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December 24, 2020

Eyelash Extensions- Everything You Need To Know To Become a Certified Lash Technician

 

Eyelash Extensions- Everything You Need To Know To Become a Certified Lash Technician By Barbies Beauty Bits

Long, luscious eyelashes for days? Does that sound exciting to you? Well, guess what…they are! And did you know you can make a career out of it? By becoming a certified lash technician. If you are a stylist, currently in cosmetology school, or an aesthetic student and want to become marketable in your niche, why not consider specializing in semi-permanent eyelash extensions?
 
Eyelash extensions are becoming more popular than mascara and are among the most sought-after cosmetic treatments available on the market. The procedure is quickly learned, allowing trained beauty professionals to expand their clientele by offering this service.

Now there are tons of juicy details on eyelash extensions, and we will go over them extensively, but before we do that, you need to find out if this beauty technique is something you want to offer and become trained in.

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Before You Begin - Who Can Apply Eyelash Extensions
The first and most important thing to know that eyelash extensions are only designed for professional use. As a lash technician, you want to become credible and reputable to grow your business, so it is essential to become trained and certified. Before registering for training, you need to check with your own state regarding eyelash extensions, as each state is different.

5 Traits Needed To Be A Successful Lash Technician
As with any occupation, you need to make sure it is for you. While offering eyelash extensions at your place of business may seem like the step to take to become more successful, just because you are trained in the field doesn't mean you will be good at it. There is no debating that there is an art to the trade, and having certain traits will help you along the way.

  1. Patience: The process to apply lashes can take a few hours, depending on the type of look the client desires.
  2. Steady Hands: With up to 60 lashes per eye. Every lash needs to be perfect.
  3. Attention To Detail: There is no room for errors; you want a good reputation, not sloppy job Sally.
  4. Incredible Eye Sight: Not everyone is lucky to have 20/20 vision. If you have to wear glasses, make sure you can work and see the tiny details.
  5. Dexterous Fingers

How To Become A Successful Lash Technician By Barbies Beauty BitsEverything You Need To Know About Eyelash Extensions
Ton's of women, even some men, are longing for gorgeous, fluttery, long, lush  lashes. But the hassle of having to apply falsies all the time can be time-consuming. And this is where eyelash extensions come in—a more permanent shortcut to amazing long, full lashes.

Unlike strip false eyelashes, where the lashes are applied to the skin and removed after each use. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent and are attached to the lashes, so they grow and shed naturally with your lashes. Additionally, lash extensions can be customized to fit the eye shape or the length your client lusts after.

What Are The Eyelash Extensions Made From
Eyelash extensions come in various materials. While some argue that eyelash extensions created from natural hair (like mink hair) are of higher quality, that is not true. Thankfully there are lashes made from synthetic materials and silk lashes (made from silk protein), and faux-mink lashes (human-made fibers)- all of which are glamourous, durable, and lighter. At Noble Lashes, they are completely against animal cruelty, which is why they offer silk eyelashes made from silk proteins. Their lashes are lightweight, soft, flexible, and naturally curled- minus the evil animal cruelty!

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What Other Supplies Do You Need In Your Eyelash Arsenal To Create Beautiful Eyelash Extensions
As with most cosmetic produces, you need some prep gear in your eyelash arsenal. Below are just s few of the Eyelash Extension Supplies you will need to create beautiful eyelash extensions.

Oil-Free Cleansers: Even before the treatment begins, it is imperative that you remove the client's makeup and gently cleanse the eyelashes.  Just as you would wash a client's hair, you need to clean the natural lashes thoroughly.

Noble Lashes provides various professional eyelash cleaners in both liquid and foam form, designed for professional use in beauty salons. The cleansers are often infused with different natural extracts that further act as a gentle conditioner and give the eyelashes a healthy look.

Primers: These are frequently used during eyelash extension treatments, as they improve the effects and allow them to hold on longer. They allow better bonding with eyelash adhesive - another crucial component of eyelash extension treatment.

Eyelash Glue: For a seamless connection, you need to adhere those bad boys with the natural eyelashes. Depending on your client’s eye and skin sensitivity, you need to choose a proper glue type. Most of the available glues are quick-settling, taking only a second to create a strong bond. However, some stronger strength glues can sometimes cause an allergic reaction, especially in sensitive clients. In such cases, we highly recommend using a hypoallergenic eyelash adhesive.

