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HOW TO BE A WEALTHY LASH ARTIST PT. II

HOW TO BE A WEALTHY LASH ARTIST PT. II
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  We discussed in our previous blog, we discussed: What money is exactly How to make your service more valuable and thus create more income How to keep a record of your incomings and outgoings in...

BE BUSIER THAN YOUR COMPETITION

BE BUSIER THAN YOUR COMPETITION
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More and more people are coming into the lash industry and opening salons and home based salons. Let's face it. You have more competition than you did 3 months ago, 6 months ago and a...

HOW TO BE A WEALTHY LASH ARTIST PT. I

HOW TO BE A WEALTHY LASH ARTIST PT. I
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It is a safe assumption that you are in business not just for something to do, but mainly to make money. The subject of money can get rather complicated on how to control, create and...

DIARY OF A (new) LASH TECH

DIARY OF A (new) LASH TECH
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Diary of a new lash Tech... (Taken from Lyss Bliss Beauty with permission) Lyss Bliss Beauty Website Lyss Bliss Beauty Instagram Lyss Bliss Facebook This Blog is for all the girls who have just started their...

CRUCIAL TIPS IN BOOSTING SUCCESSFUL FB POSTS

CRUCIAL TIPS IN BOOSTING SUCCESSFUL FB POSTS
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If you haven't already read and watched our many blogs/lives/stories on the importance of social media advertising, then read no further. Might as well live in a cage with decaf coffee, no air conditioner watching...

TOP TIPS ON TAKING HIGH QUALITY LASH PHOTOS

TOP TIPS ON TAKING HIGH QUALITY LASH PHOTOS
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Anyone can take a photo, but let's talk GOOD photos.  But first why on Earth does taking good photos relate to being a lash tech? And how could it create more business for you?  ...

INSTAGRAM ESSENTIALS PT. II

INSTAGRAM ESSENTIALS PT. II
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GROWING FOLLOWERS Theres lots of ways to grow your insta account. Heres a few tips: Firstly think about what your demographic and target them, no point getting a follower that has no interest in product!...

NEW YEAR, NEW CAREER!

NEW YEAR, NEW CAREER!
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You know it’s time now.  That 9-5 job that’s been eating away at you? At the end of every week, you make a deal with yourself that the end of the year, you’ll quit. But you...

THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS WHO CAN & SHOULD KEEP

THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS WHO CAN & SHOULD KEEP
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Why do we love New Years Resolutions so much? Because it gives us a sense of a new, fresh start. A new game to play in life where we become excited and motivated to achieve...

3 STEPS TO BRINGING CLIENTS BACK TO YOU

3 STEPS TO BRINGING CLIENTS BACK TO YOU
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DID YOU KNOW?! Approximately 20% of your clients make up to 80% of your business.  Everyone loses clients, it is just part of business, but it is important that you give it a darn good...

CHRISTMAS & CUSTOMERS

CHRISTMAS & CUSTOMERS
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I once read on the internet (so who knows if it is true or not) but supposedly 68% of customers leave because they feel the company is indifferent to them. Not because of slow service,...

HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE MY CLIENTS?

HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE MY CLIENTS?
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HOW MUCH SHOULD I BE CHARGING MY CLIENTS?   After you finish your training, what is the best sequence of action to take? Do you charge when you’re learning still? Do you set your prices...

HOW INSTAGRAM CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS (BACK TO BASICS)

HOW INSTAGRAM CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS (BACK TO BASICS)
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As we all know, Instagram as the popular app known for taking photos of your smashed avo and healthy chia smoothie (#foodporn #fitnessinspo) as well as the endless hours of scrolling through people feeds, realising...

A Client that Demands 'Long Lashes'..

A Client that Demands 'Long Lashes'..
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The general rule with Classical Lash Extensions (one natural lash, to one extension) is that the length of the extension should not exceed 50% of the natural lash. This is chiefly because longer than 50%...

Does Priming Make Your Retention Lower?

