How Pre-made Fans can boost your Lash Business

As a professional lash artist, you understand the importance of using high-quality products to achieve stunning results.

Pre-made lash fans are the latest trend in the eyelash extension industry. Van Isle Beauty's pre-made fans are a perfect option for those who want to save time, effort, and skill while still achieving a voluminous and natural-looking lash set. Our fans are heat bonded together at the base, so no extra weight of adhesive is used to keep them together.

They are also great for beginners who are still mastering the art of creating perfect lash fans. Pre-made fans come in different materials, lengths, curls, and thicknesses that cater to various lash extension styles. In this article, we will explore what pre-made fans are, their benefits, and how to use them to achieve the best results.

What are Pre-Made Lash Fans?

Pre-made lash fans are pre-fanned lash extensions that come in various shapes and sizes. These fans are made by hand or machine and are typically available in 2D–12D. They are created by placing a number of lash extensions together and fanning them out, giving the lashes a fuller and more voluminous look. We carry 4D and 6D for a light volume. Great for those with finer - medium lashes. As well as 10D–12D, which are great for a thicker volume look. When using the larger fans, you must be aware of the thickness and length of the client's natural lashes. Use your best judgement! 

Advantages of Using Pre-Made Lash Fans

  1. Saves Time. One of the biggest advantages of using pre-made lash fans is that it saves time. As a lash artist, you know that creating perfect lash fans from scratch takes time and patience. By using pre-made lash fans, you can skip the time-consuming process of fanning out individual lashes and spend more time on other aspects of your lash application process.
  2. Consistent Results. Pre-made lash fans are made using precise measurements and techniques, ensuring consistent results every time. By using pre-made lash fans, you can achieve a uniform look for each client, which can help build your reputation as a lash artist who delivers high-quality and consistent results.
  3. Reduced Strain on Your Hands. Creating lash fans from scratch can be physically taxing on your hands, especially when working on multiple clients in a day. By using pre-made lash fans, you can reduce the strain on your hands and avoid injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  4. Ideal for Volume Lash Sets. If you specialize in volume lashes, then pre-made lash fans are an ideal choice for you. These fans already have the perfect amount of lashes, making it easier for you to achieve the desired volume without compromising on the symmetry and consistency of the lashes.
  5. Suitable for Beginners. If you are a beginner lash artist, using pre-made lash fans can help you achieve professional-looking results without having to spend too much time practicing your fan-building skills. This can give you the confidence to take on more clients and improve your skills over time.

Difference Between Hand-Made and Pre-Made Volume Fans

Handmade fans are created by picking up several individual lash extensions and fanning them out by hand on the lash strip or a pinching technique to create a perfect fan to place onto the natural lash. On the other hand, pre-made fans are already created and come in a single strip, making them easy to apply and saving time for lash extension artists.

Hand-made fans wrap around the natural lash creating a longer, stronger bond to the natural lash. Pre-made lash fans are attached like a classic lash, either on top or underneath of the natural lash. Some say you do not get as good of a bond then the hand-made, but you just need to make sure you are using enough adhesive and your placement is perfect and your pre-made fans should last just as long as a hand-made!

While handmade fans offer more customization and a personalized touch, pre-made fans provide consistency and speed. Ultimately, the choice between handmade fans and pre-made fans depends on the preferences and needs of the lash extension artist and their clients.

Step-by Step on How to Use Pre-made Fans

Step 1: Choose the Right Pre-Made Volume Fan

Here are some tips to help you choose the right pre-made fans:

  • Consider the client's natural lashes: Before selecting pre-made fans, you should evaluate your client's natural lashes to determine the appropriate size and thickness. If the client has thin or sparse lashes, opt for smaller and lighter pre-made fans to avoid damaging their natural lashes.
  • Determine the desired look: Different pre-made fans can create different lash styles, from natural-looking lashes to dramatic and voluminous lashes. For a natural look, choose pre-made fans with fewer lashes (4D-6D), while for a more dramatic look, select pre-made fans with more lashes (10D-12D).
  • Choose the right curl: The curl of the pre-made fan should also be considered when choosing the right fan. If the client has straight lashes, choose a pre-made fan with a C-curl for a better bond. For those with curly natural lashes, you can use a D-Curl but place under the natural lash,

Step 2: Prepare the Lashes

Start by thoroughly cleansing and priming the client's lashes to ensure they are free of oils and debris by using a foam wash and primer. Next, select the appropriate size pre-made fan, ensuring it fits the client's lash line. Map out your desired style you want to achieve on your client.

Step 3: Apply the Fan

Using a pair of L-shaped or boot tweezers, gently lift the pre-made volume fan off the strip, either by the bottom of the base (if its off the strip) or (if the fan is on the strip), by placing your tweezer across the entire fan and lift towards you. You can then place the fan down and re-adjust your grip if you need to. Pre-made fans can only be placed on the top or bottom of the natural lash, not on the side. Your placement must be .5mm from the lash line and smack in the middle of where the natural lash is so it has even weight distribution to eliminate any twisting or falling.  Ensure the fan is securely attached and that the lashes are not sticking together.

Step 4: Repeat

Repeat this process until all lashes are complete, ensuring that each pre-made fan is placed evenly throughout the lash line.

Step 5: Finish

Once all lashes are complete, carefully brush them with a clean spoolie to ensure they are not sticking together and that they have a natural and fluffy look. Finally, provide aftercare instructions to your client to ensure their beautiful lashes last as long as possible.

Pre-made lash fans are an excellent addition to your lash kit, especially if you are looking to save time, achieve consistent results, and reduce strain on your hands. As with any other lash product, make sure to choose high-quality pre-made lash fans to ensure the best results for your clients. Happy lashing!