Updated: Dec 7, 2021

Cat Eye style created by our students at ABT

What is Lash Mapping?

Lash mapping is a technique used to create symmetry for both eyes by mapping out the desired lengths and curls in each section to create a set that complements a client's features and eye shape. Generally, you would analyze the client's eye shape and discuss the styling with your client based on the information given during the consultation.

It is so important to plan and map out the set prior to commencing. And just like a game of football, having a systematic approach can help you apply the right density and dimension to your client's lashes, hence keeping the natural lashes in optimal state whilst enhancing those beautiful features.

Reasons You Should Lash Map

Lash mapping not only helps you to create symmetry, but it also allows you to keep everything clear when working with layers.

It also helps you know what type of eyelash you are working with between eyes, especially when client's have different eye shapes and you need to map both eyes differently.

Nothing is worse than a client opening their eyes to see one eye longer than the other or that one eye looks thicker than the other.

Lash mapping also helps you save some time by letting you create the perfect range of eyelash extensions in less time and refer back to your lash map time and again.

With proper lash mapping, you can achieve a wide range of extension styles that suit your client's eyes and features.

How to Lash Map

It's important to understand that there are numerous styles and techniques you can use to create a lash map. Eg. Dolly, Cat Eye, Squirrel (Natural etc...)

Therefore, the length of the extensions you use should be according to the client's eye shape and natural eyelash length, thickness, and lash health.

Here's are some tips to help you:

  • Sometimes adding too many extensions onto the natural lash can cause premature fallout and other damage.

  • Use your lash pad to design defined zones which will help you map different lengths to achieve the perfect look for your client.