When starting out as a lash artist, some of the common growing pains are that the sets are taking too long. Sometimes a volume set can take up to four hours! This is normal so don’t freak out! With enough time and practice, eventually, your sets will start moving faster and you won’t feel as stressed out trying to complete your sets.
One useful tip that lash artists do during their appointment to help speed up their process is lashing in layers. This step refers to pulling the natural lashes back or pulling them upwards to expose one layer of natural lashes at a time. This step also reveals the ones that haven’t been lashed. Lashing in layers can be quite intimidating, especially for a beginner lash artist. But this step does help you gain a better view of the lashes that have not been lashed as well as covering close to 100% of the natural lashes.
Lashing in layers:
As you start to take on more clients, you’ll gain experience and comfortability and you’ll find that your lash sets are going by quicker. YAY! If you are lashing part-time and feel as if you don’t have the clientele to help your lashing speed, ask some family members if they can be your mannequin. Or, if you have a mannequin, use that until your clientele starts to pick up. Try using every available moment to practice and gain technique until you are able to put those skills to use on a real client.
Making volume fans can be very time-consuming especially as a beginner lash tech. It can be discouraging as well when you are trying to make fans and they just aren’t fanning out the way you want or they keep falling apart. One of the greatest inventions in the lash industry are promade fans. These are volume fans that are already pre-made and ready to use which will cut down your lashing time significantly.
LLBA Professional has such a wide range of promade fans which include: different curls (C, CC, D, DD, L, M), colors, diameters, lengths, type (loose, XL trays, 3-in-1), and styles (narrow, camellias, wispy). A lot of lash artists use promade fans for a variety of different reasons but in the end, whatever reason you choose, is solely for you and you only. No one can tell you that you are less of a lash artist just because you use promade fans. Work smarter, not harder.
In conclusion, there is no miracle solution in order to become faster. The lash extension field requires time in order to offer quality services to your clients. It is normal to take more time in the beginning. The key to success is to focus on making sure you are applying the lashes safely and securely. This will help avoid any problems like stickies, lashes popping off, premature lashes falling out after the set is complete. The more sets you’ll do, the faster you’ll become at applying eyelash extension.