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#112 FINDING LASH MODELS

#112 FINDING LASH MODELS
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So you’re training to become a lash tech and you’re keen to get practicing! You’re equipped with the essentials (lashes, glue, humidifier etc… you know the drill), you’ve got a gorgeous room setup, and you’re...

#111 WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS

#111 WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS
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This year has certainly taken us all on a ride! Especially for those who have lost their jobs due to Covid and have had to start a full clean slate. From our last inspiring story we...

# 110 NAILING THE UP-SELL TO CLIENTS

# 110 NAILING THE UP-SELL TO CLIENTS
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I know I personally shy away from the concept of having to ‘sell’ something to someone. I am not a salesman and didn’t come into the industry to be one! But one thing I have...

# 109 HOW & WHEN TO FIRE CLIENTS

# 109 HOW & WHEN TO FIRE CLIENTS
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We once had this customer who was … well … lets be a little polite here … not the easiest to deal with. She would continually complain, expect free products, complain more, haggle with prices...

# 108 FLIGHT ATTENDANT TURNED LASH TECH BECAUSE OF COVID

# 108 FLIGHT ATTENDANT TURNED LASH TECH BECAUSE OF COVID
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Let's just firstly mention that this is NOT a sop story. This is an inspiring, look at her go, make shit go right- kind of story that we want to share with the hopes that...

#107 HOW TO MAKE A CLIENT COMFORTABLE

#107 HOW TO MAKE A CLIENT COMFORTABLE
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As a lash tech, sometimes you can get too ahead of yourself when thinking about the ‘perfect’ set up for your room. Things need to be pretty, things need to be clean, things need to...

#106 Ten Steps To Survive Isolating Alone

#106 Ten Steps To Survive Isolating Alone
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Hey lash babes,  It's your girl Em 💙 As someone who genuinely really enjoys their own company and being by themselves, a 6 week lockdown alone being thrust upon me wasn’t actually as instantly deflating...

# 105 ARE YOU USING DROPSHIPPING?

# 105 ARE YOU USING DROPSHIPPING?
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A Lash Tech does more for a client than doing their lashes. Honestly, how much do you know about your clients? You know their pet peeves, what their favourite type of pasta is, how all their...

#104 BEST MASCARA OF 2020

#104 BEST MASCARA OF 2020
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Having a set of blonde eyelashes on my left eye and a set of black lashes on the right means mascara is a must for me. I’ve tried a tonne of mascaras and then some....

# 103 EXERCISES LASH TECHS SHOULD DO EVERY DAY

# 103 EXERCISES LASH TECHS SHOULD DO EVERY DAY
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If you've been in the lash industry for more than a year, it's highly likely that you've experienced some form of temporary or chronic back pain. That's right, you're not alone and it is common. And...

#102 ARE YOU A LASH TECH THAT HAS BACK PAIN?

#102 ARE YOU A LASH TECH THAT HAS BACK PAIN?
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ARE YOU A LASH TECH? DO YOU HAVE BACK PAIN? It’s enough to make a grown man weep, for a nun to use the lord’s name in vain and to make the most prim and...

#101 PRO's & CON's OF BEING A LASH TECH- SHOULD YOU DO IT?

#101 PRO's & CON's OF BEING A LASH TECH- SHOULD YOU DO IT?
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If you’re reading this, you might be someone who has been considering doing an eyelash extension course. You might be looking for a career change, a side hustle or a new skill. You may have...

#100 GIFT CARD/VOUCHER: LAW CHANGES IN AUS 🇦🇺

#100 GIFT CARD/VOUCHER: LAW CHANGES IN AUS 🇦🇺
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Offer Gift Vouchers in your salon? Or maybe you have some for your own personal use? Here are some important changes to the Australian Law regarding Gift Cards/Vouchers that came into effect in 2019 which...

#99 5 TIPS ON HOW TO GET YOUR QUALITY UP!

#99 5 TIPS ON HOW TO GET YOUR QUALITY UP!
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I just wanted to give a shout out to all the Locks Lash Fam especially the Locks Lash Students during this Covid-19 isolation period. Majority of the quality that is coming out of the Online...

#98 THE SHOW MUST GO ON...BUT DIFFERENTLY

#98 THE SHOW MUST GO ON...BUT DIFFERENTLY
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Okay, so the unthinkable and unpredictable happened this year.     THE SHOW MUST GO ON...BUT DIFFERENTLY. Now, let’s look at how we are going to get the show back on the road. For business,...

#97 HAVE YOU RECEIVED A 'BAD BATCH' OF GLUE?

#97 HAVE YOU RECEIVED A 'BAD BATCH' OF GLUE?
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WARNING…this blog may offend you. It may ruffle some feathers and you may not like it. Regardless, you NEED to read this if you have ANYTHING to do with lash glue. Understanding the following will...

# 96 YES, THEY'RE MINE- SNB GROWTH SERUM

# 96 YES, THEY'RE MINE- SNB GROWTH SERUM
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Now why is it that men quite often have long, thick, luscious lashes?   After doing a little research, I came to understand this to be due to the body of a man having large...

