Everyone has made a decision they regretted later once in their life. It might have been a bad shopping experience, booking a falsely advertised holiday apartment, or maybe you've chosen an eyelash extension course, that didn’t deliver the expected results and instead, you felt helpless and frustrated when your independent lashing career was just starting.
I know how it feels, as it happened to me as well. I was left alone with a serious lack of knowledge. When reading professional posts, I saw how much I needed to learn by myself. As a trainer, I get a lot of messages from lash stylists, and I can see that many of you went down the same road as me. I hear you, and I totally agree with you – it’s not easy to choose the right course. Seriously! There are so many! But let me cheer you up – nothing is lost.
If your job as a lash stylist makes you happy, you will reach your destination, it will just take a little longer. What I can suggest, is that you try to find as much information yourself as possible, and learn from professional posts on social media, and blogs. Don’t be mad at yourself, use your experience to make smarter decisions further into your career.
So how to choose your next course? What should you look for?
Explore the market, take your time, itwillpay off. Good course content, and a knowledgeable trainer, are essential to make your job easier and can speed up your progress enormously. The supply of courses on the market is high, and everyone is promising the same. I advise you to check the content of the course – don’t be just interested in the price and location! Check what is included in the course price. Do you get a starter kit? Size of the group? What is the price of the material you are going to use? Can you expect further support from your mentor? How experienced is the trainer? Check the work from the trainer's students. Do you like what you see? Remember to check where the lash stylists whose work you like have been trained!
Don’t get fooled by overpromising words
Lashing skills take time. You can’t expect to do a perfect 6D set without mastering a 3D first. Just like in construction, the foundation is important. This goes for both techniques - single and volume. Because just like with a building, the foundation determines the quality of the structure above it. If the foundation is imbalanced or weak, the building itself is unsteady. Lashing becomes a problem - unhealthy and unprofessional. Remember, many things are important, not just the price of the course. Choose one that will help further your career. A good course gives you additional work motivation which also shows in the attitude towards clients, the earnings, and the overall development of your business. Honestly, there are no shortcuts to success in this profession. You could be a sought-after professional or you may stay at a lower level of knowledge, service quality and consequently, your earnings, just make sure to make the right investment for you.