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others, The first time I got lash extensions I was volunteering to be a model for my then sister-in-law who had just completed a training course.
It only took me a few minutes of talking with her before I decided that the lash industry was where I needed to be. The income potential and possibilities were obvious to me. That was over 7 years ago and I now have a successful lash business in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When I sought out to train and grow my business, my focus was always to help other women succeed. When I train others, I want to teach women how to take hold of their future and be successful in a well-paying career.
I read this article on Minnesota Public Radio News and it hit close to home for me.
Just like the minority business owner in this story, I too learned how to do lashes before realizing I needed an esthetics license to provide the service. I felt very discouraged (and lied to by the company that trained me) after spending over $1200 to learn a skill I could not use to earn money. I was fortunate enough to get a job working at a lash studio that offered esthetics apprenticeships. I earned my license while I worked and I am not sure I would have been able to get to where I am any other way.
I really hope the state of Minnesota can help this and other small business owners out by offering a lesser license for those interested in just offering lash extensions. It is a lucrative industry that is going to keep growing and provides a good living to women. I am single-mom of 4 and I run my business part-time and employ 3 other women. There are few other industries that create this type of opportunity for women and I hate to see the barriers to entry increase beyond a reasonable measure.
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Last week I was able to offer an experienced Lash Artist some advanced training in lash extensions. It was a great experience for both of us. This particular lash artist has been doing lash extensions from her home for several months. She has been unable to complete a full set of lashes in less than 4 hours or a fill in less than 2. This is a major hinderance to her business.
When I found out about her problem I strongly suggested she take some advanced training from me. We went over the basic Do's and Don'ts of lash services. It turned out that she was making SEVERAL rookie mistakes that were eating up precious service time.
After only 2 ours of direct 1 on 1 training she learned a handful of invaluable skills and techniques that should easily help her cut her service time in half making it possible for her to take twice as many lash clients! Not only that, but with shorter service times and happier clients she will likely tap into those valuable referrals and repeat clients.
I LOVE TRAINING!
If you or anyone you know does lash extensions or want so learn how contact Salt City Lashes today! For a small investment and a short amount of time you could easily double or triple what you make doing lashes! It is WELL worth it!
It seems that everywhere you look online there are businesses offering what they call the best lash extension training course... Well how do you know which to pick?
Here are a few red flags to look for in unprofessional training/certification courses:
1- They do not require licensure prior to training as required by their state laws. Here in the State of Utah it is required to have an active cosmetology or esthetics license in order to do lash extensions for compensation.
2- They offer a training DVD if you buy their kit. There is absolutely NO way that you can learn how to properly and safely apply lash extension by watching a DVD. This company is out to make money on you and does not care if you injure your client or put your license and name sake at risk.
3- Training takes place at un undisclosed or TBD location. You could very well be training in someone's messy living room or a dingy hotel conference room. Ensure that your training set up is sanitary and professional.
4- The trainer is not named. You could very well be trained by someone who has little to no experience doing lashes at all... THIS happened to me. I found out after the fact that my trainer was no licensed, and has only been doing lashes out of her own basement for a year...
5- They don't teach proper removal or they have you work on a mannequin. Learning proper removal is vital to any successful lash business. It is often removal that causes the most injury. Do not sign up for a training that does not teach this. (I did and had to learn it after the fact on the job) You also cannot possibly learn all the necessary skills you need working on a mannequin. You need a real model to learn about proper isolation, position, style, posture, etc.
The best lash extension courses will teach you all the aspects of lash extensions without the fluff. You can't just look at the time spent training, you have to consider the quality of the education. Consider class size, location, professionalism, quality of products used, experience of the trainer, continued support offered, etc.
If you have any other questions about the training that Salt City Lashes offers or if you are having trouble comparing our offerings to another company's we encourage you to contact us. We are glad to guide you through this process as it is a very important decision that could easily make or break your career.
