The PROs Have Spoken!
Lash artistry is a precise and careful art, and mastering it requires attention to detail, continuous learning, and a dose of patience. We'll dive into common mistakes and their solutions, share tips and tricks for working with our products, and discuss some unpopular but valuable opinions to help you become a lash artist extraordinaire.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What happens if I use too much adhesive?
One of the most fundamental yet critical errors lash artists make is improper adhesive application. The adhesive is the glue that holds your masterpiece together, and if it's not applied correctly, your lashes won't last.
Answer: To ensure a seamless bond, master the art of adhesive application. Properly isolate each natural lash before applying the extension, ensuring that the adhesive only touches the extension's base. This meticulous technique not only enhances retention but also reduces the risk of discomfort for your clients.
Question: Are client consultations necessary?
Failing to conduct thorough client consultations is a mistake that can lead to a mismatch between client expectations and the final result. This can result in dissatisfaction and unnecessary rework.
Answer: Prioritize client consultations to understand their preferences, allergies, and any concerns they may have. Share your professional insights and manage their expectations realistically. This open dialogue builds trust and ensures both you and your client are on the same page.
Question: Oh no! I used too many lashes for my client’s natural lash! What should I do?
Overloading natural lashes with extensions is a common mistake that can lead to damage and discomfort for clients. It's important to remember that less is often more in the world of lash extensions.
Answer: Practice restraint and adhere to the principle of lash health. Avoid attaching extensions that are too heavy or long for the client's natural lashes. Ensure the extensions are applied with proper isolation and separation, maintaining the integrity of the natural lashes.
Question: How much does aftercare matter?
Failure to provide comprehensive aftercare guidance can result in premature lash loss and dissatisfaction for clients. This mistake may also lead to an unhealthy cycle of poor maintenance.
Answer: Offer detailed aftercare instructions to clients. Educate them on proper cleansing techniques, the use of oil-free products, and the importance of regular touch-ups. Equipping clients with knowledge empowers them to care for their lashes effectively.
Question: Is continuing education really important?
Lack of continuous skill development and training can hinder your growth as a lash artist. With ever-evolving techniques and products, complacency is not an option.
Answer: Invest in ongoing training and workshops to refine your skills and stay updated with industry trends. Mastering new techniques and working with different products will broaden your expertise and keep your services competitive.
Question: How to prevent back pain while lashing?
Ergonomics is the science of how we move our bodies to prevent issues with our musculoskeletal system (better known as back pain for most lash artists). Ignoring ergonomics and proper posture can lead to physical strain and discomfort, impacting both your work quality and your long-term health.
Answer: Prioritize ergonomics in your workspace. Ensure your workstation is set up to support good posture, and invest in quality ergonomic tools and furniture. Regular stretches and breaks can also help prevent strain.
Question: Should I put together a portfolio?
Failing to maintain a comprehensive portfolio of your work is a missed opportunity to showcase your skills and attract new clients.
Answer: Create a visually appealing portfolio that highlights your best work. Regularly update it with high-quality images of your lash artistry. Sharing your portfolio on social media and your website can help you reach a wider audience.
Question: How do I keep a clean workspace?
Safety and hygiene are non-negotiable in lash artistry. Neglecting these aspects can lead to infections and harm your reputation.
Answer: Adhere to strict hygiene protocols, including the use of disposable tools, proper hand washing, and the sterilization of reusable instruments. Ensure your workspace is clean and well-maintained to prioritize client safety.
Tips & Tricks to Perfect Lashes
Not all adhesives work the same! To achieve impeccable results, it's vital to understand that not all adhesives are created equal, and each has specific climate requirements. It's not just about picking the right adhesive; it's about creating the perfect environment for it to thrive.
To ensure optimal results, always confirm that your relative humidity (rH%), temperature, and storage conditions align with the recommendations provided in the adhesive's item description. These seemingly minor details can make a significant difference in the bond and longevity of your lash extensions.
While primer might seem like a universal necessity, it's essential to recognize that it isn't always required for every client. In fact, using primer on clients with lashes or skin that isn't excessively oily can be counterproductive.
Primer's role is to prepare the natural lashes for extension application by removing oils that could hinder adhesive bonding. However, if your client's lashes or skin appear relatively oil-free, you can often skip primer altogether. Instead, consider a thorough cleanse as an alternative. A clean slate can work wonders for ensuring a strong bond without the need for additional products.
One of the golden rules in lash artistry is that "fresh is best." The quality of the products you use directly impacts the results you achieve for your clients. To ensure consistently outstanding outcomes, it's crucial to prioritize the freshness of your lash supplies.
Always aim to provide your clients with fresh products. If you're uncertain about the shelf life or expiration dates of your lash extension items, don't hesitate to reach out to our team for clarification. We're here to help you maintain the highest standards of quality and safety for your clients.
Tweezers are the extensions of your fingers in the world of lash artistry. But tweezers are not a one-size fits all tool. The right tweezers for another artist may not be the perfect fit for you.
Finding the best tweezers for your specific needs is a journey of trial and error. Take your time to experiment with various tweezers and techniques. It's a personal journey that involves discovering what feels most comfortable and effective for your unique style and lash artistry goals.
Lashing Hacks From the PROs
Hack #1: Did you know our Lash and Brow Lamination Solutions can be used to perform both services? Our specially formulated solutions are made without thioglycolic acid or sodium bromate making them safe for use on skin and hair. Our Lash and Brow Lamination sachets contain enough product for up to four individual services, if used within the 24 hour oxidation period. If you are looking to get into brow lamination or want to offer multiple back to back services, these are the solutions for you!
Hack #2: Boost your lash business by offering Sugarlash PRO's Sugarlash Society retail line to your clients after their lash extension appointments. These specially formulated products ensure that your clients' lashes stay healthy and beautiful. Selling retail not only increases your revenue but also enhances client loyalty, builds your professional reputation, and allows you to educate clients on proper lash care, solidifying your position as a top performing lash artist.
Hack #3: Want to execute flawless lashes but not sure how? Follow us @sugarlashpro on Instagram for inspirational and trending lash maps that are easy to follow!