How To Correctly Hold Professional Lash Extension Tweezers
July 07, 20223 min read
Lash tweezers can be our best friend when they’re working properly, and our worst nightmare when they’re not…cue lash extension tweezers! In this article we’ll be sharing with you how to properly hold both your isolation tweezer and your volume tweezer for eyelash extension application. With a little practice, you’ll be holding your lash tweezers perfectly and loving what they can do for you in the lash room.
How do you hold an lash tweezer
As a professional lash technician, you’ll need two tweezers for each application. The isolation tweezer is held in the non-dominant hand. If you’re right-handed, you will hold the isolation tweezer in your left hand. But if you’re a lefty like me, the isolation tweezer will be held in your right hand.
The dominant hand will be doing all of the detailed work (especially when working with volumes!). Your dominant hand will be used to hold the volume lash tweezer or straight tweezer that will be picking up lashes, making fans, dipping them in glue and applying them. Wow, that’s a lot for one hand! That’s why it’s so important to make sure we’re holding the eyelash tweezer properly.
How do you hold your hand when lashing
With your dominant hand use your thumb and ring finger to squeeze the tweezers together. You will have more strength and precision by holding the lash tweezers closer to the bottom. The index finger is higher up on the tweezer, offering support. There should be 3 fingers in contact with the eyelash extension tweezer for the best support. Holding the tweezers higher and without the ring finger will result in poor control of the lash tweezer. This can cause fans to fall apart, lashes to twist sideways, or extension to fall right out of the tweezers grip.
Using the ring finger to squeeze the tweezers towards the thumb helps to alleviate a lot of strain on the tiny muscles in the hand and wrist area. Our first instinct is usually to pick up the eyelash tweezer and hold it like a pen. However, this doesn’t control the tweezer very well and can lead to unnecessary strain on the hand and even carpel tunnel over time.
How do you isolate your lashes with eyelash tweezers
First, it’s best not to isolate your own natural lashes and leave that to a professional. Your eyes need to remain completely closed during eyelash extension application.
If you are a lash professional - the isolation tweezer is held in the non-dominant hand. When isolation tweezers are not being held they should stay open. Your non-dominant hand will be used to open and close isolation tweezers while lashing.
Often, it helps to use both sets of lash tweezers to isolate a natural lash. File through the lashes until you find that perfect lash you want to get all by itself. Use the volume or second tweezer (the one in your dominant hand) to help move any neighbouring lashes out of the way. Now, close the isolation tweezer just enough to get it around that one natural lash. You can slowly release the grip so that the isolation tweezer is more open, while still keeping the lashes next to it at bay.
What are the best volume eyelash extension tweezers and isolation lash tweezers
My personal favourite eyelash extension tweezers at the moment are the eslashes Toronto isolation tweezer and the Dallas volume tweezer. Lash tweezers are all about personal preference, but I love how these tweezers are hand tested. The Toronto isolation tweezer has a slight curve and I just find it so easy to open and close and it’s so nice and light. The Dallas volume tweezer has such a find tip that I love for precision and pick-up with volume fans.
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