Eye Lash

JUL-AUG 2017

Eye Lash covers the latest makeup, eyelash extension and eyebrow trends for makeup artists, lash and brow stylists, and other beauty industry professionals who provide eyelash extension, eyebrow shaping and makeup application services.

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eyelashmag.com | JULY/AUGUST 2017 | eye | la 37 GETTY IMAGES (2); COURTESY OF MANUFACTUERS 1 | Glad Lash Volume Plus Eyelash Extension Adhesive is designed for advanced lash technicians performing dramatic, volumizing full-lash techniques in 2-D, 3-D and 4-D. eyelashextensions.com 2 | Illumino Lashes The Lotus Glue , fi eld- tested in humidity of 65 percent to 85 percent, boasts resilient staying power, while its less- viscous consistency is ideal for Volume lashes. illuminoashes.com 3 | Lash Affair Love Potion works well even in climates above 70-percent humidity; its medium-to-high viscosity and quick cure time facilitate both Classic and Volume applications. lashaffair.com 4 | Sugarlash PRO Elite Adhesive plays it cool in both high and low humidities, working best with a humidity range of 20 percent to 75 percent for up to eight-weeks' hold. sugarlashpro.com 5 | TheLashChick Pro Bond Extreme Adhesive allows for easy application of Classic and Volume lashes alike, in both low- and high-humidity environments. thelashchickpro.com 5 | NovaLash Platinum Bond is a broad- spectrum, rubber-toughened, extra long- wear adhesive that performs in all climates. novalash.com Slow Hands • Reduce ambient moisture levels by increasing the use of air conditioning. (Keep cozy blankets on hand for chilly clients.) • If there is too much relative humidity in the workspace during colder months, turn up the heat to a reasonable level. Keep a fan on hand for client comfort and adjust the temperature—while maintaining your own comfort level to perform at your best. • If you experience diffi culty spreading the adhesive perfectly, try opting for adhesives that are formulated to dry more slowly. Sometimes, adhesives for sensitive eyes have a slow dry time. • Keep track of your timing as it relates to changes in your environment, using a thermo hygrometer, but never place speed above safety or quality! • Warning: Bare in mind, if you're working in a hair salon, your adhesive will either dry faster or seize up in midair due to the high levels of ammonia from haircolor or perming products. Depending on how good or poor the air circulation is, even the most experienced and talented lash artist sometimes will need to fi nd alternative spaces to rent if the ammonia levels cause CA adhesives to solidify in midair before she can apply them. No matter your working space's relative humidity or how slow or fast you work, you'll need to do the necessary research into what adhesive works best for you (it's a personal choice based on copious factors, after all). These offerings are what manufacturers deem a fi t for lash artists who have humidity on their minds: Flexible Solutions us Ey ela sh 1 2 3 4 5 6 Hand Speed Guidelines Relative humidity is only one factor in the application equation; technicians also must take into consideration how fast or slowly they can—or prefer to—work. "Some are thrilled to work in the maximum possible relative humidity with an adhesive that dries as quickly as possible, to speed up their productivity," explains Mirizio. "But some need a slower pace to produce perfect results, so a dry work environment is preferred." Merszei offers her golden rules for lashing in high temps or low temps, in high or low humidity, with recommendations for "fast hands" (completing a full set with no mistakes and no skipped lashes in less than 1.5 hours) and "slow hands" (still learning how to bond every lash with no errors in just over two hours). "By tricking the glue into drying faster or slower, the environment can be manipulated to allow both groups of artists to work at the speed that is appropriate for them," Merszei explains. "Relative humidity in the workspace can be increased to help experienced lash artists work faster, while those who should be working slowly can do so more easily by decreasing relative humidity levels." Fast Hands • To speed up drying time, run a facial steamer, humidifi er or mister. • Try not to turn up the air conditioner or heat too much; both reduce water molecules in indoor air. • Choose adhesive products labeled "high speed." • Keep track of temperature and humidity by placing a thermometer and hygrometer on the wall or counter, within your line of sight. If you can fi nd one that also has a clock, keep track of how changes in your environment affect your timing.

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