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8 Expert Tips on How to Choose the Right Lash Artist

Have you ever wondered why the same style of eyelashes can appear differently on various individuals? Although multiple factors may contribute to this, like eye shape, type of lash extensions used, and more, one of the most important factors is the skill of the lash artist. 

So, if you're looking for the perfect set of lashes, finding an experienced and qualified lash artist is essential. With that in mind, here are 8 expert tips on how to choose the right lash artist. From doing your research to asking questions and more, these tips will help you identify what makes a good lash artist. 


Ask for Recommendations

In the age of "Instagrammable" beauty, finding a good lash artist might seem as simple as a quick Google search. However, real-life word-of-mouth recommendations often trump online reviews. So ask your friends, family, or coworkers about their lash artists.

You will better understand the quality of a particular lash artist's service by listening to their opinions and suggestions. Plus, you'd be surprised how much you can learn from their experiences —the good, the bad, and the downright disastrous!


Research the Artist

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Once you have shortlisted a few lash artists, it’s time to do some research. Check the lash artist’s website and social media pages to see the quality of their work, experience, and certifications.

A reputable lash artist will always be transparent about their qualifications and experience. And the more information you have about the artist, the more comfortable you will be with your choice.


Check the Tools and Materials Used

Ask the lash artist about their tools and materials for lash extensions. Ensure that they use quality materials, adhesives, and tools that are safe for your eyes. Good lash artists will invest and use high-quality, hypoallergenic lash adhesives and lashes to prevent allergic reactions in their clients.

Remember: poor quality materials can lead to not only allergic reactions but also other possible eye infections. So, choosing a lash artist who uses premium quality materials is essential.


Consider the Prices

Lash extension prices vary from artist to artist. While opting for budget-friendly lash extensions is tempting, remember the old adage: You get what you pay for. High lash extension prices often reflect the artist's skills, the quality of materials used, and the time spent on each client. But be cautious because this doesn't mean the most expensive artist is the best. 

So don’t let the price be the only deciding factor. Just keep in mind that it’s better to pay a little more for a quality service than to go for a cheaper option that might damage your natural lashes or get poor results. 


Book a Consultation

Before booking an appointment for lash extensions, it's best to schedule a consultation with the artist. During the consultation, ask the artist about the styles they offer, the lash types, the procedure, and the aftercare. A reputable lash artist will happily answer all your questions and guide you in choosing the best type of lash extension style that suits your needs. 

If it's your first time getting lash extensions, you can ask the lash artist about the pros and cons of lash extensions to help you decide whether to proceed with the procedure.


Check the Hygiene Standards

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Impeccable hygiene is non-negotiable when it comes to lash extensions. Make sure that the lash artist follows proper hygiene standards during the procedure. Look around the studio during your consultation. Is it clean? Are they using disposable tools or sterilizing reusable ones? Poor hygiene practices can lead to eye infections — a risk not worth taking for beauty's sake.


Look for Experience

While newly minted lash artists can be talented, there's no substitute for experience. An experienced lash artist will have dealt with various eye shapes, lash types, and potential complications. And their expertise can guide you towards the best type of lash extension for your specific needs.


Review Before and After Photos

A good lash artist will have a portfolio of their work. Reviewing their before-and-after photos gives you insight into their style and technique. Look for clients with similar eye shapes and lash types as yours to gauge what your results could look like.


In summary

Lash extensions can be a game-changer, but only if applied correctly by a skilled professional. So take your time choosing the right lash artist. Doing your due diligence can help you find an experienced, trustworthy, and highly skilled lash artist who will give you the perfect set of lashes.

And by following these expert tips, you're one step closer to waking up with the lashes of your dreams.
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