How To Choose The Best Eyelash Extension Training

How To Choose The Best Eyelash Extension Training

It’s an exciting time for eyelash extensions, which is one of the fastest growing beauty trends in the industry. With an estimated revenue of USD 900 million expected by 2023, the increase in demand has seen a surge of licensed Cosmetologists looking to benefit from the lucrative opportunity by completing lash extension training. Those already trained are looking to brush up on their skills, while others are exploring new techniques to incorporate in their current provision/s.

But with so many companies offering lash extension training courses, how do you choose the right one for you?

1.    Do your research!

Every company likes to think they offer the best lash extension training, but how can you be sure the trainer you choose knows exactly what they’re talking about?

Here’s our handy check list:

  • What qualifications do they have?
  • What is their experience/background?
  • How long have they been in the business?
  • What makes them stand out from other providers?
  • Have you checked their reviews on Google and Yelp?
  • Are there examples of their work? Do they have a social media page? Check them out!

Drawing on real, tangible expertise is a crucial consideration when picking the right training for your needs.

2. How long is the course?

A course designed to qualify you within just a few hours is not the right course for you. Most quality courses will be provided over a couple of days to allow you ample time to learn, process and practice your skills. You’ll also want to make sure practical application is a part of the training involved, i.e., using a model. If not, the course won’t allow you to take what you’ve learned and confidently apply it in the real world.

3. How many others are on your course?

Huge groups are impractical when it comes to lash extension training. They don’t allow the trainer/s enough time to offer hands on guidance to each individual in their class, which means certain needs may be overlooked or ignored altogether. It’s much better to join a smaller class to get the best value for money. In regards to a hands on training like lash courses, bigger classes are definitely not better.

4. How cheap is your training?

The adage ‘you get what you pay for’ rings true here. If your class is large, has limited expertise and is quick or ‘express’, then you’ll come away with minimal experience on completion of the course. This means that although you’ll get your certification, you’ll have missed out on the extensive knowledge and practical application a quality training provider could have offered you. The knock-off effect of this will be obvious when you take what you’ve learned and apply it in the real world. Customers are looking for the best, so if your training has been sub-par or poor, it will show, and the revenue you could have benefited from will be given to someone better trained.

Our advice: Investing in a higher quality lash extension training course will more than pay for itself long term.

5. What’s included?

A good, quality course should be comprehensive and offer value for money. Some things to consider are:

What topics are covered?

We recommend the course you choose covers these basics:

  1. Basic hygiene, cleansing and preparation
  2. Allergies and irritations
  3. Workplace set-up
  4. Learning different types of lashes thicknesses, curls and lengths of lashes
  5. Tweezer types and selection
  6. Proper Tweezer handling, positioning and angles
  7. Lash sets and designs/Isolation/Mapping
  8. In-fills and aftercare
  9. Proper lash application
  10. Safe lash extensions removal
  11. Hands on practice
  12. Client schedule management
  13. Photography
  14. Social media
  15. Marketing and pricing
  16. Advanced techniques and application methods (usually for advanced courses only)

What is the certification?

It’s important to consider what the certification entails and what doors it can open for you professionally. That’s why putting the time in to make sure the course you choose is comprehensive and worth the value is essential. The quality of your training will be easily recognized by your clients, so make sure you can be proud of where you certified.

Is a kit provided?

This is a nice bonus upon completion of a course. Kits often include everything you need to begin providing eyelash extensions, and we think it’s a nice touch!

To learn more about lash extension training, click here.