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Wednesday Wink - The Secret Sauce for Quality Extensions

Wednesday Wink - The Secret Sauce for Quality Extensions

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Posted by Sarah Moore on February 28, 2018

There is no "right" way to complete the many components that form an eyelash extension service. However, there is a "right" result that will keep your clients happy! The following prep method that I am going to share is not exclusive to me, it is the tried and true process that I was taught. I was inspired to share this "secret sauce" process after seeing so many lash artists come into my classroom with bad habits. The major bad habit? Artists taping lashes down before using the gel pads OR using the the gel pads to anchor the lashes. When you kick these bad habits and work on becoming a master of taping and prep, you are able to protect the delicate skin around the eyes and ensure a painless exit when the tape is removed. Your clients will happily not feel a thing!

The Process

  1. Place the gel pads UNDERNEATH the bottom lashes of each eye. ¾ centimeter of skin and all the bottom lashes should still be showing.
  2. Select a two inch strip of tape, then tear it longways.
  3. Use the first piece, at a diagonal, to anchor the lashes from the outer corner to the center. If a client has natural lashes that intersect on the outside edge, increase the diagonal.
  4. Place the second piece from the base of the nose bridge, through the center mark, anchoring the remaining lashes.
  5. Sometimes a third, ½ tape strip is needed for escaping lashes, or natural cat eyes.
  6. Repeat this process on the second eye, then have client close eyes. The outer corner lashes may now be pressing up- it’s okay.
  7. Peel up the gel patch outer edge, keep it taught, move it down to accommodate the natural lash pattern- or maybe up depending on the eye shape, and place the patch.
This simple process will create a safe, custom fit for every eye shape, every time. Stay tuned for more taping quick tips!

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

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.


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