Back then when I wasn’t aware how important it is to know all the things that are responsible for good retention (as this is in fact what we are looking for, right), I was always keeping one eye on new products, thinking the best glue is yet to come. But as with life in general, everything you need right now, is already here for you - the same goes for the lash glue.
Think about a cat or dog, and how in the spring or autumn they start shedding all of their fur to make way for a thinner, cooler coat, or a thicker, warmer one. Humans do the same, it just tends to be less noticeable (that is, until we start adding eyelash extensions!)
You can be forgiven for thinking that choosing eyepatches is as simple as just picking the first box you see - after all, how technical can you get about such a small thing? As it happens, picking the perfect eyepatches for your client can be the difference between smooth set after smooth set, and getting so frustrated that you want to just throw your tweezers away and give up lashing for good!
Have you ever been unsure which style will best suit a client’s eye shape? We've rounded up the top THREE most common lash styles with FREE downloadable mapping to help YOU decide which style will best suit your client 🤓
‘Did you get your lashes wet within the first 24 hours? Did you visit any spas? Did you wash your lashes daily with the foam shampoo I provided you with? Have you been playing with them? Did you use the oil free makeup I told you about? Have you brushed them daily?’ These are all questions we have certainly asked our clients, but have you ever thought about what you could have done better in the first place to avoid retention issues? It may not always be the fault of the client, but the fault of the lash artist! Let’s break down what we as lash technicians can do to avoid and correct retention problems.