Salt City Lashes always seeks out the most informative and up to date information about eyelash extensions each day. Today it's an article by www.dailymakeover.com
Eyelash Extensions 101: How to Achieve and Maintain the Lashes of Your Dreams
by Aly Walansky
If you’re the type of lash-obsessed girl who must load on the mascara or perfect your falsie situation before you leave the house, it may be time to consider investing in eyelash extensions. Like hair extensions, they’re not for the faint of heart, or the non-committal, but they are a great way to get a gorgeous lash look without the day-to-day fuss. Before you take the leap, educate yourself with this basic primer on just what to expect from your eyelash extensions.
Know what you’re getting into.
There’s no way around the fact that lash extensions are, indeed, a commitment. Can you see yourself actually following through on the promise to head back to the salon for regular refills? Can you stop yourself from rubbing, touching, or playing with your lashes? Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge Lash Extension Expert Desiree Chapman says that it’s important to ask yourself these questions before you even think about booking your first appointment.
Above all, make sure you see a well-trained professional with good recommendations, says lash expert Kim Jaynes, who recommends finding a lash technician through a referral of someone who actually goes to them. Also, check to ensure that the professional does only individual eyelash extensions and charges the correct market value. This is not a service that you want to get at a discounted rate—these are your eyes you’re dealing with. When you get to your appointment, always make sure that your technician has clean tools, uses hand sanitizer, and wears a mask and gloves.
Be aware of the potential dangers.
Long, thick eyelashes are beautiful, but you may not realize that overuse of glued-on eyelash extensions and false eyelashes can lead to permanent eyelash damage, says Alan J. Bauman, M.D, a board-certified hair restoration physician and member of Pantene’s Hair Research Institute. There are two primary causes of this: the artificial weight of the fake lashes, which can strain or pull on the eyelash hairs, and the removal process, which involves pulling and tugging at the lashes and can directly damage the follicles. “Using false lashes once or twice is unlikely to cause lasting damage, but if they are used routinely and if the eyelashes aren’t properly applied or removed or if a woman already has weak or damaged eyelash follicles, this can cause scarring in the follicle which will prevent it from growing new lashes. In medical terminology, this condition is known as ‘traction alopecia,’ a type of baldness that is permanent and can only be reversed by hair transplantation surgery,” says Bauman.
Determine the look you’re trying to achieve.
Some people prefer shorter, but with plenty of fullness, others love them long and glamorous, and some people just want to achieve a natural-but-better look. Some lash experts are more skilled with one look versus the other. “I like to read reviews and check photos online or on third party sites, like Yelp, to help me find a great technician. You can get a good sense for how someone works, how long lashes will last, and what style your tech is best at from reviews and recommendations. I was sold on my favorite lash girl because of her Facebook page. I could tell she did the style that I was looking for,” says self-proclaimed lash junkie Becca Bijoch, a Minneapolis-based publicist.
Don’t skimp on maintenance.
Less is more when caring for your lashes, says Tianna Seo of Icon Lashes in Minnesota. ”Don’t over-wash your lashes, over-comb them, or over-think them. Just be conscious and try to develop good hands-off habits!,” Seo says. She recommends avoiding falling asleep face down, which can crush and crimp the lashes. Below, Seo shares 9 of her best tips:
1. Don’t sleep face down. Sleeping face down can crush and crimp the lashes.
2. Do not cake on heavy liners. Too much liner can cause unsightly and unhealthy build up around the extension bases—you’ll want to keep the lashes clean and free of debris to extend their life.
3. Use a lash approved cleanser. ”I prefer a brand called Sterilid ($15, walgreens.com). It keeps any yuckies at bay and helps the extensions last to their full potential,” says Seo.
4. Say no to cotton on the lashes. Fibers like those in cotton balls and q-tips can create tangles, says Seo.
5. Comb daily with a clean silicone or bristle spoolie wand. It helps to keep the lashes separated after being wet.
6. Don’t pull, pluck, twist, or fuss with the extensions.
7. No lash curlers should ever be used on extensions.
8. Listen to your technician. Length, weight, style, and design all are individual specific, if you lash stylists say NO to a specific length or look then that is for your own good.
