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The popularity of lash extensions has seen demand for training increase, and it is now considered one of the most popular beauty treatments available. Existing beauty technicians are adding to their skill set by training in lash extensions, and students who are looking to train as beauty technicians are seeking courses that include lash extensions as part of the syllabus.
Before enrolling in a course, students and beauticians should check the course provider's credentials. Even if their website looks professional, research the background of the provider as a good website doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best teachers.
First, check what qualifications the trainers possess and their work background, along with where they trained. You should also ensure that they have experience carrying out the procedure for which they are training you. Research how long they have been operating, and perform an internet search for any reviews and see if they offer anything that other providers don’t, or vice versa.
Don’t be fooled into signing up for a course that lasts a couple of hours; this is not enough time to practice your new skills. Make sure any course you do take gives you enough time to get practical experience.
If you are attending an in-person course, check the number of participants in the course as it is far better to be part of a small group that allows you to have personal guidance from the trainer than it is to learn in a large class, where you may not be given the individual time you need.
Don’t just go for the cheapest course you come across. Even though you may be promised certification, you may miss out on quality training and experience. Moreover, if you don’t feel confident in your skills, your clients will pick up on this and won’t want to return.
Any course you sign up for, whether it is online or in person, should include some basic essentials, such as cleansing the lashes, preparing the lashes and essential hygiene practices, along with how to set up your work station.
They should also cover what to look for regarding allergies and irritations and the correct guidance for this. Our Classic + Volume Combo Course is a four-day intensive course that is available online or in person and is led by multiple educators with lots of experience and covers everything you need to know.
There are some additional skills that may or may not be included in the training course you select, but other things to look out for include learning about the different types of lashes and how to manage them, as well as how to correctly use tweezers and which tweezers to use. Look for a course that teaches you about lash aftercare so this can be passed on to your clients, plus demonstrations on how to safely remove lash extensions.
Investing in high-quality equipment will stand you in good stead, and using professional tweezers such as the Solo Straight Isolating Tweezer will help you perfect your technique. With only the slightest tension and the sharp tip, you will be able to carry out precision-tight treatment, giving your clients a perfect finish.
There are also a range of advanced courses for anyone looking to specialize in lashes and lash extension treatment. Our Mega Volume Course teaches a range of fanning methods using different sized lashes and focuses on five different ways you can define, style and shape the lashes, including layering, patterns and how to use your creativity. The training takes place in a classroom setting and can be completed online or in person. The kit is also included in the price, and once completed, students will feel confident in their ability and the technique needed for producing mega volume lashes.
Finally, make sure the certification you will achieve is recognized by a professional body and check if the kit and equipment you need is provided by the course of your choice or if you need to purchase anything in advance.
For a look at all of our upcoming courses in a city near you click here.
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