As a lash technician, one of the most important skills you can develop is the art of lash layering. Lash layering involves applying multiple layers of lash extensions to create a fuller, more dramatic look.
When done correctly, lash layering can add depth, dimension, and texture to your clients’ lashes, giving them the confidence to show off their new look.
Eyelash Layering for Lash Technicians
Choosing the Right Lash Extensions
When it comes to eyelash layering, choosing the right lash extensions is key. There are a variety of different types of lash extensions on the market, including synthetic, mink, silk, and even human hair. Each type has its own unique characteristics, and it’s important to choose the right type of extension for your client’s needs.
In general, synthetic lashes are the most common and cost-effective option. They are also durable and come in a range of lengths, thicknesses, and curls. Mink and silk lashes, on the other hand, are softer and more natural-looking, but they are also more expensive.
When choosing lash extensions for layering, it’s important to consider the thickness and length of each extension. Thicker extensions will create a more dramatic look, while shorter extensions will create a more natural look. It’s also important to choose extensions that are lightweight and comfortable for your client to wear.
Tips for Applying Multiple Layers of Lashes
Now that you’ve chosen the right lash extensions, it’s time to start layering! Here are some tips to help you apply multiple layers of lashes with ease and precision:
Start with a base layer:
Before you start layering, apply a base layer of lashes to create a foundation for the rest of the extensions. This will help to fill in any gaps or sparse areas and provide a base for the other layers.
Alternate lengths and thicknesses:
To create a more natural, dimensional look, alternate the lengths and thicknesses of the lash extensions you use for each layer. This will help to avoid a “spidery” look and create a more natural-looking lash line.
Use different curl types:
Experiment with different curl types for each layer to create a more textured look. For example, you could use a “J” curl for the base layer, a “C” curl for the second layer, and a “D” curl for the top layer.
Use different application techniques:
To create a more natural-looking lash line, use different application techniques for each layer. For example, you could use a “weaving” technique for the base layer, a “stacking” technique for the second layer, and a “feathering” technique for the top layer.
Be mindful of weight and comfort:
As you apply each layer, be mindful of the weight and comfort of the lashes. You don’t want to overload your client’s natural lashes or make them feel uncomfortable. If your client experiences any discomfort or pain during the application process, adjust the layers accordingly.
Check for symmetry and balance:
As you apply each layer, check for symmetry and balance between the two eyes. Make sure that the lashes on each eye are even and well-balanced for a natural, cohesive look.
Finish with a sealant:
Once you’ve applied all of the layers, finish the look with a lash sealant to help the lashes last longer and maintain their shape. This will also help to prevent any fraying or tangling of the lashes over time.