Being a professional eyelash technician is a highly rewarding job, with annual salaries available in the region of $45-50K per annum. However, the role itself does require a high degree of precision and delicate work, with the skills being able to be learnt most easily and conveniently with an online lash extension course.
So, if you’re just starting out or you’re still going through the learning phase of your journey towards getting into the industry, we’re going to help you out in this blog by telling you about some of the things you should avoid. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin!
Don’t Stick the Eyelash Extension to the Skin!
Something that you’ll learn pretty early on during any good eyelash course is the need to be extremely careful about where you attach the false lashes. What you’re aiming to do is attach the extension to your client’s natural eyelash, however, where some go wrong is by attaching instead to the eyelid.
This is a big no-no, as if you do this, you can cause an allergic reaction that can involve puffiness, itching, redness and in severe cases, blurred vision. Needless to say, it should be avoided at all costs.
Don’t Use Too Much Glue
Something else you should do your best to avoid is using too much glue when attaching the fake lashes. This is important for three reasons; firstly it looks absolutely awful, secondly, it takes far too long to dry and thirdly and most importantly, the extra weight of the excess glue can end up damaging your client’s natural lashes.
As an eyelash course will show you, only a small amount is required to achieve the required bonding, so use it sparingly or you’re going to have trouble.
Use the Right Weight of Eyelash Extension
When you’re sourcing your lash extensions, you’ll find that they come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and curls. The one you choose for your client does matter, as some are heavier than others. You should use a product that’s not too heavy, otherwise, it will again place too much weight on the lash it’s being attached to.
While this won’t hurt things too much over a short period, over time, it can cause damage to your client’s lashes and the chances of that customer returning to you will go down dramatically.
Develop Your Skills At Your Own Pace With OCA
As we can see, there are a number of things that you can do wrong that will cause problems for your clients and here we’ve only mentioned a few of them! So, if you’re looking to develop your skills, a great way to do so is through the use of affordable, modular beauty courses online that can be taken as and when you have the time.
Also offering Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points for every hour completed, the industry-approved courses we offer have been created in collaboration with experienced experts from within the sector - so you know that it’s going to give you exactly what’s required to get employment.
Our Eyelash Extension Advanced Certificate course is just one example of what we’re talking about and it even comes with a starter kit! So, if you’d like to know more about this or any of the online learning we provide, head over to www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au. Alternatively, call us today on 1300 611 404 and we’ll be glad to talk to you about your beauty training needs.