"Do as much as you can!"
Being on time to your appointment can make or break the end results.
I often hear from a client running late, "Do as much as you can!" in reference to applying as many lashes as possible with the time left in their scheduled appointment.
*Insert internal panic!*
I have found that the importance of being on time to an appointment hasn't been conveyed by many lash artists in a way that a client truly understands. I wanted to lay out the structure of a typical appointment and how it can be effected by arriving late.
As a lash artist. part of our job is to create an appointment structure that allows enough time to accomplish these things:
1. Arrival: Use restroom, pick a playlist, settle in.
2. Properly prepare lashes: Prep eye area with eye pads, cleaning, removing old and outgrown extensions.
3. Apply new lashes: The best part!
4. Check out: Schedule next follow up, answer any questions.
While the entire appointment consists of essentially these 4 steps, 3 out of 4 steps cannot be omitted or shorted. Can you guess which step will be cut short? You guessed it! Step 3: Application of new lashes.
A late arrival will be cutting into the time reserved for the application of new lashes (which is the best part, right?!). In cutting that time short I am potentially unable to apply as many extensions needed to bring your lash line back up to its full potential to meet client expectations.
So how do we avoid this? Of course arriving on time will insure there is enough time for a proper application but going the extra mile to arrive 10 min early can set you up for success. Use these extra 10 minutes to find parking, use the restroom, cleanse lashes if needed, and fill out any potential client forms will help you get the absolute most out of your appointment.
It is important to also note that many lash artists do have a specified amount of time allowed to arrive late in their policies. This time usually indicates the latest arrival time allowed before simply being unable to offer you the best quality service. It is important to read each artists policies prior to booking so you may ask questions or prepare for your arrival.
I write this in hopes of bringing a better understanding between client and artist in terms of how a late arrival can alter your lash services. I strive to provide every client with quality services and reserve appointment time just for you!
See you at your next appointment!
Every lash artist has their own style and specialty which is why it is SO important to find the right lash artist for your specific needs!
You most likely have an idea in mind for what you want your end results to look like. Whether it be ultra glam, super natural, length to the sky, or just a little extra. Finding the right artist who understands your desired look will make or break your eyelash extension experience.
As a lash artist grows in their career and explores their artistry, they will fine tune their style and eventually reach a specialty. While some artists offer a large range of styles and application methods, you may wants to consider finding someone who specifically offers the style you are looking.
So where to start on your hunt for your perfect lash artist match? Start with researching artists in your area. Seek out artists that have plenty of photo examples of their work on a website or on social media. Viewing their portfolio will help you determine if their style of lashing fits your needs. Reach out to them with any questions you might have, ask for a consultation so you can show them photos of looks you love and they can determine if that look is obtainable for you.
Not every artist will be your perfect lash match and that is okay! Keep looking until you find someone.
After 8 years lashing, I have landed on my own personal lash style. I specialize in extensions that are natural looking to each client wearing them. While my style may add length, thickness, and added shape; I always stick to natural and believable looking extensions. I am a natural health conscious lash artist and always find a balance between what a client wants and what will keep their natural eyelashes strong and healthy for years to come.
Now that you know the importance of finding the right artist for you, get to searching!
Appointment Etiquette 101
So its your first time getting a lash service? Let me show you what to expect and how to make the best out of your experience.
You've spent the time doing your research to find the perfect lash artist, you have selected a service, and booked your appointment. Before you step into your first appointment I thought I would share a few tips on what I like to call "appointment etiquette".
Every lash artist will be different in what they ask of their clients and what they expect as far as appointment etiquette. Below I have listed a few things that I have found to make every appointment go smoother.
Appointment Etiquette 101:
Get familiar with the policies.
Most lash artists will have policies that they have created for their business. Being familiar with these policies is important so you know what they expect. These policies usually pertain to refunds, rescheduling, late arrivals, and studio rules.
Properly prep for your appointment.
The most important preparation for your appointment will be arriving with clean makeup-free lashes! This will help with retention as well as give you more time for application. The dirtier the lash line, the more time will be used for cleaning instead of applying. If needed, arriving a bit early will give time to cleanse in the bathroom. Squeaky clean is the way to go!
Arrive on time.
While this may be an obvious one, it is still super important to arrive on time to avoid being asked to reschedule.
Leave it all at the door.
Before entering your appointment, leave it all at the door! Your appointment time should be used to relax and disconnect. Silence your phone, pick your favorite playlist or podcast, kick off the shoes (and bring some cozy socks!) and just enjoy your time.
I hope these simple appointment etiquette tips will give help you achieve the best possible lash experience and create a long lasting relationship with your artist. I promise they will appreciate it!
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