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Wednesday Wink - What Does It Take to Create Healthy and Natural Looking Lashes?


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Posted by Sarah Moore on April 18, 2017

While pondering what to write this Wink, I received a phone call from an eye doctor. In her voicemail, she said she was requesting a return call regarding lashes I had applied to a new client threes days prior. For a moment, I was a little scared something had gone wrong for my eyelash extension newbie. To my delight, the physician was calling to notify me that she was impressed with my work. She said it was the most natural looking, but most importantly that it was the safest and healthiest for the eyes she had encountered. She went on to tell me that in her career she sees A LOT of bad eyelash extensions, and continued to brief me on the dangerous circumstances she sees walk through her office door. I wasn't expecting a new client, but she is now booked in for her very first set of "va-va-vooming". When creating healthy and natural looking lashes, for the happiest eyes and clients, there are two things we need to consider:

1. The Gift of Discernment

There are few beauty careers where it really is up to the artist to say ‘when’. And, lash extensions is thankfully one of those. Isn’t the whole point of lash extensions to have a mascara-free life, and the 'maybe she's born with it' factor? We have the power to create instant glamour - that stays in the safe zone. Going overboard may look good for a few days, but it can run too many risks for the client later on.

2. Mix Volume and Classic

Almost all of the lashes I do are a combination of both classic lashes and volumes fans. Do you have this service on your menu? Generally, I build a structure with the classic lashes for 20 minutes, and then fill in with volume vans for around 40 minutes. For tips on faster volume sets, and why I love volume fansso much, check out these articles I wrote. :) If you would like to journey deeper into this topic with me, you can view dates for volume lash training here. I am curious what you are up to out there, and would love to hear from, and chat with my eyelash community. Are you mixing your volume and classic lashes too? Blessings, Sarah xo

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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