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Sometimes when you lash you will find lashes that don't follow the shape of the eyeline and point out at awkward angles. This is usually due to how your clients sleep. If they sleep on their side with their face angled into the pillow you will find that their outer lashes tend to be finer and point inwards. You will also have clients whose lashes may face downwards or the lashes may be crooked. You can't apply extensions to those lashes in the usual way as it will just emphasise the problem so you will need to learn how to counteract a lash that is not facing in the desired direction. Although when you train you are taught to attach the whole length of the synthetic lash to the natural one, to create uniformity in our lash sets you will need to learn to bond lashes just at the very base (1-2mm).
In these instances you will need to approach the lash at the angle you want and attach it just at the base to anchor it. It is important that you have a fast setting and strong adhesive for this technique as the bonding area will be smaller. You can attach the lash from above, below or at the side.
And here you can see that the extensions have been attached to the donor lashes but have been bonded in the desired direction.
To achieve this, you can attach from either above or below. Covering the base 1-2mm of the extension place the extension in the direction you want to face and hold until the adhesive has cured. As long as you have this 'anchor' you should still achieve a strong bond.
Please note however, these lashes are facing in this direction for a reason and it is usually due to some physical pressure being exerted on them. As such, do not be too worried if these lashes do not last as well as the rest of the set. Poor retention will more likely be due to improper aftercare than them not being bonded properly.
Here you can see that the very outer lashes have turned inwards. This is the most common correction that you are likely to experience but it is not limited to the outer corners.
You can see the direction that the lashes are facing and the direction in which we need to apply our extension to achieve uniformity.