The lash Blog
Journey with us as we expand our business. We will share Tips & Tricks with Lash Extensions,plus how to run your own business. Check back every week for new info!
As I sit in my quiet house with my kids asleep in bed, I am pondering the things I am most thankful for in my lash career. I am thankful for:
When I started lashing, I was in college at Alaska Fairbanks- UAF, playing volleyball and doing lashes out of our studio apartment. I had no idea that lashes would: 1. Bring me a good income 2. Send me to beauty school 3. Bring me so many great friends and connections.
Shout out to all my clients!!! My OGs … Wow! So thankful you allowed me to practice on you for hours at a time. I wish I could do your lashes again to show you everything I’ve learned and to really treat you in return, for all your help in my lash journey.
. My current clients. My heart is full with love and friendship. I am thankful for you.
LASH ARTISTS! If I have visited you, or if you are sharing tips on social media, I’m thankful for you! You are making this industry better. You are making lash artists better just by sharing the little things you do.
For example: my friend, Sarah from @foreverlashaz. I got a big tip from her when she would do my lashes. At the end of every appointment she would have me tilt my chin to the ceiling. This head movement would allow her to check for lashes stuck on the gel pad or to bottom, sneaky, lashes. This may have been a little thing for her lash flow but this was an Awh ha moment for me!
I am thankful for the tips lash artists are sharing! We have to share in order to connect, grow and become better. Thank you for sharing.
The photo is from a mega volume training I took this past year. With Light Heart Lash. I’m grateful and thankful to my lash sisters who continue to push me forward. This industry is amazing with beautiful boss babes everywhere.
I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!
Clients typically struggle to lay on a massage table to spend hours of their time to get their lashes done. Performing a lash appointment can be a struggle especially when you are pressured for time. Let’s be honest both the client and the lash artists want amazing lashes in 1.5 hours or less, right?!
I am so grateful to my beginning clients who have started with me from the beginning. The beginning, when they would spend 4 to 5 hours for a full set on my couch. I’m grateful for those who have allowed me to experiment trying new techniques. These clients gave me their patience and time so that I can practice and develop my skill to be faster and better.
It is my hope, that my tips and experiments will help you to be faster and better from the get go. Here’s my lashing secrets for you, my lash sister!
Struggling with lashes sticking? Is your glue not drying fast enough?
Are the lashes popping off during an appointment when you brush them?
Annoyed that you are needing to change to a different bottle of glue because your lash rooms environment changed? Or the seasons changed?
I have experienced these issues too. It’s extremely frustrating. But I have found the adhesive that works for me.
"I am not a huge fan of changing to new adhesives. The Lyly adhesive works the best for me and my clients, producing great retention. So why change a good thing."
When the seasons change, your adhesive will react differently. Do you change your room humidity and temperature to match your adhesive needs?
Do you change to a different adhesive?
Do you know how to adjust your technique when using your adhesive during the season change? Throughout this blog, I will tell you what I do and why...
I’ve been keeping this little bottle a secret for far to long. This has been the secret to my faster applications, and better retention.
Check out the rest of the blog to see how I test an adhesive before I launch (if I decide it’s worthy of it), how one bottle lasted me 5 MONTHS and all the beautiful details the Lyly adhesive has in store for you.
Your Lovely Lash-Canceled. This was my first Lash business name. I literally couldn’t think of anything for a business name.
Business names are hard to figure out.
I totally get it. I've been there.
Here is the story of how I decided my business name- Ida Jane.
For YOUR success, it is important to know how you learn best. What is your learning style? and does the Ida Jane Lash Extension Training program work best for you.
Yes, It is true!
Your tweezers can expire. It depends on the type of material and how the tweezers are treated for color and durability. If your tweezers have changed color, showing wear and tare, please leave a comment below.
How do you work on your business not just in your business?
I remember many years ago, a man at church was talking about- how running your own business is hard. I ignorantly thought... It's not that hard. At the time, I was a full time lash artist, out of my college apartment in Alaska. All I did was: see clients, do their lashes(these were my beginning days, so I'm not even going to say they were done amazing. I needed more education), created relationships, and made great money. I was ignorantly bliss...
You are so busy, you forgot to eat. Client after client with no break. Did you drink any water? Go get your drink right now, to sip, while you read this post, for yummy meals to make, for the rest of the week! It is so important to take care of yourself and fuel up be the best for your clients and your family.
I wish I could bring a meal over to you and your family because I know you are jam packed with clients right now, especially after COVID19. Since we don't live close by, this is the best thing I have come up with to help you in your busy days. I have personally tried these recipes and love them!
Our lashes are effected by many variables like: hormonal, nutrition, environment, etc. As the season changes, our environment does too, unless you are inside all day lashing, but usually our clients are not. So it is our lash duty to prep the client for the change in season. We cover how to tell them, how it affects them and how to help your client through the season change without loosing them as a client.
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!