Premade Fans Vs Promade Fans

What are premade lash fans? What are promade fans? Which is better to use? Are both the same? What makes them different? Are premade fans bad? Is there a significant difference between creating your own fans and buying them already made?

Premade Lash Fans

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In this blog, let me answer all your questions and discuss all the information you need to know about premade and promade lash fans.

 

Before applying the fan to each lash, you must carefully determine the extension diameter, length, and weight. 

 

HERE'S A VISUAL SHEET

Understanding Lash Diameter

 

To balance the weight of the extensions on the natural lash while maintaining the full set look, you'll need perfect control over your fans. Handmade volume fans are the most effective way to personalize each set for your clients, even if it isn't the easiest suitable option.

Premade lash fans, on the other hand, little customization options. Ranging from 2D-10D in C and D curl exclusively. 

They are unable to adapt to varying lash textures, lengths, or strengths. Furthermore, unlike when constructing their own, the artist has no control over the lash base of the fan. At Thousandlashes we always ensure that the base of the fan is sharp and pointy.

This means that after the volume fan is dipped in adhesive a second time, considerably more weight will be added. With pre-made fans, the "wrap" of the adhesive and the bases of each extension around the natural lash is more difficult. To increase lash retention it is advisable to apply the pre-made fans from the bottom or from the side of the clients natural lash. This has shown to be the most effective in regards to clients retention.

Premade lashes can save you time and energy, allowing you to focus on booking more clients and growing your business. Keep in mind that they may be more costly than making your own. Take the time to develop your craft, whatever path you pick. It doesn't matter which approach you use if you don't have strong technique and adhesive control.

 

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PREMADE FANS AND PROMADE FANS?

Premade Lash Fans are made by a machine. It is either heat-bonded or glued at the base with a tiny amount of lash adhesive. Similar to individual lash extensions, the finished result is packaged in a tray and attached to an adhesive strip.

Premade Lash Fans

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PREMADE FAN LASH EXTENSIONS: HOW ARE THEY MADE?

Premade fans are created in the same way that handmade volume lashes are, with the exception that a machine is used to assist in the process.

On a lash tray, a row of thin PBT threads is typically laid, with the roots (bases) either heat-bonded or bonded with a tiny amount of glue. 

The threads might be coiled into the precise curl and heat-processed to hold the curl as soon as the foundation adhesion is complete.

The factory workers in the manufacturing facility will follow the best quantity of thread to the strip and manually open the fans, similar to on the lash studio, as soon as the curl is complete

After being neatly attached to a strip of lash glue and packaged alongside rows of other fans on a lash tray, the finished premade fans are carefully attached to a strip of lash glue and packaged alongside rows of other fans on a lash tray.

Premade Fan Lash Extensions

 

Promade Lash Fans are made entirely by hand. They can either be made by a lash artist before the clients appointment and stored with the intention to use during the appointment. The alternative is buying pro-made fans already made. Similarly pro-made fans that are purchased in bulk are made by lash artists in bulk in order to sell them to lash artists after.

Pro made fans can also be made During the lash appointment, and applied to the clients lashes in real time.This is a great way to practice as well, but doesn’t allow to save much time, since the process of making lash fans is time consuming.

Handmade fans are made by pulling a few extensions from the strip, fanning them according to the lash artist's liking, dipping them in glue, and placing them on the client's natural lash, resulting in a solid connection.


WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PROMADE FANS?

Advantages of using promade volume lash fans:

  • Promade lash fans can help you save time during the appointment if they are prepared in advance.
  • A high client turnover rate means more bookings each day.
  • Due to sharp pointy bases, the lash wrapping technique can still be used, allowing for exceptional lash retention.
  • Clients love a fast service, they value their time and greatly appreciate a faster service as long as the quality is not compromised.
  • There's no need for lash volume training.
  • When compared to the classic set, the volume set provides a higher gross profit.

 

Disadvantages of using promade volume lash fans:

  • Less adjustable than a handmade lash fan.
  • The style is not as customizable for each client, for example there are no L curl pro made fans available at the moment, but this will change in the near future.
  • A tray of pro made fans is more expensive than a tray of volume lashes. This is due to the work and labour to develop the product.
  • Since the lash fans come loose in a package, there is some time required to place them on a sticky pad in order to make usage as comfortable as possible for the artist.

 

Promade Fans

 

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HOW TO CREATE LASH FANS?

PINCHING TECHNIQUE (one of the techniques you can use)

STEP #1: Begin by removing a lash off the strip (grab the lashes towards you) and firmly holding it between your thumb and forefinger (use your lash tweezers to maintain the grip if you need to).

Step #1: Pinching Technique

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STEP #2: Continue pinching the fan with your fingers while slowly wiggling the fan open with your tweezers.

Step #2 Pinching Technique

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STEP #3: Dip the fan in glue and stick it in place once you've got it the way you want it. When it's dry, put it into a container. Make sure that when you dip it for your clients lashes it's not going to be too heavy.

Step #3 Pinching Technique

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REMEMBER: 

  • If your lash fans don't have extra glue on it, it will NOT damage your clients lashes.
  • Make sure that it doesn't end up looking with a big blob glue at the end because that is not good if you put this on your clients lashes. You are going to make them prematurely break off. So when you make them make sure that you don't have bubbles of the glue, just a clean flat surface.

 

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USE A SPONGE TO PRACTICE PROMADE FANS

Using a sponge is a simple way to practice making fans. It's simple to see how well you've attached the lashes with a sponge, which helps you become more accurate. Although a sponge isn't a perfect substitute for a human eye, but it's still a better way to practice than using a real person.

