Important ConsiderationsLavish Lashes
At Lavish Lashes®, we take your success very seriously, and we want you to make an informed decision before you invest in our training. We don’t want you to pursue a career for which you do not meet the requirements or a career that you may not be well suited for – no one has time and money to waste! Our mission is for you to be highly successful with our products so that your clients fall in love with the Lavish Lashes® you apply and that you become a Lavish Loyal customer. Although there are multiple companies where you can acquire eyelash extension products, your choices are much more limited when it comes to purchasing the right training. The formula to be successful with eyelash extensions is easy:
THE BEST TRAINING + THE BEST PRODUCTS = THE BEST RESULTS
And that is what you will get as a Certified Lavish Lashes® Eyelash Extension Professional!
Before you take the plunge and sign-up, there are 5 important considerations to take into account.
KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING INTO ─ WHAT EXACTLY ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
The term “eyelash extension” refers to both a product and the procedure of applying eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions are individual synthetic or natural fibers that are fabricated to look like a natural single eyelash. They are made for professional use only, come in various colors, lengths, curls and thicknesses and are packaged as loose lashes or fixed upright on a lash card.
Eyelash extensions should not be confused with strip lashes, knotted or flair lashes, including volume lashes.
Eyelash extensions refer to the procedure where a trained professional applies a single eyelash extension to a person’s natural eyelash. With the use of a cyanoacrylate-based adhesive, the extensions are applied one at a time, without touching the skin or sticking to other eyelashes.
A cyanoacrylate-based adhesive (a form of instant bonding cosmetic super glue) is used so that the eyelash extension adheres for the duration of the natural lash’s life cycle. Properly applied, eyelash extensions can remain attached until the natural eyelash sheds. They can transform the shape of a client’s lash line and add more thickness, curl, length and/or color, while feeling virtually weightless.
Lavish Lashes® is dedicated to safety and professionalism with our eyelash extension products and training, therefore, we do not engage in pursuing every eyelash fad, novelty product or technique that surfaces in the beauty field. Eyelash extensions are our passion and our business and what we do best!
ASSESS YOUR PHYSICAL ABILITIES ─ DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Due to the inherent risks associated when working around the eyes, safely applying eyelash extensions requires you to meet the following physical requirements:
KEEN EYESIGHT (BOTH ACUITY AND DEPTH PERCEPTION)
Please keep in mind magnification can distort your depth perception and it is possible that it may not compensate for a lack of keen vision. We highly recommend you have your vision checked for acuity and depth perception prior to taking a class and applying eyelash extensions.
GOOD DEXTERITY AND STEADY HANDS
Most people are not accustomed to manipulating sharp objects (like the tweezers used in apply eyelash extensions) with both hands at the same time, so you will need to train your hands to maintain good control at all times in order to apply eyelash extensions safely.
GOOD VISUAL SPATIAL ABILITY
Spatial ability is a cognitive skill and is an innate ability to interpret and visualize the spatial relationship of one object to another. With eyelash extensions, you need to be able to perceive and visualize the various angles that you can pick up and attach the eyelash extensions at in order to achieve precise attachments that are flattering and appropriate.
Lavish Lashes exemplary training will provide you with the theory and technical training needed to perform the intricate eyelash extensions application process, but you also have to have the spatial ability.
Good Candidates for learning the lash extensions procedure should possess the physical requirements above, as well as patience, great attention to detail and a commitment to practicing.
YOUR CERTIFICATION IS NOT GUARANTEED, YOU MUST EARN IT – WILL YOU MAKE THE CUT?
But you shouldn’t let that worry you. It would be of little value to provide everyone a certificate based on “showing up” or successful completion of an on-line course!
To successfully complete the course requires that you demonstrate comprehension of the key concepts and theory of lash extensions and that you can consistently perform the application technique safely and within the given time frame. Our paramount objective is consumer safety. That is why we offer students who take our One Day Basic Certification Course: Lash Extension Basic Technique and Safety a free review/retest training* to fine-tune their skills once they are certified, or to provide a second chance to pass the course and become certified, without an additional training fee.
We offer this additional free training because we are committed to your success in providing consumers with a quality, safe procedure. As far as we are aware, there isn’t another eyelash extension company that offers this kind of experience and dedication to their students!
However, you must do your part too ─ and that means practice, practice, practice!