# 95 FIBER MASCARA VS EYELASH EXTENSIONS

# 95 FIBER MASCARA VS EYELASH EXTENSIONS
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If you’re looking to create glamour, dramatic lashes will do most of the work for you. Fiber Mascara or Eyelash Extensions can both achieve this easily by giving your lashes more length and volume. So...

#94 THE 8 ESSENTIAL POLICIES EVERY LASH BUSINESS SHOULD HAVE

#94 THE 8 ESSENTIAL POLICIES EVERY LASH BUSINESS SHOULD HAVE
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With re-opening happening soon all over New Zealand & Australia, now is the best time to really have and implement your business policies.   We have also written a COVID-19 Pre-Entry Form for you to...

# 93 OVER 20 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR BEAUTY/LASH BUSINESS DURING COVID 19 CLOSURES

# 93 OVER 20 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR BEAUTY/LASH BUSINESS DURING COVID 19 CLOSURES
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  1. Stay in communication with all your clients on social media. This is one of the most important things to do right now. If you run out of ideas of content to post, Locks...

# 92 WHAT IS FIBER MASCARA?

# 92 WHAT IS FIBER MASCARA?
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What exactly IS Fiber Mascara and how does it work? Find out here about the best selling Simply Naked Beauty Fiber Mascara!

# 85 HOW TO SELF CARE & BE SELF AWARE

# 85 HOW TO SELF CARE & BE SELF AWARE
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No matter what Instagram is showing us...every single person goes through ups and downs. Let us repeat that. Every. Single. Person. That next door neighbour who seems like she just 'has it all together', has...

#91 REMOVING LASHES AT HOME

#91 REMOVING LASHES AT HOME
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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU CAN'T SEE YOUR LASH TECH?!   The first thing we should do is take a second to mourn and appreciate our dearest lash techs and how awesome they are...

#89 HABITS TO NOT LET GO OF DURING ISOLATION

#89 HABITS TO NOT LET GO OF DURING ISOLATION
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#88 - WAYS TO MAKE MONEY WHILE THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY IS IN LOCKDOWN

#88 - WAYS TO MAKE MONEY WHILE THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY IS IN LOCKDOWN
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2020 has become that kid in high school who had the potential to be great, but instead just became a downright di**. But never-the-less, what do we do? *all together* "we flourish and we prosper" 🌸...

# 87 - HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF & OTHERS WELL

# 87 - HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF & OTHERS WELL
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How to Keep Yourself & Others Well   With everything that is going on in the world and just in general, we thought it best to remind everyone the best measures to take to ensure...

# 84 THE IMPORTANT BORING STUFF THAT LASH TECHS NEVER TALK ABOUT

# 84 THE IMPORTANT BORING STUFF THAT LASH TECHS NEVER TALK ABOUT
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We've all heard it before and we are all guilty of the toxic scrolling and comparing life that happens on Insta and Facebook.  Even with your professional life, especially owning your own business, every other business owner looks...

# 83 NETWORKING & HOW IT CAN HELP YOU EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS

# 83 NETWORKING & HOW IT CAN HELP YOU EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS
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The saying is old but still very VERY true:  "It's not what you know, it's WHO you know" Let's say you're the best lash technician that ever existed on the planet. You have the prettiest and...

#82 THE POWER OF REFERRALS & HOW TO GET MORE OF THEM

#82 THE POWER OF REFERRALS & HOW TO GET MORE OF THEM
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It is a fact that Word of Mouth is the most powerful and influential marketing took you have. People are more likely to be influenced by someone they know and trust for product and service...

#81 - HOW TO SANITISE AND CLEAN TWEEZERS

#81 - HOW TO SANITISE AND CLEAN TWEEZERS
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Why should you clean your tweezers and how often should you clean them?   By Australian law, you're require to clean and sterilise your tweezers and similar tools after EVERY SINGLE CLIENT!  Bet you didn’t know that!...

# 80 WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GAIN CUSTOMER LOYALTY?

# 80 WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GAIN CUSTOMER LOYALTY?
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We want to share a little tip with you … and even though it is little … it could literally change your business like nothing else. Want to know what the best form of marketing...

#79 - OUR TOP APPS TO HELP YOUR LASH BUSINESS

#79 - OUR TOP APPS TO HELP YOUR LASH BUSINESS
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In a digital world today, there's an overload on what Apps you should be using, where you should be posting, what's THE program that will make all your troubles disappear... Well unfortunately, there is no one...

# 78 WHY YOU SHOULD FOLLOW PRETTY GIRLS ON INSTA

# 78 WHY YOU SHOULD FOLLOW PRETTY GIRLS ON INSTA
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Before you get hella defensive...by encouraging you to follow pretty girls on Insta, we're not saying you should start investing in Kylie Jenners detox tea or compare yourself to others. No, instead, it’s a fantastic...

# 77 - HENNA BROWS - HELP AND SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS

# 77 - HENNA BROWS - HELP AND SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS
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We did a survey of what people need help with in relation to Henna Brows. The biggest issue by survey when it comes to Henna Brow Treatments is how to get a good skin stain....

