Lower lash extensions are trending. Are they worth the hype?
Lower lash extensions are trending. How can I create a natural-looking finish for clients?
Lower lash extensions are a great addition to any lash service. They offer a wide-eyed effect and can be as natural or dramatic as desired. Historically, lower lashes were done with the client’s eyes open, using an odour-free adhesive, meaning no discomfort was experienced by the customer. However, some clients struggled to keep their eyes open and still for up to 30 minutes. Also, these lower lashes would usually only last between five and seven days.
Recently, I’ve been experimenting with using an under-eye gel patch under the lower lashes instead of on top as usually used for lash extensions. This reveals the lower lashes and enables clients to have their eyes closed for more comfort. A faster adhesive can also be used, such as Ultimate 2, which means the lashes will last as long as top lash extensions – sometimes up to two weeks.
It’s nearly impossible to isolate a lower lash, so these are applied in express style, but the results of this technique have proved excellent. I usually use lashes in 0.05, 0.07 or 0.10, and on occasions 0.15 for a more dramatic but more temporary look. It depends on the look required by the client, but usually a B or C Curl in a length between 6mm and 9mm will work best, and I’d apply between 10 and 30 lashes on the underside of the lower lashes. This should last 10–14 days, but can sometimes last longer. This process will take between 20–30 minutes and you can charge around £15-£30.
Natalie Piper is business development manager at Lash Perfect and has more than 14 years’ experience as a beauty technician.
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