Just as every winning sports team has a game plan, every successful lash artist should have a lash map. A lash map is achieved through a methodical technique that can help you add texture and density to your client’s lashes. It is a tool you can use time and time again to help remember the length and location of your client’s desired lash look.
To start, it is important to remember that there are many different styles and techniques you can use to create a lash map. We recommend checking out specific techniques and tutorials from Lessons in Lashes and The Lash Bible to name a few. As a general rule of thumb, you should use your lash pad to create designated zones that will help you plan different lengths to achieve your overall desired look. For those current and aspiring lash artists around the Charlotte metro area, Lash Affair Lash Academy courses (Classic and Volume) review lash mapping techniques in our certification courses. Check out upcoming certification courses here
No two lash maps are the same as they will vary from client to client. Factors such as width between eyes, bone structure and eye shape are all important when it comes to creating a customized lash map. Additionally, you should understand your client’s lifestyle and expectations before creating (and applying) their lashes. From Classic lashes to Russian volume, there are many different looks you can create. For more information on how to customize your lash look, check out our blog post one size doesn’t fit all
Once you’ve achieved your client’s desired look, save their lash map and make fill-in appointments a breeze! Remember, lashes are an art and they require proper planning and perfected techniques. Take the time to create a customized lash map for each client so you’ve always got a game plan.