How do Fans Bond to the natural lash?
This is an interesting subject with many different theories of how the fan or lashes secure themselves around the natural lash. Which can have many different names such as ‘the wrap, the lock etc’. This is a technique where we attempt to get the fan to wrap around or encase the natural lash, for a secure hold and seamless bond – rather than just sitting the fan on top of the natural lash, where it will not last as long.
There are variety of ways in which we can wrap the lash which is up to you to decide which one to use:
1Place the fan onto the natural lash, allow the fan to grab for a couple of seconds then “push” the fan onto the natural lash, so that the extensions wrap around the side of the natural lash.
2Place the fan onto the natural lash, allow the fan to grab for a couple of seconds, then use a bouncing motion, pushing the fan onto the natural lash.
3Place the fan onto the natural lash, allow the fan to grab for a couple of seconds, then very slowly start to release the pressure in your tweezers. The extensions will start to envelop the natural lash as your tension subsides.
4Place the fan onto the natural lash approximately 1mm away from the base of the eyelid. Allow the fan to grab (1 second max) then immediately slide the fan back to meet the eyelid so it’s now snug with the lash line, but not touching.
If you find that your bases are splitting, then you are pushing too hard onto the natural lash. There is a very fine line between perfect pressure and too much – this just takes practice. Make sure you allow the fan to grab for the 1 second to stop it from splitting.
It is better, sometimes easier to attach our fans to the underneath of the natural lash – this ensures a better bond, and allows the client to brush their lashes and avoid the bonds underneath. I personally do not attach underneath, as most of my clients are of the older generation and, as such, their lashes are very straight and point down. Therefore, I need to place on top to create the lift that the client needs. If you do place underneath the natural lash, then reverse the attachment techniques and “pull up” rather than push or bounce.