Should you perform a foreign refill? 🤔

Hey, all you gorgeous lash techs! 🌟 Today, we're tackling one of the most controversial questions in the lash biz: Should you, a talented lash artist, refill someone else's lash extension work? It's like stepping into someone else's kitchen and deciding whether to whip up a new dish or just add some spice to what's already cooking. Is there a right and is there a wrong in this matter? 🤷‍♀️

We can see both viewpoints and Locks Lash’s advice is to do what is right for YOU as a lash tech. However, let's look at both sides of the battle with the pros and cons of each, so when it is time for you to decide what your salon policies will be on this, it can be an informed decision. Let's break it down, shall we? 🕺


First off, let's chat about why you might want to share your magical lashing skills 🪄 and say yes to refilling another artist's work. We get it, life happens. Your new client could be in a pinch, maybe they've just moved to town, their regular lash tech is on a holiday discovering themselves in Bali, or perhaps they've been ghosted like a bad Tinder date. You're there, cape on, ready to save the day 🦸‍♀️. It's a chance for you to show off your mad skills, win over a potential new client, and let's be real, it's kind of flattering that they chose you to come to the rescue 💁🏻‍♀️. Plus, in the spirit of community over competition, it's a nice nod to the sisterhood of lash technicians out there 🩷.


But, hold up, let's not get carried away before considering the flip side. Refilling work that isn't yours is like Forest Gump and his box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. What lengths did they use? What's the curl type? And let's not even start on the adhesive situation... It can be a recipe for a hot mess express if you're not careful 😳. You're an artist, and your work and reputation are on the line. Mixing your masterpiece with someone else's could lead to results that aren't up to your stunning standards, and that's a risk. Plus, let's be honest, troubleshooting someone else's work can sometimes be more hassle than it's worth, leaving you to wish you'd started from scratch 🫠.


So, what's the verdict, you ask? Well, it's like choosing between Netflix or Disney+; it really depends on what you're in the mood for. It is a bit like vanilla ice cream vs strawberry - no right or wrong, just different! If you're feeling adventurous, confident, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way, then by all means, refill away 🤩! But if you're all about that brand consistency and prefer to know every detail from the get-go, you might want to politely decline and suggest a fresh set instead 🫶. Either way, communication is key. Have a heart-to-heart with your client, set expectations, and whatever you decide, do it with the same love and passion that got you into the lash game in the first place 🥰.


Good luck, besties!