Tips for Beginner Lash Artists

Are you a new lash artist just starting out? Congratulations! Chasing your dreams and starting your own lash business is very exciting! Sometimes it can also feel scary – but it doesn’t need to! Keep reading for our top tips for beginner lash artists! 

  1. Respect your own time

Customer service is a big part of being a lash artist, but this doesn’t mean it should be at the expense of your lash business. From the get-go, you want to have policies that protect your business and your time. Especially important policies are those for last minute cancellations, no-shows, and tardiness. While we want to be understanding and try our best to accommodate our clients, it is important to establish firm boundaries to ensure that your business can run as smoothly as possible. This is for the benefit of both your business and other clients! 

  1. Use an online booking system

An online booking system has many advantages. For example, it is very convenient for your clients. it allows new clients to find you through your social media accounts and then directly book with you. Clients can reschedule their own appointments and even book ahead! As the lash artist, you can easily keep track of your schedule and stay organised on-the-go. It can also help weed out non-committal clients. Most booking platforms require a credit card number or deposit from clients to confirm the booking. Your cancellation policies are provided during the booking process and clients need to agree to them prior to booking. If a cancellation occurs, the system can charge their card per your policy!

  1. Practice, practice, practice! 

Lash artistry is an art form that takes lots of patience and practice. We are all unique individuals and only through practice can we better understand our body and how we lash best. For example, the best angle for my hands to best pick up lashes is likely different from the best angle for your hands. Or, how firmly I need to squeeze my tweezers during lash placement is likely different from how firmly you need to squeeze yours. Practice lets us learn about ourselves and what we need during lash application. Lashing routinely also builds muscle memory for these movements to come naturally. The more practice you do, the quicker and more effectively you will be able to lash. An added bonus of practicing is that it will give you content for your portfolio so clients can see your work and skills! 

  1. Don’t compare yourself to others 

It can be very easy to compare yourself to other lash artists, especially established ones, when just starting out as a beginner lash artist. As tempting as it is, doing so is rarely productive. Instead, focus on your own business, journey, and goals. Examine your lash business and ask yourself: What are my goals? What are my strengths? What should I do more of? Where is there room for growth? Make sure to celebrate victories, no matter how small, and cheer yourself on. 

  1. Continue to seek growth

The lash industry is ever-evolving. Even seasoned lash artists strive to stay up-to-date with the newest tools, techniques, and innovations within the field. As a lash artist, it is important to stay humble and recognize that there is also something for you to learn. It is also very important to ask for help if you are struggling, especially because the work we do can affect the health and safety of our clients. Mentorship can be particularly beneficial as a lash artist and lash business owner. However, you must also put in the time and do your own research before reaching out to others. Mentors in this field are not there to do the work for you but to help support and guide you.   

  1. Be a member of your local lash community! 

Having friends in the industry can be very helpful. Just like any job, it is beneficial to have friends in the field so you can support and encourage one another. There are a variety of ways to do this. For example, you can join lash groups on Facebook or attend lash socials for networking opportunities. Whatever method you use, we strongly encourage you to interact with other lash artists in your area and online!  

There you have it: our top tips for beginner lash artists! Do you have any additional tips? Leave a reply below! We also have additional guides for lash artists available for download. If you have any questions, feel like you are struggling as a lash artist, or are curious about mentorship, please feel free to reach out to our Vancouver lash educator Morgane! Here at Eye Love Lashes, we offer 1-day personalised workshops in Vancouver for certified lash artists seeking to brush up on their skills, learn advanced techniques, or would like support with their business plans. We would also be happy to have you as a student for our 1:1 Classic Lash Course.

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