Prepare the Workstation:
- Ensure your workstation is clean, organized, and well-lit.
- Gather all the necessary tools: lash extensions, adhesive, tweezers, lash pads, and any other supplies you may need.
Consultation and Design:
- Have a consultation with the client to understand their desired lash look and any specific requirements or concerns.
- Assess the client's natural lashes to determine the appropriate length, curl, and thickness of lash extensions.
- Based on the client's preferences and your professional judgment, design a lash style and mapping plan.
Prepare the Client:
- Cleanse the client's natural lashes with a mild, oil-free cleanser to remove any traces of makeup, oils, or debris.
- Place under-eye pads or tape to protect the lower lashes and ensure a comfortable application process.
Isolate the Natural Lashes:
- Using a fine-pointed tweezer, isolate a single natural lash.
- Gently hold the isolated lash at the base, away from the other lashes.
Pick Up a Lash Extension:
- With a different tweezer, pick up a lash extension from the tray, ensuring it is properly separated from other lashes.
- Dip the base of the lash extension into a small drop of lash adhesive, ensuring a thin, even coating.
Bond the Extension to the Natural Lash:
- Position the lash extension on top of the isolated natural lash, approximately 1-2 mm away from the eyelid.
- Gently press the extension onto the natural lash, close to the base, allowing the adhesive to bond them together.
Repeat the Process:
- Continue isolating individual natural lashes and applying lash extensions, following the lash mapping plan and design you established earlier.
- Ensure each extension is securely bonded and evenly spaced for a natural and uniform appearance.
- Once all desired lashes have been applied, gently brush through the extensions using a clean mascara wand to ensure they are properly separated and aligned.
- Check for any loose or misplaced extensions and make necessary adjustments.
- Provide aftercare instructions to the client, including proper maintenance and cleansing techniques.
Remember, lash extension application requires practice and patience to achieve optimal results. It's essential to stay updated with industry best practices and regularly refine your technique to provide the best possible service to your clients.