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The Lash Extension Training Inventory: Basic Kit Essentials

Suppose you're playing an online game about running a beauty store. One of your customers wants to get eyelash extensions, but you fail to apply them using the correct tools. As a result, you lose the customer and restart the game for another round.

Is a second chance like that possible in real life? Yes and no. The job of a lash technician is nowhere as easy as an online game, but it has a trial and error phase. Before you get a lash extension training certification, you have to undergo lash extension training, where you'll learn the fundamentals of lash application and prepare yourself to handle actual clients. 

To complete an application, you must know the right tools to use. Let's build your eyelash extension starter kit today!

5 Tools You Should Have in Your Lash Extension Training Kit 

Successful training is all about good results, and good results come from hands-on experience. To begin your hands-on experience, you need to practice using a proper set of lash application tools. After all, there's no point in aiming to become an excellent eyelash technician without the knowledge of using the right equipment.

Lash tools are hardly recognizable when they're still foreign to you. To counter the confusion, start with the basics. Various courses offer different sets of tools, but the essentials are always there regardless of variety. 

Here are five must-haves in your eyelash application kit!


Every lash artist needs tweezers to complete a lash application. Generally, you only need two types of tweezers: an isolation tweezer and an application tweezer. 

Isolation tweezers ensure your natural lashes are separate from the lash extension. As a result, they help you perform a clean and seamless job.

On the other hand, you use application or lashing tweezers to apply lash extensions. While holding the isolation tweezers in one hand, the application tweezers work in the other. Application tweezers are either curved, L-shaped or straight, depending on the purpose.  


The lash primer is important in lash extension preparation. It removes cosmetic residue from natural eyelashes. 

When it comes to the formulation, each primer contains allantoin, acetone, astringent or H20. Lash artists choose from these depending on their preference, but all of them are good at removing dirt and oil before applying extensions.

However, make sure that you understand when and when not to use the primer. Sometimes you should skip it. For example, when your client has dry skin, applying primer causes lash damage, and you wouldn't want that to happen. 

Lash Adhesives

Lash adhesives are necessary to keep the extensions secure and long-lasting. Most of them contain cyanoacrylate, a thin and colourless liquid that helps with lash extension retention. Cyan stands for cyanide, primarily used during the manufacturing process. Acrylate, meanwhile, stands for acrylic acid, which helps in producing a quick-dry lash adhesive.

Beginners can also opt for slow-drying adhesives. When you're still training, you are prone to make mistakes. This adhesive can help minimize the severity of the problems and solve them quickly. Once you're more experienced in the field, you can start practicing with an adhesive for pros. 

Lash Remover

In some cases, you might encounter a client with a poorly done lash application. Naturally, they will come to you for a fix, and a lash extension remover is the perfect solution for that. It easily breaks the adhesives down so that you can get the lashes off smoothly. It's not much of a necessary tool, but your clients might request it.

Lash removers come in different kinds, such as gel remover, cream remover, oil-based remover and solvent remover. Choosing among these depends on the type of lash application. Find out whether it's a mink lash, strip lash, volume lash extension or another type. Make sure to use a remover made of a safe and mild solution to promote healthy lashes. 

Lash Extension Tape and Pads

The upper and lower lashes can overlap and get glued to the extensions, which is why you need lash tape. Eyelash tapes hold them down to prevent them from coinciding, ruining the application. These tapes are made of medically safe micropore, medical silicon or paper.  

Lash under-eye pads secure the lower lashes. These pads allow for a clean lash application and eye protection. Most eye patches are made of gel with nutrients and moisture in them to provide a soothing effect. 

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Take the Classic Course at Beauty Boss Academy!

When looking for good lash extension training online, find one that offers a starter kit with the essential (and useful additional) tools. You might acquire good knowledge of the lash fundamentals, but proper use of tools is another thing. You need to go through hands-on training to serve actual clients.

Are you ready to grow your lash career and kit? Enroll at Beauty Boss Academy's eyelash extension course today! 

We offer The Classic Course to help you learn about healthy and proper lash applications. In addition, we provide high-quality modules, manuals, VIP community support and a special tool kit to ensure that you get the best of your purchase. With or without prior experience, you are more than welcome to join our classic eyelash training
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