How to become a faster Lash Artist

October 06, 2020

How to become a faster Lash Artist

You are an artist. A lash artist. Giving people beautiful eyelash extensions is your passion in life. They say you can’t rush art, and we aren’t telling you to rush, but the faster you are, the more clients you can see each week, which means more money for you! And who doesn’t want the opportunity to make more money?! Here are the industry standards for how long it should take you to complete the following. Classic Full Set: 1.5 to 2 hours. Classic 2-3 Week Fill: 1 to 1.25 hours. Volume Full Set: 2 to 3 hours. Volume 2-3 Week Fill: 1.25 to 1.5 hours.

If you can proudly say that you are within these time constraints, you are killing it sis! If you’re not quite within them, no worries! We have some tips that could help.

First, be prepared. Setting up after your client is already on the lash table is a waste of precious time! Take out tweezers, mascara wands, fill your extension tray and open your eyepads. Another great tool to keep on hand are our PreMade Fans they're a great time saver. Specially for clients who run late or are always in a hurry.  We know it doesn’t take long to set up, but being able to get right to it as soon as your client arrives could save you lots of precious lashing time! 

Next, make sure you are comfortable. Do you have the right chair? Is your client in the right spot? Do you have enough light? If one of these things is off, it could slow you down. Don’t be afraid to switch up the angles during the lash appointment. Do whatever you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Your client won’t mind if you ask them to turn their head a few times, promise! They are paying good money for their lashes, they’ll cooperate!

While building relationships with your clients is very important, don’t let it hinder you from being a quick, excellent lash babe. Don’t get so chit-chatty that you lose focus. Make them feel comfortable and welcome, but you don’t have to talk the whole time. Like we mentioned before, your clients care about the quality of the lashes they are paying for. If it means you talk less about your weekend plans and get them out the door in a timely manner, they’ll cooperate.

Speaking of time, pay attention to the clock! It’s easy to lose track of time if you’re talking or focusing really hard. Remember to check the time and place markers for yourself. If you don’t wear a watch, we recommend getting a large clock and placing it somewhere easy for you to see. Give yourself 5 minutes to prep the client. This means lashes are clean, eye pads are on, and they are ready to go. If you’re doing a classic fill, 30 minutes after they’re prepped, you should be halfway done. 20 minutes later, make sure you’re wrapping it up. Finish those last few extensions, separate, mist, remove all tape and eye pads, and take after pictures!

If you remember to do these things, you should be able to cut back on your lash time. If you’re still struggling to move along, maybe try a new method or map it out. Do whatever works for you! Also, make sure you’re using the right products. Have you tried our Adhesive Curing Aid? It helps with the curing process by speeding it up to give you more time to work efficiently. Keep your head up, girl. Practice makes perfect! And the more you practice, the quicker you will get! You got this!