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 other people just feel so distant from you and look at you like you're from another island?
WE SEE YOU TASMANIA AND WE APPRECIATE YOU ❤️
Victoria is our Tasmania Classics & Volume trainer and QUEEN of the the island (in our non bias opinion).
(see above Victoria in the middle with two Locks Lash tech students)
As soon as she jumped on board with the Locks Lash fam, she made such a great impact on our students in Tassie as is qualifying technicians and helping expand their business all over!
We asked her some questions around her career as a trainer and things that could help YOU boom your business and become a competent lash artist!
For someone who REALLY wants to get into the industry and start lashing right NOW, what would you recommend doing?
For someone that wants to get into lashing stat, book your course (do research on your courses of course to find one that will suit you) and while you’re waiting for that class to come around, get yourself sorted with a bed, stool and lamp so you can start practicing the minute you finish class!
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What’s something you know now that you wish you knew at the start of your lashing/training career?
Something I wish I knew at the start of my lashing career would be charge what you’re worth and put your prices where you want them to be when you’re confident, not cheap for now when you’re learning.
Run specials instead asking for models for building your portfolio.
It’s so hard to put your prices up from $60 to $120 rather than doing sweet deals on your $120 lashes to bring in the new clientele.
What's the biggest thing you find students need to put importance on when getting trained?
The most important thing you need to prioritise when you start is just good old fashion PRACTICE.
Not just practising putting extensions onto natural lashes but isolation, dipping your extensions into the glue and eyelash extension placement onto the natural lash.
Your trainer can tell if you have been practising.
From training in the industry for so long, what's the biggest habit you see lash technicians do which they shouldn't?
There are so many little things that you do as a student which you shouldn’t be doing, but there’s so much to think about, it’s hard not to pick up naughty habits.
The most common I find, is students combing or pushing lashes across to where they’ve just placed an extensions!
This I find the number 1 reason why students get 'stickies'. They isolate and the lashes are pushed apart and once they place their extensions, they push the other lashes back around that freshly placed extension. It might look untidy, but that extension needs a little time to dry, so move to a different area and comb the lashes back later. Another one would be dabbing excess glue on your eyepads. Dabbing glue on your eyepads can wipe off too much glue and your retention will suffer.
What's your 'go-to' glue?
My “go-to” glue would be the Pro Glue.
It has a huge humidity range which helps you work in a changing environment like I do. I also love it’s thinner consistency and lower fumes.
What's one thing you wish every lash technician knew at the start?
One thing I wish I knew when I first started would be about glue!!
Believe it or not but when I took my first class I was never taught about the glue. What was in it, how it really worked and different types of glue. Now I’m happy to be able to teach my students all the cool stuff I know about glue.
What's your one business tip for lash technicians?
The best business tip I could give my students would be if you’re working for yourself. Get an accountant! They will help you so much. Give you advice on setting up as well as a bit of advice on how much you should be charging to make a profit then when it comes to tax time help you pay as little as possible.