Updated: Nov 17
Okay before I start this post let’s make something clear, when ppl call these messy looking, chunky whatevers “Russians” I want to delete myself from social media, I’m not even joking it drives me crazy 🤣 please learn the meaning of the word! Russian volume is a technique, a definition of how a certain lash fan look like, symmetrical - narrow opening - short base. Russians on the other side are actual ppl any not lash styles! Okay now that we cleared this up back to the post ↓
Unfortunately I see this example waaaay to often and its finally time to say something. So what exactly is wrong with this apart from the obvious that it’s 𝘄𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴?
£50 full set
1 day, 5 ppl = £250
1 week, 5 days = £1250
1 month, 20 days = £5000
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘪𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 👉🏼 First thing first what I teach to my student is that we artists make our money from infills and not full sets, right ? If you would be doing 5 full sets a day, 5 days per week, 4 weeks per month you would be seeing 100 new client every month with no returning ones! That means you are doing something wrong if all you see is new faces and no returning ones.
You need to build a connection with your clients and give them the best lashes you can possibly do! If their lashes falling out too soon or you didn’t listen to what kind of set they want or the lashes are uncomfortable, why would they come back to you ? Especially when you are cheap ? They just gonna try another one.
Second thing is no matter where you are, if you are charging £50 for a full set you are either mediocre and you are okay with that or lazy to invest in yourself and business in order to charge more for your craft. And no, the “ ppl in my area don’t have money or won’t pay more “ excuse is very outdated so stop hiding behind it! You can find your ideal clientele literally anywhere if you are hungry enough for success.
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Third thing is if you wanna try to go down this route you will burn out and have no business within a year I can guarantee you that! Lets say on average a set takes around 2 hours ( classic & natural volume, dramatic or mega volume takes 3+ hours ) So if you have 5 clients every day and you spend 2 hours with each plus minus the time you need to clean your work station and eat - drink - stretch between clients will add up to 11 hours a day lashing.
And you haven’t done your admin, stock count, social media, promo pictures yet. Eventually You will feel stuck in this circle and you be so drained that will lead to halfassing your work, loosing clients, being unmotivated and unhappy.
𝘐𝘮 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘢𝘴𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵. 𝘈𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 ? 𝘐𝘧 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘵 ?