Eyelash extensions are the ideal holiday accessory! With the holiday season fast approaching, they are the perfect way to complete any makeup look - taking your appearance to a new dramatic level for any upcoming events or parties. But when your clients fall in love with their new holiday look, how can we take them from being a one time customer into a lifelong lover of eyelash extensions? By teaching them how to care for their extensions and get the most out of their investment!
Eyelash extensions can provide you all of the drama and more that traditional mascara offers your clients. When you have high quality Lash Cat extensions, mascara is no longer needed. Pulling a mascara wand through the lashes to coat them with product, as well as rubbing your lashes at the end of the day to remove your makeup all weakens the adhesive bond between the extension and natural lash. Frequent use of mascara can result in your extensions falling out prematurely so we recommend avoiding it at all costs.
Oil-Free Makeup Removers
With lash extensions, other makeup such as mascara isn’t needed. If you do decide to add a little extra drama to your eye look, you should only use oil-free makeup removers when cleansing at the end of the day. Removers with oil can weaken the adhesive, and cause lashes to come off. Advising your clients to do a bit of research before buying any makeup removers to ensure they’re safe and oil-free could help prolong the life of their extensions.
Just like how clients need to be careful with oily makeup removers, clients also need to be conscious of what skincare products they’re using. Oils in skin and eye creams can be great for moisturizing the skin, but they can also break down the adhesive that holds your extensions in place. Keep skin creams away from the eye area to protect your lashes and help extend their lifespan.
The way you sleep can also affect the longevity of your lash extensions. Sleeping on your stomach or face down on your pillow can cause friction and tugging at the extensions, resulting in them eventually falling out. This can also tug out lashes that aren’t ready to fall out, creating gaps in the lash line. Sleeping on a certain side more than the other can also result in uneven shedding of lashes. Overall, the less contact eyelashes make with pillows and blankets, the longer the adhesive will remain perfectly intact.
Suitable Lash Styles
Discuss curl options with your client before any application so they have a realistic idea of the look you can create for them. In your consultation, you should be explaining that naturally straight lashes will hold straighter lash extensions better than ones with a strong or dramatic curl. Extensions that are properly suited to the lash shape of the client will last the longest and won’t cause any stress or damage to the natural lashes.
Touching or fidgeting with your extensions can greatly affect how long a set will last. The more you touch the extensions, the more likely it is that the glue will loosen and cause the lash to fall out. Tell your client to avoid any unnecessary eye contact, such as rubbing the eyes, playing with extensions, rubbing their face with a towel to dry, or touching them when putting on makeup.
The healthier and longer lasting your client’s extensions are, the more likely it is they will return to you and invest in getting their holiday look year round.