In today's Wink, I'd like to share a couple of tips to help you during eyelash extensions application.
L Tweezers Pointing Down
Have you tried using an L tweezer pointed down in your left hand?
With a curved or L shaped tweezer you’ll achieve precision beyond that which a straight angled tool can provide. Also, a slight pressure down onto the tape makes your isolation extra stable. Tape on its own may work well, while I love a gel pad too as the extra padding gives you more insurance against poking your client.
You will want to practice first so your brain can adjust before jumping in with this technique. Once you try isolation with an angled tool you may never you back!
To reveal layers of lashes, try taping up!
Using the low trauma tape, place a 2 inch strip onto the back of your sanitised hand, remove it, then repeat once more. Tear the tape long ways, set aside one strip on your sanitised station.
Now, think of the lash area in thirds, tape up one third at a time. Pictured is the middle third. Repeat the following steps for each section:
Hold the strip at each end, sticky side toward you.
Coming from underneath the lashes, try to catch just the very tips of the longest lashes onto tape pulling those lashes toward you.
Anchor the two ends of tape ONLY. Make sure anchor allows your client's eyes to remain closed. The brow bone and bridge of the nose a good landing spots.
Gently peel up anchor closest to nose bridge. Hold onto that side.
Very, very, very slowly pull tape off lashes toward the outside anchor. This helps the taped up lashes come free gently, one at a time. It also gives you a free hand to assist with a tool, if need be. If you prep your tape on your hand to reduce stickiness, as mentioned above, removal should be a breeze. (One strip can be used until anchors lose their effectiveness).
Use a lash wand to brush lashes back into place and asses what you’ve created.
Have you tried either of techniques before? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
A glad girl from the start, expert eyelash artist, Sarah Elaine Moore has been bringing Glad Lash eyelash extensions into the homes of her premier Hollywood clients for over thirteen years. Sarah attended the Make Up Designory in Burbank CA in 2002, studying Film & Television Makeup. She has also trained with the world-renowned Fletcher Pilates Company, where she spent six years exploring how beauty professionals can prevent injury and increase longevity in their careers. Sarah is currently Volume Lash Trainer at Glad Lash Academy. Her mission through her guest posts on the Glad Lash Blog is to make the best better, inspiring confidence and instilling value in eyelash artists and clients.