How To Correctly Attach Lash Extensions

Every eyelash esthetician wants to achieve the perfect combination of natural lashes and extensions. However, even the best consultation and the most perfect design can lead to premature eyelash loss. This headache-inducing side effect can leave any eyelash esthetician frustrated and confused.

If you’re struggling to keep your client’s eyelash extensions in place, you’re not alone. To give you peace of mind, our experts have summarized the key tips for lash application and placement for our clients.

Read on to learn how to improve your lash application rates and keep your clients happy with every application.

Attach lashes 0.5mm away from the skin along the lash line

Eyelash extensions must be placed along the natural lashes, 0.5 mm from the skin along the lash line. If the extensions are not placed correctly at the required distance, this can lead to two problems:

If the extensions are placed too close to the skin, the glue can actually penetrate the skin and cause pain, and the lashes can be rubbed every time the client opens and closes their eyes. This can be very uncomfortable and may even lead to swelling, redness and puffiness of the eyes.

Secondly, if the lashes are applied too long along the natural lashes, they can leave a noticeable gap. Once this happens, dirt can hide under the eyelash curler. As a result, the lashes may fall out prematurely. You may even curl your new lashes on your lash brush and pull it off.

Make sure the base of the extension is fully attached

Whichever curl, length and direction you use, it’s important to make sure that the root of the lash extender fits perfectly with your natural lashes, at least 2 millimeters.

If you’re not careful, you’ll put it at the wrong angle and the roots of your natural lashes will buckle. As a result, dirt will hide under the curler. As a result, your lashes may fall out prematurely. You may even catch your new lashes with a mascara brush and pull them off.

Some natural lashes bend or grow sideways. You may be tempted to coat each lash with mascara, but it’s better to skip it for better hold! Bent lashes don’t provide enough of a bonding surface and are likely to fall out prematurely.

The 90-degree rule

The 90-degree rule simply means that each lash should be applied at a 90-degree angle. Make sure the lashes are applied at a 90-degree angle to the eyelid, not in the direction of the natural lash or your body position towards the client.

Some designs (such as cat eyes) require lashes to be applied wider than a 90-degree angle. However, even in this case, the angle should be 90 degrees from the inner corner of the eye to the center of the eye. (The lashes at the outer corner of the eye can be lengthened a bit to create a winged effect).

If the lashes at the inner corner of the eye are extended at an angle greater than 90 degrees, it will not only look unattractive, but will also cause discomfort to the client.

Can I attach a lash extension from the side? 

There is no specific direction from which eyelash extensions must be applied. Extensions from the side and bottom are fine. Just make sure that the roots of the extensions are parallel to your natural lashes and that there is enough bonding surface.

🌟Top attachment:
The most common and popular method. Especially suitable for natural lashes straight down.

🌟Side attachment:
The advantage of the side application method is that it gives fuller lashes. This method is especially good for clients who do not have natural-looking lashes. However, do not choose this method if your client has naturally curled lashes. When natural lashes are curled, it is difficult to get enough adhesive surface from the side.

🌟Bottom attachment:
This is the second most popular method of application after top application. This method is especially effective for customers with naturally upturned and curled lashes.

🔔Extra tip:
If the client’s natural lashes are light blonde, then dark extensions may leave the roots of the light colored lashes exposed, which won’t look good (especially when they grow out!).

Use the top attachment method on the top layers of the natural lashes and use the bottom attachment method on the lower layer. This will cover the lashes from all angles!

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