Mistakes We All Made In Our First Year Of Lashing...
Mistakes we all made in our first year of lashing...
Thinking you'll make a huge profit straight away
A lot of lash artists make big money lashing, and this is something we need to stop thinking that will happen straight away.
How much money have you spent starting up? We're guessing.. a lot! It will take time to make this money back and when starting, usually, we do sets for free or little money.
It will take a while to find a brand you love, so don't rush into making money- rush into bettering yourself and your business!
Not staying educated to better your skills
You must always better yourself for your business, and own personal development. Flowrish run monthly webinars to ensure lash artists are up to date on their skills and to make sure you're always content in your own education.
Take masterclasses, do webinars, watch YouTube videos and practice everyday, you won't regret it in the long run!
Maybe team up with another lash artist and see what you can learn with each other, remember not everything is a competition: you can play nice! It's the best way forward.
Not consistency practicing bettering your skills
We are lash artists ourselves, and we still make fans to practice on the daily, whether we're waiting in-between clients, on a phone call, talking about your day with your partner: sit and make fans! Or practice isolation, you get the drill...
“Risk more than others think is safe.
Dream more than others think is practical.”
Take risks and dream the furthest you can, Ariel was a lash artist with a dream and now she is a successful YouTuber with an amazing company with the best morales! If you ever feel like you need guidance or help, DM us on insta @flowrishlashes and we are more than happy to help
Waiting for clients to come to you without trying
Some people think posting once a week on Insta is suffice, if you're looking to build up your clientele you MUST be active on socials, reach out to potential clients!
Carry round business cards, make a QR code and place them around, team up with another beautician, we had whole ass webinar on how to gain more clientele and the results were amazing, the feedback was 10/10 5* so trust us when we say, you can't wait for them to come to you!
Offer discounts for bringing a friend, post daily on your socials, maybe even run ads to your page to branch out to other potential audiences!
Not doing enough sets to build up your portfolio, or forgetting to take photos
Okay I think we are all victims of the photo part, we have all done a bomb ass set and them forgotten to take photos OR they're all blurry af, or at the wrong angle.
Less is more. Get your client to look at the lash spool and move it round and take photos at different angles. Try not to over edit them either, or they look disingenuous.
Did you do free sets when you first started? Free or $20, you need to build up your portfolio to start gaining loyal clientele, would you go to a lash artist who had no photos of their work? Probably not, so get them photos taken!!!!
Being too impatient and either giving up or making less effort
Another thing we have all done at one point or another "I'm done" "I can't do this anymore" Rome was notttt built in a day, and you won't be as a lash artist either! Take your time, find what works for you, practice often and we promise, you'll get there!
Make sure you get as many clients as you can- in your spare time, in the evenings- whenever you possibly can!
You need to have good eyesight and patience to be a successful lash artist, so do everything you can to ensure you're the best you can be.
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