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Common Issues Lash Artists Face with Volume Lashes & How to Solve Them

Volume lashes have gained immense popularity in the beauty industry due to their ability to create a fuller and more dramatic look. However, as with any skill, mastering the art of volume lash extensions requires practice and overcoming certain challenges. Here are some common issues lash artists face with volume lashing and how to overcome them.

Volume Eyelashes being applied


Difficulty in Creating Uniformity

One of the main challenges lash artists face when applying volume lashes is achieving uniformity in lash placement. Making sure each individual extension is positioned correctly and evenly spaced, is not an easy task and can result in an inconsistent and unbalanced appearance.

Solution: To address this problem, lash artists should invest in high-quality lash adhesives that offer a suitable drying time. This allows them to adjust and manipulate the lash extensions before the adhesive sets. Additionally, using specialized lash mapping techniques, such as the "mapping out" method, can assist in achieving precise and uniform lash placement.

Premature Lash Extension Shedding

Premature shedding of lash extension is another common concern for lash artists working with volume lashes. This occurs when lash extensions detach from the natural lashes sooner than expected, resulting in a shorter retention period.

Solution: To enhance retention, lash artists should ensure proper isolation of each natural lash during the application process. This prevents lashes from sticking together and reduces the chances of premature shedding. Additionally, cleaning the natural lashes thoroughly before applying extensions and using a primer to remove any excess oil along with a lash sealant afterward can contribute to improve adhesion and longevity.

Overloading Natural Lashes

Applying excessive volume lash extensions to natural lashes can lead to strain and damage. Overloading occurs when lash artists use lash extensions that are too thick or heavy for the natural lashes, resulting in discomfort and potential long-term damage.

Solution: It is crucial for lash artists to assess the natural lashes' health and strength before selecting the appropriate volume lash extensions. Using lightweight and thinner lashes, such as 0.03 or 0.05 diameter extensions, helps minimize the strain on the natural lashes. Proper consultation and understanding the client's preferences are essential to ensure the best lash extension weight and length combination.

Retention Issues

Poor retention of volume lash extensions is a common issue that can leave clients dissatisfied. It can be frustrating for lash artists to witness their hard work diminished as lashes shed sooner than expected. 

Solution: Lash artists should prioritize proper lash extension application techniques, including appropriate isolation. Furthermore, educating clients about proper aftercare practices, such as gentle cleansing and avoiding excessive rubbing or pulling, can significantly contribute to prolonged retention. 

At the end of the day, to become a skilled lash artist, it takes time and practice. Mastering the art of volume lashes comes with its own set of challenges. If you would like to up your Volume lash skills, think about joining us with one of our Volume lash training classes or we offer 1:1 training. Contact us for details or see when our next training is HERE.