As a beginner lash technician, selecting the perfect eyelash extension adhesive for you can be overwhelming. But don’t fret; we’re here to give you the knowledge and considerations to make an informed choice that sets you on the path to lashing success.
Before we dive into the nitty-gritty details of eyelash extension adhesive selection, let's understand why choosing the right one is essential. Eyelash extension adhesive is the magic that holds your beautiful lash extension sets securely in place. An adhesive not only affects the longevity of the lash extensions, it also plays a significant role in client comfort and satisfaction.
How to Choose the Best Eyelash Extension Adhesive as a Beginner Lash Technician
When choosing the best eyelash extension adhesive, you should consider the following factors:
The ingredients in your eyelash extension adhesive really matter– not just for client safety but also to reduce the risk of allergic reactions. Go for hypoallergenic, formaldehyde-free, and latex-free adhesive options.
2. DRYING TIME
When you first start lashing, a slower-drying adhesive is your friend. It gives you all the time you need to perfect your lash placement, ensuring each extension is where it should be. No need to rush – we’re in the business of perfection, and clients would rather walk away with a perfect set than a rushed, untidy set.
3. BONDING STRENGTH
Eyelash extension adhesive is the glue that holds your set together – literally! A strong adhesive bond is your ticket to long-lasting extensions, but keep in mind that a more flexible bond can be more forgiving for beginners and a comfy choice for clients. Eyelash extension adhesives with a strong bond result in good retention and are essential to maintain lash extensions for 4-6 weeks.
Viscosity, in simple terms, is how thick or thin your eyelash extension adhesive is. As a beginner lash technician, a moderate viscosity adhesive can be your best friend as it makes application easier with better control.
5. TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY
Considering the temperature and humidity of your lashing environment is key. Your eyelash extension adhesive will perform differently based on its environment. Some like it warm, some like it cool, and some are versatile enough to handle it all. So, adapt your adhesive choice to fit your room conditions.
Invest in a therma-hygrometer to monitor your temperature and humidity, and, to make any adjustments due to the changing weather of the UK, get yourself a humidifier.
Our Recommended Eyelash Extension Adhesive For Beginner Lash Technicians
Allow us to introduce our new Flex Eyelash Extension Adhesive. With a drying time of 2-3 seconds, we say this is the perfect adhesive for beginners – it's not too fast or too slow. It gives you all the time you need to dip, place, and adjust your lash extension while ensuring a bond that is strong enough to last 4-6 weeks.
Its’ thin viscosity prevents clumps and allows for precise application, reducing the risk of grabbing too much adhesive compared to a thicker eyelash extension adhesive. It thrives in temperatures between 20-25°C and humidity levels ranging from 40-60%, making it a versatile choice for various environments.
Choosing the perfect eyelash extension adhesive is a big deal! But by considering these factors and exploring options like our Flex Eyelash Extension Adhesive, you’ll be well on your way to creating stunning, long-lasting lash sets that leave your clients coming back. Remember, the quality of the lash set always trumps how quickly you can create one, especially when you are just getting started. So, take your time, perfect your craft and watch your lash business flourish!