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As a Lash Specialist and/or Brow Technician, you will be professionally trained and competent in the offering of all specialist eye treatments incorporating lashes and brows. Eye treatments have become increasingly popular within the beauty industry, with many opting for semi-permanent solutions to the hassle of applying make-up daily but still desiring the enhanced facial definition that lashes and brows enables. A lash specialist/brow technician may be employed within a salon, but there is also the option to work freelance, offering treatments from home or mobile.

Due to the nature of the role, it is important that lash/brow technicians are aware of the health and safety procedures, as well as hygienic requirements, before embarking on a role in this industry. The Beauty Academy offer a wide range of treatments to assist you in launching into this chosen career.

To embark on a career as a successful lash specialist and/or brow technician, it is important that you are able to make your clients to feel relaxed and welcome in your company. Interpersonal skills are also required to successfully network potential clients, as well as a tactful and diplomatic manner in the company of clients.     

You will also benefit from having a business-orientated mindset when at work; being able to retail products whilst you are performing treatments could potentially generate further income and selling additional treatments can encourage repeat business.    

You will develop all the appropriate technical skills for this career route during your training, covering the basics of hygiene in the workplace, health and safety factors, contraindications, as well as the specific treatments involved in this career path, working to an industry-required standard.

To work from home and/or mobile, you will need to obtain diploma certificates in your specified treatments in order to obtain the necessary insurance. Most lash/brow technicians work very succesfully on a freelance basis from home or mobile only.

If you are considering gaining employment within the industry in the future, or looking to eventually open your own salon, it is in your interest to achieve a Level 2 qualification within beauty. Diplomas within lash/brow treatments are not usually sufficient for employment in a salon as they will usually require therapists with a broader skill-set.

As a self-employed lash/brow technician, your working hours will be structured around the appointments you make with your clients. Your working days and times can be flexible and you have the scope to structure your hours to your schedule, however you may be required to work both in the evenings and over weekends, as this is when many people are available and book in treatments. This working pattern is particularly idyllic for those with other commitments, such as young children, who like to schedule their working hours to school times, and many lash/brow technicians are self-employed over salon-employed for this reason. 

Compared to other areas within the beauty industry, eye and brow treatments have a relatively low start-up cost and, you can earn up to £60 an hour when performing treatments such as applying eyelash extensions, making this a lucrative industry to be in. If you do not have the facilities or space to work from home, you may have to travel to your clients’ houses when working mobile, which could be a distance from your own, depending on the range of which you wish to work, so it is important that you have the means to do so.

As your business expands and your client base grows over time, you will earn an increasing income and you will have established a respectable, mobile business. You may choose to open your own salon once you have the means to do so in terms of clientele and income, and respectively employ junior therapists to work for you whilst in a managerial role, giving you more flexibility in working hours. Usually a Level 2 or 3 qualification in beauty is required in order to open your own salon premises to meet local authority licensing requirements.

You may also wish to complete a qualification in teaching (such as PTLLs) if you are interested in training students as a Beauty Tutor/Beauty Lecturer, as well as undertaking further courses in beauty or holistic therapy.

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It is important that if you are looking to work as a self-employed lash specialist or brow technician, you hold the required certificates to obtain appropriate public liability insurance to cover you working from home or mobile. You will also need to be working to an appropriate level of practice, including hygiene requirements and health and safety factors to avoid incidents. Your training with The Beauty Academy will cover this vital information, along with the required practical skills. If you are looking to open your own salon or gain employment at some point in the future, it may be in your interest to look into completing a Level 2 qualification in beauty.

Build up your client base…    

As soon as you have begun your training, you will want to start building a client base to offer your treatments. Advertising via social media, creating hand-outs for friends and family to spread around and even advertising in the local paper can all help encourage potential clients to book in for treatments with you. Once they have received and enjoyed their treatment, it is likely they will recommend you to their friends and thus building your client base.   

Create your brand…   

To establish your business, you will need a memorable and appropriate brand to represent what you do. Elements to your brand, such as logo, website and social media pages are all important in ensuring your brand has the appropriate amount of exposure and accessibility to potential clients, and this will inevitably help you to get noticed and discover more clients. Our Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy home-study course will help you to acquire the required business know-how to do this successfully. 

(More advanced skills such as Lash Lift & Tinting will allow you to attract a wider clientele and Russian Volume Lashes are becoming one of the most requested lash extensions treatments beyond Classic Individual lashes as more people take up these treatments regularly, although you will need to start with the basics of Classic Individual lashes to progress.)

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    I have done a few courses with The Beauty Academy. I’m a successful Beauty Therapist now. I run my own business. Thank You ?

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