Selection of Eyelash Tweezers

Selection of Eyelash Tweezers

selection of eyelash tweezers


he extension master needs the right tools to do their job. We’re talking about the selection of eyelash tweezers, of course. The master uses at least two during each procedure: one for natural eyelashes and the other for false eyelashes. The tweezers should feel like a natural part of your hand. Try to give this a lot of thought and find good and comfortable tools for you.

In the same way, when you have the right eyelash extension tweezers, you can work quickly and easily without getting too tired or making many mistakes. Picked up wrong, on the other hand, will make your life much harder, make you very tired, and, in the end, might even make you quit your job! ISAHA Medical will help you select eyelash tweezers.

How many tweezers does a lash maker need, and why?

If you are already familiar with the procedure, then you know what tweezers are needed for eyelash extensions. You will need two of them at once: one to select and capture one natural hair in the ciliary row and the second to take an artificial eyelash or a bunch and attach it to the natural one.
To begin with, it is worth figuring out which eyelash extension tweezers you need and which is better to choose to work with your customer’s requests.

Why is a professional tool so important after choosing eyelash extension tweezers?

The tweezer selection criteria are based on convenience and comfort for the master at work. Also, you will only be able to achieve a decent result if you come across appropriate, sufficiently sharpened, or high-quality tweezers. Good tweezers allow you to work quickly without excessive fatigue and errors.
The material of manufacture – stainless steel – can also be of different quality. The thickness of the metal and impurities affect how the tool behaves in work or when sharpening.

Selection of eyelash tweezers

In general terms, the requirements for choosing tweezers look like this:


Preference should be given to stainless steel or light-alloy Japanese steel models. They are durable and hygienic and will serve you long with careful use.


There are such options:

    • Satin – just grinding the metal, the tool becomes dull, and the weight of the tweezers does not change.
    • Mirror – polishing the metal to a mirror finish, the tool’s weight remains unchanged. Some masters are comfortable working with mirror tweezers – the coating helps review the eyelashes. However, this option can only distract some because the eyelashes seem to “multiply” in the reflection. In addition, the mirror coating gives glare in bright light; over time, it may begin to “magnetize.”
    • Colored enamel – it was previously believed that good tools could not be painted with paint. However, it is not. Professional masters can now often see “black” tweezers in their hands. Also, this tool is coated with a special paint and varnish composition, which is antistatic and prevents the magnetization of artificial hairs. A high-quality color coating prevents the tweezers from slipping into your hand. However, it also slightly increases the weight of the product.
    • Iridescent (multicolor) – a type of metal processing (galvanized zinc plating), does not affect the tool’s weight. But these tweezers can make it hard to work in bright light because of the glare.

Tweezer weight:

This factor is highly significant to the comfort of the master! One extension procedure lasts approximately 1.5 to 4 hours. Therefore, the tools should be light so your hands stay energized. In addition, discomfort during work reduces the accuracy of movements and, hence, the quality of the result. However, you should know that tweezers for performing hypervolumes shouldn’t be too light! Otherwise, it will be difficult for you to form and hold bundles.


Eyelash extension tweezers should be sharp. The best models are hand-sharpened.

Position of closing the tweezers:

The tips should be identical and tightly sealed.

Eyelash tweezer’s opening width:

The optimal width of eyelash tweezers is 6.0 mm + 1.0 mm. If it is broader, you highlight the eyelashes too wide, and the direction suffers. If the distance is less, you cannot work with such tweezers.

Types of eyelash extension tweezers for building

The shape of the tweezers determines their purpose, the specifics of work, and the convenience of various tasks in the building. Some models are convenient as universal “starter” tools for beginners, and others greatly help perform narrowly focused actions – but require a particular skill.


Straight lash tweezers are used to separate the natural eyelash from the row. But some masters also use this tool to work with fake eyelashes with classic extensions.
Some classifications divide straight eyelash tweezers into the following subtypes:

  • with one shoulder;
  • with two shoulders;
  • Eyelash tweezers without shoulders (standard).
  • The notch at the tip of the tweezers is called the “shoulder.” The choice depends on what each person wants. Shoulderless tweezers are the most common type and work for almost everyone. Some masters feel more at ease using tweezers with one shoulder or two. From above, the one-shouldered instrument gives a good view of the eyelid. Two-arm tweezers are suitable for left-handed people because they provide a good idea of the eyelash line no matter how the hand is held.

