The goal of volume lashing is simple—to provide the fullest lash extensions for each client. As lash artists, it is our job to give volume clients the WOW factor they crave. If your sets are falling short of Katy Perry glam, make sure you aren’t making any of these common mistakes.
1. Improper Isolation
New lash artists often have the same struggle - and it’s usually trying to wrangle one teeny tiny natural lash between their tweezer tips to isolate it. You may not think it’s a big deal if an extension gets applied to two natural lashes but improper isolation can quickly take your volume set from Va Va Voom to *sad trombone*. First of all, it cuts the potential for fullness in half! Think about it—If a client has 100 natural lashes per eye, and you apply the majority of extensions to two natural lashes, your potential goes from 100 extensions per eye to 50! Secondly, you WILL cause lash damage - ouch! Natural lashes aren’t all growing at the same rate. If you adhere multiple natural lashes together with lash adhesive, the natural lash growing slower will be pulled (and stressed) by the lash growing faster. This leads to lash-line trauma and breaks the cardinal rule of lash extensions: don't cause damage!
2. Not Extending Every Lash
A beautiful lash line will have natural lashes in all stages of growth. Some lashes are just growing in, some are mid-growth and some are full, mature lashes. Some lash courses teach artists to skip the smaller lashes (because back in the day we only had 0.15mm and 0.20mm diameters in our lash extension ranges). But now, with diameters as thin as 0.05mm, there is no reason we can’t extend each and every natural lash. Shorter natural lashes get shorter, thinner extensions to keep them happy and healthy, while mature strong natural lashes get extended with more length and thickness. The result is fluffy, textured lashes with fullness to rival Kim K’s bank account.
3. Coating Natural Lashes in Adhesive
With Sugarlash PRO adhesive, a little goes a long way! Gone are the days of causing unnecessary stress to the natural lash tips by "painting" adhesive on the entire extension. To secure a lash extension to a natural lash dip 2mm of the extension base into the adhesive and apply securely to the base of the natural lash. The result? Instead of bonding the extension to the entire natural lash and essentially replacing one lash for another thicker lash— we add an extension to the base of each natural lash, allowing the natural lash to contribute to the overall volume, and instantly doubling the fullness in the lash line. The final result is fuller, softer lashes that are healthier and last longer!
4. Too much length
Inevitably, the more you extend the natural lashes in length, the more spaced out the tips of the lash extensions will be. By keeping lash extensions only 2-3mm longer than the natural lash, you will ensure that the lash tips remain close together. Volume extensions that are too long will appear thin at the tips, and no one wants spider legs on their eyes! If you want to add more than 2-3mm length, texturize the lash line by adding multiple focus points.