In a study we carried out 60% of people admitted to wasting their money and time on this.
It makes a lot of sense to think that practicing with cheap products is the way forward, but this couldn't be further from the truth!
This is one of the biggest money wasted and we are massive advocates for "start as you mean to go on" bad quality lashes will leave you feeling discouraged in your work and ultimately, feeling down and fed up.
Always, always, always buy high quality products to use.
Using a glue that's not right for you
Over the years we have had tonnes of people messaging us about "why are my lashing popping off?" "my lashes are curing before placement"
This is down to your glue..
There are so many negative impacts your adhesive can have on you and your business, you MUST use a hydrometer to monitor your room conditions to ensure you are using a glue that matches these requirements.
"Can you fit me in last minute?" "I need a fill, like today"
Do you go back into a 9-5 office job to reply to emails? Do you go in when you're on holiday? Most likely no, so why over work for your own business?
Learn to say no.
Being burnt out is the worst possible thing for your business and for your own health, never over work for others.
Using the wrong tweezers
Always ensure your tweezers have a great grip, they're sharp and hold the lashes in place.
You may love 90 degree tweezers and your lash bestie may hate them, everyones preferences are different so be sure to trial tweezers and see which works best for you!
We sell 6 different types of volume tweezers and 3 isolation, with different grips so we ensure we can cater to all lash artists for this exact reason.
Not frequently taking courses..
Always stay educated.
It's crucial for lash artists to remain up to date with the latest education, the last world is relevantly new and changes all the time- stay up to date on the latest trends/must do's
We don't mean do another lash course, dive deeper- attend webinars, masterclasses, in depth courses on lash topics.
You must stay up to date on lash do's and don't's, the lash world is evolving everyday so make sure you're educated on the newest regs.
Using a jade stone
We are not saying don't use one, but if you're finding the glue needs to be replaced more often than usual- maybe change when you place your glue
Try using a glue well, glue ring or a blooming cup.
Adhesive is one of the most important factor in regards to retention and adhesive sets a lot quicker on a jade stone as its exposed more.
Figure out what works for you and your speed, glue rings are not for everyone and they're a taboo subject.. but we won't get into that.
This could be a reason you're having poor retention too, ensure you're working out your own preference.
Offering free fills/touch ups before seeing your clients
Never ever offer a service before evaluating the situation.
Get your client back in for a consultation before offering a solution, you can then evaluate if they have been picking, if they're dirty, not followed correct aftercare etc etc.
Don't blame the client first either, sometimes we need to admit defeat and we often have off days. It is offensive to come clients to go in straight away saying they're the issue, tell them to pop in and then go from there.