There's something magical about a New Year. It's the perfect time to set new goals and get clear on what you want to see happen in the upcoming months. We have compiled a list of a few things that will help you reach your #CAREERGOALS in 2022.
1. Get Refined
Take New Courses
Whether you have a specific skill that you'd love to improve on, or you're just curious about other methods and learning new things, taking a course is a surefire way to add value to your work. Investing in your education is always worth it!
Find a course (or two or three!) that you'd love to take this year - and then make a plan for how and when you're going to make it happen.
To check out our Online Courses/Free Education Resources, click here.
2. Get Inspired
Attending in person events like the LashConference is one of the most powerful ways to draw inspiration for your career. Not only can you make new friends, have fun, and travel - but you also get to hear Top Leaders in the Industry share the things they did to find success.
Make it a point to attend at least one in-person event this year, even if it's only virtually. We guarantee it will inspire you on next steps you can take to increase your business' bottom line, and reach all of your goals.
For information on The LashConference 2022, click here.
3. Get Renowned
Starting your own product line can be expensive, tedious, and often soak up a lot of precious time. Some companies will allow you to purchase their product at wholesale pricing and retail it to other lash artists in your area. We have several people who have started doing this with our product line, and they love it! All the local lash artists in their area can come shop in person, and they get to earn money simply by supplying.
Look into this option for your business, and see if it makes sense for you!
For more information on our Wholesale Program, click here.
4. Get Involved
Become an Affiliate
If you're wanting to get involved with some of your favorite lash brands, see if they are accepting applications for new Affiliates/Influencers! You can often make a commission off of sharing your favorite products or creating content for the brand. This is another way you can add some extra change in your pocket without any overhead.
We are currently accepting new Affiliates, so if you'd like to apply, click here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Get Creative
Try Something New
Are you sick of feeling like you do the same things all day, every day? Try a new set completely out of your comfort zone. Ask for a model who's willing to let you experiment so you can challenge yourself with something completely new and different - like L Curls, Colored Lashes, or a Strip Lash look!
You can also shake it up on the business end - offer a new incentive for Referrals, make a New Client Welcome Goodie Bag, change the way your room is set up! Only you know what will be the right thing for your business.
Write down three things you want to try this year that are completely new to you!
6. Get Focused
Use Magnifying Glasses
If there's one thing that can really improve your accuracy and speed, its Magnifying Glasses. These things are a GAME CHANGER. They really do help you do your best work. Plus, when you have the right magnification, they can alleviate a lot of strain on your neck, shoulders, back, and eyes. They do take a minute to adjust to, but once you are used to wearing them, you'll never go back!
To shop our Magnifying Glasses, click here.
7. Get Skilled
Practice makes Progress
The truth is, perfecting any craft or skill takes time and dedication. The more you lash, the better you'll get! Take every chance you can get to practice, ask for feedback, and learn new things.
At the end of the day, there's two things that will keep a client coming back to you. Your passion - and your skill. If you can give them their favorite set they have ever had, they will continue to come back to you time and time again. The better your skills are, the more prepared you are to give them the lashes they've always wanted. So practice, practice, practice every chance that you get!
To shop our $10 Practice Lash Trays, click here.
Here's to a phenomenal 2022 full of success, happiness, and connection.
Stay Fabulous, and Lash On!
TIP TUESDAY: Understanding Artificial Lashes and FIVE TIPS For Choosing The Best Lashes For Your Client:
Artificial Lashes come in many different types of materials. There are; mink, silk, human hair, synthetic mink and other options. LASHBOMB uses synthetic mink made from a material called PBT. Not only do synthetic lashes keep our product cruelty free it also gives you a longer lasting, stronger curl.
Lashes come in a variety of curl, length and diameter.
So what are the differences? We are happy you asked!
Curl comes in six different varieties: J, B, C, CC, D and DD.
J: most relaxed curl
B: understated curve - perfect for a “natural” look
C: these mimic what your natural lashes would look like with an eyelash curler. C curl lashes are great for a “winged eye” look.
D: wow factor lashes are created with D lashes they have an even more noticeable curl.
CC: this option helps give dimension to your C or D sets - it also is helpful when transitioning from C to D.
DD: your most dramatic option and a LASHBOMB favorite.
Length gives you even more option to work with! LASHBOMB carries 12 different sizes in length; 7mm- 18mm. The larger the number, the longer the lash. Clients must always be evaluated to determine which length their natural lash can hold.
Length is how you style each eye shape. For example…
Cat Eye: Smaller lengths in the inner eye graduating to the longest lash on the outer edge.
Open Eye: Use the longest length in the middle of the eye.
Gauge is the diameter of the extension. LASHBOMB carries 8 different gauge sizes to make certain you have options when choosing the right lash for your client. We carry; 0.03, 0.05, 0.07, 0.10, 0.12, 0.15, 0.18 and 0.20.
The higher the gauge the heavier the lash. Here is an example of C curl 12mm lashes and their weight.
0.20 diameter lash = 0.00030 gr.
0.18 diameter lash = 0.00025 gr.
0.15 diameter lash = 0.00015 gr.
0.12 diameter lash = 0.00013 gr.
0.10 diameter lash = 0.00010 gr.
0.07 diameter lash = 0.00006 gr.
0.05 diameter lash = 0.00004 gr.
Lowering the gauge per lash is perfect for Volume lashes! Five 0.07 lashes weigh the same as one 0.20 lash!
FIVE Tips for choosing the right lash for your client:
1. When clients have smaller eyes try using a bigger curl instead of longer lashes
2. The deeper the curl the more likely it is to touch the client’s eyelid (for this reason LASHBOMB does not offer DD Curl in 12mm or lower.
3. J curl is never ideal for clients with naturally curly lashes - they will not sit right.
4. 0.15, 0.18 or 0.20 gauge is perfect for healthy natural lashes that want standard lash extensions .
5. For deep set eyes (significant protruding brow bone) use longer lashes to make up the distance.