We're already more than a month in home quarantine ever since the global spread of Covid-19 began. As lash techs who run a business in the beauty industry, there's no doubt that the pandemic truly affected our operations. Since you can't accept clients as of the moment in order to comply with the rules of social distancing, you may be wondering how to optimize the ample amount of time you have at home. One of the best things you can do to help your lash business succeed despite being on home quarantine is to perfect your lash portfolio. Here are some effective ways to do it.
Setup a neat workspace at home
A neat and well-organized workspace will definitely boost productivity. Eyelash extensions are all about giving much attention to detail, and in order to do that, you need to see every bit of what you work on clearly. Consider proper lighting. Note that natural daylight won't be enough, so make sure you set up lamps for a more stable source of light. Remember, this doesn't have to be too complex and fancy!
Keep on researching for the best eyelash trends
We're pretty sure many of us spend more time on social media these days compared to before. Then, this is also a good time to be more observant of the ongoing trends we see online. Browse through your IG feed and take inspiration from the beauty looks popular celebrities and influencers sport. You can also take a good look at the beauty trends apparent in many TV shows and dramas these days.
Experiment on different style combinations from natural to dramatic looks
Don't you think this is the best time to be experimental while on home quarantine? It's all about sorting your ideas and executing them in your portfolio. It will surely be a trial and error process in the beginning, but as your work through different styles, you'll definitely come up with something new that your clients will love as soon as you're back in business!
Practice, practice, practice.
Of course, continuous lashing practice is one great way to optimize your time. But then again, you also need to be reasonable with your schedule. Allot limited hours for your practice sessions so that you can still make room for other tasks.
Take beautiful snaps for your online portfolio.
One of the common misconceptions about building a solid portfolio is that you need all your photos to be professionally taken. Well, not quite. Be creative! There's no need for a grand studio just to take pro-looking photos. Optimize areas in your house wherein you can take photos of your work and even your equipment! This is also a great way to keep your online presence active.
Work on client connections
It's very ideal to be systematic in terms of staying connected with your clients. You don't want to go overboard and appear nosy nor boring and uninterested. Creating a follow-up system that goes by a wise schedule will keep your clients interested. For your online portfolio (Facebook, Instagram, or website), you can also be more engaging to your clients by asking their opinion with regard to your work.
Stay connected with your fellow lash techs and find peers to connect with.
Staying connected with your clients is one thing. But it's also ideal to connect with individuals who understand your craft on a professional level. Join a Facebook group, follow lash techs that inspire you, and let them know! This is a great way to share tips and experiences, as well as being more socially active especially during this time of isolation.
Always seek for improvement in your portfolio
There's always room for improvement so take time to evaluate your lash portfolio and see what parts are lacking. One tip is to create a theme for your Instagram so that it'll look neat and uniformed. You should also keep updating your Facebook page, especially with the new lash set styles you've been working on during quarantine.