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Why have a stock of all the different lash curls and in different diameters??
Every time I do a Full Set of lashes or a fill I do my absolute best to lash as many lashes as possible. Now, not everyone has super strong and long lashes all throughout their whole lid. Even people with long and strong lashes have new “baby” lashes starting to grow. Those “baby” lashes are actually new lashes that are starting the first growth stage cycle. Since they are new and baby-like, I would never want to use an extension that is longer or thicker than the natural lash. If I did choose to put a thick and long extension on, then it would cause some serious damage to the natural lash. It would be like carrying your whole load of groceries with only your pinky for two weeks. Ouch! That would be so sore and cause damaging affects…
So instead of damaging it with a thick lash or ignoring it because it is just a “baby” lash, I would make sure to use a very thin diameter and shorter length to lash it with. For Example: If I were doing a classic lash application and I came a cross a “baby” lash, I would first size it up. I would peel off an extension that is .10 diameter at 8 mm long, place it next to the “baby” lash to see if the “baby” lash was a little bit bigger or smaller than the extension. If the “baby” lash was smaller, due to thickness I would go down in Diameter to a .07. I really take into consideration the diameter. The diameter + the length will determine the amount of pressure on the “baby” lash. Try to keep the length of the “baby” lash matching the extension. You might need to go down to 6 mm or 7mm. If the baby lash is shorter than what you have available for extension sizing, then that is when you do not lash the “baby” lash.
In the pictures above I was in the process of a classic fill appointment with one of my amazing clients. The picture captures her natural lash that was once a “baby” or smaller lash, that successfully grew into a strong and now long lash. During the fill procedure I would now remove the baby extension to replace it with a longer one, to create my overall desired look for the client, (still taking into consideration the thickness and length when relashing it).
The reason I believe in trying to lash every single lash is because it makes me better as an artist, it teaches me how to care differently for each lash, it teaches me the strength of the individual lash, and by lashing all of the “baby” lashes it can create a dark color at the base, causing the eyeliner look with only lash extensions.
If I only had trays of D .18 8-14mm than a “baby” lash that could only support .12 diameter at 8mm would not be able to be lashed. Also if the client had Straight lashes, I most likely would not use D curl. Since the straight lash would only be connected to the extension at a small connection base point there wouldn’t be much support to have the best retention the client could have. With my clients that have straighter lashes I would recommend to use B, C, L or maybe even L+ curl.
For my stock of lashes, I try to have a wide variety. The varieties of lash trays allow me to create the best look for every client that has different eye sets, lashes, and desired look. I carry B, C, D, L and L+ curls, each ranging in diameters of .07, .10, .15, .18. The trays are of mixed length of 7-16mm. I chose to purchase the mixed length trays vs one length trays because the inventory and cost of having all those curls and diameters of one length trays would be unnecessary.
Hope this makes your light bulb go off. Be sure to comment below with your thoughts, questions or compliments. What lash extensions do you use the most?
Morgan McGrath, Owner and Founder of Ida Jane. Ida Jane’s goal is to inspire eyelash artists and make lash life fun! We are lash ARTISTS who educate and make the lash world a better place!