How To Hold Your Lash Tweezers Correctly

How to hold your lash tweezers? What is the proper way to hold eyelash extensions tweezers? Is it important to hold your tweezers correctly? These are some of the questions I've heard from all of you guys.

How To Hold Your Lash Tweezers Correctly


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So for this blog, I would like to share the correct placement of the tweezers and how to make sure you are comfortable in order to lash comfortably for hours, however, there are simple ways to correctly hold your eyelash tweezer.

How do you hold eyelash tweezers?

Dolphin-Shaped Curved Tweezer used here. To shop, please click here.


As learning any new technique can feel awkward at first we recommend practicing this grip.

When it comes to tweezers, positioning is purely down to personal preference, however, when you have back to back clients all day, bad positioning of your tweezers can cause extreme pain and discomfort. Most of the time some lash artists including me will hold the tweezer the wrong way. 

For a lash artist working with classic sets only, these mistakes will cause great discomfort and joint pain to the lash artist.

However, if the lash artist works with volume, and mega volume sets, incorrect positioning of the fingers on the lash tweezer will directly impact the ability of the lash artist to make lash fans, and apply them to the client’s lashes.


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Always hold your lash tweezer with 3 fingers, the index and middle finger should be on one side as shown on the picture. The thumb should be on the other side of the tweezer.

For additional support you can also use your 4th finger closer to the tip of the tweezer.

When creating a fan your hand, thumb and index finger are relaxed. The only finger doing the work is the middle finger.

The other fingers of the hand are just there for support. The middle finger will be the one applying the pressure on the tweezer and manipulating it.

How To Hold Your Lash Tweezers Correctly


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What are some common mistakes in beginner and seasoned lash artist on holding eyelash extension tweezers?

How To Hold Your Lash Tweezers Correctly

Chloe Tweezer and Promade Fans used here. To shop, please click here.


For instance, if you hold your tweezer high, you will end up having a very loose grip, and your lash fans will end up falling apart.

This is an important distinction to remember. You must have a really good grip while you are trying to work with those lash tweezers.

However, if you hold your tweezer very low, kind of like holding a pen you will have to press very hard on your tweezer which is going to put a lot of pressure on your hand.

After that, it can cause long term pain, as well as premature muscle fatigue. Our whole hand should not be getting tired in the process of holding your tweezer.

The second problem of holding very low will be that you will have a much harder time with the application of the lash extension onto the client’s natural lash.

Your fingers will be in the way, therefore, you will have a difficult time accessing the clients lashes.

In addition, when holding your lash extensions tweezers is actually only holding it with 2 fingers.

This will make your work much harder because you will be lacking the stability of the index finger in order to support your middle finger while applying pressure on the tweezer.


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To hold isolation tweezers, I am getting my index and middle finger and resting on the end of my fingertips, thumb in the middle resting on the knuckle of my ring finger.

Similarly, 3 fingers will move down towards the forehead elbow out resting on the forehead, so by using this method I can easily work on the forehead and to access both eyes quite easily.

I can rest my wrist on the side of the forehead elbow down, angle down, towards the eye pad never towards the eyeball, elbow comes up and rest on the corner of the forehead so I can easily access the whole eyes without squishing the eyelashes and getting my hands on the adhesive.

Working zone for your tweezers


Our ThousandLashes Volume Tweezer is my personal favorite, whether you are a novice or an experienced lash tech, you can try this tweezers. It fits comfortably in the hand.

The tip is a bit thick but very durable. Unlike thin tweezers, it is not easy to bend the eyelashes, and it can grab every single lash.

I would recommend holding your 2 fingers behind and your thumb in the middle and try not to hold your tweezer too high and you’ll minimize the strain in your hand.

Whatever ways you feel like holding your tweezers, make sure that you are comfortable, and in addition to that, it should lessen hand fatigue.


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In conclusion, keep on practicing and you’ll surely master how to old your tweezers, remember that your hand is one of the tools we are using to do our work.

As I always say, take good care of yourself so we can take good care of our beloved clients.



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  1. Perfect for the beginner as well as advanced lash artists and eyelash extension professionals, these tweezers allow the very precise application of eyelash extensions.
  2. Perfect Ergonomic Design: A comfortable design to make sure you can hold the tweezer firmly and maintain accuracy during use. Our lash extension tweezers are lightweight and offer an exceptionally fine point for precise accuracy.
  3. These eyelash extension tweezers are great for working with volume lashes as well as fanning on the lash strip.
  4. All Thousandlashes Tweezers are hand tested by a lash artist but if you are not 100% satisfied on your tweezer, you can exchange it for a new one. We offer a 7-DAY GUARANTEE on all our tweezers.

Thousandlashes Mega Volume Lash Tweezers

Short Tip Boot Lash Tweezer, Straight Isolation Tweezer, Precision Volume Tweezer and Dolphin-shaped Curved Tweezer are shown here. To shop, please click here.


Thousandlashes Isolation Lash Tweezers

Straight Isolation Tweezer, Azara Tweezer, Malachi Tweezer and Isolation Volume Lash Tweezer are shown here. To shop, please click here.




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