Eyelash Extension Taping Techniques

July 07, 2021

Eyelash Extension Taping Techniques

As Lash Artists there are many tools that are needed to complete an immaculate and gorgeous set of lashes. Then there are those tools that are used to make your lashing life so much easier, and that is where tape comes in to play. There is different types of lash tapes for different needs and knowing how to use them correctly can assist you in completing your lash sets with ease and in a shorter amount of time. I will be discussing the 3 different types of tapes that are used for lashing.

The first tape I will go over is Foam Tape. I can’t stress enough how important it is to get familiar with this tape, cause it truly is a game changer. Foam tape is great to use as an alternative to eye patches for several reasons. Eye patches tend to move down and expose bottom lashes, that then can get stuck to the top extensions making it hard for clients to open their eyes. This can be a scary scenario for clients.  Eye patches  can also slide into the eye causing a bruised eyeball. Although you can tape eye patches down sometimes they still don’t stay put.  Foam tape however, is flexible and can be contoured to any eye shape, works great on clients who wear makeup and who have oily skin and to top it off it will stay put even with the chattiest of clients. Another benefit of foam tape is that it is inexpensive and 1 roll of tape is the equivalent of 80 pairs of eye patches!


Nichiban Tape is another flexible tape that is great to use during the lash process. I like using this tape to pull the inner corners of the eyes outward to lift and separate inner corner lashes. It’s also great to use when client’s lashes are super straight and pointing downwards. In this instance you would place the tape on the middle of the eyelid and pull the tape gently towards the forehead and tape down. When doing this make sure to check that the eye is not open, as this can cause chemical burn to the eye ball.  If the eye is open release the tape down a bit until the eye is completely shut. The same technique can be used when a client has mature eye lids and there is excess eyelid skin. In this situation it’s important to pull the eye lid gently to make sure you can see the base of the natural lashes so that extension placement is close enough to the eyelid without touching the skin.


Lastly we're going to go over paper tape. This tape has been around the longest and is used by 99% of Lash artists in various ways.  Our favorite ways to use this tape is for the tape up method or to hold eye patches in place.  The tape up method is when you have lashed about 50% of the natural lashes and then tape back the extension that have been applied. You do this by cutting a piece of tape about 2 inches long and scooping the extension from underneath and taping back on the eyelid.  What this does is expose the unlashed lashes.  Not only that but it also naturally separates the lashes allowing you to isolate and lash a lot faster.  The second way you can use this tape is to hold the eye patches down.  This is done by cutting 2 pieces of tape about 2 inches long each and creating a crisscross pattern over the eyepatches.  Always make sure that the tape touches the skin on the outer corners as this will create a strong attachment.


If you haven’t already I urge you to start to experiment these techniques and see how much they will help you become a more accurate and quicker lash artist. If you would like to learn more, I invite you to attend one of our in depth, hands on trainings where we go over topics like these and so much more!  Click here for more info.

Happy Lashing loves!

XoXo Melissa