Ensuring your client has clean lashes is very important, as it will allow for better retention when the fill is complete. To begin, I use both contact solution and a lash primer to clean off any excess makeup, oil or dirt.
If a client has lots of mascara, you can use a foam cleanser to do a more thorough cleaning of the lashes.
When all debris and dirt is removed completely, you can expect better retention when the lash extensions are applied. Lash artists also need to consider which extensions need to be removed prior to the fill.
Generally, lash extensions which have grown out by 2 – 3mm should be removed prior to the fill. This is due to the extensions weight, and that if they are left on the natural lashes they will become too heavy. This may lead to premature shedding, and in the long term may cause natural lash damage.
During the application, lash artists now need to go through all the lashes to determine which extensions and lengths should be applied. This will be based on the desired look for the client, and the safe lengths/weights which can be used.
In this application I used pre-made fans, which save a lot of time for lash technicians as you won’t need to fan each set of extensions each time they are applied. Pre-made fans come in various thicknesses and dimensions, which are the number of extensions per fan.
Pre-made fans also help me a lot with cramping in my hands, which can become sore as a day of volume lashing goes on. Using pre-made fans for an entire set, or even intermixing them with standard volume extensions is a great way to save strain on my hands.
Pre-made extensions are available in the Shop