If you are already an aesthetic or cosmetology student searching for a new career and you are not sure which industry to pursue, lash extensions may be the right path for you. Lash extensions are exciting and super fun, and you can make an excellent career out of them.
What Is A Certified Lash Technician?
Certified and trained lash technicians are licensed individuals that work for a salon or themselves.
What Are The Qualifications Required To Become A Certified Lash Technician?
Qualification for certified eyelash technicians extends further than just the certification. Most of the states in the U.S. require that the individual is certified in eyelash extensions, as well as licensed as an aesthetician or cosmetologist. The reason for this has to do with when a technician works on sensitive areas, it becomes necessary to have experience and the training to work on these areas.
Eyelash extensions involve chemical products that can be dangerous if they are not used correctly. These chemicals can also damage or harm the skin or eyes. Yet not every state requires that the technician has a license. Yet it is recommended that the person is licensed, as this ensures that the technician is reputable and credible for any potential client.
How To Become A Certified Eyelash Technician
Eyelash technician courses range anything from 1 to 3 days and cover everything that the person will require to start their new career as a qualified lash technician. These courses cover sanitation, the application, and finally the certification. This is the most important and first step that needs to be taken for those pursuing a new career.
The certification classes for lash extensions typically range from $300 to $2,000. There is a reason why the price ranges so widely. This has to do with the duration, kit, the content of the course, and the reputation of the course provider. Therefore, it is important to choose the right class. Most of the certification training will also require that the person is already licensed, although this will differ from one state to the next. It is important to look for the programs that cover a very thorough curriculum and continued and supported customer service.
Once qualified an eyelash technician will follow a procedure that involves the following when applying lashes:
– Cleanse the eye area
– Remove makeup with the appropriate remover if the client is wearing makeup
– The client will be told to keep their eyes closed
– Surgical tape is then used on the lower lashes to stop the natural lashes from adhering to the top lashes
– The natural lashes are then isolated with tweezers
– The eyelash extensions are then glued onto each lash
Qualified eyelash technicians also follow a procedure to remove the eyelashes:
– A glue remover made for lashes is applied to the eyelids and left on for a few minutes
– From here the technician will use a brush or tweezer to remove the lashes one by one.