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Step-By-Step Guide on How to Do Eyelash Extensions for a Beginner

Introduction: Eyelash extensions are a popular beauty treatment that can enhance the appearance of the eyes by adding length and volume to natural lashes. The process involves applying individual synthetic or natural lashes to each individual natural lash with the use of adhesive. If done correctly, eyelash extensions can last for several weeks and require minimal maintenance.


  • Lashes (synthetic or natural)

  • Adhesive

  • Tweezers (straight and curved)

  • Scissors

  • Eyelash comb or brush

  • Tape

  • Eye pads

  • Microbrushes

  • Magnifying glasses or a magnifying lamp

  • Lash glue remover

Step 1: Prepare the Client

The first step in doing eyelash extensions is to prepare the client.

This includes:

  • Asking the client to remove all makeup and clean their lashes thoroughly.

  • Placing eye pads under the eyes to protect the skin and catch any stray lashes.

  • Using tape to secure the lower lashes down to prevent them from interfering with the lash extension process.

Step 2: Select Lashes

Once the client is ready, it is time to select the lashes. This involves choosing the length and thickness of the lashes based on the client's preferences and the condition of their natural lashes.

Step 3: Apply Adhesive

Next, apply a small amount of adhesive to the base of the lash extension. Be careful not to use too much adhesive as it can lead to clumping and discomfort for the client.

Step 4: Pick Up Lash Extension

Using straight or curved tweezers, carefully pick up a single lash extension from the tray. Be sure to pick it up from the base to avoid damaging the lash.

Step 5: Apply Lash Extension Using the tweezers

carefully place the lash extension on top of the natural lash, approximately 1-2mm from the lash line. Be sure to avoid touching the skin or placing the lash too close to the eye.

Step 6: Repeat the Process

Continue this process, adding one lash extension to each individual natural lash, until the desired look is achieved. It is important to make sure each lash is evenly spaced and there are no gaps or clumps.

Step 7: Separate Lashes

Once all the lash extensions are applied, use a lash comb or brush to separate any lashes that may have clumped together. This will ensure a natural and even look.

Step 8: Allow Adhesive to Dry

Allow the adhesive to dry for at least 24 hours before getting the lashes wet or applying any makeup. This will ensure the lashes properly bond and last as long as possible.

Step 9: Maintenance

To maintain the eyelash extensions, clients should avoid rubbing their eyes, using oil-based makeup or cleansers, and getting the lashes wet for the first 24 hours. After that, clients can gently wash their lashes with a mild cleanser and avoid rubbing or pulling on the lashes. It is recommended to get lash extensions filled every 2-3 weeks to maintain the fullness and length.

Step 10: REMOVAL

When it is time to remove the lash extensions, use a lash glue remover and a microbrush to gently dissolve the adhesive and remove the lashes without damaging the natural lashes.

Please note that before attempting to do eyelash extensions on clients, it is important to have proper training and certification in order to ensure safety and quality results for clients.


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