As a lash tech, you want to give your clients the perfect set of lashes that will make them look and feel confident. One of the techniques you can use to achieve this is volume lash layering. This technique involves applying multiple lash extensions to a single natural lash, creating a fuller and more dramatic effect.
Let's look at the steps you can take to create volume using Eyelash layering
Prepare your tools and materials Before you start the lash layering process, you need to ensure that you have all the necessary tools and materials. This includes your lash extensions, adhesive, tweezers, lash pads, and lash cleanser. Make sure that your work area is clean and organized, and that you have good lighting to help you see the lashes clearly.
Isolate the natural lash The first step in the lash layering process is to isolate the natural lash. Use your tweezers to separate the natural lash from the surrounding lashes, making sure that you have a clear view of the lash you want to work on. You can use a lash pad or tape to keep the other lashes out of the way and prevent them from sticking together.
Choose the right lash extension Choosing the right lash extension is crucial to creating volume using lash layering. You want to select an extension that is lightweight and fine, so that you can apply multiple lashes without weighing down the natural lash. Look for extensions that have a diameter of 0.07mm or less, and a length of 8mm to 15mm, depending on the client’s natural lashes.
Apply the first layer Once you have isolated the natural lash and chosen the right extension, it’s time to apply the first layer. Take your lash extension and dip the tip into your adhesive. Make sure that the adhesive is not too wet or too dry, as this can affect the bonding of the extension. Place the extension on the natural lash, about 1mm from the eyelid, and hold it in place for a few seconds to allow the adhesive to bond.
Apply the second layer After the first layer has been applied, you can move on to the second layer. Choose another lash extension of the same length and diameter, and apply it to the same natural lash, about 1mm above the first extension. Make sure that the two extensions are not touching each other, as this can cause them to stick together and create clumps. Hold the extension in place for a few seconds to allow it to bond.
Repeat the process Continue applying layers of lash extensions to the same natural lash, working your way up towards the tip of the lash. Depending on the natural lashes and the desired effect, you can apply anywhere from 2 to 6 layers of extensions. Make sure that each layer is spaced evenly and that the extensions are not touching each other.
Repeat the process on the other eye Once you have finished creating volume using lash layering on one eye, repeat the process on the other eye. Make sure that the lashes on both eyes are symmetrical and evenly spaced.
Finish with lash cleanser After you have finished applying the lash extensions, use a lash cleanser to remove any adhesive residue and clean the lashes. This will help to keep the lashes looking clean and healthy and prevent any irritation or infection.