#76 IS IT LEGAL TO HAVE A 'NO REFUNDS' POLICY IN YOUR SALON? 🤷🏼‍♀️

#76 IS IT LEGAL TO HAVE  A 'NO REFUNDS' POLICY IN YOUR SALON? 🤷🏼‍♀️
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You see signs all around and on social media many discussions about it saying “No Refunds” or “No refunds, exchange only” or “Don’t give her a refund”. While these would be good for the business...

#75 HOW TO AVOID TRACTION ALOPECIA

#75 HOW TO AVOID TRACTION ALOPECIA
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Traction Alopecia can be caused by a constant pulling of the hair follicle, causing the body to attack its own hair follicles and make their re-growth unpredictable. Often it can lead to complete hair-loss. In...

#74 BROW LAMINATION: WAX BEFORE OR AFTER?

#74 BROW LAMINATION: WAX BEFORE OR AFTER?
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There are many schools of thought on the subject of waxing before or after Brow Lamination which is why you will probably get differing ideas on it.    WHAT'S OUR THOUGHTS? Personally we would never wax...

#73 HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PRICES

#73 HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PRICES
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We all get to the point in our lash career when we realise our skills have improved & we think that our prices should also increase to reflect how awesome the lashes we do are...

#72 HOW TO RESPOND TO NEGATIVE COMPLAINTS & REVIEWS

#72 HOW TO RESPOND TO NEGATIVE COMPLAINTS & REVIEWS
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We ALL get them. Even the most amazing technicians and salons get them.  It’s your business and it can hurt. Emotionally it can hurt you. It can damage your business. You had no intention to...

#71 BROW LAMINATION: WHAT? HOW? WHEN?

#71 BROW LAMINATION: WHAT? HOW? WHEN?
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  You may or may not of heard of a new beauty treatment called ‘Brow Lamination’. As with most new beauty treatments, a cloud of secrecy and speciality surrounds it and creates the idea that...

#70 ESSENTIAL MARKETING FOR LASH TECHNICIANS

#70 ESSENTIAL MARKETING FOR LASH TECHNICIANS
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Since the beginning of business, word of mouth has been one of the strongest forms of marketing and promotion.  Word of mouth is the process of actively influencing and encouraging organic word of mouth discussions...

#69 CLASSIC EXTENSIONS (SYDNEY TRAINER Q&A)

#69 CLASSIC EXTENSIONS (SYDNEY TRAINER Q&A)
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Nadine (Dee) is our awesome trainer in NSW. She is also the number one lash girl you speak to in our 7 days a week training support (contact trainingsupport@lockslash.com.au for any assistance as a Locks...

#68 UNICORN TEARS- WHAT IS IT?

#68 UNICORN TEARS- WHAT IS IT?
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pH Levels of the Eye & Skin Areas New scientific research has shown that the pH level of the area you are working in (eye, lash and skin area) is as important than the humidity...

#67 LASH LIFT (ONLINE TRAINER Q&A)

#67 LASH LIFT (ONLINE TRAINER Q&A)
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Cindy is our online Lash Lift trainer. No, she isn't an animated internet robot. She's a real life rock star. And by that, we mean she's the beauty, brains and brilliance behind the Lash Lift...

#66 WHY DO CONSULTATIONS?

#66 WHY DO CONSULTATIONS?
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Consultations are the essential ingredient in running a successful lash business, for not only do you find out if the client is an ideal candidate for extensions (any contraindications), but also you find out exactly...

#65 CLASSIC/VOLUME (PERTH TRAINER Q&A)

#65 CLASSIC/VOLUME (PERTH TRAINER Q&A)
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Tracy is a leader in the lash industry. She's literally like a wizard without the hat and wand. She does all our training in Perth and truly cares about every single student she gets the...

#64 WHY WE LOVE OUR LOCKS LASH LIFT

#64 WHY WE LOVE OUR LOCKS LASH LIFT
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 After many months of trialling, testing, sampling and tweaking, Locks Lash have released their own brand of Lash Lift products! We are super proud and have been receiving great feedback about the range. In this...

#63 CLASSIC/VOLUME (TASSIE TRAINER Q&A)

#63 CLASSIC/VOLUME (TASSIE TRAINER Q&A)
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Even experienced being the odd one out? You speak the same language, have the same accent, follow the same sports teams but yet feel so far away? You know there's nothing wrong with you at all but...

#62 CLASSIC/VOLUME (TRAINER Q&A)

#62 CLASSIC/VOLUME (TRAINER Q&A)
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Sarah is one of our Melbourne (and some interstate classes) Classic & Volume trainer here at Locks Lash as well as a total lash BOSS! She is quite literally the girl on fire with her level...

#61 WHAT IS THE NATURAL LASH SHEDDING CYCLE?

#61 WHAT IS THE NATURAL LASH SHEDDING CYCLE?
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DID YOU KNOW? Even though eyelashes are often regarded as an emphasis of beauty, their primary function is to reduce the airflow over the eyeball (dry eyes from too much air is the enemy of...

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