Eyelash Extension Application Guide for Lash Specialist


The Reason For Writing This Article

Although eyelash extensions are now widely recognized, because of their short history, there are no unified standards or qualifications, and until now, only a very few textbooks describe the basic essential knowledge for safe application procedures. As a result, a lot of eyelash extension artists have learned to do things their own way, which has caused the emergence of various problems along with the explosion of the eyelash extension market.

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About Hygiene Management

It is essential to keep your workspace perfectly clean and organized. Here are a few different ways to prevent risks and to assist you with keeping up a clean and well-organized workplace.

Hygiene for the salon owner

A. On the off chance that an employee is suffering from cold or seasonal influenza, you have to keep them from coming to work and abstain from spreading the germs to other colleagues and clients.

B. A responsible salon owner needs to consistently screen the conditions and cleanliness of their salon and workplace.

  • Make sure the floors are clean and the tools are disinfected appropriately.
  • Ensure the supplies are organized and clean as well.

C. It is a smart thought to continuously educate your staff regarding the significance of a clean and well-organized workspace.

D. There is a need to have a list of cleaning tips for daily tasks.

Hygiene for the eyelash technician

A. Make sure to wear a clean white dress which will show when it is dirty and a face cover for your and your client's safety.

B. Make sure to keep your nails short and manicured and wash your hands before attending to every new client.

C. Make sure to keep up your very own hygiene to set a decent impact on your clients.

D. Make sure you don't eat at your workstation, and on the off chance that you do carry your own food to work, keep it in an assigned area.

Hygiene in the working environment

A. During the application, ensure you have adequate light and good air ventilation.

B. Try not to permit outsiders or "walk-ins" to come into the workspace.

C. Set your optimal humidity and temperature levels to between 25-28 degrees Celsius and between 40-70% RH.

D. Keep your worker washroom neat and clean. It's in every case great to keep some hand sanitizer around also.

E. Ensure your staff clean up their own trash before leaving the working environment.

Hygiene for tools

A. Any tools that touch your client's skin should be cleaned when utilizing them on the following client.

B. To assist you with recognizing your new and utilized tools, you ought to have different compartments to put them in after utilization.

C. Towels that are utilized on the client's brow should be washed in the wake of being utilized by every individual.

D. Clean any tools that your clients can see or could have contacted.

E. Continuously keep your first aid kit stocked for the time of need.

F. On the off chance that a client comes into a meeting with a cold, you have to make sure to purify/disinfect all your tools, your hands, and your fingernails when you finish their application.

G. make sure to keep hand sanitizers in the washroom, and someplace that it can easily be reached.

H. Try not to permit any clients to bring any animals/pets into the salon.

I. Make sure to test to check every one of your tools is working appropriately, if not, change them when you can.

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Consultation on Pre-Booking

  • Clients hypersensitivity(allergy) history
  • Clients sensitive skin issues
  • Any questions, concerns, or confusion the client may have with respect to the procedure.

Face-to-face counseling

1. Get some information about Your Client's Eye Health and Condition.

  • Inform them you can't serve any clients who have as of late had such an eye sickness and have not totally recovered at this point. Just as anybody whose eyes have had any kind of hypersensitive response previously.
  • If they are pregnant, they have to get an endorsement from their doctor first before the application.
  • If your clients have as of late permed their eyelashes, you should reveal to them their lash extensions won't keep going as long on account of the potential harm the perm process may have caused to their lashes.

2. How They Want to Design Their Eyelashes

  • Make sure to check with your client's request and make recommendations for lash plans dependent on both their request and the current state of their lashes.
  • Explain the upsides and downsides of eyelash extensions, for example, the more drawn out and thicker the artificial the hair is, the heavier it gets, so it could lead them to drop out quickly.
  • If you are new to the field or you are bad at imagining what your clients are mentioning, request that your clients draw them or ask them to bring an image from their preferred lash plan.
  • If the eyelash extension and the natural lash are a totally different shape, the extension will drop out faster or get crooked on the grounds that there is less connection area on the lashes. In the event that clients have delicate skin and they are worried over it, attempt a fix test or suggest they just get a modest quantity of lashes for their first time.

3. Clarify the "Don't DO LIST" During Their Application

  • No calls, no washroom, no opening their eyes during the application, so propose to your clients to do all that they have to do before you start.
  • Take out their contact lenses before application.
  • If they have any requests, ensure they ask before starting.
  • After attaching a few lashes, ask them as to whether they feel awkward, in the event that anything is contacting their eyeballs or lash line or on the off chance that they feel bothersome or stinging anyplace.
  • After attaching a few eyelashes, inquire as to whether they feel any uneasiness or stinging sensation.
  • Because an allergic response can happen for as long as 48 hours after the application, you should tell your clients that you will help take them off in the event that it occurs.

