As unthinkable as it sounds, removing lash extensions is sometimes needed – such as during the cleaning-up process prior to a client’s refill, or if you need to reapply the lash extension.
1 OR 2 LASHES
To remove 1 or 2 lashes, put a small amount of lash remover on a glue pad. Grasp the lash that’s being removed and bend it back until it touches the lid. Dab the extension with the remover. If you leave the remover to soak for a few seconds, it tends to release fairly easily.
Once you have removed the lashes, you will need to re-prepare the lash for the new extension (ie. clean and, if necessary, prime). Primer is available from FabYouLash and is great for de-hydrating the lashes. Glue also bonds better to dehydrated lashes and extensions tend to last longer.
To remove all lashes, prepare the client’s eye as per normal and dab remover across all the lashes. Allow to soak for 5 minutes and slowly work the lashes off using your dolphin nose tweezers. Always start with a small amount of glue and then add more if necessary as body heat causes the glue remover to become liquid and drip into the eye.
Once you have removed the lashes, you will need to re-prepare the lash for the new extension (ie. clean and, if necessary, prime).
CAUTION AND CARE
Take care with the glue remover. If it comes in contact with the client’s eye, it causes a painful, stinging effect. You should keep saline solution and cotton pads on hand at all times while removing lashes in case you need to wash the client’s eye.
If so, ask the client to tilt their head to the side (left for the left eye, right for the right eye). Drop the saline solution into the eye and absorb the liquid with a cotton pad placed next to the eye.