If you have been following my journey to becoming an eyelash technician, you will know that I recently completed my second case study and was relatively happy with the results.
After sending my images to Donna my trainer I received some very helpful feedback from my first attempts. She indicated to me that the way I was sitting was wrong and she could tell this because my alignment was not as it should be. This was because my friend who I was carrying out the treatment on during my first case study was lying on my bed and I had placed myself at the end of the bed on a chair. This chair didn’t have the option to change angle so instead of moving my body I had simply sat in the same position for the whole time.
Another point she made was that the lashes looked very sparse when I had applied them and that was because I had not assessed the length properly during my consultation. As her natural lashes were very short, the length of the extension that I had applied was too long and therefore only highlighted the length of her natural lashes.
Taking all this into account I arranged my third case study and this time it was my friend Hannah’s turn. I carried out her patch test and 2 days later after seeing no sign of a reaction I prepared to apply a full set.
During her consultation she had expressed the wish for a flared look instead of the natural shape I had created in my first case study. Therefore I chose to apply the lashes in the structure of 9, 10 and 11 as shown below. I created the structure and made sure that I was conscious of my positioning.I borrowed a treatment bed from the office which was very helpful as this meant I would be able to move my body easily, and also I could alter the height of the bed to make sure I was at the right angle. I set out all of the tools and lashes I would need and made sure she was comfortable. Within 5 minutes she was asleep!
At the end of the treatment I wasn’t as happy with the results as I was with the first set and was a little disappointed as the lashes did not seem to have the alignment I had hoped for and the overall look had not turned out as I had initially thought. You can see this from the image below as I was concerned that the lashes were actually too long for her natural lashes which is something that had already been pointed out to me in my first case study.
When I sent off my images for assessment, it was no surprise to me that Donna agreed with this point. She was really helpful and gave me some great constructive criticism which I am always open to. She also pointed out that I needed to make sure I took the time to carry out separation as on the images some of the lashes looked grouped together. She was happy with the safety distance and the amount of glue I was using so all in all I was happy with the response as if I am honest I thought it would be much worse! On to the next one…