Lash Lift Supplies
September 24, 2019 by The Lash Professional.
Nice to see you again, lash boss. If you're here, you're probably curious about what products are necessary for a lash lift, and what the products do. As always, I'm here to help a girl out! There are a few different steps in a lash lift, but for the most part, lash lift supplies are pretty simple.
Lash Lift Supplies
Think of lash lift rods as hair curlers for your eyelashes. The rods are what the lashes mold to in order to curl. So, as you can imagine, not every single person can use the same size rod, which is why there are different sizes! These come in small, medium, and large. You can vary the usage of these depending not only on the length of your client's lashes, but the look that they want. The most popular size is small, because it gives clients the tightest curl out of the three rods. If a client has really short lashes, the small rod would probably be best for them. The lash lift rod adheres to the top of the client's eyelid, just above their lash line.
Your client's lashes need to stick to the rod somehow, and this is where lash lift glue comes in. It's pretty straightforward. You apply the special lash lift glue to the lash lift rod, and use curved tweezers or another eye-safe tool to adhere your client's lashes to the rod. This may seem self-explanatory, but it's important that you only ever use a lash lift-specific glue for this, because it's safe on lashes and skin.
The lash lift lotion creates the curl. Think of a hair curling iron. The iron creates the shape, just like our lash lift rod. The heat creates the curl. In this case, the lift lotion is the heat!
The lash setting lotion is what keeps the curl in place once the glue and rod is removed. Continuing on with our curling iron metaphor, the setting lotion is the hairspray that holds the curls in place. Without the setting lotion, the lashes wouldn't hold the curl for as long as it's supposed to (6-8 weeks).
The most important thing, no matter what, is making sure that your client's lashes are not damaged from the services that you're providing. The lash nourish lotion will seal the cuticles of the lashes and moisturize them. We've all fried our hair before, whether it was from bleach or too much heat. It sucks. Don't put anyone's lashes through that! Nourish!
All of these lotions can be applied with microbrushes. Microbrushes are just really tiny brushes that help product get between lashes. Along with microbrushes, another product that you should use during any kind of lash service are eyepads. Eyepads protect the lower lashes and the skin underneath a client's eyes during a service.
Now that you know the basics of lash lift supplies, maybe you want to further your bad-a*sery and take a lash lift training course. Lash lifts are a great, more natural alternative for a lot of people, so it's always beneficial to be able to offer clients a range of services.
That's all folks!