A Step-by-Step Guide on Applying, Removing, and Maintaining Individual Lashes

Eyelash extensions have been created to facilitate the life of beauty enthusiasts, who don’t wish to waste time on everyday makeup application. As easy as it sounds, creating a stunning set and maintaining it may not be so easy-peasy task. Of course, not without the proper guide on careful application, gentle removal, and consistent aftercare. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore each step, offering valuable tips to help lash techs to master the art of individual lash enhancement.

How to Apply Individual Lashes

Before embarking on the application process, ensure you have the right tools at your disposal:

  1. Individual lashes kit: Collect a kit with varied lengths, diameters, curls, colors and styles to customize your look.
  2. Adhesive: Invest in a high-quality, latex-free adhesive, which perfectly matches your preferences and work speed to ensure a secure and lasting bond.
  3. Tweezers: Precision tweezers with a fine tip make it easier to handle individual lashes. They are needed for classic, volume and Isolation techniques.
  4. Mirror: A well-lit and magnifying mirror is essential for detailed application.

Step-by-Step Application Process

  1. Preparing Natural Lashes: Start with cleaning your client’s natural lashes and removing make up. Consider using a lash primer to enhance adherence by removing oils.
  2. Selecting the Right Lash Size and Style: Match the individual lash size and style to your client’s eye shape, ensuring a natural and flattering appearance.
  3. Applying Adhesive Correctly: Use a minimal amount of adhesive. Shake the bottle well before use.
  4. Placing Individual Lashes onto Natural Lashes: Using tweezers, carefully position each lash close to the base of  the natural lashes, ensuring a seamless blend.
  5. Ensuring Even Distribution: Space the lashes evenly across the lash line, adjusting as needed for symmetry.

How to Remove Individual Lashes

  1. Using a Specialized Lash Adhesive Remover: Apply a small amount of remover to the lash line using a cotton swab, gently dissolving the adhesive.
  2. Wash the lashes thoroughly to remove the residue from your client’s natural lashes. Ensure that they are clean.

Step-by-Step Removal Process

  1. Dissolving the Adhesive: Allow the remover to dissolve the adhesive thoroughly.
  2. With clean tweezers or micro brush, grip the individual lashes and delicately pull them away from the natural lashes.
  3. Avoiding Damage to Natural Lashes: Exercise patience to prevent pulling or tugging, minimizing the risk of damaging your client’s natural lashes.

Maintaining Individual Lashes

  1. Avoiding Oil-Based Products: Encourage your clients to opt out for oil-free makeup products to preserve the adhesive bond.
  2. Gentle Cleansing:  Recommend them to use mild, oil-free cleanser to prevent damage to the lashes. It should be performed at least 3 times a week.
  3. Brushing and Separating Lashes: Advise them to use a clean spoolie to brush and separate lashes, preventing tangling and maintaining a polished look.

How Long Do Individual Lashes Last

The longevity of individual lashes depends on factors such as the quality of the adhesive bought from a trusted lash supply store, daily activities, sleeping posture and aftercare routine.

On average, individual lashes can last between two to four weeks. Signs indicating the need for replacement include sparse areas, visible gaps, or a decrease in adhesive effectiveness.


Mastering the application, removal, and maintenance of individual lashes is a skill that enhances your lash craft. With diligence and practice, you will be creating stunning and enduring lash looks, allowing your clients to enjoy the captivating allure of beautifully applied individual lashes. Experiment with styles, refine your technique, and embrace the transformative power of these small but impactful beauty accessories.

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