If you’re thinking of pursuing a role as a lash technician in Australia’s burgeoning beauty industry, then you’re going to need the right beauty courses to help you get there. You’ll also need to know whether it’s actually a job that you’re suited to and in this blog, we’re going to help you decide whether that’s the case.
The great news is that online learning can absolutely help to give you the knowledge you need - something we’ll talk about at the end. However, first, we’re going to be looking at 5 personal traits that you’ll need to have to be an effective eyelash technician. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, let’s get started.
Trait #1 - Lots of Patience
As beauty courses teach you, working on clients' eyelashes requires lots and lots of patience. Believe it or not, applying eyelash extensions can take anywhere between 90 minutes and 3 hours, so an impatient manner is not going to be conducive to a relaxing customer experience. What’s more, it’s a task you can’t rush if you want the best results, so patience is most definitely a virtue in this case.
Trait #2 - Very Steady Hands
When you’re applying for extensions, it often requires you to work on individual lashes, one by one. The average human eye has around 60 lashes and you’ve got to be as careful with the last one as you are with the first. So, in order to avoid doing a bad job or even worse, accidentally poking your client in the eye, you’ll need a very steady hand to work with.
Trait #3 - Great Eyesight
You’ll get the skills you need on beauty courses, sure, but you’ll also need to be equipped with the tools of the trade. One of the most important tools you’ll need is crystal clear vision, so if you do wear glasses, you should ensure that they’re the right prescription so that you can see everything you need to in detail. Without it, you’re going to make things really difficult for yourself.
Trait #4 - Creative Flair
Something else that you’ll need to be a great lash technician is something that beauty courses can’t provide you with - creative flair. Your clients are looking to you to make them look amazing by complementing their own natural beauty with new and inventive methods. A creative spark is something of a prerequisite for a role of this kind and no mistake.
Trait #5 - Awesome Customer Service
What shouldn’t be forgotten is the need for lash technicians to offer fantastic customer service. After all, it’s a service industry and your clients have the freedom to choose your services or indeed, go somewhere else. The skills that online learning will teach you are important, but so is the requirement to provide a friendly and welcoming environment.
Learn What You Need At Your Own Pace With OCA
These 5 traits are something you absolutely can’t do without if you want to be viewed as a great lash technician. The good news is that training for the role is easier than ever thanks to beauty courses like our Eyelash Extension Advanced Certificate + Kit that’s not only CPD-approved (like all of our training) but is also able to be paid for with our flexible payment options.
If you’d like to know more about this or any of the online learning we offer, covering more than twenty different sectors and industries, visit us today at www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au. There you’ll also discover that our courses come with one on one tutoring and live chat support 7 days a week.
However, if you’d prefer to call us and discuss your requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 1300 611 404. Our friendly team is ready and waiting to find you the ideal solution to your needs.