As the weather starts to heat up, lash technicians need to be aware of the changes they need to make to ensure their clients’ lash extensions stay in place and look great. With the rise in temperature and humidity, lashes can become more prone to falling out, causing frustration for both the technician and the client. However, with a few small changes to your technique and product selection, you can avoid these issues and keep your clients happy.
Adjust your adhesive
The first change you should consider making is to your adhesive. In hotter weather, it’s important to choose an adhesive that is specifically designed to work well in high humidity conditions. This will help ensure that your lash extensions stay in place for as long as possible. Look for adhesives that have a quick drying time, as these tend to work better in humid conditions.
Use lighter lash extensions
During the summer months, it’s also a good idea to use lighter lash extensions. This is because heavier extensions can cause more strain on the natural lashes, which can lead to them falling out more quickly. Using lighter lashes can help prevent this from happening and can help your clients feel more comfortable in the heat.
Be mindful of your application technique
When applying lash extensions in hotter weather, it’s important to be mindful of your application technique. This is because the adhesive can dry more quickly in high humidity conditions, which can make it harder to adjust the placement of the lashes. To avoid this, try applying the extensions a little more slowly and carefully than you might normally do.
Keep your workspace cool
Another important factor to consider when applying lash extensions in hotter weather is the temperature of your workspace. If the temperature is too hot, the adhesive can dry out more quickly, which can make it harder to work with. Try to keep your workspace as cool as possible by using air conditioning or fans, and avoid working in direct sunlight.
Educate your clients
Finally, it’s important to educate your clients on how to care for their lash extensions during the summer months. This may include advising them to avoid getting their lashes wet for at least 24 hours after application, to avoid swimming or excessive sweating for the first 48 hours, and to use oil-free makeup and skincare products around the eyes.
By making these small changes to your technique and product selection, and by educating your clients on how to care for their lashes during the summer months, you can help ensure that your clients’ lash extensions stay in place and look great, even in hot and humid weather. So, whether you’re a seasoned lash technician or just starting out, be sure to keep these tips in mind as the weather heats up.