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Wednesday Wink - The 2 Reasons Why You Should Always Use Magnification, Even If You Have Perfect Vision

Wednesday Wink - The 2 Reasons Why You Should Always Use Magnification, Even If You Have Perfect Vision

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Posted by Maryann Matykowski on May 16, 2018

12 Comments

As a trainer for lash extensions, one of the main things I see new students struggle with is eye protection. When students sign up for classes, they know they are going to learn the art of lashing. Part of this art is being able to see very tiny lashes. Many clients have blonde or even white or gray lashes, and as they age, their lashes become shorter and thinner. These lashes are more difficult to see with just normal vision. It’s very challenging to see every single lash available for an extension without some sort of magnification. As a student moves through the practice exercises, I will introduce them to magnification. Most younger students will balk at using magnification. They have great vision, and think they have no reason to use magnification.

Why You Should Use Magnification

  1. As we get more precise with our applications we need to “see” every lash in order to get the most fullness with every set. These tiny lashes can make or break the clients satisfaction. If we do an incomplete set, our clients don’t get that fullness they are looking for and it leaves them asking for more every time. Questions like “ can you make them thicker?" are common. Almost every client I have ever lashed, wants their lashes thicker and sometimes longer.
  2. The health of our eyes is a major concern. If we are straining our eyes every day, how is that impacting the health of our eyes and our vision? Not to mention the fumes that using lash glue can have on our eyes as well. I always introduce my students to some type of eye protection with magnification. I purchase low strength readers for each student. I have a few incentives for them to try out. Our students need to see what they are missing and have a barrier between their eyes and the glue. So, if you aren’t using anything to protect your eyes, try out a low strength magnifier until you get used to them, and add more power as you get more proficient. Your eyes will thank you!

Maryann Matykowski

Maryann Matykowski

Maryann has an accomplished, 30+ year background in the beauty industry. As a cosmetologist she opened her first salon in ’83. She has specialized as an educator since 2006. Maryann knows what it takes to create successful salon businesses and is here to share her experience with you.


12 Responses

Esther Bolkin
Esther Bolkin

March 16, 2020

Hi Cat,

I’m getting back to you on behalf of Maryann. If 6X magnification looks good to you and you can see well then that’s fine. There is no “one size fits all” since everyone’s eye condition and needs are different. Go with what’s comfortable and helps you see the best.

Hope this was helpful!

Cat
Cat

February 12, 2020

Is there a specific magnification that works best? I bought 6x and it seems fine to me, but just wondering if that is too much for the eyes and if I should go lower.

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hello Lisa,

Glad Lash has a very nice sensitive glue. Just remember if your client is reactive, they may not be able to tolerate any lash glue. I always recommend doing a patch test before any application. We are looking out for our clients eye health and do not want to cause any allergic reactions.

Good luck!

Lisa
Lisa

May 18, 2018

Curious to know what kind of sensitive glue do you like for clients that have reactions to To the normal close

Esther Bolkin
Esther Bolkin

March 16, 2020

Hi Cat,

I’m getting back to you on behalf of Maryann. If 6X magnification looks good to you and you can see well then that’s fine. There is no “one size fits all” since everyone’s eye condition and needs are different. Go with what’s comfortable and helps you see the best.

Hope this was helpful!

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hello Lisa,

Glad Lash has a very nice sensitive glue. Just remember if your client is reactive, they may not be able to tolerate any lash glue. I always recommend doing a patch test before any application. We are looking out for our clients eye health and do not want to cause any allergic reactions.

Good luck!

Cat
Cat

February 12, 2020

Is there a specific magnification that works best? I bought 6x and it seems fine to me, but just wondering if that is too much for the eyes and if I should go lower.

Lisa
Lisa

May 18, 2018

Curious to know what kind of sensitive glue do you like for clients that have reactions to To the normal close

Esther Bolkin
Esther Bolkin

March 16, 2020

Hi Cat,

I’m getting back to you on behalf of Maryann. If 6X magnification looks good to you and you can see well then that’s fine. There is no “one size fits all” since everyone’s eye condition and needs are different. Go with what’s comfortable and helps you see the best.

Hope this was helpful!

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hello Lisa,

Glad Lash has a very nice sensitive glue. Just remember if your client is reactive, they may not be able to tolerate any lash glue. I always recommend doing a patch test before any application. We are looking out for our clients eye health and do not want to cause any allergic reactions.

Good luck!

Cat
Cat

February 12, 2020

Is there a specific magnification that works best? I bought 6x and it seems fine to me, but just wondering if that is too much for the eyes and if I should go lower.

Lisa
Lisa

May 18, 2018

Curious to know what kind of sensitive glue do you like for clients that have reactions to To the normal close

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