Some people become lash artists because they are tired of working a 9-5 job that doesn’t give them enough time to relax. Others want to make more money and turn their passion for lashing into an amazing career.
If this sounds like you, an incredible career in the lash industry is waiting just around the corner!
Lash extensions are a smart career choice. First, it is a recession-proof industry. You can’t stop people from wanting to pamper themselves after a long day or boost their self-confidence with a stunning glow-up. Moreover, as a lash professional with your own facilities, you gain more freedom and control over your schedule.
But as good as it seems, it can be a complex subject for newbies. There's too much information about it, so you may not know how to start. This is where our eyelash extension online course can help. Here's a detailed preview of The Classic Course, our comprehensive training for beginners in classic lash extensions!
We will be covering the following topics:
|Part 1: THE BASICS OF CLASSIC EYELASH EXTENSIONS|
What Are Classic Lash Extensions, and How Do They Work?
History of the Classic Lash Style
The Benefits of Classic Lash Treatments
Part 2: THE 3 PHASES OF A LASH APPOINTMENT
Pre-Appointment: Preparing Your Tools and Your Client
During the Appointment: Step-by-Step Application
Post-Appointment: Lash Aftercare and Fill-InsLash Health and Safety Practices
Part 3: MAKE A LIVING OUT OF YOUR PASSION FOR LASHES
A Preview of BBA's Online Lash Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
Ever looked at someone with gorgeous and long natural lashes? Look closer. They sometimes appear natural, but they're actually well-done classic extensions!
The classic lash style follows a 1:1 ratio, which means you put one synthetic lash on a single natural eyelash. Depending on the client's taste, it can be of any material, length, style, curl, or thickness.
Lash extensions have been around for a long, long time. The idea first existed in 3500 B.C. when Ancient Egyptians looked for an aging solution and eye protection. However, it didn’t feel as pleasant as it does today.
The materials and procedures used were hazardous, such as using burnt cork, coal, or needles to implant the lashes. But as time progressed, the materials and methods continued to improve and rise in popularity.
Classic lashes are a viable choice for everyone because of the following qualities:
Classic eyelash extensions are made with high-quality synthetic fibres that match the look and feel of natural lashes. They are offered in various lengths and thicknesses to meet the specific needs of the eyes.
In contrast to other lash extensions, classic extensions are also created to blend seamlessly with natural lashes. They are attached to each individual natural lash using strong glue to move naturally with the natural lashes.
Best of all, these lashes are lightweight enough that the client can barely feel them. It creates a fluttery effect, emphasizing the eyes without being excessive or unnatural.
Born with short lashes? Classic lash extensions are a convenient option for women who wish to lengthen their lashes. It spares you the hassle of voluminous fake eyelashes or harsh chemicals.
Classic lash extensions are applied to the natural lashes to emphasize the client’s natural beauty. Depending on the length and thickness of the natural lashes, classic extensions can add up to 50% more length without making the eyes feel heavy.
No need for mascara or other lash enhancers to extend your lashes; you can wake up and enjoy your lovely, long lashes with classic extensions!
Classic styles are the silver bullet for someone who wants a timeless look without going over budget. They are not as complex as hybrid and volume lash styles and are a much more affordable option.
Furthermore, classic lash extensions are also simpler to maintain than hybrid and volume lash styles. All you need is to use high-quality products and adhere to the recommended aftercare to keep them as healthy as possible.
We often find ourselves rushing a pile of work in the least amount of time. While this can be effective in some situations, it's not always the right approach. Quality should always trump quantity, especially with eyelash extension applications.
Lash technicians undergo three stages to complete a perfect set of lash extensions: client consultation, treatment, and aftercare. This guide outlines the process a lash artist must take to achieve optimal results when applying classic lash extensions.
A lash appointment always starts with a consultation. This initial stage is when you'll get to know your client, understand their unique lash preferences, and address any concerns they may have. With this information, you can ensure your client leaves their appointment happy with their new look.
Besides client preference, lash consultation also involves inspecting certain aspects to ensure their safety throughout the procedure. Here are some key areas you need to look into:
You will have clients who have never had lash extensions before, so they may find this appointment exciting yet nerve-wracking. Here are a few things you can do to help them relax and prepare for their first ever lash appointment:
Think about it—when you go to any appointment, you usually try to relax and destress from your busy life. It's the same for your lash appointments; you don't want to work in a rushed, unorganized environment.
For this reason, it's so important to take the time to set up your workplace in a way that promotes relaxation and tranquillity. Little details can be of great relevance in creating a lash experience that your clients will love.
A few preparations can go a long way and help establish the tone. Consider these pointers:
Remember, the pre-appointment stage is the front page of creating a successful experience for you and your client. By setting up your workspace carefully and thoughtfully, you can provide a high level of service that will keep your clients coming back.
