As summer approaches, lash artists face a set of challenges when it comes to working with lash adhesive. The higher temperatures and humidity, can make lash application more difficult and affect the longevity of lash extensions.
However, with the right understanding and taking extra precautions, you can ensure that your lash adhesive performs optimally even during the hottest months.
In this blog post, we will explore some essential tips to help lash artists navigate the summer season with confidence and create stunning lash extensions that withstand the elements.
1. Choose the Right Adhesive:
During summer, it's crucial to select an adhesive that works for you and your environment. Due to lash artists working in very different conditions, there is not a ‘one-size fits all’ for adhesives so you will need to do some research, but generally speaking, if you currently use a 1 - 2 second curing adhesive you may want to consider a slower adhesive if you are unable to control your temperature.
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2. Store Adhesive Properly:
Adhesive storage is vital to maintain its efficacy. High temperatures can affect the quality and consistency of the adhesive, leading to subpar results. Store your adhesive in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
3. Control the Working Environment:
Creating an ideal working environment is crucial for successful lash applications in the summer. Keep the temperature of your lash studio moderate and comfortable, aiming for a range of 18-24°C you can keep an eye on this by purchasing a hygrometer.
Consider using a dehumidifier to control excess moisture and maintain a stable humidity level. This will help prevent the adhesive from drying too quickly or not bonding effectively.
4. Use Proper Lash Isolation Techniques:
Lash isolation is key to prevent lashes from sticking together during the application process. In summer, the higher humidity levels can make it challenging to isolate each lash effectively. Use a quality lash primer to remove excess oils and ensure a clean lash surface.
5. Adjust Application Techniques:
To accommodate the challenges posed by summer conditions, make necessary adjustments to your lash application techniques. Opt for smaller adhesive drops to prevent the adhesive from drying out before you can use it.
6. Educate Your Clients:
Informing your clients about the impact of summer conditions on lash extensions is essential for their aftercare routine. Proper education will help them understand how to protect their lashes and ensure the longevity of their extensions.
Working with lash adhesive in the summer months requires careful attention and adjustment to overcome the challenges presented by heat and humidity. By choosing the right adhesive, creating an ideal working environment, adjusting your application techniques, and educating your clients about proper aftercare, you can ensure successful lash extensions that stand up to the summer heat.
Stay diligent, adaptable, and keep experimenting with techniques and adhesive options to find what works best for you and your clients. With these tips, you'll be well-prepared to provide exceptional lash services all year round.