When it comes to finding a lash artist, cleanliness and education are two of the most important factors to consider. A clean lash studio will help to ensure that your lashes are healthy and free of infection. An educated lash technician will be able to provide you with the best possible service. They will be up-to-date on the latest techniques and products, and they will be able to customize your lash look to suit your unique preferences and eye shape. To find a clean and educated lash artist, ask for recommendations from friends or search for local studios online and their reviews. Once you’ve found a few potential options, schedule a consultation so that you can meet the artist in person and ask questions about their experience and qualifications. With a little time and effort, you’ll be able to find the perfect lash artist for you.
Here are details about what to consider when looking for a lash artist:
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a lash artist is their cleaning and sanitation rituals. We call this a ritual because of the heavy importance on sanitation.This is because improper cleaning can lead to eye infections and irritations.
A good lash artist will:
- Always clean their hands and any tools that will be used during the procedure.
- They will also sterilize their workspace before starting.
- How the lash artist disposes of used products. They should be using single-use, disposable products whenever possible to minimize the risk of contamination.
- Make sure that the space is clean and organized and feels calming and professional.
By taking these precautions, you can be sure that you are getting a safe and clean lash experience. If you really want to make sure they are following proper sanitation procedures, you can ask to see how and where they clean their space, tools and equipment.
Lash artists in Ontario don’t require both education and certification in order to perform their duties. Only some parts of Canada require an actual certification either by a lash school or by an accredited lash trainer. Even though they don’t “need” to be certified, we always recommend avoiding self taught lash artists. The risk of something bad happening to your eyes is not worth it!
The education process typically includes both classroom instruction and hands-on training. During the classroom portion, lash artists learn about:
- The anatomy of the eye and the different types of lashes available.
- Instruction on how to properly apply lashes and remove them.
- Identify different skin conditions that could impact the lash application process.
- Properly clean their tools and equipment.
The hands-on portion of education allows Lash artists to practice their craft under the supervision of a licensed professional trainer. This helps them to gain experience and build confidence in their ability to provide safe and effective lash services. Once Lash artists have completed their education and training, they must obtain certification from a reputable authority in order to practice professionally. This helps to ensure that Lash artists are held to a high standard of quality and safety.
Don’t be afraid to ask to see their certificates, and how long they have been providing lash services. They should answer you no problem! If they hesitate, we would recommend thinking twice about booking.
Product quality is important for any lash artist. The product that is used will determine the retention of the lashes, how natural they look, and how comfortable they feel for the client. Lash artists need to be able to find products that check all of those boxes while also being affordable. Product quality is something that should never be compromised because it is a reflection of the Lash artist’s skill. Cheap products will only result in bad reviews and could potentially damage someone’s natural lashes. It is important to do research on different products before settling on just one because it makes all the difference in the world. product quality is everything when it comes to being a lash artist. Products with better quality mean better retention, better looking lashes, and happier clients.
If you are sensitive to any lash products, or specific ingredients, ask the lash artist if any of their products contain those specific ingredients.
You can ask any lash artist what adhesive, and lash brand they use to ensure that they are all coming from a reputable website and supplier. The cost of damaging your eyes because of sketchy product use is NOT WORTH IT.
Reviews are one of the most important things to consider when choosing a lash artist. If they have the majority of good reviews, it will give you an idea of what to expect from the artist, and bad reviews will warn you against them. However, it’s important to remember that everyone’s opinion is different, and that you should take reviews with a grain of salt. In addition to reviews, it’s also important to consider the lash artist’s reputation. A good reputation means that they’re experienced and skilled at their craft, and that they’re known for providing high-quality service. When choosing a lash artist, be sure to consider both reviews and reputation in order to make the best decision for your needs.
Even better, if one of your colleagues or friends have a good word to say about their lash artists. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to trust a new beauty artist.
Along with reputation, we want anyone to consider looking at pictures of the artist’s. You’ll want to see if they provide the style of lashes that you would possibly want to have and if their work looks clean, isolated and flattering. If they only post mega volume crazy lashes and you’re a natural no makeup person…maybe book with someone who has more pictures of classic lash sets and vice versa. What lash artists post on their instagram feed is the work they are most proud of and do the most. Just because they have a service in their service menu, doesn’t mean they are skilled at that service.
We also urge you to consider the price you are willing to pay for eyelash extensions. Generally lash extensions take 1-4 hours to apply depending on:
- The skill level of the lash artist.
- How many years they have been providing lash extensions.
- The type of lash set you would like (Classic, volume, hybrid, russian or mega volume).
- The quality of lashes the artist uses at their studio.
Keep in mind that services provided at Beauty Salons generally cost more since they have more overhead cost. In-Home lash artists can charge less because they are getting 100% of the profits.
So, how do you go about finding the best lash artist for you?
In a nutshell, by doing your research. Ask around for recommendations and look up reviews online. Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential artists, take the time to meet with them in person. During your consultation, be sure to ask questions about their experience and training, as well as what type of lashes they use. And most importantly, trust your gut – if an artist makes you feel uncomfortable or doesn’t seem like they know what they’re doing, it might be best to move on to the next candidate.
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