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 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.