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Bonders vs Nanomisters

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Lash artists are always looking for new techniques and tools to enhance the quality of their lash application services. In recent years, the use of nanomisters and bonders has become increasingly popular among lash artists. These tools offer a range of benefits that can improve the overall quality and longevity of lash extensions. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of using nanomisters and bonders in lash application services.


Nanomisters are small, handheld devices that produce a fine mist of distilled water particles using ultrasonic technology. They can help expedite the curing process of the adhesive, allowing clients to wet their lashes sooner. Nanomisters are designed to disperse water particles so small it prevents over-saturation and adhesive blooming, when used appropriately.

On their own, adhesives can take up to 24 hours to reach their full strength, but by introducing moisture from your nanomister, you can help expedite this process so clients can get their lashes wet sooner.


Utilizing a nanomister during lash application helps speed up the curing process of the adhesive by allowing the adhesive to polymerize more quickly, resulting in a faster and more efficient appointment and a long-lasting strong bond. As an additional bonus, the fine mist serves as a cooling and soothing effect for clients and can help reduce redness and irritation.

There are cases where a nanomister should be avoided during lash application. This is because the mist can cause the adhesive to cure too quickly, leading to a weaker bond between the extension and natural lash. The excess moisture can cause the extensions to clump together or even fall off prematurely due to adhesive blooming. It's important for lash artists take their time and assess their lashing environment before deciding if the use of a nanomister will benefit their application.

Adhesive Blooming

Have you ever wondered what adhesive blooming is and how it affects lash artists? Adhesive blooming is a common issue that can occur when applying lash extensions. It refers to the white residue that can appear around the base of the lashes after the adhesive has dried. This white residue is sometimes referred to as "adhesive haze" or "adhesive blooming." This can negatively affect your set by causing the adhesive bond to weaken, leading to premature shedding and retention issues.

Adhesive blooming can be caused by a few different factors, including humidity, temperature, and the specific ingredients in the adhesive. Essentially, what happens is that moisture from the air can react with the chemicals in the adhesive, causing them to become visible on the surface of the lashes. This can be caused by using too much adhesive during the application process, holding your nanomister too close to the lash line, and applying bonder to the lashes too quickly after application.

To prevent adhesive blooming, it's important to work in a controlled environment with consistent temperature and humidity levels, and to use high-quality adhesive with reliable ingredients. Additionally, proper application techniques, such as using the correct amount of adhesive and allowing adequate drying time, can also help to prevent adhesive blooming.


Many lash artists have also turned to the increasingly popular lash bonders, like our Retention Queen, to secure their adhesive bonds. These adhesive solutions are applied with a microswab after the extensions are attached to the natural lashes to help to seal the bond by forcing all of the air out and creating an extremely strong bond.

To use a bonder properly, wait 2-3 minutes after applying your last extensions, use a microswab to gently run the bonder across the client's lashes where the extensions are attached (at the base). Fan dry before the client opens their eyes.

When utilizing either of these methods and you are experiencing retention issues, first make sure you aren't causing your adhesive to bloom. If you're still experiencing retention issues after these two areas are addressed, don't worry, we've got you covered with our downloadable Retention Checklist.

If you are noticing extreme changes in your lashing space, be aware of the type of adhesive you are using and consider changing depending on those changes in the environment.


Bonders gained their popularity because they help your clients maintain their lashes even longer by increasing bond strength. It can also reduce lash damage, making it less likely clients will pull on their lashes. By incorporating a bonder into your lash routine, you can provide your clients with a more satisfying and long-lasting lash extension experience.

If you choose to use a bonder as a part of your application process, be aware it can completely replace your nanomister. So no need to utilize both unless necessary due to your lashing environment. 

When deciding which tool to use, consider the specific needs and preferences of your clients and the type of lash extension application. Nanomisters may be more beneficial for clients with a drier lash line or for achieving a natural look, while bonders may be more suitable for clients wanting a dramatic or voluminous look and require a stronger hold.

Incorporating these tools into your lash routine can provide your clients with a more satisfying and long-lasting lash extension experience. However, it's essential to assess your lashing environment and use these tools correctly to avoid any issues. By considering the benefits of each tool and tailoring your application technique accordingly, you can provide your clients with the best possible result.

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