Exploring the World of Eyelash Extensions
As a seasoned professional in the field of eyelash extensions, you must feel like a fish in the water in the fascinating world of lash enhancements.
From the various types available to the intricacies of application and care, eyelash extensions offer a transformative beauty experience. But do you know every inch of the industry inside and out?
Types of Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions come in various types, each offering a unique look and feel. The most common material is PBT, which is famous for its cruelty-free practice, is made of lightweight material, and is highly affordable. There are several types of individual lashes.
The most common is classic ones. Another one is a split tip, mostly used for wispy sets. There is also a flat type, and these lashes are considered a new trend, as they are flat on the base, ensuring a better hold and firmer application.
Pre-made fans – another category of extensions, they are used when it comes to voluminous and dramatic lash sets.
Extensions also vary in color, curl, length, and diameter, and it’s a super wide room for creativity. You can mix and match the variation to create unique styles, and that’s what makes lash extensions so popular.
Step-by-step Guide to Applying Eyelash Extensions
Applying eyelash extensions is a meticulous process that requires precision and skill. The process typically involves the following steps:
It’s about understanding the client’s desired look and assessing their natural lashes.
This stage is about preparing the natural lashes by cleaning them thoroughly. Removing sebum, dust, and makeup traces. And adding primer if necessary.
Isolation is about separating each natural lash to ensure precise application.
At this stage, the extension to the natural lash is attached using a specialized adhesive.
You have to allow the adhesive to set and dry completely.
Applying Bonder is the final step in the lasing process. This will ensure that the client won’t experience shock curing and will enjoy the firm hold of extensions.
Choosing the Right Style
Customizing lash extensions to suit different eye shapes is essential for achieving a flattering look. Considerations include the length and curl of the extensions, as well as the overall design of the lash set, to complement the client’s natural eye shape.
Popular Styles and Trends in Eyelash Extensions
Trends in eyelash extensions range from natural and wispy looks to bold and voluminous styles. Classic sets, where one extension is applied to each natural lash, provide a subtle enhancement, while volume sets, involving the application of multiple thin lashes to each natural lash, create a fuller look.
Classic And Hybrid Eyelash Extensions: Which One Is Right For You?
To choose the right style of eyelashes, you have to understand the difference between classic and hybrid eyelashes. To decide which type of lashes suits your face, your beautician will assess the shape of your face. They will also consider your bone structure and the condition of your natural lashes.
After assessing all these factors, the technician will help you make the right choice between classic and hybrid eyelash extensions.
What Are Classic Eyelash Extensions?
Classic eyelash extensions come in a single layer. Once the application of the eyelash extension is done, you can ask the technician to click a photograph and share that with you. If you are happy with the outcome, you can go for a classic eyelash extension.
Classic eyelash extensions give you a more natural look, and you can use them while trying to create a glammed-up look in a subtle way.
What Are Hybrid Eyelash Extensions?
When you need a fuller volume for your eyelashes, you can always try hybrid eyelash extensions. To make hybrid eyelash extensions, the technicians add more extensions to the single layer of your natural lash. These extensions are known as volume lashes or fan lashes.
Hybrid eyelashes give your eyes a dramatic look. However, the application of hybrid eyelashes needs more expertise. So, if you are not a pro at it, you should always seek help from experts.
Choosing The Right Size Of Eyelash Extensions For You
Celebrity styles and looks inspire us all. However, this does not mean that we will all rush after the looks they create. For example, Kim Kardashian has the best eyelashes.
It’s okay to appreciate those. However, before you apply the same to your natural eyelashes, you have to understand whether they are good for you or not.
Ask any trained beautician or eyelash technician. They will tell you that wearing thicker or longer eyelashes will not be the right choice for you. If you are wearing thicker eyelashes for long hours regularly, you may actually end up ruining the lashes.
Medically, this condition is known as traction alopecia. Wearing heavy eyelash extensions regularly will put pressure on our natural eyelashes. Thus, we may trigger the fall of our natural eyelashes.
To get eyelashes of the right size and volume, you must consult a licensed lash specialist or technician. They will guide you through the process.
Choosing The Right Material For Your Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions are made of a wide range of materials. From human hair to silk, every material used in eyelash extensions has its pros and cons.
For example, silk eyelash extensions come in many varieties. You can get cheaper ones with slightly coarse finish, and these also lack flexibility.
On the other hand, there are premium eyelash extensions made of silk. These offer a plush finish, and they are easily applied to different types of natural lashes.
You will also get eyelash extensions made of synthetic mink. These are very flexible but will cost you more than most of the usual silk extensions.
Maintenance and Aftercare
So, how long do lash extensions last? Well, typically from 2 to six weeks, but it depends on a proper aftercare routine.
Proper maintenance and aftercare are crucial for extending the life of eyelash extensions. Clients should be educated on proper aftercare, avoiding oil-based products, refraining from rubbing their eyes, and gently cleansing their lashes daily. Eye curlers are also a no for lash lovers.
Sleeping on the back, on the other hand, is a must to prolong the life of extensions. All this, in short, forms the maintenance of extensions. It’s a lash tech’s duty to provide detailed instructions, and the client has the duty to follow them.
Mutual efforts are needed to achieve satisfying results. Additionally, regular fills every two to three weeks are recommended to maintain the fullness of the lash set. With all these things considered, you’ll find a perfect balance and gain many happy clients in no time.
Eyelash Extension Removal
Safe and Proper Removal Techniques
Eyelash extensions should be professionally removed to ensure the safety and health of the natural lashes. The process typically involves applying a specialized removal solution that dissolves the adhesive, allowing the extensions to slide off easily.
The Importance of Professional Removal
Attempting to remove lash extensions at home can result in damage to the natural lashes, including breakage and premature shedding. Professional removal ensures that the integrity of the natural lashes is preserved and prevents any potential harm.
Eyelash extensions offer a versatile and customizable way to enhance natural beauty. Whether seeking a subtle enhancement or a dramatic transformation, there’s a style for everyone.
Understanding the types of extensions, the application process and the importance of proper care and removal is key to enjoying the benefits of this popular beauty treatment.
As a professional in the industry, I encourage exploring the possibilities that eyelash extensions present, always prioritizing the health and safety of your natural lashes.