Eyelash isolation is one of the most important steps in your lash extension process. When you have a clear isolation of the natural lash, you can achieve perfect placement with your extensions and increase your retention times. Aki Lashes is here to remind you of some key techniques in the isolation process, so you can become the lash boss of your dreams.
To begin you will need to choose your favorite isolation tweezer.
Here are a few Aki Lashes favorites for isolation.
Some other supplies you may need are lash tape, eye patches, and a placement tweezer.
After preparing the eye by applying eyepatches, cleansing and priming, you are ready to begin isolating. If your client has very full lashes, you may want to use a small piece of tape to gently pulling upward on the eyelid to help separate the layers of lashes. Start with your tweezers held almost closed, leave them open just wide enough to single out one natural lash.
Using your isolation tweezer, visually choose the lash you will like to isolate.
Start close to the lash line, without touching the skin, and allow the tweezer to slowly open by loosening your grip. If you have isolated more than one lash, you may try again, or use your placement tweezer to help remove the other lashes from the isolation.
The perfect isolation will look something like this.
Tweezers away from lash line, and resting in an open position.
A single natural lash clearly isolated.
Again, start close to the lash line, move up and away as you open the isolation tweezer. This may take a few tries. Be patient with yourself.
When you have achieved the perfect isolation, be careful not to move your isolation hand, while you work to pick up your extension for placement.
Holding your isolation steady and extension ready for placement, you will now see the true benefit of precise isolation. Place your lash extension and hold open the isolation until the adhesive has set. It is important to hold your isolation after placement to ensure no lashes become stuck to each other.