The Coronavirus pandemic had a big impact on the Lash Extension industry. Luxury services like Eyelash Extensions are some of the first expenses customers cut in difficult times, and tight government restrictions and long lockdowns for non-essential businesses have forced closure of many Lash Salons. We have seen big brands fall, and small Lash Artists have simply had to take other jobs to make ends meet. Coming out of the most difficult time of the century, 2 years later, we are predicting 2022 to be one of the most flourishing years for upcoming Lash Artists and Lash Brands.
The industry is bouncing back
The fact that so many people left the Lash Industry in 2020-2021, means that there is a lot of room for growth now when customers are returning to look for great Lash Artists.
The field is on the rise and doesn’t seem to be dwindling in demand anytime soon. People are falling in love with eyelash extensions. They are trending everywhere right now. You can obtain just about any look you want when you get extensions done.
There are many options to consider when you think about entering the field. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why becoming a lash artist is so in demand this year.
Cheaper than College
College is expensive these days. And one of the most difficult challenges about it is whether or not you will actually land a job after college and be on the path to repaying your loans. The great thing about lash technician training is that you know you will have a job after school that is relevant to your field and in-demand. You’ll be able to offer services either privately or at a salon.
Short Time Commitment
Obtaining a college degree usually takes four to five years for an undergraduate and two to three more than that if you’re pursuing a graduate degree. This might sound good for some, but not all of us are career academics. If you’re not up for going to school that long, becoming a lash artist could be a great alternative for your needs and skill-set as lash technician training typically requires a year or less of dedicated training.
Once you become a lash artist, you can set your own schedule. You can strictly work evenings, have Saturdays off, or whatever else you prefer. This can be a godsend for mothers who need to work around daycare or school schedules–or even their spouse’s hectic schedule.
Be Your Own Boss
When you’re a lash artist, you work for yourself. Sure, you may pay booth fees at a salon, but you do so as your own boss. Your schedule is your own, so, if you have an emergency, you don’t have to worry about your boss getting angry and you don’t have to stress about running out of sick days.
Work From Home
Becoming a lash artist gives you the option of working from home. Taking this path can save you plenty of startup costs, as well as the costs to keep your business afloat. You can assign a room in your home for work and make appointments for your clients to get their lashes done in the comfort of a relaxed setting.
If you’re more extroverted, being a lash artist may be perfect for you. You will get the chance to interact with people all day long. So, if working at a quiet desk all day long sounds boring to you–this may be just what you need. The time will pass quicker, and you’ll make so many great connections!
If you work hard, you can earn quite a bit of money. Once you have a reputation for giving quality work, you’ll get the benefit of referrals and repeat clientele. You can work as little or as much as you want. Some people do this as a side gig, while others do it full time. You can go many directions, and it’s a growing industry–so there’s only going to be more for you in the future.
Room for Growth
The thing about lashes is that they’re always in demand, and they’re always evolving. The same goes for your business. Over time, you develop a reputation, and more and more people learn about you. In the beauty industry, your reach naturally grows over time, especially if you utilize the free tools at your disposal (such as social media and word of mouth). After a while, you won’t have to seek new clientele out at all.
One day, you might grow your business from working to teaching. These days, people run online courses, start YouTube channels, and so much more with their pool of expertise. Whatever your dream is, you can take steps to achieve it and make it a reality.
Like any creator, lash artists get what they put into honing their craft. While certain expenses and earnings are fixed, the steadiness and rise of your income will be entirely dependent on the quality and innovativeness of your work and how well you’ve trained. This is why so many lash artists first invest in a good education and training experience.
Since 2006, Lashia Eyelash Design has focused exclusively on performing lash work and, since 2010, training lash artists of every level with one-on-one mentorship, customised eyelash extension courses, and hands-on experience with the latest and greatest techniques, so you’re equipped you with everything we know and practice on a daily basis. We boast a global presence, beginning first in Stockholm, Sweden, and now serving the Gold Coast of Australia.
If you’re ready to receive your training certification and become a skilled, responsible, and profitable business owner in a limitless field, contact Lashia Eyelash Design. Let’s see how far your career can take you!