I wanted to do a post about eyelash extensions. I have been doing them since November last year.
There's a lot of bad gossip about lash extensions and I wanted to put a stop to that.
I learnt with Marvel Lash. In a one day course. I do not believe one day is enough time to learn eyelash extensions and Marvel Lash are not a good company. However, I did learn the basic technique. There glue is like water, and after doing a few sets on my friends I found this out. They were falling off in a matter of hours! I contacted the person who taught me who said it was my fault! It wasn't.
I then decided to watch Youtube videos and i discovered I wasn't doing anything wrong which is what I thought anyway as I was doing what I was shown to do. I then looked at salongeek (forum for beauty) and saw terrible reviews for marvel lash. I found out that Marvel Lash miss important steps, like using a primer and a sealant! I then looked in to other brands and found that flirties have great reviews for there sealant and primer. I also went looking around for new glue. The next glue i tried was by LCN and I found it better than Marvel Lash however it looked terrible. It was so thick and gloopy and you would see it on the lash which your not meant to. it would take ages to dry and it clumped.
Thank god for my sister. My sisters friend has has eyelash extensions for years and and her specialist uses AH Frances glue. It's amazing. I went with the one for sensitive people as this will suit everyone and saves me by both glues and worrying I won't use them both up in the use by date time frame. It's so sticky, drys quick and doesn't clump. Finding the perfect glue is soooooo important, but just because this one works for me doesn't mean this will for you. Shop around and find different reviews and read up on what people like to use.
I use Flirties primer and sealant and i was spectacle about using a sealant a lot of people don't and some people think they are a waste of money but i completely disagree. I have noticed that it makes the lashes stay on much longer and stops them from twisting so quickly. When you use long lashes they can twist when they start to grow out. When you stick on a faux lash you want it as close to the root of the lash as possible without touching the skin. When a lash grows out the faux lash moves with it therefore, it is not close to the root anymore this means that now the faux lash is too heavy for the natural lash so they can droop or twist. I have noticed that a sealant gives them that extra strength and holds them upright longer. The primer is a conditioner for the natural lash. It protects the natural lash also which is important as your natural lashes are not used to having the glue on them or the extra weight so you need to look after them.
Then give aftercare:
- Stay away from hot water and steam for 12-24 hours.
- Use oil free make-up removers and products around the eye.
- Don't pull or pick your lashes.
- You can comb them with a disposable mascara want or brow comb gently.
- Don't use mascara.
- Come back for infills 2-3 weeks.
- Don't use lash curlers.
- Don't rub/scrub your eyes.
I now want to talk about lashes. I let my client pick there own lashes/look.
There are different curls J, B, C, D.
I only use C or J. C Curls are very curled and dramatic. J Curls are a gradual curl and are more natural looking.
I then have different thicknesses. The ones I use range from 0.10(thinnest), 0.15, 0.20, 0.25(thickest).
I usually use a combination unless someone just wants the one thickness all over.
I then use different lengths. I buy mixed tray lashes that start at about 7mm and go up to 14mm. I then buy a tray of just 15mm as i tend to have more clients for the dramatic look. i use different lengths on every client. I only use 15mm on people with long natural lashes as if the client has short lashes they cannot support a very long lash.
You can also get W and Y lashes these are great for a person with very sparse lashes or who want as many as they can get.
I use faux mink or silk as i am against animal testing and animal cruelty. Silk i find to be a bit thicker and harder, most people prefer faux mink.
Any questions let me know.