Eyelash extensions are growing ever more popular with each passing year, and with that, more and more people are deciding to become lash artists. Helping to enhance the natural beauty of eyelashes and boost the confidence of those who wear them proudly, we don’t see lash extensions going anywhere, any time soon!
With the rise in demand for lashes comes the need for qualified lash extension trainers and educators who can teach others the art of lash extension application. If you're passionate about lashes and want to share your expertise with others, creating your own lash training course can be a rewarding way to do so.
We’re passionate about training professional lash technicians, so we’re providing you with a step-by-step guide on how to set up your own lash training course, from developing your curriculum and training materials to choosing your training method and marketing your course. So, whether you're a seasoned lash technician or just starting in the industry, read on to learn how to create a lash training course you can be proud of.
First of all: Get your qualifications
This may seem obvious, but we couldn’t avoid mentioning it. You can’t train other lash technicians if you haven’t got the right accreditations yourself!
To do this, it's important to find an accredited lash course and training program that offers the necessary skills and teaching to become a fully fledged lash trainer. Before enrolling in a course, it's important to ensure that it offers a certificate at the end of it. This is an industry standard that proves you have the necessary skills and qualifications, proving your authority as a lash trainer who can teach others.
Okay, assuming that you’ve already got all the necessary qualifications under your belt, what’s your next step in setting up your own lash training course?
Identify the type of course you want to create
Before setting up a training course, you need to consider exactly the type of course you want to create. When it comes to lashes, there are many different styles and techniques to consider and in order to be an effective educator you need to know what to specialise in. Your objectives may include teaching a specific technique or application method, preparing students for a certification exam, or offering continuing education for licensed professionals.
Creating a course with a unique or niche offering is a great way to ensure that people sign up to your training course rather than anyone else’s, so think carefully about the unique skills and experience you can offer. If you’re a classic lash queen, and you’re not as confident in mega volume, pay into your strengths and offer a classics course!
Create the course outline
After settling on the objective and purpose of your course, the next step for a successful trainer is to begin thinking about the lesson plans and structure of the course. We recommend spending some time on this part, really carefully crafting a well-defined structure that provides everything needed related to lash extensions.
Your course should be engaging and informative, with clear learning objectives and practical applications. As a lash trainer, you will be responsible for demonstrating the proper techniques and providing the necessary feedback to students. Therefore, you need to ensure that you allow the structure of your course to provide space for the students to experiment.
Plan course content and identify what tools you need
This step is important, because as you develop your eyelash extension course content you also need to be considering what lash equipment will be needed such as tweezers or accessories. This helps your students to have everything that they need to practise lashing techniques and make any notes necessary.
We always recommend to include demonstrations and hands-on practice into your courses as this is the most effective way new lash techs can learn. For example, if your course focuses on how to create classic eyelash extensions, you're going to need a point in the course when practical application happens either on a mannequin head or a live model. Before applying eyelash extensions onto a person, consider an hour or two where your students are able to practise.
You’ll need the right equipment ready for these sessions, so make sure your schedule takes this into account!
Create training materials
As a lash trainer, you'll need to create training materials that support your curriculum and lesson plans. These materials can include manuals, handouts, and presentations, among others. The purpose of these materials is to provide your students with additional resources for learning and to reinforce the concepts covered in your lessons.
Training manuals are an excellent resource for students to reference as they learn and practise their lash extension techniques. These manuals should be well-organised and easy to understand, with clear instructions and illustrations. You may want to include information about different types of lashes, adhesives and product information, and safety precautions.
However, creating a lash training manual which includes everything you need to teach your students is no easy task (trust us - we have made them!). That’s why we have made our very own lash training manuals available to purchase and edit! Choose between our classic lash training manual or volume lash training manual depending on the scope of your course.
Handouts can be a great way to provide students with summaries of key concepts covered in your lessons. These can include diagrams or images that illustrate specific techniques, lash extension aftercare tips, and important product information.
Presentations and demonstrations
Presentations and demonstrations can be used to introduce new concepts or provide an overview of complex lashing topics or techniques to your students. Your presentations/ demos should be engaging and interactive, encouraging students to ask questions and participate in discussions.
Choose your training method
As a trainer, it's important to consider what type of educator you are and how you want to deliver your lash extension course. There are different methods of delivering lash training courses, such as in-person, online, or hybrid models. In-person training can be more effective for hands-on practical training, while online courses offer more flexibility and convenience.
Each training method has its advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to choose the method that works best for your objectives and target audience. For example, online courses offer a range of benefits as they allow people from all over the country to enrol and learn from you. Students can pause, rewind and revisit certain sections as they need.
However, an entirely online course can be limiting when it comes to practical application of eyelash extensions. When it comes to applying lashes for the first time it may be a very tricky step for a beginner and it can be particularly useful for students to be in the room with their trainer at the time to be able to ask questions. We wouldn’t recommend having the first encounter a student has with lashing be an online course, but an online masterclass works well for experienced lash technicians.
Market your course
Once you have developed your eyelash extension course and chosen your training method, it's time to market your course. Knowing how to boss your lash business on instagram can be an extremely effective way to turn heads, get clicks and ultimately, get students.
Marketing can help you reach your target audience and build a reputation as a reputable lash trainer. Consider using social media, email marketing, and word-of-mouth to promote your course. You can also partner with lash product suppliers or industry associations to expand your reach.
Accreditation and Certification
To add credibility to your eyelash extension course, it is a great idea to seek certification from a recognised organisation. When lash artists know that they will become accredited after enrolling and completing your course, they are much more likely to enrol and engage with your course.
Courses that are accredited and offer a certificate on completion can demonstrate that your course meets certain quality standards and is recognised by the industry. You can also issue certificates of completion to your students, which can be a valuable credential when seeking employment or starting their own lash businesses. Our training courses are accredited by LASH INC, so we recommend them for your accreditation needs.
Creating your own lash training course can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience, allowing you to share your expertise with others. By following these key steps, you can develop a comprehensive and effective lash training course that meets the needs of your target audience. Remember to stay up-to-date with industry trends and continue learning and refining your course over time.