How long should your full sets take?
Before we answer that question, you need to understand that lashing takes time so there’s no way you’ll wrap a set up in just an hour or so – especially if you’re just starting with your lashing journey. For first-timers, completing a set can take up from anywhere between 3 to 7 hours. And yes, it may seem like a huge gap if we’re talking about the timeframe of completing lash sets, but believe us, it’s totally normal! Lashing is not easy and it requires so much detail so every lash artist’s timing can greatly vary. In some cases, they even take up to 9 hours or more.
Remember that every individual is different
Lash artists have their own personal style, techniques and methods so it’s quite a given that each can vary in timing and speed. One can also face different situations and challenges along the way which can definitely affect the time spent in completing a set. Whether you take 2 hours, 7 hours or even more to work on your set – that’s totally fine!
Speed comes from practice
The more you do it, the more your muscles are gonna get used to it. Also, here’s another way for you to improve your timing. After a lash session, think of how long you completed your set. Study and think about the factors that may have contributed to your speed. What are the things you could’ve done to speed up the process? Factors like a new eyelash extension supplies you used and certain techniques you applied can make a whole world of a difference. Again, it’s normal for you to take hours working on a set, but if you want to speed things up a bit, it’s very possible! Here’s a video we have containing all the tips to increase your lashing speed:
Time and Quality should match your price
Make sure you charge accordingly. It’s okay for you to finish your sets for long hours but you wouldn’t want to charge so much for such slow pacing. There’s a chance that the client may complain about paying so much for such long lashing process. Not that being slow degrades your work. The point is – be reasonable.
It’s also nice to note that the time spent with Premade and Handmade Volume sets will be very different. Of course, working with premade sets is way faster. It’s pretty much almost like a classic set. As for handmade sets, they are created on the spot, right at that moment so it’ll naturally take longer.
Always remember that you should not sacrifice your time by putting fewer lashes on just to speed it up. People can easily tell if you rushed things out by just widening the fans to finish up fast.
Getting used to using both hands
Most of us just use our dominant hand all the time when lashing. This is something we do subconsciously so this factor can easily be overlooked. Optimizing the use of both your hands when lashing can definitely contribute to your lashing speed and efficiency. Using both your hands when lashing will take a lot of getting used to so you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself. It’s a type of skill you acquire through experience so of course, it’ll be a learning process. If you feel like you need to take a step back and re-evaluate your techniques, do it! It will take time and a lot patience and practice to perfect your timing.