Vi fransstylister ska jobba hellre med volym och inte längd, även om det heter fransförlängning. Varför? Svaret får ni här, när ni läser genom Frankie Widdows kloka ord:

When we lash our clients, predominantly when volume lashing – did you know it’s actually more about adding volume rather than extending the length.
Here the client has naturally long lashes – sitting at 11/12mm long.
Many techs would look to extend even this, adding maybe 13/14/15mm.
Ok this may suit the odd client but in reality lengths like this WILL distort most clients faces.
Yes they think they want them long and of course we have to keep our clients happy but here the use of a stronger curl such as a D ( used here ) will lift up to the Brow and give the illusion of length that the client desires.
I rarely lash longer that 11mm and I tend to match the length of the nl rather than extend – and I NEVER extend the length of inner and outer lashes – only ever match.
These delicate areas cannot cope with the stress of length so 5/6/7/8 mm lengths only on inner and outer corners, it looks so much prettier and lasts much longer:
Remember – long lashes = spider look
Shorter lashes = fullness and volume

Eyelash excellence fringed lashes på bilden häruppe:
D curl
Lash map 7/8/9/10/11/12/10/9/8 kitten



Här kopierar jag Frankie Widdows text som jurymedlem i LashBattle i London i juli 2017, vad hon tittar på när hon värderar tävlingens fransförlängningar:

“This weekend I had the pleasure of being invited to judge at the amazing @lashbattle in London, where some of the best techs in the world compete and show case their work.
I am never failed to be blown away by the standard of work I see – it’s incredible.

I was so excited to judge the dramatic volume which I love and one of my judging criteria was ” fluffy fans”
What I was looking for her was open fluffy fans with good symmetry and correct use of adhesive. 
And because this is a lash competition we are looking for that criteria to be met ( this is a competition for precision and skill ) which means that as judges we are looking for the best only!

So let me talk about what I was looking for and also show you with the use of these images what a correct and incorrect fan should look like.
The image on the right was taken from a competitor and I will always maintain discretion when sharing another’s work. This image is not to criticise but only to assist others in understanding what we are looking for.
The set of lashes that you see on the right was actually ” aesthetically ” a stunning set and scored highly on most areas – however when I came to judging ” fluffy fans ” I had to mark this right down low for the following reasons.

What I am looking for is :
1 – a deep v fan – so should look like the letter v rather than a y
2 – minimal adhesive held at the base – not running half way up the fan ( also called wicking )
3 – symmetry – even spacing between each
As you can see the fan on the right has none of this, so although the set all together looked nice – technically it scored low on the fan work.
Ok if you were lashing ” real” clients you could get away with this, as it’s not dangerous – overloading or aesthetically ugly from a distance. Actually clients would get good retention from this.
BUT this is a competition and as such we are looking for competition criteria for this event.
However this standard is what you MUST learn to work towards – perfection where need be, not sloppy or lazy but the best, ok we don’t always achieve it but we must strive for it – that fan perfection as that is what will set you apart from your competition.”