6 Lash Extension Hacks You Need As A Lash Artist

We all been there as a newbie, and like anyone of you, I became clueless too with so many things. All throughout the years, I have so many things that I tried and tested that works with me well. I got some lash techniques advise from other lash artists, some from watching YouTube videos about about eyelash extensions, but most of it are the ones that I tried on my own. I made this list of the things that I think would be beneficial for you and might help you with your lash journey. 

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Volume Lashes mix curls D, CC, and C, Velour Lash Adhesive used in this set. To shop, please click here. 

 

These are the things that works well for you and might be helpful and hopefully you can try it on and let me know what you think. 

 

1. How To Store Your Lash Adhesive

Store it in a vault, that will protect it from humidity after you open it. Before opening you can store it in the fridge for 6 months. 

This item is a storage box that is designed for eyelash adhesive. Made by premium material, durable for long time use. Keep fresh, reduce the curing condition of glue, effectively improve the storage time of the eyelash extension glue.

Lash Adhesive Vault used in this video. To shop, please click here.

 

PRO TIPS

Lash adhesives are incredibly finicky and are greatly affected by external elements such as heat and oxygen. Here is some advice on how you can ensure your adhesive stays as fresh as possible to avoid any issues.

TIP #1 STOCK UP ON LASH ADHESIVES IN ADVANCE

You can keep them unopened in the fridge for 6 months. Plan ahead, especially for the summer months, the last thing you want is for your adhesive to sit in the heat in your mailbox. This can greatly damage the adhesive. You can ensure to be home when it’s delivered, but things never go as planned, and the last thing you want is for your adhesive to be ruined when you have a week full of appointments.

TIP #2 STORE IN THE REFRIGERATOR

If you refrigerate, your adhesive to preserve it, ensure that the temperature is not lower than 10 degrees C/50 degrees F. Store in a closed package with a silica gel pack.
It is advisable to store your unopened lash adhesive bottles in the fridge, ideally, you should write down the date on the bottle, in order to avoid leaving it in the fridge for too long. Normally lash adhesives that are not opened can stay in the fridge for 8 months.

TIP #3 STORE IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER

So what makes the adhesive vault so unique? Most of the air in the jar is squeezed out through the small opening when the user closes the cap, so the bottle is vacuum-sealed. Then the external air pressure will be greater than the inside. This impressive technology utilizes negative air pressure in order to keep the adhesive without any air or moisture.

As soon as the adhesive is exposed to oxygen by opening, it will begin to break down. To delay this process as much as possible, store upright in an airtight container or bag (we love our Thousandlashes Adhesive Vault. It is a good rule of thumb to put the date on the adhesive container once you put it into the adhesive vault, you don’t want to mix up which container you opened first.

The container also has enough room for silica packets, in order to absorb extra moisture.

TIP #4 THROW AWAY YOU LASH ADHESIVE AFTER 4 WEEKS

Following these steps will keep your adhesive as fresh as possible for up to 4 weeks. After 4 weeks, discard any remaining adhesive and open a fresh bottle for optimum results.

Storage instructions may differ between adhesive manufacturers. Check with your supplier for specific storage instructions. 

 

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2. Always Burp Your Adhesive

Always burp your adhesive in order to ensure that your adhesive lasts for as long as possible (normally 4 weeks). If you do not burp the adhesive the air will actually get into the adhesive and make it less effective much faster.

 

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3. Lash Retention Issues

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Purple Color Lashes and Velour Lash Adhesive used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

Humidity: The lash glue performs ideally in a humidity range of 40-60%. Get a hydrometer to keep your lash room humidity under control. This tool is a must, and inexpensive to purchase. For more information, check out this article for tips on maintaining the perfect eyelash humidity in your work space. 

Dehumidifier: If your room is too moist, you will need to use a dehumidifier to keep your work environment moisture controlled.

Temperature: 72-77 degrees F is where you want to be at! Make sure your temperature is in the correct range so your glue stays consistent.

Glue: Make sure to shake your glue thoroughly. If your glue sits for too long, the compounds can separate. You must shake for about 30-60 seconds to remix everything properly.

Clean Lashes: The natural lashes need to be squeaky clean. Removal of natural oils and debris is a must for proper adhesion. A primer can really help with this step.

Adhesive Use: Don’t use too much adhesive. This can cause damage to the natural lashes, but using too little adhesive will make it so the lash extensions pop right off. It’s definitely a balance, and it needs to be just right!

 

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4. How To Hold Your Eyelash Tweezers?

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Short Tip Boot Lash Tweezer used here. To shop, please click here.

 

As you guys guessed the "ergonomically" correct. Way to hold your tweezers is the method on the right.

This method allows your wrist to be at a natural position that prevents fatigue and injury, as well as gives you even tension on the tweezer for gripping the lash/fan.

If you are someone who holds their tweezer like a pencil, and finds holding it the other way awkward keep practicing DAILY to correct it. I promise it feels more natural and you'll improve your speed daily , and will prevent this awful condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. 

 

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5. Shake Your Lash Adhesive

Always in order to ensure that your clients get the best retention.

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Glue Shaker Machine used here for the shaken adhesive. To shop, please click here.

 

Lash retention is such a complex subject we could really talk about at length for hours.

If I can give you guys one tip. That may help, or may NOT help, if there are other factors that need to be fixed.

If your adhesive is not properly mixed, it will look like the first drop in the photo. It will appear as if it has condensation. I recommend having a glue shaker on hand, it will help with that hand fatigue and do the job much more efficiently.

 

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6. How To Isolate?

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Straight Isolation Tweezer and Hydro-gel Under Eye Patches used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

Double-handed isolation technique. You can use both of your hands to isolate lashes, this is one of the easiest ways to work on your clients lashes. You can help yourself with the second hand to isolate, until you feel confident using only one hand.

The single handed isolation technique is when you use only one hand to isolate

To help with isolation, you can isolate the lashes vertically by using tape or patches in other to help visualize the lash layers and be able to lash every lash.

 

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WHAT MAKES A GREAT ISOLATION TWEEZER?

The most important aspect is proper grip, if the isolation tweezer allowed you to have an amazing grip you will find it much easier to isolate.

One tip you can use is to isolate with two tweezers and help with your 4th finger to get the lashes out of the way. Don’t be afraid to find the perfect position, even if it’s not how you were shown in your lash course.

The right grip for your isolation tweezers Is key. You can definitely try holding your lash tweezers like a pen in order to be able to approach the natural lash from various angles.

Another tip is to try isolating from the side of the lash line at a 45- 30-degree angle. This will assure that you are able to separate the natural lashes easier, especially if they are really dense and thick.

Keep in mind that when you are isolating only from the top of the lash line. You are not giving yourself the view of all the angles. Try using your lash mirrors as well for better visualization.

 

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