5 Mistakes You Need To Stop Making As A Lash Artist
We all make mistakes, we're all human. But there are some mistakes us lash artists repeatedly make, that need to stop! Within this blog we will state these and explain how to avoid doing them again.
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Thinking your glue is the reason for your retention issues
We talk about this a l o t, because we can't stress enough, the importance of not blaming your glue for your poor retention.
What could some issues be?
Lashes popping off during the set
Extensions not lasting after the appointment
One eye being worse than the other
Lashes curing before placement
Gaps in a set
1. This could be due to your glue curing before it's placed, your humidity being too high, or your temperature doesn't match your room conditions. Don't be quick to blame your glue- it could be due to your room conditions not adding up, use a hygrometer to measure these and buy your adhesive accordingly. Or.. try reducing your temp/humidity.
2. Again, this could be because your glue isn't being used in correct conditions, or that you primed unnecessarily or that the lashes needed priming.
Another reason could be that the lashes were dirty, we all know lash adhesive doesn't stick to dirty lashes.
3. Say you have your lash glue on your right, the distance between the eye and glue is further- meaning your glue could be curing before placement- use a slower curing glue on the opposite eye or ask your client to turn their head slightly.
4. This could be due to your adhesive not matching your conditions, or that your glue is too slow drying- try using a slower curing time adhesive.
5. The natural lashes could be dirty, if they wear make up, residue could remain on the NL after not being cleaned properly. They could also pick their extensions, if this is the case, advise having a break until their NL are healthy again.
Wasting money on cheap/poor quality products
You don't need to skimp on lashes, even to practice with. Your products are a reflection on your sets, so if you use poor quality products you can't expect your sets to look amazing.
It'll lead you feeling disheartened in your sets and deflated.
Expecting your sets to look exactly like others
You can never expect two sets to look the same! Everyone has different natural lashes, different layers, thickness', diameter, health and expectations.
Would you be able to achieve the same look on both of these sets?⬇️
No! And it is super important to educate your clients on this as well, if they want mega volumes and they have weak/sparse natural lashes, it just isn't achievable! And will result in poor retention, lash damage and a bad reputation.
Over working to suit your clients needs
Would you work overtime at a 9-5 without getting paid? Absolutely not. So stop doing this for your clients!
If you struggle with putting your foot down with clients, here are some ways to respond to them:
If you feel like you're burning out- take a break! Have a day off, go to the spa, have a facial! Self care is not selfish, your clients can wait a day or two for their lashes, if you're struggling yourself, how do you expect to make others happy? You need to feel 100% to do this job, or your heart and soul won't go into sets, leading to (maybe) your clients being unhappy.
Don't forget to enroll onto our free webinar on the 27th July 2022, there are much more tricks and tips for how to rectify your mistakes.