Wedding Lashes - Why You Should ALWAYS Have A Trial!
We know, we know! You have to have trials for EVERYTHING before your wedding - surely your lash extensions are overkill? Well, maybe, but consider this - your wedding day is just one day that you’re likely to be looking at photos of for the rest of your life so doesn't it make sense to be absolutely sure that the lashes you have on your wedding day are thebest lashes you’ve ever had?
Here’s why you should always push your clients to have a lash trial, just like they would a hair and makeup trial, and just like they’d have multiple dress and/or suit fittings.
If someone comes to you asking to do their wedding lashes, it’s so important that you get it right, and that might mean doing the lashes a couple of times to really be sure that they’re the right length, they’re full enough, they have the right top line - anything and everything you would normally consider about a lash set should be considered even more thoroughly than before!
Make sure you have the trial at least two weeks if not a month before the wedding. Why? In case of an allergic reaction! ‘But my client’s been having lashes for years! They won’t react!’ Right, sure, they’ve never had a reaction before so what better time to have puffy painful eyes than the morning of their wedding? Don’t risk it! Allergic reactions are more likely to happen to clients who’ve been having lash extensions for a long time, as an allergy to lash adhesive is an accumulative one, meaning it builds up over time!
Get them in two weeks before the wedding and book them an infill 4 days before - this way you can ensure the set is exactly what they want, and you can ensure a full look with everything being well, and you have time for a removal if an allergic reaction should strike.
Make sure they look exactly how they want them to - will they be wearing lots of makeup? Will their makeup be very simple and natural? It’s really important that you really get this right for them, hence a trial - if you get to the end of a trial set and they don’t adore them, you can take their feedback on board and make the changes they’d like at their infill appointment to ensure that they feel flawless on the day!
It helps to manage their expectations - who hasn’t, at some point or another, said ‘I want super thick, dark dense lashes!’? I know I have! But then what if their lashes are very fine and can’t support big fans? What if they don’t have many lashes at all? A trial just means that you can see exactly what you’re up against and show them ahead of time that exactly what they envision isn’t exactly possible, but here’s what you can do!
All in all, when it comes down to it a wedding lash set should feel super special - by going the extra mile and showing your client that you truly care about the way they feel can only be a positive!