How To Practice As A Lash Artist Without A Model

How can I practice eyelash extensions without a model? What can I use to practice eyelash extensions at home?

I'm sure some lash artists can relate to this. You are trying to fit in some practice applying eyelash extensions despite having a busy schedule. You don't have the luxury of practicing on a live model, but you're still interested in learning how to do lashes or improving your techniques.

The best way to practice is on a model. However, if you don't have access to one, don't worry! There are other ways to practice your skills without paying someone else.

How To Practice As A Lash Artist Without A Model

 

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In the world of lash extensions, practice makes perfect. The more you practice lashing, the better you'll get. It's that simple. Having a model to practice is the most important thing, but it's not always possible. Finding someone who will allow you to practice with them can be challenging if you're a beginner.

But how do you practice if you don't have a model to work on? So what are your options? Here are some tips:

 

SPONGE

If you're a lash artist and still have trouble creating clean lash sets and using the correct base attachments, then I have the solution for you! The best way to practice is by using a sponge. Not only is it cheap, but it will also help you master your skills in no time.

How to Practice Lashes Without a Model

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You can use a sponge as a model for practicing your lash application technique. You can cut it in half and make the two halves into eyes -- one for each eye -- and then apply lashes onto them as if they were real clients' eyes. That way, you won't have to worry about making mistakes on someone else's face (or at least not as much). If you want to restock them, you may also purchase them online.

 

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LASH MANNEQUIN HEAD

Many people want to learn how to apply eyelash extensions but don't want to practice on a real person. This is understandable because it's not something you can do every day, and it can be expensive if you need to pay for a model.

Mannequin Head

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A lash mannequin head is an excellent tool for practicing eyelash extensions because it allows you to work on the most challenging areas of the eye — the inner and outer corners — without worrying about getting poked with your tweezers or accidentally pulling out your model's hair. You can practice different kinds of lash styles on it, too.

If you're a lash artist, there are plenty of ways you can practice your technique at home. Here are some of the best mannequin heads:

 

MANNEQUIN HEAD WITH REMOVABLE EYELIDS

For a beginner, practicing on a mannequin head is a good idea. The best type of mannequin head to use is one that has removable eyelids. This allows you to see how your lashes look and gives you an idea of what they should look like.

Eyelash Extensions Practice Mannequin Head

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LASH MANNEQUIN HEAD WITH 3 LASH LAYERS

If you're seeking a more realistic alternative to the removable eyelid option described above, try this lash mannequin head with 3 layers! This can help you visualize how many layers of lashes your client's eyes will have after getting eyelash extensions.

Mannequin Head with 3 lash layers

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HAIR ON YOUR HEAD

What do you do if you need practice but don't have anyone to practice on? It is a challenge for every lash artist. Don't worry about that! You can start practicing on your own hair. A lot can be done with human hair, but you're not hair-ing to know that.

how to practice eyelash extensions without a mannequin

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Here's how you can do it:

  1. Pull or cut out a strand of hair from your head.
  2. Tape your hair strand over the cup's opening, attaching it to both sides of the edge, using a cup of solid color (use a light color cup if your hair is light; a dark color cup if your hair is dark).
  3. Start working and applying the fans to the hair.

 

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CONCLUSION

Practice makes perfect; the more you practice, the better you'll get at applying eyelash extensions. Being a lash artist is not easy work; it takes skill, patience, diligence, and a mastery of your craft. But, to be a great lash artist, you must practice excellent lash artistry.

So, if you take the leap and start your own business, consider all three sides of the triangle. There is no right or wrong answer—each person has different requirements that are equally valid. It's just a matter of knowing what you want and a willingness to do what it takes to make it happen.

 

 

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