you some serious flexibility while applying a variety of lashes.
- 4.7″ (12cm)
- Straight Tweezer
- Stainless Steel
- Super thin tip
- Ultra-light and comfortable to use
- Perfect for lash artists of all levels
- Precise tweezers made especially for perfect isolation
- High-quality stainless steel tweezers
- Perfectly designed with your comfort in mind
- Superfine tips for ease of use
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4. EYELASH EXTENSION ALLERGIC REACTION REMEDIES
Irritation or allergies! To begin, it's critical to pinpoint the source of the problem. Once the allergen is removed, the redness and swelling caused by the allergy will go away. A variety of factors can cause a client to develop an allergy. If an allergy develops within the first 24-48 hours, it's usually due to an allergic reaction to the adhesive.
Although a lash artist is not a doctor, you could advise the client to take Benadryl or apply a warm compress to reduce swelling. Once the swelling has subsided removing the lashes is safe.
If you attempt to remove the lashes while the client is experiencing redness and swelling, the chemical removal solution may irritate the client even more, causing further harm.
5. HOW TO FIX BAD EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
A client's natural lashes may be damaged for a variety of causes. If they've previously had lash extensions, it's possible that the lash artist overstressed the lash line by utilizing the inappropriate size or thickness of extension. It could also be because some people might insist on using longer lengths or fullness which can cause damage in the long run.
The key to having beautiful lash extensions is having a solid base. If your client's natural lashes aren't healthy, eyelash extensions are unlikely to work. You can use lash growth serum for your clients, you can also retail it to your clients. It's a win-win situation for everyone. You'll be able to sell things to your clients and they will have beautiful, healthy lashes after.
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6. WHY ARE MY CLIENTS LASHES NOT LASTING?
When it comes to clearly understanding ourselves and our behaviors, it frequently takes someone watching us go through our routines to pinpoint the root of the problem. Nothing beats investing in quality education and/or a mentor when it comes to resolving this problem. One of the main reasons for this is you are using the incorrect adhesive for your speed and environment.
I the adhesive dries too quickly, it will set before a proper bond can form with the clients natural lash, which means poor retention.
Additionally, when the lash is off balance or not attached solidly at the bottom, I recommend peeling it off the natural hair and trying again. Do not try to add adhesive or another lash to make it better because this is unsafe. Gel remover should only be used as a last option to avoid getting remover all over your lashes.
Have you tried these quick eyelash extension techniques? Let me know what your go-to fixes are in the comment section below, I would love to hear from you.
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