As a lash artist, it’s not just about mastering how to apply extensions to the natural lashes successfully; you also need to know what is most comfortable for you to work off of, such as lash palettes, lash tiles, etc. This article will give a better understanding of lash tiles and how to use them.
What Are Lash Tiles Used For?
Lash tiles are a unique tool designed to help you organize your lashes and apply them more easily. For instance, when applying a range of lash sizes on a client, tracking which sizes you placed at your workstation can be challenging. This is why the lash tiles offer marked lines to help you recognize lash sizes and to stop you from losing lashes or applying the wrong length by accident.
Furthermore, lash tiles can apply your lash strips to your lash trays. They also have sections where you can note each curl and diameter to know which one you want. In addition, lash tiles are also designed to hold up to 8 rows of single strand lashes and position them for easy removal.
The lash tiles also have a jade stone at the top with its primary purpose of holding the extension glue. Always ensure you clean it after use; otherwise, the glue will dry off on the jade stone, making it harder to remove.
Benefits Of Lash Tiles
Lash tiles keeps your lashes organized and easily accessible to save time and make lashing easier. Below are the benefits;
- It is easy to clean
- It has a jade stone for glue
- It offers sections for curl types and diameters.
- It organizes your lashes by length.
- Lashes are easily accessible.
- It has a white tile background, making it easier to pick up lashes and create fans.
How To Use Lash Tiles
One of the ways to be successful in the lash business is to stay organized. Being organized will generate more revenue and keep you more sufficient with time. The recommended way to use the lash tile is to designate a different lash palette for each of the most commonly used curves and diameters for easy access.
You can also label the curl and diameter on each lash line and then line up the steps vertically from the shortest (8mm of the top) to the longest (16mm at the bottom). Doing this will help quickly determine the lash you are grabbing when working on the client.
How To Set Up Lash Tiles
As a lash artist, you will usually get clients who need unique products like curls, length, and diameters, or clients who always get the style on every appointment. These clients need to have their tiles set up and ready to use. To do this, you need a pair of tweezers to release strips from the lash tray.
Always be careful when using the tweezers so you don’t damage the tips by pushing them into the lash tiles. In addition, make sure to use a glue bond alongside a wipe to ensure no sticky residue is left on the tweezer.
Furthermore, to set up a lash tile, you must organize your tiles between each curl. For instance, if you are working with a C curl or a D curl, you need to place all your C curls together on a tile, likewise your D curl, and then you can break them down into groups. You can choose to break your C curl into groups, including Classic, Volume, Mega Volume, or any other lash extension style.
Therefore, depending on what you know you use more often, have them lined up and labeled more. However, it is essential to have your tiles labeled because when you are starting to lash and do not know the length, it would be wrong to start guessing, which would take most of your lashing time.
In addition, when setting up your lash tile, ensure each strip is seen and is not overlapping because if any of the bases are covered, and you try to pick it up with your tweezer, you will not have a good pick-up. To avoid this, make sure everything has a little gap and then start at the bottom of the most extended length to the top of the shortest length.
Most importantly, when you place the length back, make sure that each strip is pressed on correctly because if any of it is lifting, it can get annoying when you try to pull a lash off, the strip will lift off, and you won’t get a clean pull off. To keep the strip pressed on, use the pads of your finger or the back of your tweezers to push down the strip, and not only the white part but also the part where it has the lash; this way, when you try to pull a lash off, you will get a clean pull off.
How To Store Lash Tiles
It is essential to keep lash tiles covered and protected from dust and debris for sanitary reasons so your extension doesn’t get crushed. There are so many storage boxes to store the lash tiles; some of them include.
1. 10 layers acrylic eyelash storage box.
This product is mainly designed for storing eyelash extensions with ten layers and has a large capacity for professional use. The 10 layers acrylic eyelash storage box is also an independent drawer design placed with different lengths of eyelashes and makes it easy to find the eyelashes you want. It also comes with a flip box and dust cover box design that keeps the eyelashes clean for a longer time.
2. Lokan 10 Layers Acrylic Eyelash Storage Box
This product comes with a large capacity and a total of 10 layers coupled with a customized palette carved with 13 scale lines from 8mm down to 20mm. It also comes with two pink eyelash tweezers, including straight and curved ones.
3. Buqikma 5 Layers Acrylic Storage Box
This product is dustproof and portable, with a flip box design that is easy to open and close. It also has a large capacity that is convenient to hold the lashes and makes you find whichever lash you want quickly.
How To Clean Lash Tiles
It is essential to clean lash tiles to get rid of the sticky residue that lash strips need. To get started, you will need a few kinds of equipment.
- A pair of gloves
- Lint-free wipes
- A pair of tweezers
Grab your tweezers and remove the lash strips off the palette.
Still, with your tweezers, remove the paper residue off the palette. Be careful not to apply too much pressure; otherwise, you will leave scratches on the palette.
Now that you’ve gotten all the lash strips and paper residue off the palette, it’s time to clean it properly. Grab the wipes, pour a small amount of acetone, and gently clean the palette. While doing this, if you notice more paper residue, you can use the tweezers to get them off; make sure you do it gently to avoid scratches on your palette.
Rinse your palette under running water to get rid of the acetone. Check out: How to Clean Eyelash Extensions
How To Do A DIY Lash Tile
Lash tiles are unique tools to keep your lashes organized, and the best part is that you can easily make one yourself. Below are the steps to making a DIY lash tile.
- Lash Palette
- White Duct Tape
- Beauty Scissors
- Protective Box
Grab your lash palette. Note that, in looking for a lash palette, you need to choose the right palette with a wider base. Preferably the glass palette because they weigh at least half a pound each. However, the glass palette is heavy enough so that it doesn’t lift when you pick up lashes off the strip.
Grab the white duct tape. Using white duct tape is advisable because it shows the contrast of the lashes, and it is much easier to see when you make fans.
Place the tape on the palette and cut it depending on how many strips you like to work with. The best part about the white duct tape is that it has faint dotted lines, which makes it helpful when organizing lash strips. Note that the ideal palette size is three by six inches, so go for a palette that is wide enough to fit the width of your lash strip and long enough to fit all the lengths you need to use with extra space for the glue too.
The lash tile is a sturdy tile that is heavily weighted and will stay in place while picking up eyelashes. It is also perfect for ease of use, minimal movements, and saving the lash artist from twisting and turning, which can cause body pains. Furthermore, lash tiles make lashing easier and faster; as a lash artist, you no longer have to constantly reach for different lengths and curls and take your hands away from the client.