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How to Become a Certified Lash Tech: 5 Steps to Success

You're frustrated. You've wanted to become a lash artist for months, maybe even years, but you just can't seem to get your foot in the door. You've done your research, know the ins and outs of lash extensions, and are confident that you have the skill set to be a great lash artist. So, what's preventing you from making progress? The solution is obvious: you need to get certified.

In this blog post, we will give you five steps on how to become a successful certified lash tech. So whether you're an aspiring lash technician, cosmetologist, or esthetician, read on to start your journey to becoming a professional eyelash artist.

What are the roles of a lash technician?

As a lash technician, you will be responsible for providing your clients with the best possible experience in getting their lashes done. It means that you will need to be knowledgeable about the different types of lashes available and how to apply them correctly. You will also need to be able to keep your clients' natural lashes healthy and free from damage during and after the procedure. Here's a quick overview of your responsibilities as a lash technician:

  • Client consultations
  • Tools and equipment sterilization 
  • Practice health SOPs
  • Apply for eyelash extensions
  • Style eyelash extensions
  • Provide aftercare maintenance advice
  • Remove eyelash extensions
  • Deliver excellent customer service.
how to become a certified lash tech - a woman with eyelash extensions

5 Steps to Becoming a Certified Lash Technician

As a lash tech, you will have the opportunity to work with clients and help them achieve beautiful, fluttery eyelashes using professional-grade products and techniques. However, being a lash technician is no simple feat. You have to be able to apply false lashes flawlessly, and you also need to have the people skills to make your client feel comfortable and confident. Follow these five steps if you think you've got what it takes to become a lash tech.

  1.  Enroll in a training program.

There are several various training courses and programs accessible both online and offline, so it's critical to discover one suitable for you and offers the training you require. Some popular options include online courses, in-person seminars, and certifications offered through professional associations or schools.

Things you'll learn in lash tech courses:

  • Basics of lash extensions
  • Sanitation and health regulations
  • Adhesive application
  • Eyelash extensions techniques

Should You Take Classic Or Volume Courses?

If you want to go into the beauty business, we highly advise taking classic and volume eyelash extensions training. It will allow you to provide your clients with a wider range of services and quickly expand your client base.

  1.  Pass the certification exam.

Certifications will vary depending on your chosen program, but most exams will test your knowledge of lash application techniques and safety procedures. Therefore, you will need a good grasp of your chosen training program and proper techniques.

Having a certificate shows potential clients that you're knowledgeable and qualified to provide professional lash services. It helps them feel at ease and confident during procedures. Your certification is as important as your practical know-how. So allow yourself enough time to prepare and pass the exam.

  1.  Do your research and get the proper license.

Regulations in different countries differ, so you need to do your research to determine if you need a license in the area where you plan to practice. For example, some regions require you to at least be enrolled in a cosmetology school or have a license for cosmetology before working on clients and becoming a certified lash technician. Others allow you to become certified as a lash tech without this license.

Here's a list of US states and Canadian provinces that DON’T require prior licensing to practice lashing.

CanadaUnited States of America
British ColumbiaIndiana
YukonSouth Dakota
Nova ScotiaWisconsin
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories

From a legal standpoint, however, licensing is essential. If you're operating without a license, you're putting yourself at risk of possible lawsuits. You don't want to get sued by a disappointed customer with scorched eyelashes or superglue in their eyes.

  1.  Market yourself online and offline.

Social media tools like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc., have never been easier for lash technicians to reach out to new customers. Even if you don't have a website or salon, there are still many ways to build up a following of loyal fans who see you as an authority in the beauty industry. Log in on social media sites regularly and promote your business by posting photos of your work, responding to messages, and offering special deals.

In addition to social media, there are many offline marketing strategies that you can use to spread the word about your lash business

Attend local events, distribute business cards, and provide free consultations to possible clients. The more people you can reach, the better your chances of establishing a successful company.

  1.  Be passionate and dedicated to your work.

Although this is simple to understand, it's worth repeating—if you're not passionate about your craft, it will show in your lash application and customer service. Your clients can tell when you're not invested in what you're doing, and they'll be less likely to come back for repeat business.

Plus, being passionate about what you do will make the long hours and early mornings worth it. It's about doing something you love and making a difference to others. When you find your passion, nothing will stop you from pursuing it.

Overall, becoming a certified lash tech is a challenging but rewarding process. If you are passionate about beauty and have strong attention to detail, you'll be well on your way to success as a new lash technician. With the right training and marketing skills, you can build up a loyal customer base in no time! 

Start your journey with Beauty Boss Academy.

So there you have it! That's how to become a certified lash tech. We hope this article has inspired you and given you the push you need to get started on your journey. 

If you're looking for the latest lash training program, look no further than Beauty Boss Academy. Our online course offers everything you need to get started in the lash industry, from Lash Theory 101 to advanced lash extension techniques. 

Plus, we offer lifetime access to our course materials so you can continue learning and perfecting your craft long after you've completed the program. 
You can also expect to receive support from our highly experienced community of lash artists. Take the first step toward becoming a certified lash technician by signing up for a program today!

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