Some clients may have gaps in their lash line, this can be a natural gap where the lashes do not grow or can be through damage. It is important that we know how to bridge a gap so that our clients can leave with a beautiful set of eyelash extensions.
When bridging a gap we have several methods that we can use. First, we must assess the strength of the natural lashes either side of the gap because we will be using these to anchor our extensions from. We will also need to use thinner lashes for this technique because we will also need to use thinner lashes for this technique because we will be applying for more than one extensions the natural lash. For example, if we were performing a classic set in 0.15mm then we would need to use either 0.07 or 0.10 to bridge the gap.
Technique- attach x3 of 0.07 or x3 0.10 mm extensions (depending on the strength of the natural lash) to the base only of the donor lashes either side of the gap. Apply extensions arranged in a “flare/fan” to create the illusion of fullness (red lashes represent the bridge)
Always bear in mind that we are not miracle workers and there is only so much we can do to bridge gaps. Clients must also be made aware that the bridge/flare may not last as long and that they may need to return for their refill sooner. If a client has lots of gaps in their lash line due to damage then the best course of action may be a lash serum and a period of lash rest before extensions can be applied.
Remember to always use a thinner lash for the bridge – never overload the donor lashes!