Does Priming Make Your Retention Lower?
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There is a difference between ‘Priming’ and ‘Cleaning’.  Priming / Primer is a specialised liquid which typically has as its base ingredient alcohol. For many years in the lash industry this was the only pre-care...

WASHING LASHES AFTER APPLICATION

WASHING LASHES AFTER APPLICATION
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Remember how we always ask our clients not to get their lashes wet for 24-48 hours after application?! Now, this is not entirely incorrect, BUT it isn’t fully correct either... As we learnt in our other...

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF CUP (LASH) SEASON FOR YOUR BUSINESS

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF CUP (LASH) SEASON FOR YOUR BUSINESS
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Spring is finally here! For those Aussies, the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival is one of the biggest festivals of year where we show the true athlete in us all. The marathon begins; shower, shave, wax,...

HIGH QUALITY LASHES VS LOW QUALITY LASHES

HIGH QUALITY LASHES VS LOW QUALITY LASHES
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So is there a difference apart from the price?  Yes there is and it is all about the science of how they are manufactured.  We are going to tell you why low quality lash /...

CONTROLLING MOISTURE LEVEL IN YOUR ROOM

CONTROLLING MOISTURE LEVEL IN YOUR ROOM
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With spring here and summer around the corner, we need to start thinking about how to control the humidity (moisture) level in our rooms as Lash Tech’s for our glue to work & cure perfectly....

STEP BY STEP OF HOW TO OPEN A HOME BASED LASH BUSINESS

STEP BY STEP OF HOW TO OPEN A HOME BASED LASH BUSINESS
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Here is a comprehensive checklist of all the actions you need to take to successfully start your at home lash business, including the essential products you will initially need. (To open a salon has a...

Online Booking System: Our Recommendations

Online Booking System: Our Recommendations
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Following up from our earlier Blog, 'How To Successfully Handle 'No Shows' & Cancellations', here are some recommendations on online bookings systems:  **Please note, we have not done full research on all the below. They...

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MINK & SILK LASHES?!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MINK & SILK LASHES?!
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A question suppliers and technicians get quite often is "are your lashes mink or silk?" and it can get a little confusing as there is a bit of conflicting information out there about what the exact...

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY HANDLE 'NO SHOWS' & CANCELLATIONS

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY HANDLE 'NO SHOWS' & CANCELLATIONS
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First, it is important to really have the viewpoint in ALL your dealings with clients … that you are a service based industry and customer service is KEY to your success and expansion.  Why do...

WHAT GLUE IS BEST FOR WHAT?

WHAT GLUE IS BEST FOR WHAT?
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After being in the industry for so long, surveying people, observing sales and talking to Lash Technicians from around the world, the conclusion is: Everyone has different tastes and a glue that one person loves,...

RETENTION ISSUES AGAIN!?

RETENTION ISSUES AGAIN!?
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Wipe those retention issue tears away. There are solutions to the problems.. Why do lash masters never seem to have retention issues?! It's because their skill-set has improved over time and their foundation skill-set is...

LASH LIFT - 6 SOLUTIONS TO 6 PROBLEMS

LASH LIFT - 6 SOLUTIONS TO 6 PROBLEMS
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When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.  When Lash Lift hands you lemons, there's a little more to it... The FIRST thing you should do when anything goes wrong is find the 'why'. Why...

Different Eye Shapes & What Style Suits Each Shape

Different Eye Shapes & What Style Suits Each Shape
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Easy Styling Method; Your Clients Face Shape:  As a basic styling method you can use your clients basic face shape as the focus point to create more symmetry. Observing if your clients face needs to...

Different Lash Styles For Your Clients

Different Lash Styles For Your Clients
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Design: To decide the look and function of something. In the case of lash extensions, one would use lash extensions to help design or create a face and to enhance or change the features on...

Christmas & Customers

Christmas & Customers
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Customer Appreciation Gifts & Christmas Gift Ideas I once read on the internet (so who knows if it is true or not) but supposedly 68% of customers leave because they feel the company is indifferent...

