I can see the puzzled look on the mums face that I just met at the playground while Isabella and Sebastian are letting their hair down. What are Eyelash Extensions
“What are Eyelash Extensions?”
I then explained that it’s 1 or more synthetic lash made out of plastic like material (PBT) and then glued to one natural lash to make them longer and darker. Her answer was what switched my mood….
“Is that your real job?”
“Uhm, yes it is….”
I reply with a little forced smile while I feel the annoyance creeping up inside of me. This is not the first time I have been asked this very same question. And I am sure it won’t be the last. What are Eyelash Extensions
Why is this so hard to believe?
Let me take this opportunity to tell you a little more about my “Job”, my “Passion”.
Many salons that I speak to on an everyday basis, as well as my Lash Tribe business course students, are looking for new services to add to attract new clients, up-sell to their existing clients and increase their revenue. A smart move if you ask me.
Eyelash Extensions have fast become one of the most sought after services all over the globe.
They have been around for a while, around 15 years and first invented in Korea. It slowly spread around the world and only hit Australian shores about 9-10 years ago. To become amazing at lashes takes months, if not years, of dedication, great training and mentorship. There is a lot of crappy training out there and a lot of bad lash technicians that were taught badly.. but more about that in my next blog post. What are Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions are an art. Not just a job.
We are able to give woman more, darker and longer lashes that will make them look amazing and feel more confident. Lashes need a 2-3 weekly re-fill. Speak about a good return customer base!
If you know a little bit about Makeup application and Face-Design, you will know that eyebrows and eyelashes are the 2 major factors that can change a persons face shape and the all over appearance dramatically. It really is amazing what we can achieve with lashes. What are Eyelash Extensions
So What are Eyelash Extensions?
There are 2 different types of Eyelash Extensions applications:
With classic lashes, typically 1 synthetic lash is applied per natural lash, making the lashes longer and a little thicker which adds a little more density.
With Russian Volume Extensions (not to mix up with cluster lashes that are pre-done fans) 2 or more lashes (anything from 7 lashes is called mega Volume) are applied to only one natural lash in a hand-made fan. This process is very different to classic lashing and requires intensive training and lots of practice. What are Eyelash Extensions
What are Eyelash Extensions
But what does this all mean for Salon Owners? What are Eyelash Extensions
Happy return customers and great profit. What are Eyelash Extensions
Woman love lashes. They want to wake up looking amazing, little makeup required, and no mascara smudging. It also means that we can apply more lashes than there are natural lashes which is great for clients with sparser lashes. We can create dark, full, fluffy and voluminous lashes that turn heads. What are Eyelash Extensions
I have build my 6 Figure Lash brand within a few short months and if you have a salon that doesn’t offer Lashes yet I would say get on it.
Lashes are amazing, highly addictive and lucrative and I recommend to anyone who is already doing classic lashes to get on the Volume train. What are Eyelash Extensions
So yes, as you can see being an Eyelash Extensions Artist, Lash Tech, Eye Stylist or Lash Designer, or whatever you want to call us, is indeed a very lucrative job and extremely fulfilling.
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