If you are interested in beauty and thinking about learning eyelash extensions for that extra revenue, let us share with you why NOW is the best time to learn eyelash extensions – the most popular beauty skill in 2023!
1. It’s a money-making skill
If you are charging $90 for each set of lashes and you are doing 4 sets of lashes a week, that’s $1440 for 4 weeks. The interesting point is, would you just do 4 sets of lashes per week? This is based on a freelance lash artist calculation. In fact, the market rate for an experienced lash artist is around $120 (at least) and a full-time lash technician can do about 4 sets of lashes per day.
4 x $120 = $500 (per day)
If you are only going to lash for 20 days per month, that is a potential $10000 per month!
2. High in-demand service
According to Ubersuggest, there are on average 4400 new searches per month in Singapore just on the keyword ‘eyelash extensions’. This number peaked at almost 7000 during the festive season. What does this mean? In a small population like Singapore, the demand for eyelash extensions is significantly high and it is going to increase.
3. It’s not easy, but it’s not difficult either!
No one said it’s going to be easy. If you have good eyesight and a stable pair of hands, the rest is basically just practice, practice, and more practice. Compared to eyebrow embroidery where perfect precision is required to achieve the beautiful effect, learning eyelash extensions is more straightforward where you learn how to use lashes of various curls, thickness and length to create a beautiful eyelash design for your clients.
4. High job satisfaction
Wonder why are there so many ladies (and recently gentlemen!) who can’t stop doing eyelash extensions? Apart from having longer lashes, your customers will wake up with brighter and bigger eyes. The instant gratification of this simple beauty procedure is the reason why ladies are so reliant on eyelash extensions. Learning the skill to create eyelash designs to correct your clients’ eyes shape and enhance their looks gives us a high job satisfaction level. Generally, a majority of lash technicians find this satisfaction even more rewarding than counting the profits at the end of the day.
5. Low cost set up
If you are from the beauty industry dealing with skincare, you will know that a lot of money will need to be invested in buying treatment machines that can easily cost hundreds to tens of thousands. There are also the various types of skincare products you’ll need for all different skin types.
What do we need for eyelash extensions apart from the basic equipment? We need lashes of different thicknesses and lengths, glues and tweezers which we can use for years, disposable items like eye masks and tapes. With a good set of skills, you’ll be ready to make your mark in the industry.
The above are reasons why there are so many people wanting to learn eyelash extensions, but it does not guarantee that you will be 100% successful to set up this business. There is a saying: “ Without a solid foundation, you will have trouble creating anything of value”, therefore, the first and important step is to get yourself properly skilled and certified. From there, you can slowly work on gaining your customer base.
In The Lash Academy’s eyelash courses, students are taught the tips and tricks to perform high-quality eyelash extensions and also learn the marketing techniques to build your customer base with our years of experience in the lash making industry.
Drop us a message if you have any burning eyelash questions waiting to be answered!