One of the fastest ways that you can improve your earning potential as a lash artist is to find efficiency improvements across your business. A full day of completing lash extensions can be more like an Ironman marathon over a 100 m sprint. The idea of efficiency in this business isn’t about getting through one client, it’s about getting faster over the day.
The industry-standard for an eyelash extension appointment including a 75 to 90% coverage is usually around 2 to 2.5 hours. If you find yourself lower than this industry-standard timing, you may need to improve your overall timing so that you can start to lower your hourly rate.
Some of the best ways that you can improve your lashing speed include:
Saving time talking:
Getting lost in conversation can often cost you 10 to 15 min. with every appointment. Choose the times to catch up with your client such as while you are putting eye pads on. You might find yourself distracted if you are regularly talking through the application process.
Fluff as required:
Fluffing for eyelashes should really take 1 to 2 seconds. Some people fluff up the lash multiple times but it is something that should only occur while the lash is drying.
Brush when necessary:
An average set of eyelash extensions may only require 5-6 brushings. There are some artists that get hung up and brush lashes over a long period of time. Rather than putting down your tweezers constantly and brushing over time, you can keep your hands free and brush at set intervals.
Always set up:
Getting set up for an appointment can save you 8 to 10 min. with every client.
Work on isolation:
As you continue your practice, you’ll get better with isolating lashes. As you gain more hand eye coordination with tweezers, you can start to shorten your appointments by up to 15 min. just by improving lash isolation.
Keep these top time-saving measures in mind as you are working at your business.
This post was written by Natali Roshau. Natali has over 10 years of experience as a lash artist and is owner of Lash Addict Studio. Lash Addict studio offers lash extension in Tampa. In addition to being a lash artist she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!