4. Provide an After-Care Card/Sheet with Caring Instructions and What to Do If…

  • The After-care sheet is a document that has information on how to care for their eyelashes after the application.
  • The supportability of the extensions will shift depending on the state of your client's eyelashes, the hair development cycle, how regularly they clean up or wash their face, or how they rest, and so forth...
  • As the normal lashes develop, a part of artificial lashes can get twisted and start tangling to neighbor lashes. Encourage your clients to return for a fill if that starts happening.

Who should avoid getting eyelash extensions?

- Women who are in not good physical condition, and the individuals who have previous eye conditions from contact lenses, hay fever, or hypersensitivities, and so forth.

- Anyone who has any prior skin allergy of any sort should utilize caution or potentially consult a doctor before going through the eyelash extension process.

- Women who are pregnant and additionally nursing (It is necessitated that pregnant or nursing ladies consult their maternity doctor before going through an eyelash extension process).

- A professional eyelash technician must require a doctor's note from their pregnant client before continuing with treatment.

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The purpose of the pre-application process

The pre-application process is significant for guaranteeing that the eyelash extensions follow appropriately and safely. Since your clients can have buildup cosmetics and dirt, or hints of usual skin oils on their eyelashes, you may risk decreasing the maintenance of the eyelash extensions if you neglect to complete this process.


Clean the eyelashes with baby shampoo mix with equivalent part of filtered water, or some other oil-free cleaning fluid. Ensure you don't leave any cleanser buildup in the wake of cleaning. It will not let the extensions to hold fast to the eyelash appropriately, which will make them drop out sooner. In the event that your clients go to their eyelash appointment with mascara on, tell them to remove it and not to wear it to their next session.

Cleaning tools

1. Cleanser.
2. Purified water/SALINE WATER
3. Q-tip, Micro brush, or Doe-foot applicator.
4. Glue remover. (if removing previous lashes)
5. Cotton pads.


"Subsequent to cleaning lashes altogether, try to air-dry with a blow dryer to remove any additional dampness. Utilize a miniature brush or doe foot applicator to clean them. Try not to utilize a Q-tip or any sort of Q-tip to clean their lashes as they can leave cotton between the natural and artificial hairs."

Brush the eyelash

Your eyelash brush and mascara brush are utilized to brush the natural lashes previously, and both the natural lashes and the eyelash extensions after the application. The motivation behind this combing is to prepare the eyelashes for simple application and to eliminate any free eyelashes which would normally drop out sooner at any rate.

Unfortunately gluing an eyelash extension to a natural lash doesn't fortify it or cause it to stick, be that as it may, it will cause more pressure and potentially cause it to drop out much quicker. Likewise, you ought to consistently utilize another or cleaned lash brush/mascara brush for every new client.


Since the area around the eye is extremely sensitive, you should be exceptionally careful not to damage or harm this skin. Ensure you eliminate enough of the tack from the tape before applying it to the skin.

Purpose of Taping Lashes

  • To prevent gluing the top and bottom lashes together.
  • To protect around your client’s eyes.
  • To create an environment that is easier to work in.

How To Tape Bottom Lashes?

How To Tape The Eyelids?

How to Safely Remove The Tape

To eliminate the tape without pulling out the base lashes and without making any scraped area or wounds the client's skin.
• While holding the skin down, begin to strip back the tape.
• Slowly and delicately strip the remainder of the tape off.
• Slowly and gently is the only way to remove the tape safely.

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The Eyelash Extension Application Process

1. During the consultation bring your client to the application seat:

Quietly position yourself and ensure you know precisely where every one of your tools is found. It isn't prescribed to permit your client to rest during the application process since they may move unexpectedly and that would be hazardous as you will be working with amazingly sharp tools directly close to their eyes. Likewise, simply advise them that the fumes from the glue might consume their eyes if they abruptly wake up and open them unintentionally.

A. Position your hands around 15 cm away from your client's temple.

B. The ideal position would have your chest situated at the stature of your client's head while they are setting down.

C. Spot and lock your upper arms on your table or the arms of your seat with the goal that you can decrease wrist weakness and conceivable carpal tunnel syndrome.

