Yes we can apply extensions on bottoms lashes too! This is a great service for special events or an everyday look. Bottom lashes are great for enhancing the boldness of the lashes without the use of mascara.
It's important to note that bottom lashes are more sensitive and delicate compared to top eyelash extensions. Due to this sensitivity, the retention of bottom lashes won't be as long-lasting as that of top eyelash extensions, typically lasting around two weeks with proper care. Now, let's dive into the specifics of how you can apply bottom lashes for your clients.
If you are Doing Bottom and Top Extensions
Start by working on the top lash line first. This is important because you'll need to tape down the bottom lashes, and you definitely don't want to accidentally tape the lash extensions you've just applied!
To prepare for this, apply some Vaseline to the skin and carefully place medical tape under the bottom lashes. Think of it as creating a protective barrier for the bottom lashes, so the Vaseline doesn't touch them. You can also use a gel pad if you prefer.
After that, add a second layer of medical tape over the bottom lashes to keep them securely in place while you work on the top lash line. This way, you'll have a clear and safe area to apply the extensions without any interference from the bottom lashes.
If you are Only Doing Bottom Lashes
You can also choose to apply Vaseline and medical tape under the lashes to protect the skin from getting adhesive on it. However, it's worth noting that you can skip the medical tape under the skin if you prefer. In this case, you can use medical tape to gently hold up the upper eyelid. Just be careful not to expose the client's eyes completely, as this can help prevent sensitivities from the adhesive.
Additionally, bottom lashes can be applied not only with eyelash extensions but also as part of a lash lift service. They can also be applied for clients who use strip lashes or DIY lash applications.
WHAT LASHES TO USE
When doing bottom lashes it is always best to use a J .15 or B .15 curl. J/B curls have a straight base therefore will attach to the bottom lashes easily and will have a better bond. As you become more proficient in lashing bottom lashes you can use C curl.
Most lash artists use lengths ranging from 6mm-9mm to achieve their desired look. Just like top lashes, light volume techniques can also be used to apply bottom lashes for clients that have naturally thin hair or are needing more fullness.
HOW TO ANGLE YOUR PALETTE
When preparing for a bottom lash service, your palette/extensions should be positioned upside down. This will allow you to pick up the extensions and will be in the direction of our natural bottom lashes.
WHEN NOT TO DO BOTTOM LASHES
As always, a consultation is needed to observe the health/fullness of the bottom lashes. We suggest to avoid doing bottom lashes on clients who have sensitivities, clients that tear a lot, or when the clients lashes are very sparse and have large gaps between them.