So you've just trained in lashes and are ready to grow your new lash business… this blog is for you!
I've written this blog in the hopes of helping anyone who's just starting their lash business and to spread positive vibes in our ever-growing lash community.
Firstly I'd like to say, in this business, you get what you put in.
Practice, patience & hard work can get you where you want to be.
You just have to be determined to get there.
I trained in Lash Extensions back in 2019 so have been lashing for 5 years, some may say that’s fairly new still! Back then I was a Mum of 2 and did lashes part-time, I was lashing from my living room and only had a few regular clients.
Fast forward to now, I'm lashing every day, I get booked up very quickly and I now have my very own Lash Cabin in my garden which is an absolute DREAM to be able to work from. During this time, I also had another baby to add into the mix! (Crazy I know).
A couple of years ago, I became a Brand Ambassador for my favourite brand in the world- LashBase!! This was by far the most exciting thing to happen in my lash career and I'm so excited for the future.
Lashing is now my main income, pays my bills and provides for my family - I couldn't be more grateful.
One of the things I love about the lash world is the community behind it. Everyone I've met or spoken to has always been super supportive, sharing tips, advice and cheering each other on - always!
So if this blog can reach and help anyone just starting out, I hope it brings you positivity and gives you the determination to carry on, don't give up and you will reach your goals.
Practice - practice on anyone you can get your hands on! Friends & family! Put adverts on your social media asking for models- (you may want to start off by offering these sets at a discounted price) The more sets you do the better you'll get. It sounds cliché but practice really does make perfect!
Patience - At first it will take a while to complete a full set. This is totally normal! Even for an experienced lash artist, it can still take 2 hours (sometimes more) for a full set. Don't worry about the time it takes just yet, concentrate on doing your best and in time, your speed will improve.
Learn - I'm a firm believer that you can never learn too much! Don't just do one course and leave it at that. You can constantly learn new things. I'm still learning, the lash world is evolving every day. Do extra courses, watch videos, read blogs, attend events- there's so much knowledge this industry can give you!
Believe in yourself - You did the course, you believed in yourself, keep that going! We all have bad days, days where we feel we aren't good enough and want to give up. Don't let those days bring you down. Solider through, and you will surprise yourself with what you can achieve! For the few bad days you may have, a million good days are waiting for you!
- Get social - Social media is a great way to get your name out there and a great way to connect with like-minded lash artists. I won't go into this too much as there's a fantastic blog on the LashBase website with regards to social media, go give it a read! - https://lashbase.co.uk/blogs/news/15-social-media-marketing-tips-for-your-lash-business
But here are my tips- Advertise on local selling pages and join Facebook support groups- there are lots out there but one I would recommend is "Team LashBase- Lash Artist Support Group". Spruce up your social pages, post good-quality photos of your work and lastly BE YOURSELF!
So to anyone who's just starting their new adventure, continue the hard work, set yourself goals, never give up and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
I hope this blog helps. If you would like to follow me on Instagram my page is - @adorebyrachel
I will of course follow you back.
Go smash those dreams! You've got this!