By Jessika Aude Gautier
Are you new to the lash industry?
Welcome to the beautiful world of eyelash extensions.
In order to succeed in your new career, you need to choose your training carefully. Because the secret to success is a good education.
Take the time to do your research; do not just reply on a pamphlet. Picture, or beautiful website, sometimes they just do not tell the whole story.
Make sure the trainer you are looking to go to can give you all the necessary tools and knowledge to become top in your field. Contrary to popular belief, applying eyelash extensions is not that hard if you are taught the proper techniques.
Also, it is imperative is to make sure your trainer can give you a certificate that is valid in your country or state, and recognized by insurance companies.
Research the company, and use a secure payment method, better safe than sorry, I have heard of students who send money, and unfortunately never got their training.
Inquire about what products you will be working with; you need to work with top quality products.
Obtain the course plans for the training you are interested in, and compare them. Go for the most complete training.
Below are a few musts that you should find on your beginner’s course/training plan:
- Business possibilities
- Social media
- How to build a portfolio
- How to greed your client
- Creating LashMaps
- Preparing your client
- Client comfort
- The different natural lashes
- Curls, thickness and lengths
- Knowing your cyanoacrylate
- The secrets to ultimate retention
- Perfect refill
- Eye diseases
Make sure there is a hands-on practice with a live model. Find a good model who can lay down for a long period of time, if she has beautiful eyes and is pretty, that’s a plus, you will be able to post beautiful pictures on your social media and advertise your new service.
Take a deposit to make sure your model shows up; you have spent a lot of money on your training, you would not want to stuck without model.
If your training is abroad, I suggest you choose your model yourself using social media, I have had a bad experience on traveling very far for training and having me assigned a bad model, or even once, years ago, flew all the way to Australia for costly training.
I wanted to find my own model, but was assured they had one for me. Well, surprise, there was no model for me.
Extremely disappointed. No pictures to post. Promotional opportunity lost.
Do not hesitate to ask for help from your training provider; they should provide full after training support. Always keep learning!
If you already are in the eyelash extensions business, even if you have been doing volume for a while, I suggest you attend training regularly. I recommend at least once a year.
You need to stay on top of what is happening in the industry; you need to develop new skills, make your brain cells wake up, and learn new things.
You need to set yourself apart and be able to offer different styles and exclusive lash maps to your clients.
I regularly teach my Volume Master Class to students who already have five or more volume training, and am so touched and moved that they all testify that they have learned so much.
Most really love my exclusive Color Mapping Technique, my accelerated fanning technique, and my secrets to ultimate retention.
At the same time, when attending training and conferences, you will meet amazing people who share the same passion as you, create new friendships, and most of the time, future business partnerships.