D. Try not to hang over their head excessively, as you may put a strain on your back and your neck.

2. Make sure to administer enough glue onto your pallet for the entire session:

All you will require is 1-3 drops on your pallet. Similarly, as though you were putting 3 eye drops into your eye. As the glue on your pallet will in the long run begin to fix. Ideally, you ought to administer another drop of glue at regular intervals relying upon the dampness levels in the room. At whatever point you apportion another drop of glue, be careful not to drag the tip of your glue compartment through the semi-restored stick extra on your pallet in light of the fact that, if that stick inevitably goes into the gut of your holder, it might defile your glue which could make it lapse a lot of sooner. Ensure you clear the abundance stick off the tip of the holder. You can utilize a cotton bud with filtered water to clear it off before you replace the top. This is an important step to follow each time you utilize your glue in the event that you might want it to keep going to the extent that this would be possible. On the off chance that you avoid this progression, you may see that evaporated glue begins to dry on the top of the tube. This will cause it difficult to accomplish a resistant seal and will permit air to saturate the tube which will make your glue dry out.

Tip: Never use liquor when you clear off your glue since this activity makes your glue turn white.

3. The most effective method to get artificial hairs with your tweezers

Eyelash extensions have memory-formed twists so they won't lose their shape effectively after some time, yet on the off chance that you snatch them, either with your hands or your tools, utilizing an excessive amount of power would make them lose their shape. Along these lines, it is imperative to figure out how much power you can securely apply while getting and additionally taking care of the eyelash extensions so you don't harm them.


It's a smart thought to sit with your back against a wall to abstain from getting knock by somebody strolling by. This could be exceptionally perilous for your client as you will have amazingly sharp tweezers close to their eyes.

You may likewise need to have a leaning back seat rather than a level table; it might be more agreeable for both you and your clients. On the off chance that your couch is too flat, you will have no place to rest your arms while you work causing early exhaustion in your wrists and hands.
Having your client sitting at a 45-degree leaned back point is ideal for your client’s comfort just as for your back, wrist, and arms.

Because we are different in sizes and statures, picking the correct size seat for yourself and the ideal leaning back seat for your client could be the two most significant choices you may need to make for your business.

4. Dipping eyelash extension into the glue

Dipping an eyelash extension into the center of glue vertically to take the exact measure of glue required. In the event that you take a lot of glue, eliminate it by touching the eyelash extension on your pallet before applying it onto the eyelash. It is essential to abstain from contacting the hair pores or lash line with a stick, so ensure you join the eyelash extension, least 1 mm from this delicate area. On the off chance that you stick an eyelash extension excessively far away (anything else than 3 mm from the lash line), it leaves a huge, untidy, amateurish look, in this way, be extremely careful to keep a steady gap right over the lash line. The extensions may drop out quicker if:

  • You don't join them appropriately from the base
  • The attachment area is excessively small from not utilizing enough glue
  • You take too long to even think about attaching the extension in the wake of dipping it in the glue

Or on the other hand on the off chance that you double-dip an extension into the glue before attaching it. Likewise, be certain not to take a lot of glue when you drop an extension so you can abstain from trickling any glue into your client's eyes. On the off chance that you don't prevail with regards to joining the eyelash extension to the normal lash after you dip it in the glue the first time through, simply dispose of it and start the process once again with another extension.

5. Utilize 2 sets of tweezers

Utilize a curved set of tweezers in your main hand for the process of the eyelash extensions. Utilize a simple set of tweezers in your other hand to disconnect each lash for application. This is the most conventional approach to hold your tools. You can decide to hold your tweezers which actually way feels generally good to you. Simply remember you should always put the comfort of your client first!

Try not to dribble any glue onto your client's face, ever! In the event that it occurs, you should utilize a cotton pad with some glue remover to eliminate it quickly and as safely as could reasonably be expected.

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6. Envision the whole plan of your client's eye first

You need to envision the whole process as if you are the client, and where you'll need to apply every one of the eyelash extensions as per length and twist to accomplish the ideal impact.

It's consistently a smart thought to outline the zone where you need to begin applying for the lash extensions with the length and twist you need on each side of the segment you wish to finish. At that point fill in the part working from side to side so the lashes don't stay together as they are drying. Connect one extension to one side eyelid and afterward one to one side, rotating as you go. This is the most ideal approach to protect the extensions from adhering to one another just as guaranteeing your work will dry equally and subsequently will last any longer. On the off chance that your client starts to complain about a stinging sensation in their eyes anytime during the application cycle, you can blow air on them with your blow dryer or USB fan to facilitate their distress and to fan the exhaust away until the sensation stops and the glue fixes.

