Lash maps are vital to your lashing career - that may sound dramatic but it’s true! They keep your lash sets looking lovely and even across both eyes, they prevent big steps between the lengths and they tailor each of your lash sets to suit the individual client, so that everyone who visits your salon leaves looking and feeling their absolute best!
A Squirrel style is, arguably, the most important lash map that you can learn - we’ll go over exactly what’s so great about it once we know exactly how to map a Squirrel lash set.
HOW TO MAP A SQUIRREL LASH SET
Start by marking the inner and outer lashes, and then make a mark in the centre of the eye.
Next, make a mark half way between the centre line, and the outer corner lash - this is the section where your longest lashes will go.
Now that you have marked your longest segment, split the last section in half again, and then separate those sections into equal parts too - this is to help keep your top line looking nice and smooth!
Now just map out your lengths from your longest length down 1mm each time until you reach the final section.
If you prefer, you can drop down more lengths than four - ultimately we need to make sure we’re keeping the lashes happy and healthy, so it’s always worth having as short of an eyelash extension as possible on the inner and outer corners especially, as they tend to be shorter and finer here.
Once you’ve mapped from the middle to the outer corners, map towards the inner corners in slightly larger sections than in the outer corners - again, you may wish to use more lengths than this, just see how many natural lashes your client has, and how obvious an arch you’re looking to create and decide then how many lengths you’ll use from there. The more lengths used, the more obvious an arch you’ll have.
WHO IS A SQUIRREL STYLE GOOD FOR?
A Squirrel style lash map follows the brow arch and is quite similar to the growth of the natural lashes, which means that, unlike Dolly Style or Cat Style, it’s quite a universal lash map which will suit the vast majority of clients!
Let’s say your client really wants a Cat Style but you know it will give them a sad appearance due to the shape of the eyes, or their eyes are quite far apart so it won’t complement them well - a squirrel will be a great option!