Eyelash Extensions done by a professional are typically applied individually. These tiny fibers are attached one-by-one that can create a natural, or dramatic look, enhancing one’s appearance. Lash extensions that were once reserved for weddings and proms, and removed at the end of the night, have now become part of everyday life. Detail, skill, and patience are required as you apply these extensions, as this will ensure client satisfaction. There are three different types of eyelash extensions to choose from; mink, silk, and synthetic. Mink lashes feel like your very own lashes as they are very fine, light, and soft and silky. Silk lashes are fine, soft, flexible, and a bit more porous. They are a great option if your own lashes are weak and fine. Synthetic lashes are the sturdiest and firmest of all these, and come in a variety of thickness and curls. If you’re looking for a more dramatic look, synthetic lashes are the way to go. However, they don’t have quite the staying power as the mink and silk.
Average Cost of Service: $200-$300
Average Length of Service: 2 hours
Tools You Will Need:
Gloves $8 Tweezers $5
Lash Extensions $40-$50
Eyelash Adhesive Remover $20
Adhesive holder $12
Disposable eyelash comb/brush $7
Large round or oval sponge $10
Eye gel pads(white) $12
Step by step process of applying eyelash extensions:
Begin by establishing what type of look and shape the client is after.
Put gloves on.
Pour a small amount of adhesive in an adhesive holder.
Remove any makeup or oil-based skin care products from the client’s lashes, and/or eyes. This will ensure that the lash extensions will bond correctly to the natural lashes.
Place a small white gel pad under each eye which will cover the bottom lash line. This keeps the lashes out of the way. During the application, client’s eyes will be kept closed. (This will avoid any adhesive from getting into their eyes)
Take the disposable eyelash comb/brush and comb through the upper lashes. This preps the lashes by separating and smoothing them for proper application.
Take a large round or oval sponge, and use this as your working station. Using a tweezers, separate and place your eyelash extensions on the sponge.
Holding an individual extension with the tweezers, coat the end of the extension that is to be applied near the natural lash line, with adhesive. Have adhesive remover handy in case you need to remove an extension, and discard. The lash extensions will resist the effects of water, tears, sweat, and sun once the bond is made.
Starting with the longer lash extensions, apply them to the outer corner of the eye. To ensure lashes adhere, lightly press them into the lash line. Continue applying individual extensions until you have a full lash line. (Tip: To make the lashes look more “natural”, use shorter lengths as you move towards the inner eye.)
Repeat steps 7-9 on the other eye.
Remove white gel pads from under eyes.
Depending on how well you maintain and take care of your lashes will determine how often you will need to schedule a fill or touch up. Generally, professionals recommend getting a fill every 2-3 weeks to keep your lashes looking beautiful and natural. Sleeping can wreak havoc on your lashes where normal cotton pillowcase can tug and flatten lashes. You may want to invest in a satin pillowcase as they are more soft and slippery.