* $50.00 administrative fee and kit purchase applies. Offer good for six months following your initial training.
PASSING THE CLASS ISN’T ALL THAT IS REQUIRED TO BECOME A CERTIFIED LAVISH LASHES PROFESSIONAL
Provide Proof of a Professional License, Formal Training, or Credentials in the Beauty, Medical, or Dental Field. (If applicable in your State)
It is the policy of Lavish Lashes® to sell its products only to licensed and/or certified professionals in the beauty, medical, or dental industry. State licensing requirements for the application of lash extensions vary from state to state and are subject to change without notice. We stress that it is incumbent upon you to confirm whether or not you are allowed to perform lash extensions in your state.
Whereas some states do not require a license to practice certain beauty or body treatment disciplines, such as permanent make-up artistry, Lavish Lashes® may require that such individuals provide proof of formal certificate training or acceptable credentials within the beauty, medical, or dental fields as a pre-requisite to any Lavish Lashes® training and certification.
This being said, we understand that you may be an emerging entrepreneur who will make an excellent lash extension candidate and we do not want to discourage you from becoming trained and certified by Lavish Lashes®. However, this does not preclude the need to make a fully informed decision on your options and check your state’s requirements concerning applying lash extensions for a fee. You may choose to pursue training and certification prior to obtaining a cosmetology or esthetician’s license or vice versa.
For further information on this requirement, please direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase a Lavish Lashes® Product Kit
Unlike most of our competitors, we do not require that you purchase a kit prior to attending our certification workshop. Lavish Lashes® provides everything you need for your training class. This option minimizes your initial investment that cannot be recovered in the unlikely event that, after taking the class, you decide that performing this service isn’t for you. However, since we are certifying you on our products, a kit purchase, or the minimum equivalent in core supplies for a Starter Kit, is needed in order for you to receive your certification.
We provide three kit options for you to choose from: Essentials Kit ($625), Pro Kit ($985), and we also carry an affordable Starter Kit ($445). If you are currently enrolled as a cosmetology or esthetician student you may order an Enrolled Student Kit ($348.00). If you are a student at a partner school with Lavish Lashes, you will receive an additional 10% – 15% discount on your kits. Learn more about the Lavish Lashes® Partner School Program.
Successfully Complete Our One-day Basic Certification Course: Lash Extension Basic Technique and Safety
Successful completion of the course requires that you demonstrate comprehension of the key concepts and theory of lash extensions and that you can consistently perform the application technique in a safe manner. This means you will have to demonstrate that you can apply a specified number of eyelash extensions within a given timeframe with perfect technique in order to pass the course.
You are also responsible for providing a model at the training. We recommend a friend or family member, with healthy, dark colored and fairly straight eyelashes. If you are unable to provide your own model, a non-refundable fee for the model will apply (typically $75 per day but may vary).
While the basic, one-day workshop, Lash Extension Basic Technique and Safety is required for certification; it is strongly recommended that you also attend the one-day Advanced Comprehension Course, which typically follows the Basic Course. The Advanced course provides 5-7 hours hands-on time with your model and is typically smaller with only 2-3 students. Taking the two courses back-to-back as a two-day workshop offers the student many advantages in both in price and skill attainment.
SUCCESS IS THE GOAL – DO YOU HAVE A PLAN?
Once you are trained and certified, it is time to develop a plan to keep the momentum going and ensure your success in your new career. Your success, is our success, and we are here to help.
Your plan should include the four Ps:
If you don’t practice, your skills won’t improve and you will give up! This technique takes time and REPEATED PRACTICE to master. Invite friends and family to be practice models in the days immediately following your class and begin practicing before working on clients! Need help finding someone to practice on? We can help! With our new Model Match-up Program, we can connect you with a volunteer model who will understand you are newly certified and will be patient while you build up your speed.
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If you don’t keep up to speed, you will be left in the dust. The beauty industry waits for no one and customers know what is trending. Lavish Lashes® is committed to offering you the latest techniques in safe and savvy eyelash extensions applications. As you become more experienced, you may be interested in our upper level workshops, such as the Advanced Comprehension course, where you will increase your confidence and speed, and the Master Volume course, which will teach you to apply Lavish-style Volume Eyelash Extensions.
If you have read all of the important considerations above and are ready to invest in your future, take the first step and choose the workshop that is right for you by reviewing our Class Comparison Chart.