Previously, due to limited demand for eyelash extensions, we rarely encountered related issues. However, nowadays, eyelash extensions have become a common beauty need, leading to an increasing number of questions surrounding this topic. One of these inquiries comes from lash technicians themselves. That is how to hide gaps in eyelash extensions or how to create a set of extensions that appear natural and seamlessly connected, maintaining a consistently attractive and captivating look for the lashes. Don’t worry, as this is the solution. In today’s article, I will guide you – our lash technicians – on how to conceal gaps in eyelashes and related matters.
What are the causes of the gap in eyelash extension?
Before addressing the main question of how to hide gaps in eyelash extensions, let’s take a look at the factors that can lead to the occurrence of gaps in eyelash extensions, shall we?
It is the fact that gaps in eyelash extensions can be caused by various factors, both during the application process and afterward.
In this blog, I will categorize the causes into two groups for easy understanding. The first group is objective reasons. These reasons can stem from the client themselves, such as lacking the skill to care for their lash extensions and the natural shedding of lashes. And the subjective group of reasons, which are related to the skills of lash techs, quality of lash products,….
Speaking of lash care skills, they are crucial. When getting eyelash extensions, clients need to break the habit of rubbing their eyes or using their fingers to brush the lashes. These physical actions can easily cause lashes to break (both extensions and the client’s natural lashes). Broken lashes create gaps in the set of eyelash extensions – that’s a given!
So, as a lash tech, your task is to remind clients to control their habit of touching their lashes to maintain their beauty.
Furthermore, when clients take care of their skin by using oil-based makeup removers, facial cleansers, or moisturizers, gaps can also form. This is because oil-based products can weaken the adhesive bond between the extensions and the natural lashes. The weakened bond could lead to lash extensions coming off. Many clients are unaware of this point, so lash techs need to carefully guide them on lash care instead of just addressing how to hide gaps in eyelash extensions after the gaps have already formed, you know!
In addition to the objective causes that clients can control, there are also reasons that clients cannot control. For example, natural lash shedding cycles. Since eyelash extensions are attached to the client’s natural lashes, when their natural lashes shed according to their biological cycle, the attached extensions will also shed. To reinforce this, the best approach is for clients to schedule regular appointments at the salon to have their eyelashes reattached. This helps maintain the consistency of the extensions.
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The second group of causes leading to gaps in eyelash extensions comes from lash technicians. I refer to this as the subjective group of reasons. This group includes subpar extension techniques, unsuitable lash quality, or poor adhesive application. Let me delve further into this.
If a lash technician’s skill is not perfected, using too little or too much adhesive can result in insecure bonds and eventual lash shedding. Due to inexperience and inadequate technique, novice lash techs might not know how to choose the right lash type and size for different eye shapes, leading to premature shedding of both the extensions and the client’s natural lashes. To avoid creating gaps in eyelash extensions and then seeking solutions on how to hide them, a lash technician should thoroughly improve themselves through even the smallest tasks like distinguishing different lash types, selecting appropriate sizes for various eye shapes, and learning how to apply the right amount of adhesive.
I also mentioned the potential quality issues with the products you use. For instance, adhesive that doesn’t have strong bonding properties can lead to lash extensions coming off, even if you are an experienced lash technician. On that note, if you want a more secure bond, you might consider using a lash primer before applying the adhesive to enhance the strength of the bond.
By addressing these subjective factors and honing your skills, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of gaps in eyelash extensions, ultimately reducing the need to find solutions on how to hide them later on.
How to hide gaps in eyelash extensions: solution for you
For me, preventing gaps in eyelash extensions from appearing would be the ideal scenario. But as they say, predicting the future is not always possible! Even if there are no external factors involved, lash shedding in accordance with the natural cycle will still occur, leading to gaps, right? If it’s due to the biological cycle, clients are compelled to visit the salon regularly to maintain their lash extensions.
However, if unfortunate circumstances arise due to salon-related factors, then you should learn these five steps to address the question of “how to hide gaps in eyelash extensions” immediately!
1. Lets create a volume fans
Firstly, to fill in a gap in eyelash extensions, create a volume fan. Now, picture the image of a volume fan in your mind. Do you see how the lashes spread wide on the volume fan? This can help you maximize filling the existing gap. Some volume fans are pre-made, but when you custom-create fans that suit your client, they not only restrict ongoing lash shedding but also enhance your client’s appreciation for your work.
2. Separate the lashes near the gap
How do you do it? Do you possess precision and skill? Just having those is enough. Gently identify the weak lashes near the gaps, then use volume fans to cover them, separating the healthy lashes on either side. You must be very cautious in this step. Using tweezers carelessly can be perilous, as you might inadvertently harm your client’s lashes.
3. Place the Fan in the Direction of the Gap
Similar to normal eyelash extensions, dip the original volume fans created into the eyelash glue. Remember to use only the right amount of glue. Too little will make the adhesive point unstable, and too much can cause lumps and loss of aesthetics. Then gently attach the fan to a healthy lash right next to and about 1 mm from the root. In order for the lashes in the volume fans created to achieve the most effective coverage of the gaps, when attaching the fans, tilt it slightly towards the gap. Thus, the gaps in eyelash extension have been filled in half.
4. Redo in the opposite site
Proceed to create another volume fan in a similar manner as in step 3. After that, identify a different healthy lash opposite the gap and perform actions similar to those in step 3 to attach another fan. Remember to consider the characteristics of the customer’s eyelashes to avoid the size mismatch. And don’t forget that because they are mounted symmetrically, the two volume fans created must also be equal. At this point, gaps in the eyelash extension will be virtually covered.
It’s quite straightforward, isn’t it? With just four steps, you’ve successfully addressed how to hide gaps in eyelash extensions! However, if your clients ever express concern about gaps reappearing in their eyelashes, provide them with advice on proper care.
Tips for your clients
Make sure you’ve reminded your clients about the habit of rubbing their eyes. This is one of the major reasons gaps in eyelash extensions appear. Your clients should also evaluate the skincare products they are using. Is there a chance that any of those products are compromising the adhesive bond of the eyelash extensions? Also, don’t forget to advise your clients that their sleeping habits can affect their lashes. Sleeping on the stomach can make lashes more prone to breakage and shedding. Lastly, remember to schedule follow-up appointments with your clients. Natural lash shedding occurs in cycles, so if reattachment isn’t done in time, gaps in eyelash extensions could become uncomfortable for your clients.
So, I’ve provided you with a comprehensive overview of issues related to the question of how to hide gaps in eyelash extensions! You see, there are numerous causes for gaps in eyelash extensions, and sometimes they’re unavoidable. However, as a caring lash technician, you can minimize the occurrence of this. By equipping your clients with ample information about proper care and nourishment for their lashes, gaps resulting from objective reasons on the client’s end can be reduced. And if clients come to you seeking help to fill in gaps in their lash extensions, they can feel confident knowing they’ve learned the steps I’ve outlined!
Many people have utilized the steps I’ve provided to assist their clients. Have you encountered any cases of filling in gaps in eyelash extensions? If you’re facing any trouble with this issue, give the steps I’ve guided you through a try! I hope you find my instructions satisfactory!
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