16 hours ago
One of the questions I get most often from students & potential students alike: do I NEED a volume course? (yes, you do!)
Can I just use pre-made fans?
There’s nothing like creating beautiful, healthy volume lashes.
The way I break this down to students is simple: if pre-made volume lashes were as healthy, safe & great to use as a handmade volume lash, NOBODY would be out here hand-making them. 😅😉
You’ll see brands advertising that their pre-made fans are “different” “better” or “just like a handmade fan”— the fact is, pre-made fans come with a pre-adhered base (whether it be adhesive or heat treated).
This does two things:
1. Adds extra weight to our volume fan, creating more of a “clump” rather than creating everything we love about a handcrafted, virtually weightless volume lash
2. Prevents the beloved wrap we get from a handmade base on to the natural lash 💞 this wrap is the reason volume lashes are superior in lash health & retention. Without it, we’re just sticking something heavy on to the NL = no goodsies, & damage. 👎🏼
YES, volume lashes are hard. YES, there’s a lot of dated misinformation out there. But as a lash artist, it’s our duty to ensure we’re using what’s best for our clients & not adding to the stigma that lash extensions do damage to the NL. Take a high quality volume course & learn to nail those happy, healthy handmade fans to ensure maximum lash health & a long-term, thriving career as a lash artist. Take pride in what you’re creating for your girls & the art of it all. 🙌🏻🎉