7. When the application is finished, do a last check to ensure all the eyelash extensions are corresponding to one another and none of them are contorted or stayed together.

Run an eyelash brush over the lashes/extensions to ensure there are no free lashes going to drop out. Delicately eliminate the eyepatches from the base lashes and make a point not to pull excessively hard on your client's skin. On the off chance that it is excessively sticky, utilize a Q-tip, absorbed clean water to help eliminate the tape all the more without any problem. In the event that you have to, you can utilize the tweezers to help snatch one of the edges of the tape, however, be careful not to pinch your client's skin.

8. Encourage your clients to keep away from water for at least 24 hours after the application.

This implies NO shower, NO face washing, NO saunas or hot showers, and so forth…

Any dampness whatsoever within the initial 24 hours after application will make the eyelash extensions drop out extensively sooner.

Although wearing mascara on top of your eyelash extensions isn't suggested, there are numerous individuals who despite everything decided to do as such. If it's not too much trouble prompt your clients on the off chance that they might want to wear mascara over their extensions, at that point they should just utilize water-based mascaras, as the waterproof mascaras will in general break up the eyelash extension glue, not just that, the make-up remover they should use to eliminate the mascara can likewise make the extensions drop out.

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Understanding the Allergic Reaction

Crisis Prevented

Eyelash extension glue can cause irritation to the client at any time.

A waiver and release form must be signed by your new client before the service. The waiver should include:

  • Personal and contact details
  • Details of Ingredients and Products Used
  • Appointment Details
  • Cause of Appointment
  • Details of Side Effects or Reactions
  • Aftercare Guidelines
  • Signature and Date (Necessary to be filled)

The surety of signs on these waivers will give you confidence and you will comfortably put lashes on them! Taking a step further will never hurt. During the appointment go over a few of these points and ensure them that they can ask you any question! They will understand your positive attitude by this!

The difference between Irritation and Allergy should be clear


A body’s reaction to the vapors being liberated from the adhesive as it cures is known as Irritation. As time passes, these irritations become milder and they fall back immediately.

Irritations can cause:

  • redness,
  • itching,
  • watery eyes.


Allergies are rare in the case of false lashes.

The allergic reaction can get severe over time and symptoms could be:

  • eyes/eyelids can swell,
  • cornea redness,
  • Itchiness, pain/aches around the eye area.

Differences between Irritation and Allergy

  • The symptoms of allergic reactions are more serious & rarer than Irritations.
  • While an eyelash extension reaction that results in irritation will subside, an allergic reaction worsens over time.

If your clients are experiencing a severe allergic reaction, or have any health problems, you should advise them to consult a health care professional. Don't give any medical advice to your clients.

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Verification before eyelash extension

Ask the history of the client about an eyelash extension and an allergic reaction.

When your client has no idea about the extension, doing a patch test is the best solution.

Measures after an allergic reaction occur

Urgent Care

At home, you can only treat some mild symptoms. It may be good that the client go for urgent care or medical professional in some rare cases, to have suggestions that they should remove extensions or not.

For the sake of saving some money, some will not agree on the removal of the extension but at that stage, you can ask them to do it for free. While doing the removal process, you can have a talk with the customer about the lashes review and you can ask them if they will go for sensitive glue. (for first-time use)

A few things that the client can do if symptoms are bearable:

Cold Compress – If the customer is not comfortable then a cold compress will work well for them like a Band-Aid but it cannot be considered as a treatment. Customers can also go for pairing cold compresses (whether it’s an ice pack or anything available) with other treatments.

Cortisone Cream – This cream is an immediate remedy to allergic reactions and can easily handle mild cases of lash extensions and glue. You can recommend a minor amount of cortisone cream to soothe the problems of irritation, redness, or discomfort of the client. The cream should be available over the reception.

Benadryl – For the customers with glue vulnerability, Benadryl is superb! The remedy for allergy to eyelash extension glue is not available; so it will also not help the customer to overcome this allergy. However, it will surely soothe and minimize the chemical susceptibility during the lash appointment. The annoying chemical will not be there after a short while. Benadryl is an immediate remedy for customer’s irritation, redness, and/or swelling around the lash line, after their appointment. You can recommend them to use their minor quantity and observe the symptoms for at least two days.

Tips to lessen reactions and irritations during and after the lash application

  • Use room with good ventilation, vapors can be easily scattered away using an electric fan.
  • A saline solution will work more efficiently to clean eyelashes than a primer.
  • Medical tape is preferred against lash pads.
  • Minimize the use of glue
  • Use a nano mister.

