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How to Tint Eyelash On or Off the Lash Lift Rod

Posted by Gina on May 22, 2024

Learn the Benefits of Tinting Eyelashes on and Off the Lash Lift Rod

The Lash lift and tint service is a popular service. Do you tint on or off the rod? We want to make sure you have all the tools and information that will not only provide you with the most effective way to perform a lash tint service, but to also receive the best results for your customers.

There are a few things to think about when considering tinting on the lash rod.

When performing a lash lift and tint service you must perform the lift service first, then tint the eyelashes. You can either leave the rods on and tint or remove the rods and tint the lashes. We are going to provide you the information and as the professional make the best decision for you and your clients.

Best Eyelash Tint for Salons

Tinting on the Rods

  • When tinting on the rods you are only covering about 80% of the eyelashes with tint. If your client has dark lashes this may be good enough coverage. If someone who has lighter lashes this may not be enough coverage
  • It makes it so the back side of the lashes will not get tinted since they are glued down to the rod. You want your guest to get the most out of the service and if the tint is not lasting if it should then you may not be providing the best possible outcome to your guests.
  • The tint does stain the rod. Rods can be used over and over and if they are sanitized correctly can last a very long time. When you tint on them it does stain the rod. To some that may not be a big deal but think of the customers perception. Most lash artists set their stuff up prior to the guest coming into their room. The guest may see stained or what appears to be dirty rods that are going to be used on their eyes. A customer may have the perception that they were not cleaned or sanitized from the previous use. You may want to carry 2 full sets of rods. One that you use to tint on the rod and ones that you do not.
  • Saves time by combing the lift and tint service.

Steps to performing a lift and tint on the rod

1.Perform lash lift step 1 and step 2

2.Clean the eyelashes thoroughly removing all of step 2 lift cream. 

3.Mix your tint and developer equal parts and apply the tint from above the lash line to the ends of the lashes.

4.Process up to 10 min or follow manufacturer directions. Remove tint with a flocked applicator. Carefully remove the rods and clean the lashes of all residual glue and tint with a cleansing pad.

5.Apply the lash conditioner.

Tinting Off the Rod

  • When tinting off of the rod you will be able to cover 100% of the upper and lower lashes with tint providing a fuller coverage of the lashes.
  • Your lash rods will last longer and look cleaner for the customer.
  • Takes longer, but you are providing another full service and possibility of charging more for the service. When clients see a completely different service being performed it adds more value to their service and elevates the overall experience.

Best Eyelash Tint

Here Are The Steps To Perform A Full Lash Tint

Step 1: Use a cleansing pad to clean the oil and residue off the eyelashes. Cleaning the eyelashes before applying the tint help the tint penetrate the lashes longer leaving a truer to tone color and longevity out of your lash tint service.

Step 2: Brush the eyelashes with the mascara brush so that the hairs are not tangled and are combed straight. This also allows a few seconds for the lashes to dry completely after using the cleansing pad on them.

Step 3: Apply eyelash shields under the eyelashes. Make sure that the lower lashes are on top of the eyelash shield. If any of the lashes get stuck below the eyelash shield, those lashes will not get tinted.

Step 4: Apply a very thing layer of petroleum jelly above the lash line. This will help the tint not stain the skin where you do not want it to.

Step 5: Squeeze a pea size amount of tint onto the dish. Next, squeeze a pea size amount of cream developer onto the same tint dish. Mix the tint and developer together with a tint brush. Mixing it correctly is crucial. Pay attention to the consistency of the product. It should be cream and not runny. If it is too runny, mix a little more pigment to the mixture. The tint needs to be a thick creamy consistency so that it does not run into the eyes or on to the skin where you do not want it to be. You want to immediately apply the tint to the lashes and allow it to oxide on the lashes.

Step 6: Take the eyelash tint eye guard and place it under the lower and upper eyelashes when applying the tint. The eye guard helps keep the tint off the skin and it also works as a tint board. It allows you to use a tint brush or flocked applicator against it with the lashes in between. This ensures an even and consistent tint application.

Step 7: The processing time for the lash tint is 10 minutes. It must be processed the entire time for the tint to fully penetrate the lashes. You may alter the time if more pigment is needing to be deposited. We recommend using your professional judgement when it comes to altering the time as needed for you client and the best results. The longer you leave it on the darker the tint will end up, the less time the lighter your results will be.

Hot Tip: Take this time to provide you guest a relaxing atmosphere to meditate or provide a scalp massage or a hand or foot massage for added value to their service.

Step 8: Use a flocked applicator and remove any tint from the skin immediately to ensure it does not penetrate onto the skin in an undesirable place.

Step 9: Remove the tint in a downward motion with cleansing pads. You may need to do this step a few times to ensure all the residue is removed.

Now that you know the Pros and Cons of performing the Lash Lift and Tint on or off the rod you can make the best decision for you and your customer. Not every client is the same and you can use your professional judgement for each customer you perform this service on.