A beginners guide to becoming a lash artist and the training required
Becoming a lash artist isn’t as simple as it looks. It takes months of practice before being ready to take your first paying client and years of experience before it becomes second nature.
At Novalash, we often hear from students that they feel frustrated with the slow progress and technical challenges. It’s important for beginners to understand that it takes time to learn a completely new skill, especially when working in such a detailed environment as the lash line.
There’s a perception that lashing is easy, especially with the rise of images and exposure on social media. Being skilled in doing lash services is not easy, but it is achievable thorough education, quality products and a good support system.
To support our lash artists, Novalash has created a coaching and mentoring programme that includes ongoing technical support after the training day to keep students motivated and encouraged.
As a trainer, I believe it’s incredibly important for beginner lash artists because it sets the stage for success. In class, we also provide expectations for students so they can feel confident in their practice, which includes expected results on day one through to day 90.
This lets students know they’re on the right track, giving them self-assurance.
5 top tips for beginner lash artists:
- Find a company, like NovaLash, that offers direct contact with your trainer, along with a coaching and mentoring programme
- Remember that you get out what you put in. Always ask questions and make the effort
- Be resilient. Don’t give up as you can only get better with time
- Take photos so you can see your progress and stay motivated
- Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone’s journey is different.
Knowing you’re supported by a company who cares and encourages you throughout your lash journey is the first step, then it’s up to you to stay positive, keep practicing and achieve your goals.
To become a certified Novalash artist, contact Novalash on 01237 041 966 or email email@example.com
Image: ©Nicole Pearson
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