5 Easy Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid as a Lash Artist
Everyone makes mistakes, whether you are a new lash artist with little experience or a seasoned veteran. It’s especially important for beginners to understand what errors could potentially trip you up so you can learn how to move past them and grow. That goes for every profession, really, not just lash artistry. Read on to learn about five mistakes you’ll want to avoid as a lash artist.
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1. Misplacing Eye Pads
The first common mistake that lash artists make is misplacing eye pads. Correct pad placement is crucial to getting the best-looking lashes. If you misplace the under-eye pads on a client, you can cause severe irritation to their eyes. Placing the pads too close to the waterline will cause irritation and could even lead to a chemical burn. The best placement for your client’s eye pads is 1 to 2 millimeters below the lower waterline.
2. Using an Improper Amount of Adhesive
Using an improper amount of adhesive is another mistake that lash artists commonly make. Figuring out the right amount of lash glue to use per lash can be tricky. Too much or too little adhesive will negatively affect your lash retention, causing lashes not to last as long as they should. The best practice for lash glue is to dip your extension into the middle of the glue and slide it out slowly. In addition, you want to make sure that you have evenly coated the bottom 2 millimeters of the lash.
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3. Using the Wrong Lashes
Another mistake you’ll want to avoid making as a lash artist is using the wrong lashes. Lash extensions come in varying shapes, sizes, styles, and curls, so you want to make sure you use the appropriate lashes for your client. If you use lashes that are too long, they may be too heavy. Using a lash map can help you know where to place each lash on the eye and reduce the risk of using the wrong lashes.
4. Incorrect Lashing Posture
Incorrect lashing posture is the fourth mistake often made by lash artists. As a lash artist, you spend a lot of time leaning over your client, which can put a lot of pressure on your lower back and spine. Avoid rounding your back and holding your head too far forward. For the best lashing posture, you should keep your feet shoulder-width apart and your back in a neutral position.
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5. Not Separating the Lashes
The fifth mistake to avoid as a lash artist is not separating the lashes. Taking the time to separate each lash individually ensures that you will get better-looking results with your extensions. However, if you don’t take the necessary steps to separate the lashes, you will run into the problem of lashes sticking together.
Now that you know the five mistakes you’ll want to avoid as a lash artist, you can correct or avoid those errors during your lash appointments with clients. Instead of making these same mistakes, you’ll want to embody the qualities of a great lash artist to generate more business and keep clients coming back for more appointments.
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