Happy New Year babes! I hope you’ve had a great holiday season, and you got to spend lots of time with your friends and family. Are you ready to take on 2020? We are. Today we’re talking about yet another method to make fans with volume eyelash extensions. This one actually doesn’t even involve pinching. Can you believe it? Maybe you’ll find this one easier than the tweezer pinch and pinch methods. Maybe you’ll prefer one of the pinch methods over the sticky strip method. Either way, you’ll be able to create some bomb a*s fans, because every artist is different. We love that, and that’s why we’re here to educate you on all the methods you could use!
Step 1 | Pull Lashes off Sticky Strip
This step is the same as pretty much every other method out there. You have to start somewhere, right? That starting place is the sticky strip that the lashes come attached to. Don’t forget that it matters how many lashes you pull off of the strip. More lashes make a bigger, more dense fan. Less lashes make a smaller, more narrow fan. The latter is good for clients who have thin, brittle, and weak lashes. At the end of the day, it’s all about that natural lash health!
Step 2 | Make Fan on Sticky Strip
Next, you’re going to set the chunk of lashes back onto an empty space on the sticky strip. You will use your tweezer to manipulate and move the base of the lashes by shimmying the tweezers back and forth. This will simultaneously spread the tips of the lashes and bring the bases together to be one fan. Continue this motion with the tweezers until your fan is perfect for the natural lash it’s going to live on!
Step 3 | Dip Base of Fan into Adhesive
This one’s pretty obvious, and if you’ve read our other fan methods, you’ve read it twice before. Also, I hope that you already know to do this if you’re doing lashes lol! Pull the fan off of the sticky strip with your tweezers, being careful not to pull the lash apart. Dip the base of the fan into the adhesive, no more than two millimeters deep. There’s definitely an adhesive sweet spot, just like with tweezers. Too little and your client will have poor retention. Too much and it could cause clumping and poor retention.
That’s it! Literally, easy as one, two, three. Do you like this method? Do you feel like it’s easier or more difficult than the pinch method or the tweezer pinch method? Maybe you feel like it’s more difficult and you have less control over the lashes. Like I said, either way is fine. We encourage you to find what works for you so you can give your clients those perfect volume eyelash extensions every time.
If you’re more of a visual learner, check out the video below. Our lash professional Vanessa breaks down the method step-by-step for you, so if you had any questions about how something is done, you can see it.
We also have videos about both the pinch method and tweezer pinch method, so head over to our YouTube channel to see those also!