At some point in your career as a lash artist, you will encounter different types of lash removal. From refill appointments to complete removal due to a poor reaction or bad work from another lash tech, it will be your job to determine the proper removal method based on the situation at hand.
Banana Peel Method: This is a simple and effective way to remove a client’s grown out lashes during refill appointments. Carefully grip your client’s natural lash with tweezers and, with your other hand, gently peel off the overgrown extension with another pair of tweezers. Most importantly, only use this method when the lash extension has lifted from the base and can be easily removed. NEVER pull at a secure extension as this could cause damage to the client’s natural lash.
Gel Bond Remover: If you are looking for quick and complete lash removal, there are a few different types on the market that include formulas made from gel, liquid or cream. We recommend gel or cream removers over liquid removers because they are easier to control and apply. Liquid removers can seep into the client’s eye too easily. Gel bonds are a quick and effective way to remove an entire set of lash extensions. The formula works to gently remove lash extensions from natural lashes. We recommend Lash Affair’s The Breakup Gel Bond Remover for best results.
Stacking: This valuable technique is a great one to use at refill appointments on lashes that are still secure yet growing out. With this method, you stack fine lashes (.07 or .01) on at the root of a grown out lash. This helps hide the space between the natural lash and growing lash extensions- perfect for clients with blonde lashes! Remember to stack finer lashes as opposed to your basic, heavier classic lash extension. Stacking a .15 on a .15 would be too heavy for the natural lash!