Use a sponge to practice promade fans
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YOU CAN PRACTICE WITH A MANNEQUIN HEAD

It is even better if you have a practice mannequin head at home. Maintain good posture when placing the mannequin head on your lash bed. Then, just as you would if she were a real client, start making your volume fans and applying them to the mannequin's eyelids.

You can practice with a mannequin head

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HOW DO YOU STORE YOUR PROMADE FANS?

The best way to store your fans is to use an empty container. When they're dry you just simply place them in there. If you're making multiple lash fans make sure that you label them according to their curl, diameter or length.

In placing them, don't worry it's not going to hurt them if they overlap because you just simply pick it up and they're ready for you to use.

 

REMEMBER:

  • If you put too much glue, the base of the lash fan will be too thick and can be too heavy for the clients natural lash. 
  • Try to remember you will need to dip the fan again into the adhesive when it's time to apply the extension to the client's natural lashes.
  • Whenever you make them, don't use a lot of glue at all. You need to use only enough adhesive to hold the fan together .

 

Another way to store your fans is by using a double sided tape. Place the double sided tape on the lash tray (either do it in a row style or do a bit smaller across). Grab the one you made and place it inside. When you put on the tape it's not hard to take them off and it doesn't ruin the lash fans at all. Ideally you should be removing the pro made fans from the sticky tape the same way as you would with Pre-made fans, remove them by the base of the fan, upwards towards yourself .

The added benefit of storing promade fans is that you will not waste your precious lash supplies. A lot of lash artists simply throw out the fans they made while practicing. A much better way to save money is to keep them, store them, and use them on a client. As a beginner in fan making, your initial lash fans won’t necessarily be acceptable, but after a little practice they will be acceptable to use on clients, therefore there’s no reason to throw them out.

 

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Best premade lash fans: HOW TO CHOOSE?

As a lash artist, you need to know the different types of premade fans to achieve the desired look of your clients.

How to choose the best premade volume fans?

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Natural volume: 2D and 3D (short stem fans)

Hybrid: 3D to 5D (mixed of classic and volume to achieve natural look)

Mega volume: 10D and 15D (short stem fans)

Feathery volume: 5D (mixed length fans)

Fluffy volume: 4D, 5D and 6D (short stem fans)

Eyeliner volume: 3D and 5D (long-stem fans)

 

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    IS IT OKAY TO USE PREMADE FANS?

    The truth is that premade volume fans aren't always bad. You may save time and improve your volume lashing method by using premade lash fans. They are specifically heat-bonded fans, which allows you to better control the quantity of adhesive you use.

    Is it okay to use premade fans

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    HOW LONG DO PREMADE FANS LAST?

    Premade fans can last just as long as pro-made fans provided the application technique is correct. It is recommended to apply pre-made fans from the side or from the bottom of the natural lash, using the wrapping technique. The wrapping technique use to be very difficult with thick squares lash bases, but with sharp and pointy bases, this technique is indeed possible.

    In terms of long retention, this method is proven to be effective.

    How long do premade fans last?

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    WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PREMADE FANS?

    Advantages of using premade volume lash fans:

    • Premade lash fans help you save time when applying your lashes.
    • A high client turnover rate means more bookings each day.
    • Most pre-made fans are lined up on a sticky strip, making it easy to grab them and apply to clients natural lashes.
    • Clients love a fast service, they value their time and greatly appreciate a faster service as long as the quality is not compromised.
    • There's no need for lash volume training.
    • When compared to the classic set, the volume set provides a higher gross profit.

    Disadvantages of using premade volume lash fans:

    • Less adjustable than a handmade lash fan.
    • The style is not as customizable for each client, for example there are no L curl pre made fans available at the moment, but this will change in the near future.
    • A tray of premade fans is more expensive than a tray of promade (made by lash artist) lash fans.
    • Lash retention may be less than that of a handmade fan, but this is quite debatable, a lot depends on the skill of the lash artist and the quality of the pre-made fans used. The sharp base pre-made fans tend to have very good retention.

     

    HOW MANY LASH FANS YOU NEED FOR VOLUME LASHES?

    Because volume lashes have 2 to 10 lashes per fan, you should use lashes that are much smaller in diameter.

     

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    ARE SHORT STEM OR LONG STEM LASHES BETTER?

    SHORT STEM fans are commonly used to provide a natural and light appearance.

    LONG STEM fans are commonly used by lash artists to create a dense and dramatic effect.

    Are short stem or long stem lashes better?

     

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    CONCLUSION

    Pre-made fans were criticized in the past for having a square bulky lash base. This is the older generation of pre-made fans, and the lash retention suffered with these lash fans as a result of these bulky bases. The new generation of pre-made fans is actually very well made, and looks much more like pro- made fans, except these fans are made with a machine, and are typically heat bonded.

     

    In the end, as a lash artist, it's up to you to make these decisions. We strongly advise you to learn to make your own lash fans at your own pace and to improve your volume fan making skills. It's critical to remember that it's all about quality rather than quantity.

    Though your handmade fans can last longer for your clients than premade lash fans, it's clear that promade lash fans are better in the long run, even if it takes longer to master and make. These lash fans give you more control over the lashing process from start to finish, allowing you complete customization choices as an artist.

     

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    Leave a comment below and let us know what are your thoughts about premade fans and promade fans. What do you prefer to use on your dear clients? 

     

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