You've just learned how to consult with your future clients successfully! Now, let's talk about what you should do during the exciting part of the appointment: the actual lash makeover.
First things first: let's set up your lash tool kit! There are many lash extension tools for your selection, but not all are necessary. If you're still a newbie lash stylist, don't overwhelm yourself with advanced equipment. Instead, use this guide from our classic lash course.
We're almost ready to apply the lashes! But before that, let's clean your client's natural lashes first. They shouldn't be dirty, and you must remove any oil buildup so that the adhesive can bond with the lashes better. It will also prevent the risk of eye conditions.
Here's a preview of how you do it.
Finally, we're at the heart of the Classic Course: the lash application! It's time to get a sneak peek of what it's like to perform a classic lash extension service on your client. Here's a quick guide to give you a gist of the process.Design by Regina Coeli Aquino
Once you're done with the lash treatment, your next task would be educating your clients about aftercare. They must know how to properly care for their eyes and extensions to extend their lash investment.
Here's what your clients should know about the most effective daily aftercare practices.
We’ve also included some of the most frequently asked questions about lash aftercare below:
Can you wash your face while wearing lash extensions?
Yes, absolutely! It will help remove existing oil, dirt, or makeup residue. But be sure to use the right tools and brush the lashes afterward to keep them in good shape.
Is it safe to wear mascara with eyelash extensions?
It's possible with classic extensions but requires a lot of caution. Otherwise, you'll risk damaging your lash investment due to the pressure and softened lash glue. If you really have to, use oil-free, water-based products. But mascara should never be necessary - lash extensions already enhance your lashes more than mascara!
How often do you fill classic eyelash extensions?
We suggest having lash refills every 2-3 weeks. This can help fix the gaps and replenish the lash line. However, more than three weeks of fill-in requests will need a full set application.
As a future lash artist, you must be aware of the health and safety risks involved in the lash industry. Otherwise, neglecting them will only put a damper on your career. Here are some reminders from us.
Lash artists are no strangers to pain. They constantly bend over their clients for hours to apply a good lash set. But it's not just the physical pain that they have to deal with.
The mental stress of constantly looking for potential health and safety hazards can also take its toll. Thankfully, there are some health and safety practices to fight that constant repetitive motion:
These easy steps can reduce the risks of developing minor to severe health issues and help enhance your wellness.
A lash stylist's work requires extra cleaning and maintenance time in all stages of the lash extension appointment. Bonus points if you can do a thorough health and safety check on your lash extension tools.
Here's how to prolong their lifespan:
Organizing your lash equipment shows professionalism, prevents accidents, and even boosts your mental health. Learn how to use the right storage material for each tool and make the most of it with the best lash storage practices.
Examples of lash storage organizers include:
And here's how you store your tools properly:
This lash treatment has been around for a long time, proving that people will always keep coming back for it. If you want to start officially, classic lash extensions will make a good foundation to build your expertise. It may appear daunting at first, or you could be seeking more details in some parts of this discussion. Worry not! You're one course away from mastering the art of lash extensions and becoming a certified lash boss.
Ready to take the first step to your lash career? Join the BBA community for an educational and fun-filled learning experience! Here's a preview of our courses for everyone—from lashing newbies to experienced lash techs.
Here are some frequently asked questions as a bonus to make sure all your concerns are met. Hope these help!
How long does the eyelash extension process take?
A full set application may take one to three hours of service. However, depending on the client's condition and lash tech's skills, it may extend. Meanwhile, lash refills usually take approximately 30 minutes to an hour.
Where should I take a classic lash extension course online?
A quick Google search will show you many online lash course options. But there's no need to look further than BBA, as we cater to passionate lash students worldwide!
How long is your classic lash training?
You can finish this course in as little as two days, but you can always go at your own pace. Everything is completely up to your preferred schedule! Most BBA students study for a few months before getting certified.
How long does it take for beginners to master the basics?
We can't give you a fixed answer because it depends on your learning pace. However, we can assure you that anybody, even someone without prior experience but who’s always been interested in this industry, can make it. That's what our courses aim for.
How much does an online lash course cost?
We offer our Classic Course at $197. No other lash course offers high-quality learning materials and detailed modules that cut the fluff at an affordable rate. We also teach you the latest techniques, give you access to a VIP community, and offer free educational resources on our website and social media accounts.
How do I become a certified eyelash technician?
After completing The Classic Course and passing your final exam, we will grant you a certificate that can help you establish your career. That makes you certified, but you should also check the lash regulations in your country to find out whether you still need a license to work.
Choosing a lash career will not just give you a lot of freedom, time, and money; it will also give you a newfound sense of fulfillment. Pursuing something out of passion can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. We hope we’ve convinced you to take the first steps towards your dream career through this Classic Course preview!