The curved eyelash extension tweezers are beginner-friendly: when you pick up an eyelash from the tape, you hold it just like a regular ballpoint pen. The two different forms of curved tweezers differ in the width of the flaps. Also, the smooth angle of the tweezers is ideal for classic and volume eyelash extension techniques.

  • If the tweezers have wider flaps, it is convenient in volume building.

Please pay attention to the tip: it should not be too long; otherwise, it will simply not take the eyelashes from the tape; it will pinch them. The optimal length from the bend is 1 cm. The tip should be even, perfectly close.

Curved tweezers should be with two “squeeze”:

  • With the first light pressure on the tweezers, the tip converges 2-3 mm at the end. We take an eyelash, and it quickly moves between the wings. At the same time, there must be a distance between the wings of the tweezers; otherwise, the tweezers will release eyelashes.
  • With the second squeeze, we confidently carry the eyelash: the flaps are entirely closed.
    The tweezers release the eyelashes if the tips do not connect at the first squeeze. If the tweezers are with a single squeeze, you will close the bundle or eyelash without the possibility of correcting it.

Lshaped lash tweezers, OR “HATCHET.”

When asked which tweezers are best for volume building, many lash makers are ready to advise tweezers L (“hatchet”). It has wide sashes that securely hold the artificial eyelashes in the bundle. Suitable for masters of manual technique (when forming a beam with hands, and not from a tape).
The optimal tip length for L tweezers is 1 cm after bending. This length makes it possible to work in hypervolumes with large beams.
When choosing, pay attention to the internal sharpening of the tip flaps. The tweezers must hold the bundle, or else the eyelashes will move even if you have a good grip on them. This will make it hard to see your bun as you bring it to the client’s eyelashes.


Volume L and mini volume L are designed for volume building and creating Hollywood hypervolumes. They are also loved by artisans who form a beam using the manual technique: such tweezers provide convenient access to the inner and outer corners of the eyes. The characteristics resemble hatchet tweezers but differ without a right angle on the bend.
The Volume tweezers have relatively broad wings, while the mini version has slightly narrower doors. Also, compared to hatchet tweezers, this tweezer form has a shorter length tip, allowing for more maneuverability.
The master does not immediately manage to work with this form because the Volume L tweezers have a different inclination angle: if you put it parallel to the tape, the tip will become right. In this case, the master needs to change the hand setting. The secret of the transition to the complex shape of the tweezers is to change the support of the hands at work.


Angled eyelash tweezers are available in 3 shapes with different angles: 90 and 45 degrees with a bend – for working out curved inner corners.
Such tweezers have a short tip (up to 6 mm with sharpening). Using them to build 2D, 3D, and 4D is the most convenient.

  • Beginners can use angled-shaped lash tweezers 45 degrees instead of curved tweezers. The tool is maneuverable, fast, and convenient: it has a suitable angle, and a small tip allows you to reach the corners of the client’s eyes. Another advantage is that it is convenient to work with all methods of beam formation.
  • The angled eyelash tweezers 90 degrees, like the Volume L tweezers, have a different inclination angle and require a change in hand support. It is designed for interior and exterior corners. Also, it is essential to ensure that the tweezers’ tips are gently narrowed from bending; otherwise, it is challenging to take eyelashes from the tape. There should be perfect closure on the second compression.
How to take care of your tweezers?

To ensure your tools last as long as possible, you must take good care of them after selecting eyelash tweezers.
It is essential to clean and disinfect tweezers after each procedure! The steps for caring for eyelash extension tweezers are as follows:

  1. Immediately after the procedure, the tools must be thoroughly cleaned of adhesive residue. To do this, you can use a liquid remover.
  2. Then, the tool should be placed in any disinfectant and left to wait for the time recommended by the product manufacturer.
  3. After that, it is properly washed in running water and blotted with a paper towel or lint-free cloth.
  4. Approximately once a week, it is necessary to sterilize the instruments in a special oven or autoclave.

During the work, if you have any doubts about the client’s health (for example, they sneeze or cough) or if there was contact with blood, pus, or a rash, you must sterilize the tools immediately..

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Also, if you drop the tweezers on the floor during the build-up process, they are supposed to be put aside, and the procedure should be finished with another tool. The one that fell should be cleaned, but it would be better to sterilize it.
Clean, disinfected tweezers must be stored in a sterile environment: sealed trays or bags. You can also use unique covers or magnetic cases for storage if they meet the requirements of sanitary standards. Whatever storage method you choose, protect the tip of the tweezers with a silicone tip. It is necessary to protect them from falls and impacts on hard surfaces.