How do I tell who is a good eyelash technician?
The market price for eyelash extensions can range from $50 to $200 for individual sets. With significant variance like this, how does the average consumer differentiate who is good and who is not? Indeed, every technician charges a different price. It often causes more confusion and triggers more questions about ‘What’s the difference?’. Or ‘What do I get for the extra amount I pay?’. Price is important yes. But it is not the only indicator of skill levels of technicians. In addition to the obvious clue being price charged. Often pricing has to do with different levels of shop fitting and facilities available. For example, the more glamorous a salon is, the more it costs. Therefore the eyelash extension service fee is higher. Brisbane lashes extension
Insurance For Your Eyes? ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!
The second thing you need to consider is the level of insurance cover. At i-Lashes, we understand that we are working with your eyes. Our policy automatically covers every client for $10 million on professional indemnity. In addition, $20 million for public liability. These are the highest level of cover any insurance company can insure you for. This is how much consideration we have for your well-being. Next time you visit a different salon, ask them what insurance policy they have. Brisbane lashes extension
Do the Homework for Yourself
One thing you could possibly do is to get online and research first. Search for photos of work previously done by the eyelash technician. Many expert technicians who care about their business and reputation have blogs or Facebook fan pages. They usually come with plenty of resources and interaction with fans. Through the uploaded images of their work and their commentary, you could easily get an impression of their skill levels. And their eyelash extension philosophy and whether their understanding of eyelash extension agrees with yours. Brisbane lashes extension
Your Gut-Feel is Probably Right
And then your first-hand experience is absolutely the most accurate reflection of all the indicators mentioned above. Often eyelash technicians promote their services to first-time clients through discounts or free upgrades. i-Lashes recommends that you take advantage of these benefits to go and experience it. Feel the different skills of different technicians. Important traits to look for is this tech’s speed, comfort and aesthetics. Whether they could work out what looks best on your eyes. I say this because everyone’s eye shapes are different after all. Also, whether the eyelash technician is genuinely listening to how you want your lashes to look. Exchange ideas on what you want. Explain thoroughly what to expect during the service, ability to provide unbiased advice etc.. Brisbane lashes extension
On average your technician should finish a natural set of lashes in 75 minutes or less. Russian volume lashes roughly just under 120 minutes or so is considered fair. Brisbane lashes extension
Speed Matters – It’s Almost a Synonym to Experience
If she takes too long, it is possible she is new to what she is doing.
If she is too fast, you wanna ask if she pays enough attention to the finer details when applying your lashes. Other things like whether each individual lash is cleanly apart from another? Or are they tangled together? Did the lash technician show you how to take care of your new lashes when you leave? And whether your new lashes could last anywhere between 3-5 weeks? These are all examples of the basic clues you could check to secretly score your current eyelash technician.
Does every eyelash extension artist sanitise their tools properly?
If you ever been to a dentist, you’d notice that if the dentist doesn’t sanitise her tools, she would have no patients. Lash extensions is the same. Our eyes are the most sensitive organ and is prone to infections etc.. It is my view that every eyelash artist needs to be absolutely sure to sanitise tools before every treatment.
Clean is Good. Regardless of Circumstances
Generally, the eyelash tweezers are a tool of repetitive use. It is highly recommended to have them sanitised using mentholated spirits after every use. In addition to that, every last artist should clean tweezers using ultraviolet rays on a daily basis. In regards to the eyelash sprays or nutrients or even mascara, a prudent eyelash artist would only use disposable brushes to apply on all clients. The golden rule is that no brush surface is to come into contact with more than one person to ensure absolute hygiene. If this is not done properly then the tool storage unit would become the breeding ground for germs and bacteria with high potential of causing eye problems like conjunctivitis.
Your Health Matters – Think Twice
Little things like this are the foundation of looking after every lady’s eye health. So the next time you go somewhere for eyelash extension, pay very close attention to whether the artist is doing these. If she has forgotten, make sure you voice it and ask them to do it properly.
Recommended Further Readings
If you are contemplating signing up to ANY eyelash extension training course (it doesn’t have to be i-Lashes training course), we’d really recommend you to spare 20 minutes or so to read ALL of the previous articles below about this trade.
It is an important commitment hence wise for you to be 100% comfortable with it.
- Eyelash Extension Training Courses Details
- Nationally Accredited Lash Extension Course? Myth and Facts
- Starting an Eyelash Extension Business? Things to REALLY think about
- Running an Eyelash Salon – Risks and Rewards
- Are You Ready To Become an Eyelash Extension Artist?
- True Cost of Being an Eyelash Artist
- How do I tell who is a good eyelash technician?
- Lash Extension Training FAQ
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