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14 September 2022

Tweezer Basics - A Beginner's Guide

Tweezer Basics - A Beginner's Guide

Our tools as lash artists can make or break your artistry! Learning to choose the right tools for the job can mean experimenting with ergonomics, tension, performance, and of course style. 

There’s no right or wrong choice when it comes to choosing a tweezer but we can help you break down some of our most popular choices for ALL skill levels.  

 

What makes a great tweezer?

Tweezer Tension

The softer, the better. When we look at what makes a lash tweezer incredible it starts with tension.  Tension is the amount of pressure required to create a solid, firm closure throughout the entire length of the foot. Peep our anatomy of a tweezer diagram below! From isolation to volume fan making your tools of choice should always feature a soft tension meaning it takes very little pressure to open and close the tweezer.  Working for hours at a time with tweezers in both hands means a “stiff” tweezer can quickly lead to hand strain + fatigue. 

Tweezer Diagram

 

Beveled Edge

The next must-have tweezer feature in our book is a beveled edge.  Without a smooth, beveled edge you’ll be left with some serious callouses, you deserve better!  A sleek, smooth design is the most comfortable option.

 

Your Isolation Go-Tos

Now we’ve covered some basics, let’s talk technique! Isolation can feel impossible when you’re new to the craft but here some game-changing tips:


Choose a slim, small 45 degree angle design. Based on how you prefer to hold your tweezer a longer, slim design like the B.F.F. (Long) can be held more securely, almost balancing in your hand. This can help you maneuver through tricky angles like the inner corner. The small tip can also be less intimidating as you become more comfortable with your tools. Prefer a shorter tweezer? The B.F.F. (Short) has you covered with the same 45 degree angle foot!

Isolation Tweezer Reccomendations

Opt for a straight angle tweezer like the M.O. or the O.G. when you’re working with clients who have an upturned natural lash. This can allow you to isolate horizontally through the lash line. Consider the natural lash angle when choosing your isolation tweezer, you’ll quickly learn what tools fit your clients unique lashes. 

Straight Isolation Tweezer Reccomendations

 

Looking for your new FAV pick up tweezer?

Looking for a speedy way to pick up classic lashes? A thin tipped tweezer like Pick Me Up and Jet Setter can help you cruise through precision lash pickup without skipping a beat. You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to pick up shorter lengths too. It’s also a hands down fave for removing grown out extensions. The tip grip of Pick Me Up is unbeatable!

Classic Pick Up Tweezer Reccomendations

If you’re just starting to dabble with volume lashes or even pre-made fans you’ll love the versatility of a slim boot tweezer like Pitch Perfect.  Using the tips to fan the lashes feels natural while the slim foot can hold the juiciest fans, even 8D+.  

Pitch Perfect Tweezer - Volume Tweezer Reccomendation

The best way to find what tools work best for you is to try them! Don’t be afraid to experiment to find the perfect fit for you. Artists of ALL skill levels have fallen in love with the UA tweezer collection because the quality + precision of our handcrafted tools is unmatched. Designed by artists for artists, your dream tweezer is just a click away. We’ll see you in our next blog… ✌🏻 Until then make sure you're following us on:

 

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