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How I Started (And Market) My Lash Extension Business

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How I Started (And Market) My Lash Extension Business

We spoke to Jenna, a lash extension specialist who has been in the industry for 10 years after previously working in an office job, to find out more about how she built up a successful lash business from scratch. Jenna has her own salon and does around 30-40 sets of lashes a week after cutting down to get her work life balance back. Here is her story...I trained in lashes 2007 whilst working full time in an office job with a plan to do lashes part time to build up my client base. At the beginning to promote my work...

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What are the Benefits of Exhibiting and Attending Beauty Trade Shows?

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What are the Benefits of Exhibiting and Attending Beauty Trade Shows?

Exhibiting at a trade show tends to be something that manufacturers or suppliers take part in more than an individual salon or lash specialist (however this varies from show to show) – they may be introducing a new product, promoting a new way of training or just be looking to raise their brand profile.However, it’s still worth attending trade shows even if you’re a attending as an individual. Trade shows can be invaluable to learn about new products and services, training and industry innovation. It’s also a great opportunity to meet new people, network in the industry and reconnect with...

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Eye on the Industry: Lisa Gillanders

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Eye on the Industry: Lisa Gillanders

Lisa Gillanders began her career in hairdressing at the age of 19. After working in sales and marketing, she returned to the beauty industry and started specialising in lashes in New Zealand in 2006. She does around 35+ sets of lashes per week. NZ: Why did you get into lashes? What attracted you to the industry? LG: I really missed hairdressing as I loved being creative. I gave it up for health reasons but missed the industry immensely.  NZ: What would your advice be to anyone wanting to get into the lash industry? LG: Ask for help, get the best training possible...

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Making Money with Lash Extensions

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Making Money with Lash Extensions

The lash extension industry is booming right now and what was once a luxury treatment is becoming much more of a part of women’s daily beauty routine. Treatment prices (and therefore the income that lash therapists make) varies depending on location, experience/skill level and products used.According to Elle Australia magazine, who interviewed celebrity brow and lash artist Amy Jean from Amy Jean Eye Couture, classic lash extensions that are applied one strand at a time are usually priced between $80-180 for a full set and application is expected to take 45-60 minutes.Of course this can vary from client to client...

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Top Tips for Lash Extension Application

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Top Tips for Lash Extension Application

Before you start applying lashes on paying clients you need to ensure that you’ve had the right training, that you’re using quality lash extension products, and that you’re fully insured. You also need to have put in the practice to ensure that you feel confident and at ease with working so closely with a client (and their eyes). With this in mind, it’s always good to have a little refresher from time to time so we’ve put together our top tips for applying lash extensions – these are by no means comprehensive and always refer to your lash training if...

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