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Applying eyelash extensions can be a daunting task

Applying eyelash extensions can be a daunting task for those who are new to the beauty industry. But with the right tools and techniques, it can be a great addition to your skill set. In this article, we will guide you on how to apply eyelash extensions step by step.

Know your eyelash extensions

Before you start the application process, it's important to know the different types of eyelash extensions available in the market. There are three main types of eyelash extensions: synthetic, mink, and silk. Synthetic lashes are the most affordable and durable, while mink lashes are soft and lightweight, giving a natural look. Silk lashes are thicker and more luxurious, making them perfect for special occasions.

Prepare your tools and materials

To apply eyelash extensions, you will need some tools and materials, including:

  • Eyelash extensions (choose the type that suits your client's needs)

  • Adhesive glue

  • Tweezers (straight and curved)

  • Lash primer

  • Lash tape or gel pads

  • Scissors

  • Microfiber brush

  • Cotton swabs

  • Lash comb

Make sure that your workspace is clean and tidy, and that you have all the necessary tools and materials before starting the process.

Cleanse the lashes

Before applying the eyelash extensions, it's essential to cleanse the client's lashes thoroughly. This will help remove any makeup residue or oils that can interfere with the bonding process. Use a gentle lash cleanser to clean the lashes, and dry them with a lint-free pad or a microfiber brush.

Prepare the client

Ask the client to lie down and close their eyes. Place a lash tape or gel pad under their eyes to protect their skin and ensure that their bottom lashes are not stuck to the top lashes during the application process.

Choose the right length and curl

Eyelash extensions come in different lengths and curls. Choose the right length and curl that suits your client's eye shape and natural lashes. You can use different lengths and curls to create a custom look.

Apply the eyelash extensions

Take a lash extension and dip it into the adhesive glue. Use the straight tweezers to isolate one natural lash and place the extension onto the natural lash, about 1mm from the base of the natural lash. Hold the extension in place for a few seconds to ensure that it's securely bonded. Repeat the process for all the natural lashes, making sure that each extension is evenly spaced and not clumped together. Use the curved tweezers to fan out the lashes and create a natural look.

Finishing touches

Once all the extensions are in place, use the lash comb to separate and groom the lashes. Apply a lash primer to enhance the lashes' appearance and set the adhesive glue.


Provide your client with aftercare instructions to ensure that their lashes stay intact for a longer time. Advise them to avoid rubbing their eyes, using oil-based products, and getting their lashes wet for the first 24 hours. They should also avoid using mascara on the extensions and brush their lashes daily to keep them looking good.

Applying eyelash extensions requires patience, precision, and attention to detail. By following these steps, you can create a beautiful and natural look for your clients. Remember to choose the right type of eyelash extensions, prepare your tools and materials, cleanse the lashes, choose the right length and curl, apply the extensions carefully, and provide aftercare instructions. With practice and experience, you can become a skilled eyelash extension artist and expand your business in the beauty industry.


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