Lash Fill Vs Full Set

What is a lash fill-in? How do they do eyelash fills? What is the difference between full set and lash fill? In this blog, we will be talking about lash fill, when you should do or not do a fill, and the steps to follow when doing a refill.

Lash Fill Vs Full Set

 

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WHAT IS A LASH FILL?

New lash extensions are applied to the client’s natural lashes as the old ones fall out that is what you called lash fills. Your client should come in every 2 to 4 weeks, but longer wait times may imply that filling the lashes will take longer because there will be more lashes to fill.

Eyelash Extension Fills

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LASH FILL VS FULL SET

Should you do a whole set or a refill, especially if you're a newbie lash artist? Lash fill is a controversial topic. Personally, I think it's a little challenging when you're a beginner.

Why do you need lash fills

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Refills are not the best for beginners because you will continue to make mistakes as a new lash artist and your work will not be perfect, which is just fine. However, with refills, your mistakes might compound, meaning you'll be still figuring out how your glue works, which means you'll continually make stickies in your work, which isn't ideal. Aside from stickies, there will be some lashes that have outgrown and will need to be removed, as well as other lashes that will fall off, leaving gaps that will need to be filled, and you'll be learning how to apply volume.

For beginners, I would recommend removing the lashes completely and doing a full set. However, if that isn't something you want to do, it's great, you may work on refills instead.

What is a mini lash fill

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CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR LASH FILL

Lash refills can have some contraindications so in which cases would you actually not do a refill.

Contraindications for lash fill

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IF THE CLIENT HAS LESS THAN 40% OF EXTENSIONS

Based on what I've learned, I wouldn't recommend doing refills if your client has less than 40% of her lashes remaining from the prior set. This is because it'll take the same amount of time as completing a full set because you'll have to go through and remove stickies, prep, and clean the lashes.

 

A LOT OF STICKIES

If the clients have a lot of stickies, you'll have to go through them one by one and remove them using the banana peel method. This can take a long time, and if there are a lot of stickies, it's sometimes easier to remove the entire set.

 

IF THE CLIENT WANTS A DIFFERENT LASH STYLE

The other instance you wouldn't do a refill is if the client actually wants a different kind of mapping. For example, let's say the client comes in with a full set of volume lashes from a previous set and she wants you to do a wispy look on her. In this case, it's actually much better to tell the client, "Let's remove your full set and start over and do a perfect set of wispy volume lashes."

 

IF THE CLIENT DOESN’T TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER LASHES

Lastly, I would not recommend a refill if the client has bad lash care, and when she comes in, her lashes are dirty and unpleasant. I'd suggest removing the lashes and doing a full set, as well as educating the client on proper lash care. It's really difficult to remove all of the dirt that has accumulated over the last two to three weeks.

 

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HOW TO ISOLATE SOME OUTGROWN LASHES AND REMOVE THEM BEFORE A REFILL?

 

TECHNIQUE #1 ( BANANA PEEL TECHNIQUE )

STEP #1

The banana peel technique is the easiest way to remove the extensions before lash fill. The natural lash is held in one tweezer, while the extension is held in the other.

Lash extension removal

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STEP #2

Simply pulling in different directions, as if peeling a banana, should easily separate the lashes. You probably applied too much lash adhesive if it doesn't work and you have to use a lot of force.

Banana peel method

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Here's exactly how you do it:

Lash extension removal using banana peel method

 

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TECHNIQUE #2 ( USE A PAPER TAPE AND REMOVER )

If you are looking for another method except the banana peel technique, this is a good one. It takes a bit longer, but it’s more gentle, and just as effective at removing outgrown lashes before a refill.


STEP #1

Apply paper tape on the clients eyelid in a circular way.

Lash Fill

 

STEP #2

Take the lashes that you need to isolate and put them on top of the tape.

Lash Tip

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STEP #3

Apply cream remover on the areas where the adhesive is and wait 5 min, then remove the tape.

Lash Isolation

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STEP #4

Cleanse the lashes with lash shampoo, and you are ready to start your refill.

Lash Refills

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HOW TO DO A LASH FILL?

So now we'll talk about what steps you should take if you're doing a refill on one of your regular clients who has good lashes and takes care of them, and what steps you should take while doing an actual refill. I would follow them in this order.

 

STEP #1 LOOK THROUGH THE CLIENTS LASHES FOR ANY STICKIES

If you notice a lot of stickies on your client's lashes and it looks really dirty, there is probably too much glue and you should remove it. If there are only stickies, you can use the banana peel technique to quickly remove them and it shouldn't take long, maybe 10-15 minutes depending on the situation.

What are stickies in lash extensions

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STEP #2 CLEAN THE CLIENTS LASHES

Always remember to clean the lashes with lash foam shampoo, then thoroughly rinse them before applying the primer. Take a micro brush and apply it straight to the client's lashes, this will simply remove all of the oils from the lashes and increase your client's retention.

How to Clean Lash Extensions

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STEP #3 LOOK FOR ANY OUTGROWN LASHES

Use the banana peel technique to remove any lashes that have grown out past 2-3 millimeters.

Outgrown lash extensions

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STEP #4 DRY THE LASHES

With a fan, dry the lashes thoroughly, which should only take 2 or 3 minutes, and you're ready to begin your lash refill.

Should I dry my lash extension

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CONCLUSION

You should also emphasize the need for refills to your client, in addition, to educating them on the value of lash care. The normal lash growth cycle will cause extensions to shed. Lash fills are a great way to extend the life of the lashes and should be done every 2 to 3 weeks or depending. Refills keep the lash set looking thick and prevent damage from overgrown lashes.

 

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