5 Reasons To Become A Lash Artist
Posted on April 03 2019
There are many reasons to become a lash artist! In the last five years, extensions have exploded in popularity both in the United States and globally, and this booming sector of the beauty industry isn’t going away anytime soon. And with good reason — clients love their thicker, fuller lashes, and lash artists love the ability to make a living for performing rewarding work on flexible schedules.
But those are far from the only reasons to take the plunge into the world of lashing. Read on for LashBeePro’s top 5 reasons to become a lash artist!
1) Get creative!
As an artist, you'll have the chance to take a client's dream and shape it into reality. Each client will have unique desires and challenges that are totally up to you to reconcile as you see fit; you’ll be testing and honing your problem-solving skills every step of the way. By carefully noting your clients’ wants and needs, you are transforming an extension wearer’s face simply by offering them the illusion of permanent eyeliner (often crafted with flat lashes), larger eyes, fuller-yet-natural lashes, or even a slightly altered eye shape. You’re literally creating art — there’s a reason we call them lash artists!
2) Help clients be their best selves
Most people usually seek out professionals to change or enhance their appearance, whether through new hairstyles, makeup or clothing. Oftentimes, these ways of changing appearance are a way of making a statement. New hair colors, contoured cheekbones — these are bolder choices that allow individuals to express themselves to the world.
One of the advantages of lash extensions is that rather than physically transforming a person’s face, they serve to subtly yet distinctively enhance their wearers’ natural beauty. Many people want to feel more beautiful without drastically altering their appearance (often for professional reasons — think people who work in highly formal corporate environments). Extensions are the perfect way to boost confidence in a low-key, understated manner.
3) Charge luxury prices for your work
Providing high quality lash extensions is a luxury service and is therefore priced accordingly for a quality job! A full classic set can be priced anywhere from $150 - $300; volume sets can be priced even higher. That’s without even mentioning the monthly fills that most clients will regularly obtain to maintain their lashes, which can cost $50+ for shorter sessions and over $100 for longer ones.
4) Increase / expand your existing client base
If you are already a practicing cosmetologist or esthetician, adding lash extensions to your book are an excellent way to expand the services you provide to your existing client base — as well as procure new clients. An esthetician at a medispa, for instance, can easily upsell her favorite facial clients on extensions. Meanwhile, salons that offer hair and makeup services can throw in extensions as part of wedding/bridal packages or prom specials (with parental permission, of course!)
5) Build relationships with beauty companies and experienced lash artists
When you train to become a lash artist, you will be learning from master stylists who are the best at what they do — and want to pass on that knowledge to new lash techs. Not only will you glean the requisite knowledge for lashing during your training, you’ll be forging professional relationships with these stylists and the companies they work for. The perks of such early networking are boundless, including major lifetime discounts on lash products and tools, hiring preference, lifelong mentorship with your trainers, and more.
If you’re reading this article, that means you’re already considering taking the leap to become a stylist! We encourage you to check out our comprehensive classic and volume training options and reach out to us if you’re ready to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life.