The lash Blog
Journey with us as we expand our business. We will share Tips & Tricks with not just Lash, Brow & Hair Extensions but also how to run your own business. Check back every week for new info!
Doing other lash artist's work....Do you do it? Or not?
When a new client books for a fill I instantly think, "Do they know what they are booking for? Or are they coming from another lash artist and need a fill? Oh great... what was their other lash artist like?"
A few months ago, I would have said "Yes, I will take on other lash artist's work." I was excited to educate the client and help them on their lash journey. Extensions can be amazing. Everyone should get to experience a life of having great lashes. That experience of education, understanding how lashes work, and having great lashes, is what I pride myself on providing for my lash clients. Until....
Image by Jessica Bowers-Kezler, @lashedbyjessbk
#lashrehab Let's Talk about it. The top picture IS NOT my work, that's how my client came to me. See how short her lashes are? That's from cluster lashes, they were way too heavy and definitely not isolated. Fast forward to the bottom picture. MY WORK (pre-fill)... She's been rocking a light set and came in for a fill after religiously using a lash serum. It takes time but she's bounced back and working towards her desired look! Make sure your lashes artist is properly trained in adjusting the weight of the lashes and can perfectly isolate for optimum lash extension results.
If you have damaged lashes, sometimes, the natural lashes can recover with lash extensions and other times they are beyond lash-able. Is that a word? Lash-able... it should be, because when natural lashes have had so much damage from too much weight, too much glue, lashes glued together, from improper application, you can't lash the natural lash any more, or at least you shouldn't! In order to have a fighting chance, at saving the natural lashes, you must go through lash rehab. By save, I mean, make the natural lashes' health better. Natural lashes are not guaranteed. When natural lashes are in danger, they will not continue to grow. Natural lashes will stop growing in, all together. It is like evolution. You are telling your body you do not need lashes when they keep getting plucked out (I wish other body hair was like this). This plucking can happen with a bad lash job, and after appointment and appointments for damage.
Morgan McGrath, Owner and Founder of Ida Jane. Ida Jane’s goal is to inspire eyelash artists and make lash life fun! We are lash ARTISTS who educate and make the lash world a better place!