5 Sign You Found A Great Lash Tech!
1. Consultation Form
Upon your first visit, you are greeted kindly and given a consultation form. This consultation form allows your lash tech to understand key points in giving you the best services. Key points such as: Have you had lash extensions before? This tells your lash tech that you have experienced this service before, you may have a more confident opinion on what you like and dislike, and most importantly this should be a flag for your lash tech. This information provides the possibility of previous damage from another salon or tech that is not her own work.
2.You Are Given Choices, Options, Opinions, and Feedbacks
They’re various options when it comes to the shape of your eye, the shape of your lashes, thickness, volume, curls, and length. Your lash tech should listen to the overall look and design of your ideal lashes and be able to confidently give you feedback. Yes we can do this or no this is not doable at this time. Your lash tech should be able to explain to you all the different methods of how she can create the perfect look for you. If not in the first session then slowly building up to the grand design safely and cautiously not to damage your natural lashes.
3. Notice How She or He Works Around Your Face
Does she seem confident? Are her hands steady? Make a mental note of how she applies a gel pad to your eye. If she confidently takes control of where she wants that gel pad and even gets it on the first try, then you have a seasoned lash technician. Does she have everything prepared or is she running around looking for items and seems hasty? While she is applying lashes to your eye do you feel the weight of her hand on your forehead? Is it uncomfortable? Does her hand seem shaky or sweaty? This is not to bash new lash technicians because it does require a lot of time and patience to become a smooth and confident lash artist. However, this should be a relaxing session for you and at most you should feel comfortable enough to take a siesta.
4. Examining Your Lashes
The first thing your lash tech should tell you after the gel pads are on, is her overview of your natural lashes or how you're extensions did between fill times. She should tell you if your lashes look healthy, if baby hairs are growing in if their clumpy or twisted and perhaps need to take a few off. She may even notice that you put “ a little bit” of mascara on. In any case, you should hear a full report on how your lashes are doing and what you or her could do next time to improve the retention of your lashes or the health of your natural lash. Which brings us to our final point.
After your appointment, your lash tech should repeat the proper aftercare protocol for your lashes. You may have been seeing the same technician so she may let the aftercare slip once in a while and that is okay. However, you should be consistently told how to care for not only your extensions but the health of your natural lashes. You may be told to avoid a steam room, tanning, oil products, or perhaps to encourage you to sleep in a different manner to protect the longevity of your extensions. She can offer you growth serums and extra bonding serums for your extensions. Listen to her suggestions because this is a sign of a lash artist that cares. Ultimately your lash technician should almost always have a solution or suggestion for you.
Last but not least, the greatest sign of a strong and confident lash technician if she does not feel she can give you the best service, she will refer you to a lash technician she trusts. It may not be money in her pocket, but this shows true strength and respectability in the industry. Always give a new lash technician a chance. Practice makes perfect in any industry. The cost should be in relation to her experience however lash extensions are not as easy as they look! Patience is a virtue and a newbie will totally appreciate it!
- Emily Gibson
The recent COVID 19 pandemic really changed the landscape of typical classroom settings and caused businesses to change the way they teach. Online learning became the new normal. SNOB Academy launched their online training portal in early 2020 and it has since become the method most students now choose to learn Lashes & Brows.