Today I want to talk about two basic kinds of glue station for lashing.
Jade Stone Palette
The jade stone is great for keeping the glue cool and most importantly, it comes in a dome shape. This setup is highly recommended for beginners as it allows skills to be refined, ideal for perfecting glue distribution also for an artist working on volume eyelash skills. Even if you're using another set up, try switching back to the jade stone during self practice too zoom in on developing advanced skills.
Perfect for beginners and experts alike, the jade stone prevents rapid drying in the application process.
My personal favorite method, the glue ring, will save you time with minimal body twisting. It allows you to work with small drops and dispose of the ring after each client. If you are new to the glue ring, play with it during self practice first. Place a drop inside and notice how your hand and body mechanics affect the glue. This will free your mind up to focus on lashes during a service.
Nightmare of a Lash Confession
Let this be a lesson to you... Last week I ruined a $400 duvet cover during a house call. #partyfowl
I have used the ring since it hit the market and I've never spilled glue over the top edge. Honestly, it's near impossible when used properly. Where I went wrong was working on a day I should've been resting. My body was asking me to take a sick day and my motor skills were a bit off. With cold and flu season swirling around, it's important to practice self care. It's always important to practice self-care, no matter what. We all deserve it!
Hey, this happens to the best of us, wanting to make money moves instead of resting. As you know, being a lash artist requires impeccable coordination. Lesson learned.
Let me know in the comments below, what's your favorite type of glue station?
Until next time ;)
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.