Lash Isolation Tips

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When you’ve gotten the basics of lash extensions down, it’s time to speed up your appointments. If you can improve your lashing speed, you’ll take on more clients, giving you a chance to make more money as an artist.

It’s difficult to learn how to lash faster, but it can be done. Every tiny shift matters, from where you position your lash tile to how fast you dip your glue and how quickly you can isolate your lashes.

In this post, we’ll discuss how to lash faster by enhancing your isolation techniques. Let’s go!

How To Isolate Lashes Faster

When attempting to lash faster, you must isolate more rapidly. However, to try to lash quicker, you can’t simply move more quickly to lash faster. If you try to isolate too quickly without the proper method, you risk injuring your client’s natural lashes. The goal is to speed up isolation while nevertheless maintaining clean isolation, so no natural lashes stick together.

Here are four techniques for speeding up your isolation technique.

Isolate Lashes Using Your Fingers

isolate lashes using your fingers

Fingers are great for isolating lashes. When you isolate with your fingers, you can feel exactly where the lash is and can not accidentally touch another lash unintentionally. Your fingertips have a lot of sensitivity and dexterity that makes them perfect for this job.

To use your finger to accomplish isolation:

Position yourself so that when you hold down one of your client’s natural lashes, you’re not going to be touching their other lash.

Grasp a single lash with your first or second finger and hold it against the same-sided adhesive strip of your tile so that there is about an inch space between them. The nonadhesive side of the strip should face up towards you so that if you move down your natural lash, the adhesive won’t stick to it.

Holding the lash against the strip with one finger, use another (perpendicular) finger to pull up on your client’s other natural lashes and separate them from each other by about an inch or so.

Once you’ve isolated a single artificial lash, quickly take away your fingers from the natural lashes and immediately place down your tile. Please make sure to do this quickly so that you don’t touch any other lash with either of your hands or a tool.

When placing your artificial lash, aim for where you got a “v” shape in between the separated natural lashes when using two fingers to isolate it.

Isolate Lashes With Both Tweezers

isolate lashes with both tweezers

When isolating, many artists neglect to utilize their pick-up tweezers. However, utilizing both tweezers makes it much easier to maneuver and separate your client’s tiny baby lashes.

When isolating with both tweezers, angle the isolation tweezer downwards and towards the lashes. At the same time, raise and separate the lashes using your pick up tweezer, creating a clear field of vision and making isolation easier.

Your hands are unique; you’ll need to play around with the precise angle of your tweezers to find what works best for you.

Isolate Lashes Using Tape

isolate lashes using tape

When you’re working with a client who has a thick lash line and lots of lashes, tape can be useful. If your tape is very sticky, you might want to detack it on your arm before applying it to your client. This will prevent them from getting any pain.

It’s simple to isolate one layer of lashes at a time with tape…therefore, no more sticky things!

Isolate Lashes With Gel Pad

isolate lashes with gel pad

If you’re dealing with a delicate customer, try using a gel pad rather than tape. Gel pads are good to use if you want to keep moving or readjusting during your appointment. They come off and reapply smoothly, so you don’t have to worry about injuring your customer or removing lashes as you do with tape.

Gel pads are also effective with people who are wearing foundation or concealer, so give them a try if your clients’ makeup is done when they come in.

How To Lash Faster

If you want your lash appointments to go faster, the first step is learning how to isolate lashes more quickly. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to boost your isolation speed. There is no correct or incorrect technique for isolating. We propose conducting each of the methods described in this post to see which is optimal for you.


Isolation is the most important aspect of any lash application. If isolation isn’t done properly, then you’ll have a more difficult time applying your lashes and removing them at the end of your appointment! This will result in longer appointments that can turn away clients.

In order to gain more experience isolating your clients’ lashes, practice on friends or family members.

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Nova Wang
Nova Wang
As lead editor at Focus Lashes, I'm passionate about all things that are lash-related. On this site, I'm exploring my interests related to the eyelash extension industry.

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