9. Have realistic expectations. This is a fiber connected artificially to your natural eyelashes, they are durable, not indestructible. Be mindful with your activities when wearing lashes and you will love your results long term, Seo says.
Read more: http://www.dailymakeover.com/trends/makeup/eyelash-extensions-101/#ixzz3FTFzAumA
Fall eye makeup is all about bold lashes and definition. To create a defined line, draw slowly with a fine-tipped eyeliner to “ensure maximum control and precision,” says Moani Lee, global brand ambassador for Hourglass Cosmetics. “Gently lift your eyelid and buff ... liner along your lashline and in between your lashes,” she adds. Top off with mascara or false lashes for a very Angelina Jolie look.
(Credit: Getty Images / Anthony Harvey)
Article and photo by AMNY.com
Come into Salt City Lashes today to get a beautiful set of eyelash extensions to finish of this smokey eye look. Who doesn't want to look more like Angelina Jolie!
FASCINATING article on fashionstyle.com today about singer Rihanna's beauty regimen.
We at Salt City Lashes are always fascinated by the beauty habits of celebrities because these are women how have tons of money and can afford any treatment or products and have to look good at all times.
According to the article, Rihanna has a personal eyelash extensionist who travels with her everywhere as she typically gets adjustments to her lashes done daily! How nice would that be?
So there you have it, the real truth. Celebrities are just as obsessed with their lashes as we all are. They just happen to have the money and need to have them professionally maintained 24/7.
I can't decide if I would hate or love that job... Maybe if Rihanna ever comes to Salt Lake City without her lash artist she'll hit us up :)
I'm also curious where this lash artist was trained. So many questions. I'm positive Salt City Lashes offers the best eyelash extension training so I want to see this person in action!
Too many times we at Salt City Lashes will get a new client who has on a bad set of eyelash extensions. Sometimes they are so bad that their lashes are too damaged and short to apply eyelash extensions safely. (To these ill trained lash artists, we implore you to take our training.) For these unfortunate victims we typically recommend they use a lash serum and return in 2-4 weeks for eyelash extension services at Salt City Lashes where we will never damage your natural lashes. We also offer free removal to anyone with lash extensions whether you got them from us or not.
Here is one article and review of a lash serum found on The Courier-Journal.com
The Best | Cosmetic eyelash builder
Eugenia Badger, Who won’t blink at buying more 4:13 p.m. EDT September 26, 2014
When I first heard about the prescription drug to grow eyelashes, it caught my attention and made me wonder about my eyelashes.
I have always hated mascara and thought it was painful to wear. My dad has threatened to disown me over the fact that I can get anything and everything into my eyes at any given point in time. So, when I heard the ad, I thought about the purpose of my lashes: They were there to keep things out of my eyes.
I called my doctor. He told me that it was really expensive and that my insurance would not cover it. OK, but I wouldn't give up.
I investigated over-the-counter/cosmetic lash builders. I had never noticed that there was such a thing until I heard the prescription drug ad. I located one and decided to try it.
I bought a tube of eyelash-enhancing serum called RapidLash. It is made in the United States and contains a product called Hexatein complex. It is applied at night to the tops of both the upper and lower lashes with a small brush. It is totally painless.
In about one week, I saw results. I had lashes! In two weeks, I had lashes to which mascara applied easily and looked nice. Mascara was no longer a pain.
The product is available in almost any drugstore for $40-$50. A tube lasts right at 30 days. It never has made my lashes such that I do not need mascara, but it has made mascara easier to apply and gotten me compliments on my lashes.
The best part of it for me is that I have not gotten anything airborne into my eyes since the 10th day of using the product.
It may be worth trying if you get things into your eyes easily or if you hate mascara but feel that you need to wear it.