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Volume Lashes: What Every Lash Tech Should Know

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Qera Marketing |

The ultimate upgrade for your eyes, volume lashes should be part of every lash tech’s lineup. Classic lash extensions add length and a bit of oomph to natural lashes, but volume lashes take it to a whole new level of fabulous!

Volume lashes offer an ultra-dramatic, but still oh-so-natural look, and that’s just what your clients are looking for, plus they last. So if you have clients who want to wake up daily looking like they just stepped out of a glam squad session, volume lashes are the way to go, and this post explains what you need to know to showcase your skills and give your client a signature look she loves. 

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Why Buy Lash Trays for Volume Lash Extensions?

As a lash technician, investing in lash trays is like curating a makeup palette—it’s essential for creating those stunning lash looks! Here's why lash trays are a must:

  • Variety: Lash trays come with a range of lash lengths, curls, and thicknesses, giving you endless options to customize your clients' looks. Whether they want natural flutter or full-on drama, you've got the perfect lashes for every style.
  • Organization: Lash trays keep your workspace neat and tidy, with each row labeled for easy identification. No more rummaging through loose lashes—everything you need is right at your fingertips!
  • Quality: Professional lash trays are made with high-quality materials, ensuring consistency and durability. You can trust that every lash you pick up is flawless and ready to wow.
  • Efficiency: Having all your lashes neatly arranged in trays speeds up the application process, allowing you to work more efficiently and see more clients. Time is money, honey!

Apply Full Volume Lashes Like a Pro

Applying volume lashes from a lash tray is a skill that elevates your lash game and takes it to the next level. It’s more of an art form than a technique, and once you get the hang of it, it's like second nature. 

Here's a step-by-step guide to creating those voluminous looks:

  • Prepare your workspace: Set up your lash tray, adhesive, tweezers, and other tools within easy reach. Ensure your client is comfortably reclined and ready for their lash transformation.
  • Cleanse your client’s lashes: Cleanse the natural lashes to remove any makeup or oils. Then, isolate each natural lash.
  • Select your lashes: Gently remove the desired lash from the tray using your tweezers. Volume lashes are typically thinner and lighter, allowing you to create those fluffy, multi-dimensional effects.
  • Fan the lash: Hold the lash between your tweezers and gently wiggle them to fan out the lashes. This creates that beautiful volume and fluffiness that we all adore.
  • Dip in adhesive: Dip the fanned-out lashes into your adhesive, ensuring you coat the base evenly. Be careful not to overload with glue—a little goes a long way!
  • Isolate the natural lash: Using your tweezers, isolate a natural lash to attach the volume fan to. This ensures proper placement and prevents lashes from sticking together.
  • Attach the volume fan: Carefully place the fanned-out lashes onto the isolated natural lash, ensuring the base of the fan sits flush against the natural lash line. Hold in place for a few seconds to allow the adhesive to bond.
  • Repeat and layer: Continue this process, working across the lash line and layering volume fans to create the desired fullness and density. Remember to vary the lengths and curls for a natural-looking effect.
  • Check for symmetry: Step back and assess your work to ensure symmetry and balance. Make any necessary adjustments to achieve that perfect lash perfection!
  • Finish with a fluff: Once all the lashes are in place, give them a gentle comb-through to ensure they're perfectly fluffed and fluttery. 
  • Cure and seal: Once you've completed the lash application, allow the adhesive to cure fully. Finish off with a gentle sealant to lock in the lashes and ensure longevity.

With practice and patience, applying volume lashes from a lash tray will become second nature, and you’ll be giving your clients those voluminous, show-stopping lashes they've always dreamed of!

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Tips for Volume Lash Aftercare

After applying volume lashes, your clients need to take good care of them to maintain their glamorous look. Not only can aftercare instructions build trust with your clients, but they also give you an opportunity to upsell the products they need to care for their lashes properly. Here's what they should do for aftercare:

  • Avoid getting them wet: For the first 24 to 48 hours after application, advise your clients to avoid getting their lashes wet to allow the adhesive to fully cure.
  • Be gentle: Encourage your clients to be gentle with their lashes. They should avoid rubbing or pulling on them to prevent premature shedding.
  • Brush daily: Suggest that your clients gently brush their lashes daily with a clean mascara wand to keep them neat and tangle-free.
  • Avoid oil-based products: Oil-based products can break down the adhesive, so clients should steer clear of oil-based makeup removers and cleansers around the eye area.
  • Use oil-free products: Recommend oil-free makeup removers and cleansers specifically formulated for lash extensions to help maintain their longevity.
  • Protect them while sleeping: Suggest that clients sleep on their back or invest in a silk or satin pillowcase to minimize friction and keep their lashes looking fabulous.
  • Avoid mascara: Remind clients that mascara is generally not needed with volume lashes, but if they must use it, recommend a water-based, extension-safe formula applied only to the tips of the lashes.
  • Schedule regular fills: Volume lashes will naturally shed with the client's natural lash cycle. Encourage your clients to schedule regular fill appointments every two to three weeks to maintain their fullness and volume.

How to Find High-Quality Volume Extensions

When you want high-quality volume lashes and lash trays that you can trust, you need to look for an experienced pro who has been in the industry and understands what customers want and need. If you’re looking for an industry pro who not only offers amazing products but has unmatched customer service, look no further than Trish Cosmetics. 

This boss babe has been in the game a while, and Trish Cosmetics has established a real presence not only in the industry but also in New York City. Located in Brooklyn, we offer Uber delivery for local customers, and we ship everywhere else. Plus, if you have questions, you can stop by, call, or message us on social media, and we’ll be happy to help you out. For all of your volume lash needs, treat yourself to the excellent customer service and fabulous product offerings of Trish Cosmetics.