The Need For Speed

Are you feeling defeated?

Lashing isn't easy. It is an art that is taught and then with a lot of patients it is mastered. Heaps of girls contact me and feel hopeless. They want to throw their tweezers and lashes in the bin and never look back. Many of them invested everything they had into a dream that seems so distant and impossible to reach. At Dear Lash Babe we don't believe in giving up, there is no shame in asking for help. 

Here are some tips on how you can get those tweezers and lashes out of the bin and back onto your lash bed. 

Talking

It is really easy to get carried away in gossiping with your client, but remember to stay professional. Talking is one of our main distractions when lashing. You focus is just not completely were it needs to be. Ask your client what their favourite music is and play it for them whilst you are lashing them. Allow your client to feel that they can vent to you, but try and hold your opinions to yourself and give them a short non judgemental answer back. This will help your client feel comfortable and open, whilst you focus your attention on the direction of the lashes, not the direction of the conversation. 

 

Fluffing

I'm guilty as charged here. Fluffing is when you constantly pick up your mascara wand and brush out the clients already lashed lashes to admire your work and see where you have gaps. Now in hind sight, this is more than okay, but what is wasting your precious lash time is the amount of times you brush those silky beauties. To speed up on your sets, try working from eye to eye. For example, I would lash one outer lash and one inner lash on the right eye and then lash one outer lash and one inner lash on the left eye, then return to the right eye and repeat my way to the centre of the eye. This also helps with avoiding any lashes being stuck together and helps you achieve that balanced full set.  

 

Organisation

Organisation is the key to success. At the end of every service, check that you have enough products. You need at least another three days worth of products. Ensure that your lash studio is clean and all you equipment is sterilized and ready for your next client. Take that extra time between clients to make sure your lash bed is clean, equipment is sterilized and your products are reorganised. 

Adhesive Wipes

Adhesive Wipes

Standing up tiles and number system gives you the ability to stay organised and in control of your lash inventory. 

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Volume Gel Dots

Pick up as many lashes as you need. Place on the edge of your 'Gel Glue Dot' with a little pressure and release. VOILA!!! a perfect volume fan!


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Isolation

As you learn to become a lash technician, your hands and arms will begin to form muscle memory. Isolating is an extremely important step when lashing. If you need assistance with those inner and outer lashes, you can use tape to help bring them to the surface. The tape also helps with those awkward positions and makes it a little more bearable. Also try and make those baby lashes a thing of the past by isolating them first and placing a 0.05, 8mm lash on them.

Manoeuvring Your Client  

Don't be afraid to move your clients head from left to right to help you get into those tricky spots. Your client might even like the freedom of moving around, especially after laying down for a long period of time. 

 

Stay Calm

There is no point in looking at the clock every ten minutes panicking and stressing that you might just run out of time. You would be surprised at how many clients (if you have the time) would lay there longer if you asked them to. This certainly helps if you are just beginning and if you need those before and after photos to place into your growing portfolio. 

The standard lashing time in our industry for a full classic set is 2-2.5 hours and the standard lashing time for a full volume set is 3-4 hours and that is just for a 4D set.  So please. For the love of lashing, stay calm and take your time. Quality over quantity my Dear Lash Babe.