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4 Mistakes to Avoid as a Lash Artist

4 Mistakes to Avoid as a Lash Artist

20 Mar 2024
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Embarking on the journey of becoming a lash artist involves precision, skill, and an eye for detail. However, even the most talented lash technicians encounter pitfalls during the multi-step process of eyelash extension application. To ensure impeccable results and satisfied clients, steering clear of common blunders is of importance. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of mistakes to avoid to help refine your techniques and significantly improve your work.

Not placing eye patches correctly 

Not Placing Eyepatches Correctly

Improperly positioned eye patches cause discomfort and can disrupt the inner corner lashes, creating a messy appearance. Neglecting this fundamental step when applying eyelash extensions can lead to a host of issues, from discomfort for the client to the risk of chemical burns or bruising around the eyes. To mitigate this mistake, ensure the eyepatches cover the lower lashes entirely, safeguarding them from adhesive and preventing potential irritation. Precision is key; take the time to position the patches securely, enhancing both safety and the overall lash application process.

Using too much or too little glue

If you’ve noticed that your client’s eyelash extensions are not lasting as they should, the culprit might be the amount of eyelash glue used during application. To prevent using too little glue, avoid swiping the lash glue, which leaves a dry film on the extension before proper adherence. Conversely, using an excessive amount of glue can result in clumping, discomfort for the client, or premature lash shedding. Ensure the right amount by dipping the extension midway into the glue dot and gently sliding it out. Aim for a thin coating covering 2mm from the base of the eyelash extension. This can provide the ideal quantity, guaranteeing longevity and a comfortable experience for your clients.

Taking too much time to isolate lashes 

Taking too much time to isolate lashes

Do you notice yourself spending a considerable amount of time searching for that perfect lash? While aiming for flawless lashes is natural, spending an excessive amount of time isolating lashes can hamper efficiency, leading to longer appointment times and potential client discomfort. 

If you’re having trouble isolating lashes horizontally, starting vertically might be useful. And when a short natural lash disrupts your isolation flow, consider the “guide lash” technique. Apply a 0.07mm thin extension to the small natural lash to make it more manageable and visible, simplifying the isolation process. With practice and experience, you’ll streamline isolation, allowing for faster yet precise applications.

Getting too near or being too far from the eyelids 

Achieving the right distance from your client’s eyelid during lash extension application is a challenging task that demands ample experience and practice for precision. If the extension sits too close to the lid, discomfort or even pain can ensue for your client due to skin irritation from the lash and glue. Conversely, placing the extension too far from the lid isn’t as severe as being too close, yet it results in quicker outgrowth, added weight on the natural lash root, and a disorderly appearance that might cause twisting of the extensions. 

Learn more: 4 Misconceptions About Lash Extensions 

Becoming a skilled lash artist in Singapore requires more than just mastering the fundamental techniques. Keep in mind to avoid these common pitfalls, and you’ll be well on your way to creating flawless, long-lasting eyelash extensions that your clients are sure to love.

Ready to take your lash artistry to the next level? Lebellbrow Studio’s eyelash extension courses offer a gateway to mastering expert tips and techniques for perfecting your lash extension application. Contact us today to find out more!

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