Tape is a lash artist’s best friend! It’s one of the many tools that you can’t lash without! We use it every single appointment. There are so many pros when it comes to using tape including achieving full coverage, better isolation, and being able to customize your sets while working with lash layers!
We offer 4 different types of tape on our site - sensitive tape, microfoam tape, japanese paper tape, and nichiban tape

Sensitive tape is our most popular seller and is great for clients with sensitive skin as it doesn’t tug too hard on the skin! It’s latex free and hypoallergenic. It’s versatile in many ways and you can use it for all taping methods!

Microfoam tape is a surgical medical tape that is also latex and hypoallergenic. It’s a great substitute for gel pads intended for people who have more sensitive or eyes that easily water.

Japanese paper tape is a medical-grade tape that is thinner, more coarse, and sticky. It’s easy to apply and remove.

Nichiban tape is super lightweight and breathable, and also perfect for sensitive clients!
In this blog, we’ll explain all of our favorite taping techniques you can use to help make lashing faster and easier. Incorporating any of these will be a game-changer for your sets!


1. Taping down bottom lashes
You may be familiar with this step already as it is essential for prepping your client! We use tape to tape down the client’s bottom lashes after placing down the gel pads. This is to prevent any lashes from getting glued to their bottom lashes.

Make sure the tape never touches their waterline as it can scratch their eye and cause bruising or discomfort! Their eyes will most likely start to water if it is touching which can mess with your glue and even cause bad retention. Adjust the eye pads and tape as needed when they close their eyes. Ask them if everything feels okay before starting.

2. Taping back the eyelid
This technique is best for when clients have hooded lids or lashes that grow downwards. Take two small skinny pieces of tape and place one on each lid, using it to pull back any excess skin. This helps you see the root of the natural lashes better and pull them up so they are not resting on the gel pad. It prevents the extensions from being glued to the pad. You can also use another piece of tape for each eye, crossing each other in an X shape to pull up both sides of the lid. 

Check to see if the tape is not pulled back too far and if their eyes are open to avoid any irritation from adhesive fumes. 

3. Pulling the inner and outer corners
We know that inner and outer corners can be quite tricky and intimidating at first! This technique makes it easier to isolate those small lashes! Attach a thin piece of tape horizontally on the inner corner lid and pull gently to the side to expose the inner corner lashes more. It’s the same for the outer corner lid but pull gently towards the opposite side to expose the outer corner lashes. 

4. Taping back for better isolation
You can use this technique when you’ve placed a good amount of lashes on already. This technique involves placing a piece of tape horizontally on the tips of the extensions that have already been placed and taping it back to the lid. It’s a game changer as it allows you to see the bottom layer of the lashes and makes isolation so much easier! Use this technique for your next fill!

Tip: Make sure the tape is not too sticky! You can de-tack it on the back of your hand (make sure it’s clean) or on your client’s skin one or two times before placing it. The last thing you’ll want is to pull off the tape along with the extensions you worked so hard on! Use your tweezers to help unstick the tape from the lashes when taking the tape off.

5. Tape back for layering
You can use either tape or a gel pad for this method. Use a piece of tape or a gel pad to pull back all of the client’s natural lashes to the lid. Using a tweezer, carefully pick out and expose only the bottom layer of lashes. Once you’ve finished lashing the bottom layer, you can use another gel pad or tape to hold down the bottom layer and separate it, making it easier for isolation. Then, you can expose the middle or top layer that you had taped up and repeat the same process for each layer.

Lashing in layers allows you to add texture to your set and create different styles. We personally find this technique helpful when doing wispy sets as you can easily distinguish the top layer and place your spikes on them. Lashing the bottom layer of the lashes makes your set look fuller and more dense. If you want that symmetrical look, we recommend using longer lengths on the bottom layer and then gradually decreasing the length when moving up to the middle and top layers. 

We hope you learned something new with these techniques and the best part is that they’re quite easy to master! We hope you see a difference in your lash sets, in quality and in time! Happy lashing babe!! <3
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