Novalash: 8 Steps to Perfect Lash Extensions
Whether your client wants to go with subtle and natural looking lashes or trendy and glamorous, each Novalash application is a work of art with an intricate finish. Perfect your technique with these 8 steps:
Apply Under-Eye Stickers:
When applying under eye stickers/gel patches, you should avoid placing the sticker too close to the eye. The sticker should be placed over the lower lashes, about 3-4 millimeters from the lower lash line. Check lids from below to ensure upper and lower lids form a seal with no gaps.
Always use at least 3 different lengths of extensions that range from 6mm to 14mm in length. It is best to use 8mm lash extensions in the inner corners of the eye to avoid avoid an artificial “clown like look”. It is also important to use 8mm extensions all across the eye, between the longer extensions to create a thick lash line. Failure to mix in short extensions results in empty gaps wich make the long extensions look similar to spider legs. For a dramatic look, opt for the thickest (0.25mm) NovaLash Curly Curl Extensions. Finer extensions create a more natural look.
Spread lashes out on your vinyl pad designed for quick pick up of the extensions. Orient extension properly in the tweezers. The extension should be
oriented at a 90° angle to the straight tweezer for quick, accurate application.
While holding the extension from its tapered end, dip the extension into the adhesive; make sure there is ample adhesive at the base of the extension. Swipe off any excess prior to applying.
Isolate & Swipe:
Isolate the natural lash with the curved tweezers. While holding the extension from its tapered end, swipe the extension along the natural lash. Coat the natural lash with adhesive from base to tip with no gaps in the glue. Spread the adhesive until smooth.
After swiping the natural lash with enough adhesive to coat it, set the extension on the lash about 1/2 – 1 mm away from the eyelid. Release the extension onto the natural lash. The lash should be facing upwards and parallel to the other lashes without any beads of glue. Do not touch the extension after setting. Move on to another area or the opposite eye and repeatedly apply extensions until It becomes difficult to isolate more natural lashes.
No two extensions or natural lashes should be stuck together. Use both sets of tweezers to separate any extensions from neighboring lashes and/or extensions. Grasp and separate in a horizontal manner; best done while the adhesive is dry, but not fully cured. Never pull in a vertical direction or place any tension on natural lashes. Repeat the application and separation steps until every natural lash is bonded.
When all natural lashes have an extension securely bonded, it is time to dry their newly adorned lashes with the AirNova. Dry extensions for 3 minutes. Mist with distilled water, dry again for 3 minutes and perform one final round of separation.
[Images courtesy of Joni Rae and Associates]
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