Lash Extension Tutorial: How To Work With Eyelash Layers

What are lash layers? How do you lash layers? How do lash layers work? How to work with lash rows? Why is it important to actually be able to work with them in an organized way? What are the multiple layers of eyelashes?

How To Work With Eyelash Layers

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As a lash artists, we all know that there are 3 eyelash layers (top, middle, and bottom) The final look of the lashes will be determined by the lash lengths, diameters, and fan widths used in a set.

In this blog, you will learn about lashing in layers, working through the many eyelash layers, sequence to work with rows, placing lash fans while working and more about it but first let’s get to know about the lash row.

 

WHAT IS LASH ROW?

Most clients have typically 1 to 4 layers or rows, some clients will have more others have less depending on the thickness of their natural lashes. It’s important as a lash artist to be able to work with rows because it's going to save you more time especially when working on complex sets like volume and mega volume and can save you time in isolating. 

What is lash row?



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FACTORS WHEN WORKING ON LASH ROWS

The first important factor on why you should know how to work with lash rows is to avoid stickies, which will make your work look messy and unclear so isolating whichever section you're working on correctly will ensure that it doesn't happen and the second factor you should always be aware of is the lash direction.

When you're doing any set it's really important to be aware of the direction so working systematically in layers will ensure that your lash direction looks symmetrical it looks like going in the same direction. Lash rows are important in volume and mega volume lashes.

Working With Lash Layers

 

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TIPS TO WORK WITH LASH LAYERS

TIP #1

Pick the correct tape to make those lash layers visible and easier to work.

TIP #2

For the top layer, put the extension under the natural lash, and for the bottom layer, put it on top of the natural lash.

TIP #3

Make sure you're in the appropriate spot to get the perfect placement for those difficult bottom layers.

Tips To Work With Layers

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WHAT SEQUENCE TO WORK WITH LASH ROWS?

#1 THE EXPRESS TECHNIQUE

You can use this technique when you are pressed on time. Either you have clients booked one after another or your client pressed on time this technique is perfect!

This technique is good for lash sets like classic or light volume. It will take 1 and a half hours to 1 hour and 45 mins. With this technique, you can start with the inner and outer corners of lashes, fill one after the other like the inner corner, outer corner, inner corner followed by the midline.

For the middle line, you need to fill it as much as you can.

REMEMBER: The most important thing is to ensure that you fill the inner and outer corner to ensure that it looks like a full set.

Express Technique

 

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#2 BY THE BOOK TECHNIQUE

This technique takes 2 and a half hours. If you use this technique you will be working from the inner corners to the outer corners. Start with the inner, followed by the midline of the eye and finishing of the outer corners. 

This technique is good for volume and mega volume.

By The Book Technique

 

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#3 ROW BY ROW TECHNIQUE 

This technique takes 3 and a half hours depending on which set you are doing either volume or a mega volume set. Start with the outer corner and continue on to the midline of the eye finishing the inner corners. 

The inner corners are the most challenging area for most lash artists so this is a technique that is usually often used by advanced lash artists because inner corners are fairly easy for them, they don’t mind finishing with inner corners.

Row By Row Technique

 

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LASH PLACEMENT WHILE WORKING WITH EYELASH ROWS

The bottom lash row is the row furthest away from the lash artist and closest to the client. On that lash row, it's important to place your lash fan on the top, not on the bottom.

Where do you put lash fans?

 

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If you placed it on the bottom you can have had a lash drooping situation where the extension droops into the client’s eyes. In order to avoid this from happening it’s best to always place the fan on the top of the client’s natural lash.

How do you fix droopy eyelashes?

 

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CONCLUSION

Working with layers and rows allows you to experiment with various lengths and curls, resulting in stunning lash sets! The lash layering technique can be challenging and hard, especially if you're just starting out as a lash artist. Even professional lash artists may find it difficult to reach the bottom eyelash layers, which is why most of them use the taping back technique to make their work more efficient.

 

Watch this lash extension tutorial video and learn more about the lash layering technique.

 

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