You love a good pampering trip to your eyelash girl #treatyoself. Last time you took your inspiration from Rhianna.
You have found the entire experience so positive, you’re considering a career pivot to become a professional lash artist. This way, you can provide others with the same experience.
You may already be a trained esthetician but many states now require a specialty license in eyelash extension application. Make sure whatever course you take complies with your local laws. Here are a few other considerations as you find a lash certification program.
When starting your search for a lash certification program, focus on schools that have locations across the country. This indicates the program is a major eyelash extension training program and not some fly-by-night organization that has set up shop in a local strip mall. Also, should you ever move and need to re-certify as a lash artist in your new state, you won’t have to enroll in a brand-new school and restart the entire process.
Classic Lash Certification & Volume Lash Training
Consider the type of training various lash schools offer. Your clients will likely ask for both classic lashes and volume-lash applications, so find a program that offers training in both varieties.
Lash application is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Classic and volume-lash training are two different styles and are taught in distinct ways.
Private Mentoring Possibilities
In addition to time in a classroom, it is important to find a lash extension training program that offers private mentoring options. This will allow you to work one-on-one with a professional in the business. They can offer guidance, education and encouragement and you may be able to shadow the professional at a salon, watching as he or she works with clients.
Prestige/Reputation in the Industry
Take some extra time to look up any testimonials from students, ratings on reviews sites or at the Better Business Bureau, and any special awards or certifications they have received.
Focus on programs that are well-known and have earned a reputation as an outstanding program that prepares you well for your new career. Look for courses that are taught by experienced professionals who are already certified in the industry.
Small Class Size
To really learn the ins-and-outs of lash extensions, you will need an attentive instructor who can give you and the other students the personalized attention you need. Choose a lash program that has small class sizes — five or six students max, per class.
Hone in on programs that promise ongoing lifetime mentorship, as well as re-training opportunities. This way, as your career takes off and lash extensions evolve, you can always get the education you need to stay certified and up to date with trends. If you need to apply for recertification, you will be able to train again through the same reputable program that you used the first time.