Wednesday Wink is back, Lash Lovers! And, I'm so excited to be a part of it as your new GladGirl Product Expert!
My name is Janelle and I’m here to bring you the tips and tricks I’ve learned over my years as a licensed cosmetologist and lash artist. While lashing, I’ve found an incredible passion for mentoring up and coming artists, as well as continuing my education by soaking up every little bit of knowledge other lash techs are willing to share. I truly believe that we can only continue to grow by learning, and I hope my posts here on the GladGirl Blog bring you answers to some of your burning lash questions (and hopefully a few laughs along the way too).
The world of lash extensions can be confusing enough, but the choices around what holds your glue doesn't have to be. Today, I’ll be explaining your three options; ring, cup or stone, and why each one might be best for you.
The most universally known tool for containing your glue while lashing is the finger bling to end all bling; the Glue Ring! Glue rings are a great option for most lash artists, because of the diversity they offer. Creating a killer classic cat eye, voluminous mega volume set, or something in the middle...?
Rings have you covered with options ranging from a simple cup, dual cups for using multiple products at once (look at you, you multitasking queen), or the ring in the image at the top of this post, which was beautifully created for volumes. Featuring a dual cup, it allows you to add a second drop of glue to the opposite side, saving you time and product by not having to throw your ring out mid session! The grooves along the top edge of the volume glue ring help thin your fan base out when you swipe through it, as well as remove any excess glue on the lash.
Rings can also be a fantastic option for lash artists just starting out, as they help streamline your process by keeping all of your lash essentials literally at your fingertips. So try out some glue bling, it’s better than diamonds.
Next up on our glue containment journey, the glue cup! These multifunctional disposable cups are the perfect tool to have in your lashing kit if you prefer to switch up your lashing palettes and don’t want to worry about dealing with the dreaded glue cleanup at the end of the day. Adhesive cups are also extremely customizable as they can be used with GladGirl® LashStation, Crystal Lash & Glue Tile or Lash Applicator Headband. You could also reach for my personal fav, the Volume Fan Cups, which help perfect your fans using grooves specifically designed to thin out those lash bases when you swipe through them, and who doesn’t want help in that department? (...Crickets)
A selection of glue containment options from GladGirl, let's find the right one for you!
Don’t fret yet Lash Lover, we have one more tool if you’re not yet sold on the previous options. Stone or crystal palettes are the go-to if you prefer to have your adhesive on the side of your client, rather than right next to their eyes. This is the perfect solution for any clients that may be a bit more sensitive to adhesive fumes. You’ll also want this tool in your kit if you happen to struggle with temperature fluctuations in your studio. Our Jade Stones and Crystal Glue Palette are specifically designed to stay cold to the touch, which helps prevent glue from rapid drying.
Want to bypass the messy glue clean up at the end of each set? Couple your stone or crystal with palette paper, which not only lets the jade stone do its work by keeping the adhesive temperatures down, but also saves on time as you can simply toss the paper in the trash at the end of your appointment! And the best part? If a little glue clean up doesn’t damper your day, these palettes are reusable, meaning you're creating killer lash sets that have your clients singing, and saving the environment while you’re at it; all in a day's work.
So there you have it my lash connoisseurs, three options for keeping your glue close by during a big lashing day. Do you prefer one option over another, or do you switch up your tools from day to day? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave us a comment below. If you like what you see here, you can view all stones and pallets by GladGirl here.
Until next time,
After graduating with her cosmetology license and working in the hair industry, Janelle Greenstreet was introduced to the wonderful world of lash extensions and never looked back. Janelle lives in Colorado, with her husband and one year old son, has owned an eyelash extension salon and specializes in Classic and Hybrid lash sets. She loves to mentor up and coming artists, and also prioritizes her own continued education.