Next level lashes.
It’s what sets true lash pros apart from the cookie-cutter artists. When it comes to lashing, it’s the little things that can make a BIG difference in your sets. A lot of these tips and skills come with time and practice. However, any aspiring lash artist can take note of these tips that will help take your lashes to the next level. Here are a few concepts to consider during your next set.
Use Shorter Lengths
So many people think that longer lashes are the key to a successful set. The truth is, the curl is really the element that defines the look you are going for- not necessarily the length. In fact, heavy lash extensions can weigh down natural lashes causing them to break or have poor retention. Shorter lashes (especially in the corners) can help create an eye-opening look that your client will love!
Understand The 90 Degree Rule
The 90 degree rules simply means that each eyelash extension should be placed at a 90 degree angle. When you place the lash, focus on attaching the extension to the base of the natural lash. Remember that you don’t have to always ,follow the growth pattern of the natural lash because they tend to grow in different directions.
Always Cascade Down
No heavy corners!! Always cascade down in your sets to create a beautiful, eye-opening look that won’t weigh their lashes down. Never go longer than 2-3mm than the natural lash. Going too long can cause pre-mature breakage and twisting Don’t underestimate how shorter lengths can give them the “longer” look they desire without the damage.
Know Your Angles
Angles refer to lash placement and direction. As lash artists, we have to be mindful of our client’s eye shape when determining placement. For example, if a client has downward-facing eyes, it’s best to place lashes at a 90-degree angle. If we placed them at a 45-degree angle flaring outwards then the lashes could weigh down the eye and the lashes could hang down below the waterline.
If you are looking for more lash tips, join us in an upcoming Classic Lash Training or one-on-one mentoring session.