Just like any other profession, mastering the art of eyelash extensions also require a great amount of patience. In addition to this, the patience needed in the craft of lashing also involves close attention to detail. Finessing your skill in lashing may not be as simple as you think so there are times when you might feel like you are not cut out for lashing when you start. Patience is much-needed right now, especially as we take new measures as professional lash techs amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, we can assure you that it’s totally doable! Here are some pointers we’d like to guide you out on how you develop patience in lashing.
Lashing takes an ample amount of time
Eyelash extensions take time. Roughly, you are going to be working on your client’s eyelash extensions for a minimum of 1.5 hours. That’s just the process on its own and this may not even include the prep time you need before the lashing session itself. Definitely not a short amount of time, right? And take note that in some cases, it may even take longer than just an hour and a half! The whole process may even lead up to 3 hours. It is a slow process that will require you to not look at the clock but at your client’s lashes.
Mastering the art of lashing requires a keen eye for detail
Dealing with eyelash extensions is a tedious task on its own. As a lash tech, you should be aware of how the tiniest detail can make a whole lot of difference! The art of lashing is all about the detail you put at your work as a lash tech. With this mentioned, lashing requires undivided attention.
Failures are a part of the process
Having mentioned how close attention to detail is a requirement in lashing, one may aim to be a perfectionist. However, even as a professional lash tech, there are times when things will not go right and you must be prepared for it. We are dealing with such tiny lashes after all! So the process will include some mistakes along the way. This is where a lot of patience comes in. Not only that you need to be prepared when things don’t go your way, but you also need to develop the ability to come up with a fix without getting frustrated. Take your time and don’t panic!
Your patience radiate to your clients
Being patient is not just about the lash tech, but also about the client. Your client needs you to be patient or they won’t! You cannot expect your client to be calm and lay there for a few hours if they can sense your patience is wearing thin. When you’re turning impatient, your client will feel it and it will also lead them to frustration.
In a nutshell, patience is the key to succeeding as a lash tech. Every new skill takes some time to learn but if you find yourself becoming impatient with your client or your practice client and not focusing on growing as a lash artist. This may not be what you’re looking for.
Short temper won’t really get you anywhere because lashing will require so much of your time and effort. Low patience means rushing and not giving your best, and this can then result in damaged lashes, incomplete sets and overall unsatisfied clients. But then, while the art of lashing is difficult, it’s definitely possible to master it! Patience is not something we develop overnight, this will grow in you if you continuously practice.