Retention is key for becoming a successful lash artist. When you are able to have clients with good retention, they are happier, you are happier, and your life as a lash artist easier.
Today we'll go over 4 simple tips for increasing your client's retention, making their extensions look better longer!
Tip #1 - Thoroughly prep the lashes before sets.
When the natural lashes are clean and free of oils and impurities, your adhesive will have a better bond to the natural lash, making it stay attached to the natural lash for longer. This is why we recommend always cleansing the natural lashes with an extension safe cleanser and priming with a lash primer before starting the application process.
Check out our Foaming Cleanser and Primer.
Tip #2 - Understand your adhesive.
Understanding the speed that your adhesive takes to dry, ideal humidity levels, viscosity, and usage of your adhesive, allows you to adjust your environment or adhesive to be compatible with one another. This will guarantee that you get the highest performance and best retention from your adhesive.
Our Smart Bond Adhesive was developed to make your life easier as a Lash Artist, it works great in all levels of humidity and temperature. Has a medium viscosity and up to 7 weeks of retention. Learn more about how the Smart Bond Adhesive can help you.
Tip #3 - Teach your clients about aftercare.
Your clients are also responsible for the quality, health, and longevity of their lash extensions. Having proper care at home helps increase the longevity of their extensions. Make sure they know the Do's and Dont's of maintaining a healthy lash routine.
Proper aftercare education, as well as retailing Malibu Lashes aftercare products to your clients, can be a great way of helping them take better care of their lash extensions at home to increase their retention and increase your profits!
Check out our Foaming Cleanser and Sealer.
Tip #4 - Have a healthy lifestyle.
Yes, a healthy lifestyle. The way we live our lives has a lot of influence on our bodies, how they function, and how they react. The things we eat can make our skin, hair and lashes, have more oils for example, and we know that oils are not good for our extensions. Stress can also make our body react in different ways, we can lose more hair, lose more natural lashes, it can also make us pick more of our lash extensions, damaging the extensions and the natural lashes. Feel free to educate your clients on the correlation between good retention and a healthy lifestyle!
Healthy life = healthy lashes.
Lash extensions make us feel better about ourselves, save us time in our lives and so many other amazing things! These 4 simple steps we can help ensure that we and our clients get the most out of them! We encourage you to always search for ways of improving your skills and finding what works best for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.