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Classic, Hybrid, And Volume Eyelash Extensions- What Is The Difference
What Are The Different Volume Of Eyelash Extensions
One of the significant aspects of eyelash extensions is their wide variety of types and styles. Depending on the kind of lash look a client is seeking, there is a lash out there.

Classic Eye Lash
The most basic division of eyelash extensions is between 1:1 eyelash extensions and volume extensions. Using the 1:1 application method, a single extension is used per every single natural eyelash. While such a technique can already provide glamorous results, you will often encounter clients who want a more visible effect. In such cases, volume methods of application are a perfect choice.

Volume Eye Lash Extensions
The most common types of volume eyelashes are 2D, 3D, and 4D, also called 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1. Very often, lash technicians advertise volume extensions under the name Hollywood Effect. Using these methods, adding more than just one extension to a client’s eyelashes - sometimes even as many as ten!

Bonus tip: When using volume eyelashes, the lash technician must be meticulous and thoroughly check the client’s natural eyelashes condition. While most volume extensions have reduced weight and feature ergonomic placement that evenly distributes the gravitational pull affecting the eyelashes, caution should always be applied NOT to damage the current lashes.

Hybrid Lashes:

Hybrid lashes are a 70-30 mixture of both classic lashes and volume lashes. Hybrid eyelash extensions give your clients the best of both worlds.
 

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Customize Your Eyelash Extensions With Curl, Diameter, And Length
There's more? Of course, one size does not fit all. It is essential to understand the lash extensions' length, weight, thickness, and curl and how you would apply each, which will allow you to step up your game better to customize a look to each client's specific needs.

Thickness: When deciding the thickness (diameter), you should not only consider the design aspect but, more importantly, the condition of your client's natural lashes. The most common thickness of eyelash extension ranges between 0.03mm and 0.30mm, but you might also encounter higher diameter extensions.

Curl: When it comes to the extensions' shape, there is a wide variety of curls available. There are more than what we listed below, but this will give you an understanding of the different lash curl you can create. (or look at the photo above)

  • I curl- More straight forward, great for men who want to enhance the thickness, but without curl.
  • J curl- Are natural looking but best suited for clients whose natural lashes point straight up or forward
  • B curl- Offers a soft curl, a natural-looking effect - perfect for women looking for a noticeable yet believable enhancement. 
  • C curl is the most popular curl, it is glamorous and provide a lift to the eyes. 
  • D curl can be more fitting for those more daring, as they provide a more dramatic curve.

If your client is looking for something that offers extreme lift, you can also use the U curl to further accent the eyelashes.

The Length: Eyelash extensions come in a variety of lengths from 5mm-20mm. But not all lengths are for everyone. Most likely clients are going to tell you they want long lashes. But you need to be able to explain to the client that the condition of their lashes will determine the length of the eyelash extension.  If the extensions are much longer than their regular lashes, it could cause premature fallout and shedding. Setting the correct expectation is vital to be a successful eyelash technician.

So there you have it! Everything you need to know to become a certified lash technician... Finish your training, certification and internship and you are on your way to applying eyelash extensions like a pro!

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13 comments

  1. I use mascara but it is nothing like going to a certified lash specialist like you describe. This was very informative so I will seek out a real specialist

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  2. I am so glad that I was born with super long, natural lashes!

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  3. I know lots of people who have these. I don't think I'd ever get them, but they look good on others!

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  4. I would love to do something to make my eyelashes stand out more. They seem to be getting smaller and thinner as I get older.

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  5. This post is really informative, I love getting my lashes done.

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  6. This is something relate of what I've done this year. I decided to learn how to lash lift, I was planning to get a training on eyelashes extension but COVID happened. Glad you shared your experience.

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  7. I have short eyelashes and I don't wear mascara. I'd love to try this. -LYNNDEE

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  8. Fascinating read. Thank you, I've noticed the trend for eyelash extensions but didn't know much about it. I'm more of a mascara kind-of-girl. Cheers.

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  9. I've never really thought about doing this. I think it would be kinda neat though. Would never really have to worry about eyelashes again.

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  10. Very interesting article. I've never had eyelash extensions, just temp ones for a wedding that were removed that night. My sister loves this sort of stuff though.

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  11. So many useful info. So interesting, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Thanks for this useful post. I didn't know anything about the eyelash extenstions. Now I learned a lot.

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  13. It's been ages since I went to salon. Oh yeah, this year was remarkably different from other years. We used to party a lot during holidays and all glam up. I always want to experience eyelash extension but haven't tried yet.

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