How To Hold Your Lash Tweezers Correctly

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

It's essential to hold your tweezers correctly. If you don't, you won't be able to pick up lashes correctly. You will also struggle to isolate the lashes and even pull the tweezers apart.

The way to hold your lash tweezers is super important, and it's something I see a lot of people doing wrong, and it's my biggest pet peeve when I see people do this.

So, today I'm going to show you how to hold your tweezers correctly, what the proper way is, why it's important and how it can affect the quality of your work and the speed of your work.

How To Hold Your Lash Tweezers Correctly


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I want to share the correct placement of the tweezers and how to make sure you are comfortable to lash comfortably for hours. However, there are simple ways to hold your eyelash tweezer correctly.

How do you hold eyelash tweezers?

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Like learning any new technique can feel awkward, 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, the wrong 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 significant 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 in 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 apply pressure on the tweezer and manipulate it.

How To Hold Your Lash Tweezers Correctly


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

For instance, if you hold your tweezer high, you will have a very loose grip, and your lash fans will fall apart.

It is an important distinction to remember. It would help if you had an excellent grip while working 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 will put a lot of pressure on your hand.

After that, it can cause long-term pain and premature muscle fatigue. Our whole hand should not be getting tired 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 difficulty accessing the client's lashes.

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

It will make your work much more complicated because you will lack the stability of the index finger to support your middle finger while applying pressure on the tweezer.

How To Hold Your Lash Tweezers Correctly

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Lash tweezers are one of our essential tools for applying eyelashes. They come in different shapes and sizes, and some are better for specific techniques.

But did you know that how we hold our tweezers can make a big difference? It's true!

Learning the correct way to hold your lash tweezers can help with the application process, give you more control, reduce hand fatigue, and prevent long-term damage to your hand muscles.

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To hold isolation tweezers, I am getting my index and middle finger and resting on the end of my fingertips, my 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, using this method. I can quickly work on the forehead and access both eyes quite efficiently.

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 rests 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 these tweezers. It fits comfortably in 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 lash.
I would recommend holding your 2 fingers behind and your thumb in the middle and try not to keep your tweezer too high and 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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The right way is when you can work comfortably with it without feeling any tension in your hands or wrists while holding your lash extensions tweezers. You want to feel relaxed when picking up the lashes, so watch out for these signs:

If you feel a lot of tension in your hand, that is a sign that you are holding it incorrectly! If you feel tired quickly during work, that is also a sign that you have it incorrectly! It should be comfortable for you to work for hours at a time!

Keep practicing, and you'll surely master how to old your tweezers. Remember that your hand is one of the tools we use to do our work.

As I always say, take good care of yourself so that 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 90 Degree 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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