Why Every Cosmetologist Should Learn Lash Extensions

Eyelash extensions have been a craze in recent years, and for good reason! Lash extensions combine the things that we love in top-of-the-line beauty products: easy maintenance, convenience, and of course a flawless look. If you are or want to become a professional cosmetologist, then you must know all about lash extensions!

What Are Lash Extensions?

Women everywhere want to look their best, and one of the fussy parts of many morning routines is getting the lashes right. Clumpy mascara and uneven eyeliner can plague even the most practiced beauty guru, so nobody is safe from the troubles of traditional lash management. Lash extensions are individual eyelash hairs that are attached to your real lashes one by one by a certified lash specialist. The final product is a flawless set of lashes that looks stunning without the need for mascara or eyeliner!

Receiving a lash extension treatment can be an incredibly luxurious and relaxing experience. The client gets to lie back and enjoy quiet, restful time while the technician attaches artificial lashes to the real lashes one at a time. You can select the shape and magnitude of the curls, the length of the lashes, and even what material they are made from. You can choose the look that is perfect for you!

This Sounds Too Good to be True…

Lash extensions are everything they claim to be, but they do require a little bit of care to ensure that they look great and hold up for as long as possible. Many lash technicians recommend that clients get their lashes filled every three weeks or so, though with gentle care you can go for as long as six weeks without needing a fill. Water, oily makeup products, mascara, and other things can wear down the strength of the adhesive bond in the lashes. If you are mindful of what comes in contact with your lashes, you can look amazing for a month and a half before needing a fill.

Can I Learn to Apply Lash Extensions?

Yes, you can! Lash extension certification programs are offered in beauty schools around the country. Innovate Salon Academy in South Plainfield and Ewing, New Jersey has recently added lash extension certification as an option for the standard cosmetology and esthetics programs! Innovate Salon Academy is able to provide this from time to time as an add-on to our cosmetology and esthetics courses, so contact us for specific program details and availability. Our students who enroll in either of those programs can also learn lash extensions for as long as it is available. This is because we see the value of this service, and as it grows more popular, our graduates can have opportunities to grow their careers through lashes.

How Can Lash Certification Help My Career?

Lash extensions are growing rapidly in popularity, and they are extremely profitable for beauty professionals to perform. A typical lash extension session can cost a client anywhere from $150-$300 depending on what the lashes are made of and if the client is going for a full set or a partial set. The service for a full set can take between 2-3 hours. This means you only need three or four appointments to fill your entire day as a lash technician! Many lash specialists like to rent a professional space and manage their own business, which means they get to keep more of the hundreds of dollars they earn with each service. Even if a client comes in for a fill or a half set of lashes, you can earn a considerable amount of money and have an easier time keeping yourself booked solid!

Learn Lash Extensions With Innovate Salon Academy

A future in the beauty industry begins with the first step you take today. If you enroll in our cosmetology or esthetics program, you may be able to add our lash certification program add-on course and expand your opportunities as a beauty professional. This lash certification course may not always be available for free, so take advantage of it while we have it! Contact us today to get started!