Retention Issues During Covid-19
Are you experiencing retention issues since getting back to lashing during Covid 19? Are your clients' lashes just not lasting as long as they used to? Don’t let this stress you out- we have targeted the issue and have a perfectly logical solution.
Your client’s have been showing up bling’d out with their face masks. This is the root of the problem. Click here to watch an IGTV video on why! Although this is necessary and encouraged, the masks cause hot breath to seep out of the top, hitting the eyelashes and prematurely curing the glue And ruining the retention.
What’s the easy fix?
Sticking micropore tape to the top of the mask under the eyes and on the bridge of the nose forces moisture to exit through the bottom of the mask instead of through the top. Your glue will cure just as beautifully as it did before! This simple fix can do wonders for your client.
Tried this and it didn't help? We have other factors to educate you on that can drastically affect retention.
What time of year is it?
During the summer months, naturally our bodies are reintroduced to vitamins and nutrients. This causes a healthy lash shed. This is totally normal and unavoidable, so we suggest your clients coming in a bit early in the season for a full set, and returning periodically for mini fills as the lashes naturally shed.
How clean are your clients' lashes?
To the naked eye, your client seems to be coming in with clean and well kept lashes. In reality, sometimes dirt and debris can be super hard to spot without an up close magnifying glass. Applying a new lash onto oils and gunk will result in poor retention- your client will most definitely be calling you up for a refill.
It’s better to be safe than sorry and always Lash Bath and prime your clients' lashes before every service. A clean slate will help with any retention issues.
How’s the humidity in my lash space?
You’ve checked your room temperature and everything looks normal. Just because your room temperature is under control, this doesn't mean the room humidity follows suit. We recommend keeping an eye on this, as something so small and unnoticed can make a world of difference when fixed.
How are you storing your glue? Always read manufacturers glue storage directions- this is one of the most common reasons for poor retention. If your glue is not properly stored and in its recommended temperature controlled environment, the glue can shock cure causing extremely poor retention. Try our Glue Home for easy storage, or watch our IGTV video on everything you need to know about glues.
Although these things can seem small, we need to treat them as big factors when it comes to giving optimal retention. Now that you have great information at your fingertips, be confident in your lashing and have fun creating magic.