The Best Lash Supplies for Beginner Lash Technicians
When you’re just starting your lash business, every lash suppliers’ website is a complete minefield - how do you know the best tweezers for isolation, and which tweezers are best for volume lashes? What’s the difference between classic lashes and volume? And what on Earth is pretreatment??
Before you close your browser in overwhelmed frustration, we’re here to help! From choosing the best glue for you, to ordering your very first pair of tweezers, we’re about to give you the lowdown on choosing the very best eyelash extensions products for a beginner lash tech!
It’s very uncommon (in the UK anyway) to be trained in both classic and volume at the same time, so this post will be focusing on supplies for Classic sets and will cover the best supplies for Volume in another post!
Classic lashes in quite a few thicknesses, so this will depend a little bit on the kind of finish your client would like:
0.10 for a subtle difference - a ‘are those your real lashes?’ moment
0.12 - 0.15 for a mascara effect
0.18 are really the ‘heaviest’ classic lashes you should put on anyone’s natural lashes to ensure lash health, but these will give a really full look if you cover every lash!
Lengths and Curls
The lengths and curls of the lashes you use will be completely dependent on your clients face shape, the way their natural lashes are growing and the kind of look you’re hoping to achieve. Generally speaking, C and CC curls will be flattering on pretty much everyone, and all of our lashes come in mixed trays so you can complete a few sets and get to know which lengths you’ll use most, before yousplash out on all individual lengths!
What Are Flat Lashes?
Flat lashes are a little bit trickier to place (especially on those lashes that are growing in odd directions) as they can only be placed on the top or bottom of the lash and not the side. Once you get used to them though, you’ll find that for those clients who have thinner/weaker natural lashes but still want a bit of drama, a flat lash will be your best friend!
Flat lashes weigh just over half as much as your standard classic lashes, so a 0.25 flat lash will be around the same on the natural lash as a 0.15 classic lash, 0.20 will be like a 0.12, and 0.15 will be around 0.07. So not only do they look great, but they are super safe!
Which tweezers you pick will depend on your preference - some of us prefer a straight tweezer, some of us prefer a completely straight tweezer for isolation whilst others prefer a slight angle or even a complete curve.
There’s little else we can really say about this - it depends how your wrists feel whilst working and in the long run based on the angle you need to hold them in for proper isolation, so don’t be afraid to try a few pairs before you find your perfect fit!
The best lash glue for you will depend on a few different factors. As a beginner you’ll be looking more at glues like Lady Bond or Sky, which have a more gradual drying time. Check out our glue comparison table for a complete guide to picking your glue.
For the most accurate suggestion, you’ll need to know
- Your room temperature
- Your room humidity
- How long it takes you to place an extension on the natural lash after you’ve dipped it into the glue
So it’s worth investing in a hygrometer to keep an eye on your typical room conditions.
Eyelash Extension Pre-Treatment
Pre-Treatment is absolutely fundamental to a good, safe lash set that will stand the test of time. For best results, we’d recommend our tried and tested three step process:
- Protein Remover Pads to cleanse the eye area and gently cleanse the lashes of makeup residue
- Cleanser to strip the lashes of oils, makeup residue, dust, etc. that can build up on the lashes
- Primer to rehydrate the lashes after the Cleanser, which is alcohol based and can be drying on the lashes.
Eyepatches vs Foam Tape
This again comes down to preference but there are pros and cons to both. Eyepatches are more comfortable for your clients but can be difficult to place perfectly when you’re not completely used to it. (To help with eyepatch placement, check out this video on our YouTube channel)
Foam tape can be cut to the shape you need for each individual client, and actually works out cheaper in the long run. They’re also great if your client is a little bit sensitive to any of the ingredients in the gel on the eyepatches. For a full rundown on foam tape, check out this blog post.
If you’re still feeling a little bit overwhelmed by all of this, we do have a prebuilt kit with all of our favourite products for Classic lashes inside!
Lots of love,