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What Lash Lift Supplies Do I Need For Client Sessions?

What Lash Lift Supplies Do I Need For Client Sessions?

Lash lifts are popular among clients because they create glamorous eyelashes without effort. They’re also famous for salon owners and beauty technicians like you because the procedures are low-maintenance and take around half an hour to complete, depending on the client. 

Suppose you’re looking to expand your salon services and are considering adding lash lifts to your repertoire. In that case, you might wonder what supplies you’ll need for your average session. We can help—read on for a list of the most essential lash lift tools and products, plus an overview of the entire process. 

Essential Lash Lift Supplies for a Single Session

These tools and products will help you create beautiful lashes for your clients and ensure a smooth and relaxing experience.

Lash Brushes

You will need a good set of lash brushes throughout the treatment. They make applying lash lift products easy and help you shape the client’s lashes. Always have several within reach to avoid cross-contamination, and clean them in hot, soapy water between clients. There are many different styles of brushes, so experiment to learn what works best for you and your clients. It’s best to select reusable brushes that you can clean and soak in barbicide to sterilize them.

Lash Cleanser

Proper preparation is vital for a successful lash lift. As a first step, it’s necessary to clean the client’s eyelids and lashes with a high-quality lash cleanser to remove any stubborn dirt, oil, or makeup. This is important since clean lashes will always lift better than lashes with buildup. Even if your client comes in without makeup, cleaning their lashes thoroughly is always the best practice. Using a gentle foaming lash cleanser free of harmful chemicals and avoiding scrubbing motions, which could irritate the entire eye area, is preferable.

lash cleanser

Eye Pads

Next, you’ll place eye pads on the client’s lower lashes and sensitive skin under their eyes. This will protect the lashes from accidentally coming into contact with the glue as you work on the top lashes or become otherwise tangled. Make sure that whatever type of eye pad you use is easy to remove for your client’s comfort. You might even look for an under-eye pad or patch with an anti-aging formula for a dual treatment, meaning your client can enjoy two treatments simultaneously.

Lash Rods or Lash Shields

You can use lash rods or shields during a lash lift as a lash artist. Both tools have the same purpose: to help you create a complete, lush-looking lash shape. However, the two types result in slightly different looks. Lash rods will make either a “C” or a “D” shaped curl, whereas lash shields make an “L” shaped curl. 

Both types come in multiple sizes to suit every client and every set of eyelashes, allowing for even further customization. Your decision to use lash rods versus lash shields will be based on your expertise and the client’s desired lash shape. 

large lash curler rod

Lash Lift Glue

Crucial to the treatment process, lash lift glue keeps the lashes in place while you apply the lifting solution and wait for the lashes to take on the desired shape. Once the process is complete, the eyelashes will stay in place even after you remove the rods or shields. 

Look for a lash lift glue product for lash lifts and eyebrow laminations. Ideally, the bottle design should allow you to have complete control over the flow of the product so you can work with precision and avoid making a mess.

Lifting Solution

You will apply a lifting solution once the client’s lashes are arranged perfectly on the lash rods or shields. This restructures the composition of the lashes to soften, enabling you to further manipulate them into the right shape in conjunction with the lash rod or shield. This solution will stay on the client’s lashes for 4 to 7 minutes (depending on the client’s hair type) before you wipe off and move on to the next step. 

Look for a lifting solution that nourishes your client’s lashes in addition to lifting them. For example, a product that contains cocoa butter, biotin, and vitamin B3 will help keep their lashes strong, healthy, and beautiful.

Neutralizing Solution

Following the lifting solution, you’ll apply a neutralizing solution to stop the lifting process. This prevents over-processing, which would otherwise result in eyelashes that are too tightly curled or angled in all different directions. Usually, you will apply the neutralizing solution and then leave it on for the same number of minutes as you allow the lifting solution to work. 

Applying the neutralizing solution is another opportunity to nourish the client’s lashes, such as using a product containing cocoa butter, hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and horsetail extracts. This will help your client attain thick and luxurious-looking lashes with the proper aftercare post-treatment.

Applying neutralizing solution

Lash Tint

Sometimes, a client will ask you to perform an eyelash tint while lifting their lashes, or you can suggest it to every lash lift client to see if they’re interested. For these situations, it’s good to always have some lash dye on hand. A tint will essentially darken the natural color of their eyelashes for a more dramatic, attention-grabbing look. You will want to keep the last tint on for 3 to 5 minutes and then remove the product, like the lifting and neutralizing solutions, with a dry cotton swab or disposable applicator tool.

Moisturizing Solution

After you clean all the neutralizers (and possibly any last tint, too) off of your client’s lashes, you will want to apply a moisturizing lotion to assist you in removing any excess tint product or glue from the client’s eyelashes and eyelids. Additionally, the moisturizer will help keep their eyelashes robust, hydrated, and in good condition. In terms of process, this is similar to the special care you might give a client’s hair after it undergoes a perm or an intense dye job. 

Look for a moisturizing solution with hydrating and plumping ingredients, such as panthenol, hyaluronic acid, marshmallow extract, or aloe vera. Instruct your client to leave the solution on their lashes for 24 hours. They must avoid getting their lashes wet until those first 24 hours have passed. If they care for them properly, their lifted lashes will last several weeks.

Now, you should better understand what’s involved in a lash lift treatment and the essential products you need to achieve ultra-glamorous lashes for your clients. But remember, it can take time to perfect your technique. So, listen closely to your clients’ lash lift questions and requests and commit to learning through trial and error. Soon, you’ll see the benefits of adding lash lifts to your services. 

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    • Sara Millecam
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