Wednesday Wink – Get Your Isolation Game On With These 5 Pro Tips

Improve Eyelash Isolation Technique

When we begin our lash journey, the most important thing we take away from our training is isolation. This is the most difficult part of the application process. Seasoned lash artists make the application process seamless and effortless. This is because they have practiced and perfected their skill.

So, let’s take a look back at the basics to help pinpoint the trouble spots. Use these tips to improve your eyelash isolation technique.

1. Add Inner Corners Along the Way

Most of the struggle comes at the inner corners. So, with that being said, don’t wait until the end of the service to get at those inner corners. Add inner corners along the way so you aren’t fatigued at the end and skimp here.

2. Use Appropriate Glue

Make sure you are using a glue that has the appropriate drying time for your skill set. If your glue is drying too slowly, this can create “stickies”. Make sure you are adjusting the glue dry time as you get faster at your applications.

3. Remove Imperfections

Take the time during the process to brush the lashes to remove any lash that isn’t perfectly bonded and to separate any lashes that are stuck at the bases. Gently use your tweezers and slide the tip at the base sideways to loosen any lashes that aren’t perfectly separate.

4. Tape + Gel Pads

Using a strip of frosted “scotch” tape over your gel pad, will also help keep the lashes from sticking to the paper tape or gel pads. This is an especially helpful tip when working on deep set eyes where the lashes lay flat and tight against the cheekbone. The frosted tape will not allow the lash to stick. A gentle little flick with the tweezer releases any stickies.

5. Wash & Check…

Remember to wash the lashes at the completion of the service. This will reduce the fume and off gassing of the glue and will also help release any stickies. Take a few minutes to check your work, then go back and check your work again. Use both tweezers to grasp the extension and the natural lash and gently pull the lashes apart. If it doesn’t release easily, get out the remover. No client wants us pulling and tugging on their lashes.

With these pointers, get practicing and your isolation will be perfected!


Maryann Matykowski

Maryann has an accomplished, 30+ year background in the beauty industry. As a cosmetologist she opened her first salon in ’83. Maryann has specialized as an educator since 2006, and is now Master Trainer/Training and Education Coordinator here at Glad Lash Academy. Maryann knows what it takes to create successful salon businesses and is here to share her experience with you.

Disclaimer! Opinions expressed on the Glad Lash Blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Glad Lash Inc. Content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice. You should always seek professional advice before making decisions that could affect your business or clients.

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