Successful Lash Tech Business – 5 Tips
You want to run a successful lash tech business?! Readyhubb has your back! The lash industry is already big news and it’s still growing – according to research it’s estimated that the lash extension industry will be worth well over $2.3 billion by 2028. If lashes are your passion, there’s never been a better time to progress in the industry.
As a lash tech, you can be in control of your time and money, work as often (or as little) as you want and you’re often your own boss so you can keep it flexible with your lifestyle. Here’s what you need to do to make your lash tech business a success.
Invest in the Best Quality Products
Any experienced lash tech will tell you that not all lashes and glues are made equally. To get the best results for your clients, you’ll need to invest in the right products. That includes a range of lashes of different lengths and thicknesses, tweezers and a good quality lash glue.
This can make a huge difference to how good your lash sets look, how much you charge and how long they last on your clients. You’ll also need to invest in some other things for your lash space like a lash chair or bed, lash cleanser, lash remover, disinfectant and cotton pads.
Take the Best Training (and practice your craft)
Lashes are something that many people think looks easy until they try it! It’s important to invest in the right training so that you can feel confident and skilled when you work on clients. It’s also necessary for insurance a lot of the time. Let’s face it, you’re working close to someone’s eyes and using tweezers and glue – you definitely need to know what you’re doing!
Once you’ve completed your training with a reputable provider, it doesn’t stop there either. You need to keep practicing to really hone your craft and your skills. Plus the quicker you can create a set, the more appointments you can book in and the more money your lash business will make. You will be one of the most successful lash techs ever!
Understand Your Responsibilities and Set Up Your Policies
Make sure that you understand what insurance and registrations you need to work as a lash tech in your location. These can vary from region to region, so familiarise yourself with the rules before you start out.
Taking the time to clearly set out your policies around things like cancellations, deposits, patch tests, covid regulations, client records and booking processes can save you time (and headaches) later. It might not be the most exciting part of your day but we promise it’s worth it.
Using Readyhubb makes all of the above super-easy. You can build it all into your online bookings process, so you don’t need to stress out trying to do it all – we’ll do it for you with our app so you can focus on doing what you love and making more money.
Make Sure you Market Your Business
You can be the most successful lash tech in the world, but if no-one knows you exist then your business isn’t going to thrive. That’s where marketing comes in. Share your work on social media, add some signage to your salon and list your portfolio on Readyhubb so that people know where to find you.
Make it easy for your clients to book with you (without you having to get involved) by offering instant online booking with all the right info, deposits and confirmation by using our easy to use booking system. No more spending time replying to DM’s or catching up on phone calls.
Once you start building up a client base you can start to send out marketing offers to them and offer loyalty discounts after a certain number of lash sets (if that’s your thing). It can be a competitive business and you need to make sure that you stand out for all the right reasons.
Have the Right Tools to Manage Your Business
You might love doing lashes, but how much does day to day admin float your boat? We thought so (and we totally get it – you’d rather be doing lashes, not paperwork). Having the right tools is so necessary to run a successful lash business.
With Readyhubb you can easily book clients (and let them manage their own bookings) in line with your policies, communicate with your clients, market your business and manage your finances – all in one app. No paper appointment books, cash payments or complicated marketing tools needed. It even integrated with Google calendar, Outlook, icloud and your favorite social media feeds.
Sign up to Readyhubb Pro and start your free trial today to discover the features your business needs straight away.