Are you looking to improve your lash extension appointment times? Faster appointments mean more clients and happier customers. But, of course, you never want to compromise quality and safety. Here are five helpful tips to speed up your lash extension appointments while maintaining top-notch service:
Tip #1: Organize Ahead of Time
Save time by doing all the little things ahead of time. Cut your tape, sanitize your tools, and have fresh glue ready. If your client has booked in for a fill, pull out the exact lengths and curls you use on them. Preparation and organization are key!
Tip #2: Tackle the Difficult Lashes First
It’s been proven time and time again that at the beginning of the day (or even the beginning of an appointment) we are much less likely to make mistakes. Take care of those difficult lashes first. We recommend starting with the inner and outer corners, as well as any pesky baby lashes that are hard to isolate. Doing this at the start of the appointment will save time and stress. Save those easy lashes for the end.Save those easy lashes for the end and it will feel like a breeze!
Tip #3 - Minimize Talking
Of course, there is no way to completely cut out talking during a lash appointment. That would be super awkward and weird and you would never build any rapport with your clients! It’s best to catch up and chat at the start of the appointment. When they arrive while you are giving them a lash bath etc. Let the client know that you can lashing done faster if there’s a bit less chatting during the appointment. Offer them the opportunity to have a rejuvenating lash nap. So many clients love this time to have a quick nap and catch up on some much-needed sleep. Always make sure your lash bed is super comfortable for your client. If you are a very experienced lash tech and are amazing at chatting while lashing this one won’t apply for you. Remember that when chatting a client’s eyes are more likely to open. Remind the client that they need to keep their eyes closed at all times for safety reasons.
Tip #4 - Keep Clients off Their Phones
Some clients will be constantly receiving phone calls, texts and emails. Some will even ask you to read a text out loud or answer a phone call for them. This takes away time from the lash extension appointment. It’s a great rule of thumb to tell your clients ahead of time that you do not allow phones during a lash appointment. After all – they can’t see their phone and you can’t lash and read emails out loud at the same time! Let your clients know they can check their phones right before and after the appointment. Of course, we always make exceptions if there is an emergency or if someone is waiting for a VERY important call.
Tip #5 - Use Easy Fan Lashes or Pre-Made Fans
Using Easy Fan Lashes or Pre-Made Fans can save you a considerable amount of time during volume or Russian volume lash sets. While hand-crafting fans is the best method for retention, Easy fan lashes or Pre-made volume fans can provide great retention and cut your time in half, making it a great option for new lash technicians or those looking to streamline their process. You can also mix them in with hand-created fans to provide a mix of both worlds.
By following these tips and incorporating them into your lash extension appointments, you can improve your workflow, reduce appointment times, and increase your client base. Remember, it's essential to maintain quality and safety while also maximizing your efficiency. With practice and consistency, you can master the art of speedy lash extensions and take your business to the next level.
Those are our 5 tips to speed up lashing time! Hope you found these tips helpful. Thank you for reading our blog! :)