How to Apply Permanent Lash Extensions

Written by sharin griffin | 13/05/2017
How to Apply Permanent Lash Extensions
Eyelash extensions provide volume and fullness to otherwise thin lash lines. (altrendo images/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Permanent eyelash extensions are designed to help fill in sparse lashes that pose cosmetic concern. Mascaras and other make-up may not cut it when attempting to plump up natural lashes, leaving permanent lashes an ideal option. Permanent lash extensions are meant for professional application only. Always make sure that you provide a clean work area before applying lashes, to reduce bacterial contact with your customer's eyes.

Cleanse the entire face, including eyelids, with an oil free cleanser. This will remove skin oils that prevent lash adhesive from adhering to the customer's natural lashes. Make sure that contact lenses are removed before cleansing your customer's face to prevent irritation.

Apply adhesive tape to the lashes that are not part of the natural lash line. These are known as down lashes and require taping to prevent glue from becoming stuck to the skin.

Apply a small drop of glue to a sterile, clear surface for easy access.

Carefully separate the customer's natural lashes from one another with a pair of curved tweezers using your left hand. This will allow for easier application without running the risk of clumping extensions together.

Dip individual lashes into your glue with straight tweezers. Cover one third to one half of the lash with glue from the glass surface.

Apply individual lashes to the natural lashes, double checking that natural lashes are separated. Leave up to one millimetre between lash extension and natural lash root to avoid skin contact.

Allow glue to dry as you work, alternating from one eye to the next along the natural lash line.

Apply the last lash and then allow to set for 10 minutes before removing your adhesive tape. This allows for thorough drying of lash glue and prevents you from accidentally removing applied extensions.


Make sure to instruct your customer on proper aftercare of lash extensions.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure to instruct your customer on proper aftercare of lash extensions.

Things you need

  • Oil free cleanser
  • Synthetic lashes
  • Adhesive tape
  • Eyelash comb
  • Eyelash glue
  • Curved tweezers
  • Straight tweezers

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