7 Ways to Level Up Your Career in 2022 ✨

7 Ways to Level Up Your Career in 2022 ✨


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

Attend Events 

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

Wholesale Products

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 hr@lashbomb.com.


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!





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Creating A Cancellation Policy

Ugh! The dreaded cancellation policy! It's something you have to do. As long as you make sure clients know your policies by clearly stating them - you'll be good to go!

It's important to have your cancellation policy listed on your website, Facebook page, instruction cards, and consent forms.

This is not being "mean" it's just asking for respect of your time. Which we all deserve!

Here are a few examples of cancellation policies:
- "Please give 24 hour notice when cancelling or rescheduling to avoid a $25 fee."
- "Appointments must be canceled or rescheduled 48 hours in advance or 50% of the service will be charged to the credit card on file."
- "If a client is more than 15 minutes late, the appointment will be cancelled and the client will be charged a no-show fee."

Policies do not have to be limited to cancellations; they can include any other instructions to respect your business. Here are some more examples:
- "No unattended children in studio."
- "Please arrive 10 minutes early to appointment"
- "Please arrive with clean lashes to your appointment or you will be charged a $10 cleaning fee."
- "Please refrain from drinking caffeine right before your appointment."

Again, these are just basic examples. Find what works best for your business and clientele. 

Here are a few helpful tips for setting up your own policies:
- Allow a little room for error. It's okay to allow one "get out of jail free" card when the situation calls for it.
- Stand your ground and don't let anyone take advantage of you, while remaining professional of course! Remain firm on policies that you set.
- If you're going to keep a credit card on file make sure your client knows this and agrees to it in writing (you can add this to your consent form)
- If you're uncomfortable with keeping a credit card on file, you can charge a booking fee.

Do you have any other tips that have helped you maintained a balanced cancellation policy? We want to hear em!

Happy Tuesday, & LASH ON!


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Six Tips For Creating A Price List

It can be difficult at first to know how to price your lash services. Fear not! It doesn't have to be! Research the market in your area. Find 3-10 other reputable lash professionals and calculate the average price being charged.

1. Start in the medium/high range - it is easier to lower prices than to raise them.

2. Be competitive! Never undersell yourself.

3. You deserve to make a profit for your skill. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. Remember all the investments you have made to be in this industry.

4. It's okay to offer discounts on full sets when you are first starting out and practicing.

5. Do not give discounts on fills, unless you plan to keep the discounted rate. Clients have a harder time with a large price jump for fills.

6. Stand your ground with doubtful clients! For every client that won't pay your prices, there are three more that will!

Do you have any other pricing tips? We love collaborating with other artists and learning what has worked for them!


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TIP TUESDAY: Six Questions to Ask Your Client When Troubleshooting

There will come a time when a client is unhappy with their lash extensions. More than likely it’s due to their retention rate being low. Here are six helpful questions to ask them when troubleshooting why their lashes aren’t lasting as long as they should be.


What are your sleeping habits?

  • Sleeping face down can cause natural lash damage.
  • It’s obviously ideal for them to sleep on their back or side.
  • Even side sleepers will have a dominate side and you will notice less retention.
  • If a client can’t shake the habit of sleeping on their tummy suggest a silk pillowcase.

Are you cleaning your lashes regularly?
  • Lashes need baths too!
  • Not cleansing your lashes will create a buildup of makeup in between lashes. This will break down the bond in the adhesive.
  • LASHBOMB offers a Lash Splash Cleanser which is perfect for lash baths. It keeps lashes clean, clients happy & your job easier. Plus it adds more to your bottom line as you can carry it as a retail item in your studio.

How are you taking off your makeup?
  • Make sure any makeup remover they’re using is oil free.
  • Oil will break down the bond and cause retention issues.

How hot are your showers?
  • Wear and tear is a major contributor to lash loss.
  • Remind your client to avoid direct steam from showers, steam rooms, saunas...etc.

What type of makeup products are you using?
  • Make sure any makeup products they’re using near their eyes are oil free.
  • Eyeliner, mascara for bottom lashes, eyeshadow, and even foundation can migrate to the lash line and create retention issues.
  • It’s vital that your client knows not to use mascara on their lash extensions at any cost.
  • Clients love our Crystal & Black Crystal Sealer to coat on their lashes daily. It keeps the bond strong and helps retention rate. You can also sell this at retail.

Are you touching or picking your lashes?
  • We have oils and dirt on our hands that will transfer to our lashes.
  • Teach them to use the mascara wand as much as possible to fix any issues
  • Remind your client to not over brush their lashes.

These are just a few examples of what you can ask. Always feel free to ask any other questions that might help you solve the problem to keep your client satisfied with your work!

Yours Always, LASHBOMB

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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.

woman getting eyelash extensions

'Tip Tuesday: Five Helpful Consultation Questions'

Let’s talk consultation! This little chat with a new client is an important part of their experience. Today for ’Tip Tuesday’ LASHBOMB will be sharing five helpful questions ask! This not only will give your client exactly what they were looking for but keep them coming back for more!

  1. Have you ever had eyelash extensions before?
    - If they have, why did they have them removed?
  2. Do you have any allergies?
    - This question is the most important! Making sure they aren't allergic to anything you will be using near their eyes seems obvious. They'll be happy you asked!
  3. Are you looking for more volume, length or both?
    - An easy way to get an idea for this if they aren't sure is by asking, "Do you wear mascara for length or volume?"
  4. Do you use an eyelash curler?
    - This will help you understand how much curl they like.
  5. Would you rather your results be more cautious or dramatic?
    - This is the defining question to make sure you don't go too bold. Always remember it's better to start on the less dramatic side of things. You can work your way towards more drama at each fill.

Keep in mind the size of their eyes, how they wear their makeup (is it more natural or dramatic?), and how healthy their natural lash is. 

Always be open and honest with your clients! If they have brittle and sparse natural lashes but want a long, mega volume set - you’ll have to explain to them what is best for their lashes. This is a great time to recommend LASHBOMB Explosive Growth Serum.
Extra Tip: It’s a good idea to ask them these questions again at the beginning of their next appointment. They will always have a stronger opinion of what they want the second time around! 

Happy Lashing,