4 Ways to Work with Face Masks

Posted on July 29 2020

4 Ways to Work with Face Masks

Face masks are the new norm. They are necessary to protect both clients and lash artists, but it can take some trial & error to work with them during lash services. If adjustments aren’t made, face masks can even cause poor lash retention. We checked in with the artists at our Philadelphia studio to round up 4 Ways to Work with Face Masks:

1. Tape your client's mask down at the top to redirect humidity from their breath.

Clients breathe into their masks, which can increase humidity levels around their lashes. Use tape at the top of their mask to direct their breath in the opposite direction. Otherwise, they are breathing towards the lashes, potentially causing a poor bond with your adhesive. Make sure to take time to explain to your client why you are doing this.

Pro tip: instead of tape, try using eye pads to secure the mask into place.

2. Adjust your adhesive.

Even with taping the mask down at the top, you may notice that humidity levels are higher with the presence of face masks. We suggest altering your adhesive if needed to offset the higher humidity level. Try something like our High Humidity Adhesive, which is formulated to work in 60%+ humidity and room temps of 68-73F degrees to deal with the increased humidity levels around the eye.

2. Adjust your adhesive.

Even with taping the mask down at the top, you may notice that humidity levels are higher with the presence of face masks. We suggest altering your adhesive if needed to offset the higher humidity level. Try something like our High Humidity Adhesive, which is formulated to work in 60%+ humidity and room temps of 68-73F degrees to deal with the increased humidity levels around the eye.

3. Limit chit chat.

Talking too much will interfere with the lashing process since it causes the client’s mask & face to move. Kindly advise clients to limit chatting and instead encourage them to take this time to relax or listen to music.

4. Invest in high quality, reusable face masks.

Face masks with a carbon filter are a necessary tool for lash stylists, even before the pandemic. Opt for a high quality mask that has a slot for a filter. We now have LashBeePro-exclusive face masks designed with lash artists in mind. They are reusable, have adjustable ear loops, and come with four PM2.5 activated carbon filters to filter out pollutants. They are made from a soft, stretchy & breathable material and are available in 3 different patterns. Plus, each mask also comes with nose wire strips to help secure your mask in place - even during the longest appointments.

4. Invest in high quality, reusable face masks.

Face masks with a carbon filter are a necessary tool for lash stylists, even before the pandemic. Opt for a high quality mask that has a slot for a filter. We now have LashBeePro-exclusive face masks designed with lash artists in mind. They are reusable, have adjustable ear loops, and come with four PM2.5 activated carbon filters to filter out pollutants. They are made from a soft, stretchy & breathable material and are available in 3 different patterns. Plus, each mask also comes with nose wire strips to help secure your mask in place - even during the longest appointments.

Adjusting to working with face masks may take some time as well as practice. Start by incorporating these tips into your service to help get used to lashing with face masks. Do you have any tips that have helped you work with face masks? Let us know by commenting below!

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