The Eyelash Extension Process: Consultation and Personalization

Eyelash consultation
Eyelash consultation



The Consultation


Analyzing Your Eyes


Determining Your Ideal Style


Eyelash Extension Application

Here we explore the eyelash extension process. The journey continues.

The Consultation

The first step in the eyelash extension process is the consultation. During this crucial stage, your lash technician will work with you to develop a plan that ensures your safety and satisfaction while creating a customized style tailored to your preferences and needs.

Allergies and Medications

It’s essential to inform your technician about any allergies you have and any medications you are taking. This information helps prevent discomfort and potential issues during the application process. Allergies can cause reactions, and certain medications may affect the condition and behavior of your skin and eyelashes.

Lashes for Your Lifestyle

During the consultation, it’s essential to discuss your desired look and lifestyle with your lash technician. Whether you want a more conservative appearance or full-on glamour, it’s important to share your preferences and expectations. Let your technician know if you wear strip lashes or mascara, or both, and discuss your lash goals.

Analyzing Natural Lashes

A successful eyelash extension application relies on selecting the best extensions for your natural lashes. To ensure the chosen extensions do not cause damage by being too long or thick, your technician will analyze the curl, length, thickness, and growth pattern of your natural lashes.

Classic lashes, volume lashes, and hybrid lashes each offer different results. Your technician will discuss the pros and cons of each option and recommend the best choice for you based on your natural lashes and desired look. This personalized approach helps ensure that your eyelash extensions enhance your appearance while maintaining the health of your natural lashes.

Analyzing Your Eyes: Customizing Eyelash Extensions for Your Unique Features

The shape, size, depth, and position of your eyes play a crucial role in your overall appearance. Eyelash extensions can be strategically styled to enhance or subtly alter your look. A skilled lash technician considers your eye shape, eye size, eye set, and facial features when personalizing your eyelash extensions.

Eye Shape

Various eye shapes can benefit from eyelash extensions that enhance or modify their appearance. Some examples include:

Upturned eyes

Extensions can be lifted or pulled outwards.

Round eyes

Round Eyes

 Extensions can be drawn outwards to create a lengthened look.

Downturned eyes


Extensions can make the eyes appear lifted or pulled outward.

Almond-shaped eyes

Almond Eyes

Extensions can create a lifted appearance.

Additionally, monolid, hooded, protruding, and deep-set eyes are other attributes taken into consideration during the styling process.

Eye Shape

Your eye set is determined by the distance between your eyes.

Wide-set eyes


If your eyes are farther apart than the width of one eye, eyelash styling can make them appear closer together.

Close-set eyes

If your eyes are closer together than the width of one eye, eyelash styling can make them seem farther apart.

Balanced eyes

If the distance between your eyes is equal to the width of one eye, eyelash styling can frame their position or make them appear farther apart or closer together.

By understanding these fundamental eyelash styles, your lash technician can skillfully combine and adjust patterns to develop the ideal look that complements your unique eye shape and personal preferences.

Eyelash Extension Application Process

After evaluating your lashes and eyes, the application process begins. Here’s an overview of the steps involved in applying eyelash extensions:

The Cat Eye


The cat-eye style features shorter lashes at the inner corner of the eye, which gradually increase in length as they extend towards the outer corner. This creates a seductive, elongated look.

The Natural Eye


The natural-eye style uses the same length of extensions from the inner to the outer corner of the eye. This results in a subtle enhancement that mimics the appearance of your natural lashes.

The Open Eye


The open-eye style features shorter lashes at both the inner and outer corners of the eye, with longer lengths at the center. This arrangement creates a wide-eyed, captivating appearance.

Natural Eyelashes: Anatomy and Growth Cycle


Preparing Your Lashes:

  • Cleansing Lashes: Your natural lashes and surrounding eye area will be thoroughly cleaned to remove any traces of oil, dirt, and debris. A clean base is essential for achieving the best bond between your natural lashes and the extensions.
  • Priming Lashes: Your eyelashes will be brushed with a primer to further enhance the bond between the extensions and your natural lashes.
  • Protecting Bottom Lashes: An under-eye pad or tape will be used to cover your bottom lashes, preventing them from sticking to the top ones.
  • Taping Upper Eyelid: Tape will be applied close to the base of your upper eyelid and extended up to your eyebrow. Gently tugging on the tape helps expose the eyelash roots, making it easier to isolate and attach the extensions.


Attaching the Extensions:

  • Isolating a Single Eyelash: Specialized tweezers are used to isolate one natural lash at a time.
  • Picking Up an Extension or Fan: The lash technician picks up a single extension or fan and dips the base into the adhesive.
  • Attaching the Extension: The extension, with glue on its base, is carefully attached to the natural lash, 1-2 mm from the base. The extension should never touch your skin.


Drying Your Lashes:

  • Once the application is complete, a fan is used to dry your lashes. Sometimes the fan is used throughout the application process to help with slower-drying adhesives.


Finishing Touches:

  • Removal of Tape: Your technician will gently remove the under-eye gel pads and tape on your eyelid once your lashes are dry.
  • Brushing Lashes: The final step involves brushing your newly applied lashes with a spoolie to ensure they are neat and well-aligned.
  • Now it’s time to enjoy your lashes and follow the aftercare instructions.
Eyelash extensions before and after
Eyelash Extensions before and after

You might have even more questions after learning about the eyelash extension process, especially since it’s so personalized. We’re here to provide the answers and guidance you need.

If you’re looking for more specific advice or have concerns, booking a virtual consultation is the ideal way to get personalized support. Let’s ensure your eyelash extensions journey is tailored perfectly for you. Book your consultation today.

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