Why DIY Eyelashes Aren't a Good Idea
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One of my student said to me that she wants to learn eyelash extension so she could extend her own lashes. I nearly fell off my chair when I heard this! I was LOL on the inside but had to pretend that wasn’t a silly comment because I didn’t want to hurt her self esteem.

Concept of applying eyelash extension to yourself is like trying to give yourself a haircut, except you can only do it with your eyes shut. I can’t say that it’s impossible, but it is technically challenging. I have never done it to myself and I would imagine the likelihood of getting hurt one way or another is high. I absolutely don’t recommend this at all and I have never contemplated trying this myself.

Technique used for applying strip lashes and eyelash extension is completely different. When you apply eyelash extensions, you do this one lash at a time. Even the basic natural set would take you around an hour to properly apply. And if you are trying this yourself at home, it would definitely take more time and it wouldn’t be an easy task to handle the design and the neatness.

Most importantly, your hands are coming from a completely different direction, you have the tweezer tips pointing at your own eyes. It doesn’t take much of an error to make yourself blind. I wouldn’t imagine anybody wanting to risk all these. It’s just best to see an experienced technician for eyelash extensions.

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