Applying extensions to curly natural lashes

Applying extensions to curly natural lashes
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Often it is a struggle to apply extensions to people with curly natural lashes. There are a few things you can do to help make application easier…

Lash Lift Troubleshooting

Lash Lift Troubleshooting
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1. The Lash Lift turned out beautifully, but only lasts 1-2 weeks? Lash lift products (all brands) have a limited shelf life (see packaging on individual brands) and will gradually lose their effect resulting in...

How to get thick and full sets

How to get thick and full sets
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How to create thicker & fuller looking Volume & Classic Sets   What inspired this blog, is not only because we often get emailed asking for tips on making fuller thicker looking sets, but we...

Trouble-Shooting Retention

Trouble-Shooting Retention
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Trouble-Shooting Retention Issues Glue: Every lash glue currently on the market throughout the world has a cyanoacrylate base.  Cyanoacrylate is the name used to describe a family of glues which have a special chemical formula....

issues with retention?

issues with retention?
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There are so many different perspectives on this subject and we're all way quick to blame our tools, before ourselves. It's only natural, we all have been there and done it, focusing on the products...

Swelling Pads and Red Bloodshot Eyes

Swelling Pads and Red Bloodshot Eyes
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A common problem that can occur for lash techs is pads swelling and going ‘gooey’ during application. It is often thought that this is caused due to a fault in the pads or that the...

To remove or not to remove? (Clients & reactions)

To remove or not to remove? (Clients & reactions)
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To remove or not to remove (when a client gets a reaction), that is the question. I wanted to give you guys some quick and hopefully educational info on eyelash extension glue & when your...

the 'Kardashian' look

the 'Kardashian' look
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It seems more and more clients are requesting the “Kardashian” look in their extensions. Here are simple tips on how to acheive this look... It can be achieved with both classic and volume lashes. However...

HOW TO GET MORE CLIENTS

HOW TO GET MORE CLIENTS
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The best form of marketing is Word of Mouth.  Most business owners know this, but not many business owners do anything to encourage it.  So be a little smarter than your competition and here are...

Increasing & Decreasing your moisture level in your room

Increasing & Decreasing your moisture level in your room
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With summer coming we need to start thinking about how to control the humidity (moisture) level in our rooms as lash tech’s for our glue to work & cure perfectly. Remember that it is moisture...

Choosing the Right Style for Your Client

Choosing the Right Style for Your Client
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Beauty is the quality of being pleasing, especially to look at.  Our basic purpose as lash technicians is to make our clients look beautiful. Every time a client lies down in front of you, they...

Lash Styling Tip - Clients that want long lashes

Lash Styling Tip - Clients that want long lashes
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A Client that Demands 'Long Lashes'.... The general rule with classical lash extensions (one natural lash, to one extension) is that the length of the extension should not exceed 50% of the natural lash. This...

Allergic Reactions

Allergic Reactions
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The science behind allergic reactions is very important for you and for your client to fully understand. Firstly you must understand that ALL lash extension glues (no matter what brand they are) are part of...

The difference between silk, mink & loose lashes??

The difference between silk, mink & loose lashes??
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It can get a little confusing and there is a bit of conflicting information out there about what the exact difference between mink, silk & loose lashes is. Well, hopefully this breaks it down a...

How to get a longer life from your glue

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Lash extension adhesive isn't exactly the cheapest thing in the world is it! So you're not wasting money on your glue because it ages too fast, we have put together a few tips & some...

What does "Formaldehyde" mean & should it be in lash glue?

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Formaldehyde is a colorless gas & is widely used in the chemical industry and manufacturing. It is a popular chemical because of it’s low cost and extensive use in manufacturing many different products. It has...

How to have a busy lash salon tip #1

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Promotion & Marketing Tip #1 - how to expand your lash business This may be stating the obvious, however it does need to be stated for it has been observed how many businesses fail at...

What do you do when your client gets a reaction?

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What do you do when your client gets a reaction after you have done the lash extensions on them?  Now I must add here, that I am not a doctor, nor do I have any...

Lifting the Lashline

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Some clients may have straight upper lashes that when the eyes are closed press hard down on the eyegel pad. This can make it difficult to attach lash extensions to the natural lash without attaching...

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