Hey lash boss! This week we’re talking about how to remove eyelash extensions. There are a variety of reasons you might need to do this, so it’s good to have it broken down so there’s no question about how to do it safely. I’m also going to recommend some bad a*s products so you can provide the best quality services to your clients.
Step 1 | Apply Eye Pads
Unlike eyelash extension application, this isn’t all about protecting the bottom lashes, but your client’s skin. The skin under your eye is really sensitive and thin, and while remover is totally safe to use and isn’t harsh, it can cause discomfort to your client if the correct safety measures aren’t taken. Not only that, but the light color of the eye pads against your client’s lashes make it so much easier to see what you’re actually doing!
So, we put either Eyelash Eye Pads or Eyelash Bio-Gel Pads on the client’s under-eye area. Be sure that you are placing them comfortably, aka not too high so that your client can’t close their eye comfortably, but not low enough to miss the bottom lashes entirely.
Step 2 | Remove Eyelash Extensions
To remove the eyelash extensions, you want to put remover (we humbly recommend TLP’s Eyelash Extension Remover) onto whatever application tool you’re comfortable using and that won’t get remover into your client’s eyes. At The Lash Professional, we really like using Micro Brushes, because they’re small enough to spread the product between the lashes. We recommend using two at a time and attacking the lashes from both the top of the extensions and underneath the extensions, to really get that remover in there. Work with the remover and the extensions by coating the extensions from base to tip with remover. After a few minutes, you should see the extensions begin to easily slide off your client’s natural lash.
It’s especially important during this step to be gentle. Remember, you’re working with adhesive with strength comparable to super glue. Harsh pulling at extensions when trying to remove them could accidentally break the natural lashes, or even prematurely pull them out. This can not only damage your client’s lashes immediately, but permanently.
Step 3 | Remove the Remover
After every eyelash extension has been removed, clean the lashes with a lash-safe cleanser or even just water. Whatever you feel is going to cleanse the lashes best and won’t leave any uncomfortable residue, is fine. Wipe the lashes gently (with the eye pads still on!), to ensure that you got any pesky remover residue.
It’s important to ensure that you’ve cleaned the lashes thoroughly before you remove the eye pads and allow your client to open their eyes. Again, remover is safe to use, but stings when it gets in your eyes. That’s definitely a no-go! Getting lashes (on or off) shouldn’t be a painful process.
If you’re a audio/visual learner, we have a YouTube video all about this. Just click play below!
That’s all I have for today, babes. As always, if you have any questions about how to remove lash extensions, or even questions about our products, hit us up!