Extensions are made from PBT fibre of the highest quality possible.
Faux Mink is more matte and slightly lighter in weight than silk
Silk -Slightly heavier than mink and shiny black in colour
Ours is a combination of both Silk & Mink giving you the best of both.
Premade fans are factory made in advance to use for those untrained yet in volume to create thickness for clients. Often times these are used while learning handmade to help get you by until you confidently make them on your own.
Russian volume lashes are hand made. To create these lashes you must be certified to do volume lashing, this is when we create volume fans by pulling anywhere from 2-7 lashes off our lash strip and fan them out. Or mega volume 8-15 extensions fanned into one needle tip base.
Lashes ideally should be no longer than 2 mm of the natural lashes, as this can cause damage and bad retention. There are many different lash styles you could pick from depending on the clients eye shape, however since this is your first introduction to lash extensions we wanted to keep this part simple.We will be using the Natural Style for almost all our clients, this will also be the map that you are taught with because this will look great on every single client.For most clients cat eye will make them look tired, sleepy, droopy, and make the eyes look smaller, this is definitely not how we want our clients to leave.. However if you have explained all this to your client and they still insist on the cat eye then go ahead and lash them this way. Whatever map you use, it's important to start by making a grid as shown, you will start every new set off this way. Once the first 5 to 6 lashes are through the lash line, you will then proceed to apply an extensions between all the extensions you just placed, this way if you run out of time you will have symmetrical lashes. Some students will wonder how they know where to put the right length, how you will know is by following the natural graduation of lashes on the client, and if you are wondering between lengths just put either one there, because we want the lash sizes to blend into each other so you can't go wrong.
It is very important to have proper direction when placing your eyelash extensions. If you do not place them properly they will look messy and not nice. EVEN if the natural lash is wonky and going different directions you CAN still place the extension on facing the same flow as the other extensions. You WILL NOT notice the wonky natural lash as it will be hidden in between other lashes however if you do not ccontrol the extension and it follows they same wonky flow as the natural it will look wrong when they go to open their eyes. They will notice a crooked, droopy or messy looking extension.
How to choose the best diameter?
For frail or very fine natural lashes I recommend using 0.10 diameter extensions. Again only going 2mm longer in length than the natural lashes, the shorter the better when it comes to being on the safe side.
For thin/normal lashes I recomend using 0.12 diameter extensions again up to 2mm longer than the natural lashes.
For normal/ thick natural lashes I recommend a maximum of 0.15 diameter extensions.
Old school methods would say it is ok to use 0.18 or 0.20 they are not recommended as they will cause damage over time so I would always avoid anything bigger than 0.15 diameter.
Flat lashes can be used for those who wish for a more dramatic / fake look as they will look shinier and thicker looking however flat lashes actually weigh less than typical classic extensions!
I normally advice using 0.15 to a max of 0.18 for flat extensions only for very healthy natural lashes.
A flat 0.15 diameter extension weighs roughly the same as a 0.10 - 0.12 diameter typical classic
A 0.18 flat extension weighs roughly the same as a 0.12- 0.18 typical classic extension.
Different ways to Attach Lash Extensions
Top: This is the most common way to attach eyelash extensions.
Bottom: You can come from the bottom with an extension and push up on the natural lash
to attach it
Side: Sometimes we will attach an extension to the side of the natural lash in order to get around a small natural lash that you can not move aside with your tweezers
Candy cane: This method is mostly used on the outer corner of the eyelashes where they may be very curly due to sleeping on that side. this method we use the extension to wrap around the natural lash or vice versa the natural lash to wrap around the extension.
2 Point Adhesion: This method can be used with eyelashes that are curled, you will attach the extension to the base and then attach anywhere up the natural lash to get a straight extension on a natural lash
You will eventually want to lash 80%-100% of the natural lashes that are lash-able once you hit 80% you will then get 3 weeks retention from your clients, so do not expect your client to reach 3 weeks, because your just starting, its normal to see your clients in around 10 days for
a refill the only exception to this is clients who have short lashes, no matter what they will never make it to 3 weeks.
Regardless of how you attach the extension you MUST ensure the base is on properly or you will not have any retention. Ideally again at a 3mm attachment.
Another thing to remember is the curlier the extension the harder it will be to properly attach the base. Get used to your C curl extensions before you attempt to try D curl. When using a D curl you will notice you need to bend your wrist more so towards your chest to ensure you get the base on first thing.
Isolation is critical! It is the most important part of any type of eyelash extension set. Improper isolation results in more than 1 natural lash per extension. Lashes that are not properly isolated will have multiple fans stuck together also known as stickies. While this can't always be avoided and is common the degree of sticky is the issue. Not only will you need to seperate the stuck fans you will likely also need to reapply. You will also find you will not have good retention on clients as a result of poor isolation. The fan needs to wrap around the natural lash. While this does take a lot of practise the most important part is to ensure a bond. If we do not isolate properly you will also have baby lashes stuck into the glue which will either pull out new growth as the main lash continues to grow or you will find bent lashes, or baby lashes that have created a loop look into the glue of the older lash. Proper isolation will shorten your fills and keep your set looking precise in between fills.
Using a fine tipped tweezer for isolation is essential. To isolate a natural lash scan through the natural lashes until you find a desired lash and continue to scan the surrounding area of the lash in between tweezer to ensure there are no baby lashes. There should only be 1 natural lash between your tweezer tips for any type of eyelash extensions. Your volume fans will have multiple extensions but again only applied to 1 natural lash.