HOW PRE-MADE FANS ARE MADE!
Let's cut straight to the chase. There are different types of lashes and it can be overwhelming when learning the ins and outs of each. What are they? How are they used/applied? Why do two types differentiate by only a single letter? Why is life so difficult?
Some of those questions, we can answer. So let's dispel the confusion around pre-mades and pro-mades.
There's a common misconception about pre-mades which is that they're completely machine-made. This isn't true! In fact, they're not made by machines any more than classic lashes are.
So let's discuss each!
- In the manufacturing process the manufacturer takes 3-12 straight (before it is curled into C, CC, D curl etc) lashes. Arranges them into the desired fan shape (short or long) and applies a very small amount of a special type of glue (not your typical Lash Glue). This whole process is done by hand.
- The lashes are then baked in a special oven exactly like every other lash (classic, volume, rapid volume etc etc).
- The heat causes the tiny amount of glue to work and bonds the lashes together. This is called heat bonded. The glue used is minimal and adds next to no weight to the fan.
- The pre made fans are either put on trays or sold loose in a container.
- The technician dips the base in Lash Glue at the base and then applies to the customer.
- (Same as the Volume lashes process) In the manufacturing process the lash strip is placed on a curling rod and baked in a special oven, producing the curl. Then placed on the lash tray and sold to lash techs.
- The lash tech/manufacturer takes out a strip of the volume lashes and pulls 3-12 individual lashes and makes it into a fan.
- Dips the base in Lash Glue and THEN allows it to dry for later use. Can be put on a tray or in a container loose.
- When a customer comes in the lash tech then dips on Lash Glue again and applies to customer.
Volume Lashes (AKA Russians):
- In the manufacturing process the lash strip is placed on a curling rod and baked in a special oven, producing the curl. Then placed on the lash tray and sold to lash techs.
- The lash tech takes out a strip of the volume lashes and pulls 3-12 individual lashes and makes it into a fan.
- Dips the base in Lash Glue and immediately places on the natural lash of the customer.