Choosing the Right Lash Course
Canadian Thanksgiving is behind us and Halloween is right around the corner. It’s a busy month!
In today's post I wanted to bring up a subject that is near and dear to my heart as you may know, your lash education.
We know you have so many choices as to where you take your lash education courses, and why wouldn’t there be? Years ago there were only a few educators and a few lash artists, but today the market is saturated with both. Many lash artists quickly begin teaching others, taking what they learn, tweaking or customizing information and rewriting it out to create their own courses. That’s a lot of what the lash industry is though, isn’t it? Taking information, adjusting it, developing technique and hopefully leaving it in better condition than you found it. The problem in this situation is usually the amount of information in the courses, quality of products in the kits and amount of training needed in order to certify students.
In Canada, the beauty industry is largely unregulated, and that opens the door for anyone to certify others.
We totally get it. Educators have to get their start somewhere and while many lash artists do go on to have quality lash education businesses, many others, do not.
So this is where it becomes important to choose your course correctly, and based on quality and not price.
When you start shopping around for your lash course, it’s important to do your research and ask your educator some important questions. Here is a list of general questions you should be asking but feel free to add any of your own that you would like to know.
- How long have you been a lash artist?
- What qualifications do you have as an educator?
- How long is your course?
- What do you teach in your course?
- Is your course accredited through NALA?
- What do you include in your kit?
- What do you offer for support after graduation?
- What is the certification process?
- Are there any other fees associated with your course?
- What else do I need to know about your course?
Educators should be able to answer any question that you have regarding their courses, their policies and their own education in the field. It can be tempting to choose the cheapest or quickest course but when a classic course is a day long, chances are it’s missing vital information that you need to know to be confident and successful in your business.
At the end of the day, your lash education should be informative, comprehensive, reflective of current industry standards and offer continued support.
What other questions are you going to ask your future educator?
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