This is a guide to remove lash extensions, both for the professionals and newbies! More and more professional stylists add eyelash extensions to their repertoire of treatments, given their recent growth in popularity. With many different styles and sizes, eyelash extensions can be easily customized to every individual client. Whatever the type of their eyelashes, you can find a style of extensions that will perfectly suit them and their needs, whether they need something more glamorous or a simple and practical makeover.
However, eyelash extensions are not a permanent solution – most often, when properly cared for, eyelash extensions last between 4 and 5 weeks, depending on the natural life cycle of your client’s eyelashes. With proper care, you can extend that cycle by making the structure of your client’s lashes more durable with various nutrients and conditioners. When they need to be redone, however, you will still have to remove the older extensions first, which can be a bit tricky. To help beginner stylists properly remove artificial lashes, we have prepared this short guide.
How to properly remove false lashes?
One of the most important parts of removing your client’s eyelashes is having a professional eyelash extension glue remover. As the eyelash extensions are applied, they are bonded with the natural eyelashes using a strong adhesive. That bond can’t be easily removed, and eyelash extensions usually fall off only when the natural eyelash falls off. However, if your client wants to prolong the effects of their treatment or remove the previous extensions before getting new ones, a remover will effectively dissolve the adhesive.
Using a good quality remover is very important, as cheaper alternatives can not only be uncomfortable to wear and provide worse effects, but also endanger your client’s health. Glue residue can still remain on the lashes when using a poor-quality remover. Such residue is hard to remove without a professional remover and can prevent your client from receiving another set of extensions.
Can a client remove their own eyelashes?
You should always advise your clients to visit a professional in order to remove their artificial lashes. The removal of eyelashes is a delicate procedure and should be done with the utmost care by an experienced stylist. As the treatment takes place in close vicinity of the eyes, clients shouldn’t attempt to remove the extensions themselves primarily for health concerns. Eyelash extensions should only be removed and applied by professional personnel with appropriate certification.
Many clients will want to save some money and remove their own eyelashes at home. As a stylist, you should advise them not to do to so and instead schedule an appointment for the removal. Removing false lashes at a salon is affordable and quick, usually lasting only about thirty minutes, and leaves your clients feeling comfortable, and doesn’t pose any unnecessary risks.
Know about the different types of removers
Most commonly, extension removers are available in three different types: liquid, gel, and cream. Liquid removers are most often used by experienced stylists who know their way around the eyelashes. These removers work the fastest and quickly dissolve the bond between the eyelash adhesive and the lashes. However, the liquid is difficult to control and may create irritation and damage if it gets into the eyes of your client. Because of this, liquid removers are primarily recommended for experienced stylists.
Beginners should choose between a gel remover and a cream remover. Gel removers are easier to use than liquid ones, as the gel does not droop into the eyes as easily, and start working after approximately two minutes. You should still remain cautious even when using a gel remover. Cream eyelash removers are the easiest to use and control, but also take the longest to start working. Cream removers are best for beginners who are still not confident with their skills.
Can removers be used with clients that have sensitive eyes?
If your client’s eyes are easily irritated, use the cream eyelash remover. The cream is thick and easily settles, reducing the risk of any substances drooping into your client’s eyes. Cream remover is the safest out of all the different types and is recommended to use in the case of clients with irritable eyes, even if you are a professional stylist with a lot of experience and usually use a liquid remover. Noble Lashes offers professional eyelash removers in all three types – liquid, cream, and gel – manufactured with care out of ingredients of the highest quality.
When working with such clients, you should also properly choose the eyelash adhesive. Since eyelash adhesives often release vapors, it is very important to choose a safe one for clients with sensitive eyes and skin. Noble Lashes offers a variety of glues of different strengths, with choices proper for all types of clients. We also feature many tools and accessories useful during the removal and application of eyelash extensions, along with premium primers, cleaners, and many other related products.