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Wednesday Wink - Get Creative With Your Taping Techniques

Wednesday Wink - Get Creative With Your Taping Techniques

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Posted by Maryann Matykowski on May 09, 2018

15 Comments

Do you get creative with your taping? While we all have been through lash training that taught us how to properly protect the lower lashes, each of us have been exposed to different educators who have their own process that works for them. Some trainers use gel pads, others use tape, and some use a combination of both. The shape of each eye you come across will determine what process will work best for that particular client. Personally, I prefer a combination of mini gel pads and tape.

Lash Taping Techniques

There are many different types of tape and techniques that make it easier for us to create a perfect lash application. I have even seen some lash artists use gel pads as tape. They will cut the pads into small strips and use the pads for taping back lashes. This makes it easier to get those baby lashes that like to hide from us, and to make the inner and outer corners of the eyelids more accessible. The gel pad technique is nice because it releases much more easily than tape, and we even have a post sharing our "secret sauce" technique for applying gel pads during a lash service. But tape seems to be the most commonly used product in every lash application.

Lash Taping Products

I keep a combination of various tape products in my lash room. For my more sensitive clients I will use the blue sensitive tape and for those who have strong lower lashes I will use a gel pad and tape to keep those lower lashes secure. Here is a sample of the tape that I keep in my lash kit:
  • Blue Sensitive Tape - This 3M Nexcare Sensitive Skin Low Trauma Tape is latex free and hypoallergenic, perfect for clients with fragile or sensitive skin.
  • Microfoam Tape - This 3M tape is not only hypoallergenic, but also offers an all-direction stretch and is water resistant for maximum comfort.
  • Paper Tape - Dynarex surgical paper tape provides great skin adhesion with minimal irritation, and it tears easily for convenient use.
  • Double-Sided Tape - A must have for every lash artist, this double-sided tape is ideal for taping lashes to the back of your hand for quick application.
What is your go to tape? Let us know!

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.


15 Responses

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hi Amalia,

That would be very helpful wouldn’t it! As all of us who lash, we want to get every lash possible. A black background would make it much easier to see. I’m not aware of any black tape appropriate for lash application as of yet. Let’s see if anyone gets that creative.

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hi Claudia,

Feel free to visit our website and under the “Training” tab it will provide you with more details on our trainings.
We are located in Northridge, CA which is where our trainings will take place but, we do have trainers located in multiple states which can be found under the “Artist Directory” tab all the way at the bottom of our site. You would input your information and the system will populate all of our trainers near your area. Feel free to give us a call at (888)688-9621 or email Support@gladgirl.com if you have any other questions.

Good luck!

Denise Floreence
Denise Floreence

May 17, 2018

Very interested in learning techniques, tricks of the trade, as they say!! Improve my work!!

Amalia
Amalia

May 17, 2018

I have always wondered if there is a black tape that exists for clients with transparent or very blonde lashes. It would certainly help because it would provide a contrast.

Claudia Caprara
Claudia Caprara

May 15, 2018

I would love to get certified please
Claudia 561-667-0161

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hi Amalia,

That would be very helpful wouldn’t it! As all of us who lash, we want to get every lash possible. A black background would make it much easier to see. I’m not aware of any black tape appropriate for lash application as of yet. Let’s see if anyone gets that creative.

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hi Claudia,

Feel free to visit our website and under the “Training” tab it will provide you with more details on our trainings.
We are located in Northridge, CA which is where our trainings will take place but, we do have trainers located in multiple states which can be found under the “Artist Directory” tab all the way at the bottom of our site. You would input your information and the system will populate all of our trainers near your area. Feel free to give us a call at (888)688-9621 or email Support@gladgirl.com if you have any other questions.

Good luck!

Amalia
Amalia

May 17, 2018

I have always wondered if there is a black tape that exists for clients with transparent or very blonde lashes. It would certainly help because it would provide a contrast.

Denise Floreence
Denise Floreence

May 17, 2018

Very interested in learning techniques, tricks of the trade, as they say!! Improve my work!!

Claudia Caprara
Claudia Caprara

May 15, 2018

I would love to get certified please
Claudia 561-667-0161

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hi Amalia,

That would be very helpful wouldn’t it! As all of us who lash, we want to get every lash possible. A black background would make it much easier to see. I’m not aware of any black tape appropriate for lash application as of yet. Let’s see if anyone gets that creative.

Glad Lash
Glad Lash

May 24, 2018

Hi Claudia,

Feel free to visit our website and under the “Training” tab it will provide you with more details on our trainings.
We are located in Northridge, CA which is where our trainings will take place but, we do have trainers located in multiple states which can be found under the “Artist Directory” tab all the way at the bottom of our site. You would input your information and the system will populate all of our trainers near your area. Feel free to give us a call at (888)688-9621 or email Support@gladgirl.com if you have any other questions.

Good luck!

Denise Floreence
Denise Floreence

May 17, 2018

Very interested in learning techniques, tricks of the trade, as they say!! Improve my work!!

Amalia
Amalia

May 17, 2018

I have always wondered if there is a black tape that exists for clients with transparent or very blonde lashes. It would certainly help because it would provide a contrast.

Claudia Caprara
Claudia Caprara

May 15, 2018

I would love to get certified please
Claudia 561-667-0161

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