Whether you've been in the lash business for years or are just starting out, these do's and don'ts can completely transform your lash career.
Do Sanitize Your Station And Products
As a lash artist, it's incredibly important to ensure your station and products are properly sanitized. At the end of the day, nothing is more important than health and safety. Before every client arrives, ensure your station is ready for them. If there are any used supplies or visible waste, be sure to dispose of them properly.
You'll also want to triple check that all your supplies have been appropriately sterilized and ready to go!
Do Take Care Of Your Tweezers
A good pair of tweezers can last you quite some time. They just have to be taken care of. Cleaning them properly and being gentle with them can significantly increase their life. Once you find a pair/style you love, it never hurts to stock up on them! That way, if they get misplaced, you'll have a backup on hand.
Do Get Proper Training
Getting proper training is an absolute must for all lash artists. A good education can help prevent issues down the line and teach you skills you never knew existed.
We live in a world that is constantly changing. New techniques are being discovered every single day! Taking proper training can help keep you up to date and give you extra credibility.
Now onto the Don'ts...
Don't Skip The Consult
All clients are so different, and their personal preferences and/or lash history may surprise you. It's very important to ensure the both of you are on the same page and are working towards a common goal.
Let's say they had a bad lash experience in the past. You'll want to understand exactly what went wrong, so you can prevent any potential complications.
Lash appointments can be pretty time-consuming. An average appointment can last around 2 hours. We all have those tricky appointments that go a little longer than anticipated.
Wanting to pick up the pace may feel like the best idea in the moment - but that is far from the truth. When you rush, you are much more likely to make careless mistakes, which is the last thing you or the client wants.
Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone
No matter how great you are at what you do, you will never please everyone, and that's okay! We are all so different, and all have different personal preferences.
At some point in your lash career, you will likely experience a few unhappy clients. Every client has something to teach you and the best thing you can do is learn from them.