Get to know your Lashes : insider on premade vs handmade fans !
Whether you’re a regular at the salon or just joined the lash game we know there’s a desire to understand some of the Lash lingo! When getting your refills you’ve probably heard your Lash artist talk about lash lengths, lash curls and lash styles that best suit your eye, but have you ever heard about lash fans? If you get Volume lashes chances are you have.
Lash Fans aren’t only the little pink machines that dry the glue at the end of your service, they are the group of lashes ranging from 2-10, that are dipped into glue and placed on your individual lash to create a beautiful volume set! So What’s the difference between pre-made and handmade fans? Handmade fans are a particular number of individual lashes pulled off of a strip together. They are then gently arranged by the artist, with their tweezer and fingers to create a beautiful fan and dipped in glue to adhere to your natural lash. The pros of handmade fans is that your lash artist can really customize each individual fan allowing them to achieve a more unique lash style. Though handmade fans leave space for creativity, they also take a longer amount of time, since perfection cant be rushed !
Pre Made fans are pretty self explanatory. They are volume fans that get premade by a lash supplier and placed on a strip that only need to be dipped in lash glue and placed on your eyelash, no fanning technique is necessary! The pros of Premade lash fans? The ends of pre-made fans are typically heat bonded together making the application process so much quicker than that of handmade fans. Though you spend less time in the chair, you may also find yourself returning to the salon more often. Why is that you ask? The heat bonding of pre made fans in addition to the glue used to make the lash extension adhere, almost doubles the weight, making lash fall out more likely!
Our suggestion…. It depends on the occasion! Here at LashBash we specialize in hand-man fans. If you love the idea of worrying less about the look of you lashes and are comfortable building appointments into your schedule Handmade fans are for you! If you have a big event filled with photographs or a girls weekend, something short term that you want an extra va- va-voom for stick with the Pre-made fans.
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