Lash & Learn: Solving Lash Adhesive Issues
Did you know that the temperature in your workroom has an effect on how long your clients’ lash extensions will last? At NovaLash, we know that even the most skilled lash artist can feel the effects of less-than-ideal humidity levels on the quality of their lash extension applications. That’s why we created the Aura™, which helps you monitor the exact humidity levels and temperature of your workroom so that you can be sure that every lash extension you apply will be gorgeous and long-lasting—and that your clients will be pleased with every lash extension they get from you.
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In this installation of our Lash & Learn series, we’re talking about all the ways your workroom itself can impact your lash extension business, and what you can do to make your clients feel at home, to make your lash extensions reach new heights, and to have confidence in your work. Let’s get into it.
How Your Workroom Environment Affects Lash Extensions
The main way that humidity and temperature affects lash extensions is in how it impacts your lash glue’s viscosity and drying time. If your workroom is too humid, your adhesive might dry too quickly, or cure before you’ve finished the lash application, since lash glue bonds using moisture in the air. Too much humidity can also cause the adhesive to dry before it has completely covered the extension, leaving lashes clumpy and causing bumps along your client’s lash line. All of this will disrupt the lash look your client is hoping for, and worse, will create retention issues for the extensions you’ve applied. At over 60% humidity, you might start experiencing these problems.
On the other hand, if your workroom is too dry (less than 50% humidity), your lash adhesive will not cure as quickly, which might cause lash slippage or more difficulty in placing lashes at the correct angle. Also, lash glue which is too slow to dry can create problems with natural lashes sticking to other lashes or to the wrong lash extensions if, for instance, your client blinks while the glue is not yet dry.
Controlling these humidity levels can help ensure proper placement of extensions as well as lash extension retention.
Read more: How Does Humidity Affect Eyelash Extensions?
What is the Aura™?
Because humidity and temperature have such a significant effect on lash extensions, NovaLash developed the Aura™ to help lash artists better monitor the conditions in their workroom—and more specifically, the climate conditions of the area closest to where they store and apply their extensions. Dealing with humidity requires absolute control, and the Aura™ constantly monitors humidity levels in the immediate area of your studio where you are applying lash extensions so that you’re not having to guess or cross your fingers that humidity levels are correct. With the ability to constantly monitor your workroom’s conditions accurately, you eliminate the guesswork behind using lash glue. The Aura™ is just one of many products specifically designed by NovaLash with your lash extension business in mind.
Tips for Setting Your Workroom Up for Success
In addition to keeping a close eye on your studio’s humidity levels, there are lots of other smart ways to make your workroom work for you. Here are a few ideas we’ve come up with.
- Invest in a humidifier. The perfect partner for the Aura is a humidifier—it’ll help you keep the air in your studio perfectly moist for optimal lash glue application.
- Lighting is everything. Pick a light that will allow you to see what you’re doing, but that won’t blind your client—and don’t forget that with lighting, placement matters.
- Keep your equipment organized and ready. Your lash tray is your best friend during a session, so why not prep it beforehand? It’ll be nice to have everything you need at hand before you get into each lash appointment.
- Anticipate your clients’ other needs. Go full service by offering your clients bottled water, coffee, or seltzer while they wait. You could also take the opportunity to advertise any other services—like makeup artistry—that you may provide in addition to lash extensions.
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There’s no question that keeping your studio lash ready will help grow your lash extension business. Investing in the right equipment for the job is only part of it, though—don’t forget to continue to refine and hone your skills as a lash artist through our many NovaLash training courses.