If the client still faces an eyelash extension reaction, the last step is to remove the lash extension.

Contact your clients in 24-48 hours to ensure the symptoms have passed.

If they say they are still having a reaction, limited options will be available there for you in what YOU can offer to them, to give them the best direction possible assess the situation thoroughly! Ask these questions:

  • Are you facing pains and aches?
  • Are you experiencing annoyance/tingling around your lash line?
  • Has inflammation occurred around your lash line?
  • Are you observing redness around your lash line?

Note the answers of your client, if they say yes to more than two of these queries, recommend them to rush to urgent care and don’t advise as if you are a doctor. Being authorized experts, we can deal with an allergic reactions to eyelash extension adhesive and can advise them to ease the sensitive pain and reactions. However, we cannot give expert medical suggestions in extreme cases. It is great to take advice from a medical professional in this scarce situation, if severe inflammation, displeasure, redness occurs within two days.

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Share Aftercare Tips with Your Clients

Daily Washing of Lashes

The most important eyelash extension aftercare instruction is daily washing, till now.

Yet, washing daily seems to be the step that clients forget the most! You cannot stress this to your lash lovers enough; wash, wash, and wash! It seems that when we tell clients to avoid moisture and all of these other things, they think they can’t touch them AT ALL…wrong! Ensuring your clients wash their lashes is ensuring they are remaining clean and clear of debris or products containing oil. They could also get lash mites!

Avoid Moisture (for up to 24 hours)

You should inform each client that they will need to wait 24 hours, before introducing their eyelash extensions with any form of moisture, if you are not using a nano mister! Some clients cannot resist their work out, cooking, or shower for this long period. Inform them about this time frame before the service so they can adjust accordingly.

Interaction of their eyelash extension with water molecules too soon could result in immediate fall off of their lashes.

The time frame can be minimized by steeping in The Lash Professional Nano Mister. A nano mister can deduct the time of 20 hrs from the 24 hrs waiting period.

Avoid Oil around Lashes

Avoiding oil-based products means ALL products. Many clients take this as, “Okay no more oil-based mascara…easy!” Wrong, this part is not easy because it doesn’t stop there.

The seeping power of any facial product is amazing. Facial cleansers, moisturizers, and foundation or any facial product have incredible leaching qualities. They adhere to our skin and can easily move to our lash follicles even if we avoid the area around the eye. You will even try to guide your customer’s about the unknowing retention problems caused by oil-based body products.

Avoid Touching/Rubbing Lashes

Contacting eyelash extensions or stroking eyes can be a totally subconscious tendency.

Some clients even rub their eyes in their sleep. Let each client know that doing so will cause their lash extensions to prematurely fall out. The oils or lotions from their hands will break down the adhesive causing them to come in for lash fills much more often – which, in this case, is NOT a good thing!

Avoid Sleeping on Lashes

Face sleepers are easily identifiable, though. If you have a client with lashes that are going in every direction, and no I don’t mean curly lashes – that is a completely different situation – there is a good chance they are a face sleeper! Especially if only one eye has crazy lashes (their dominant face-sleep side). This is a good thing to note in their client profile. Quite often, these clients will come back and say they have no idea how, but they lost so many lashes on the outer corners or only on one eye! Well, if you’ve noted it in their profile, you will have the answer for them! “YOU ARE A FACE SLEEPER!”

If your clients can avoid doing so, great! If your clients cannot avoid doing so, best to make them well aware that it will cause retention issues. They will move away with realistic retention and eyelash extension aftercare expectations, this way. Recommend them a satin/silk pillowcase to make the night less hazardous for their extensions!

Avoid Extreme Heat

I have literally had clients come to me with seared eyelashes. It’s almost comical. They’ve either gotten way too close to the soufflé in the oven or their cigarette or candle! These seem like very obvious issues. But, for those clients who have never had to be careful around heat, this may be a good talking point BEFORE it happens.

Clients new to eyelash extensions should have never had to take stress about their natural lashes shrinking up near heat. Ensure you address them about this situation before they think that their lashes are randomly dissolving.

Avoid Chemical Peels and Facials

Unless we dissect each and every chemical and product and ingredient, there is no way for us to know whether or not chemical peels and procedures will cause retention issues for our clients.

If any customer inquiries, the finest strategy is to evade the eye area. This will ensure that nothing is dripping into that lash line, as I mentioned before!

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