Like most people, I attempted to teach myself volumes (fail and a half) until I bit the bullet and I put all my savings into a trip to Miami for a course with @lashmakers. I’m a firm believer in investments!
But once I took the course, even though I was already a Classic Expert at the time, I SUCKED at volumes. And I’m talking: I could barely even make a 3D fan.
But I wasn’t ready to stop there!
I had no time to practice on clients. At that time, I was already working 6-7 days a week working 10-12h days. How I was I able to transfer over to volumes, when I had no time to even practice?
So instead, I MADE time.
I was determined. I practiced every single night for 15 minutes. Just making fans. I knew I would waste time doing models cause I was as slow as a snail. So I practiced, not a single day missed. And yes, some of those days involved me throwing my tweezers across the room, but eventually it got easier and I got better.
Once I was finally ready to start doing volume lashes on clients, I didn’t feel comfortable taking their money, YET. After all, I had no clue what they were going to turn out to look like once they open their eyes 😂
So I got a whole bunch of models and I booked them every Friday for the next 12 weeks. This could’ve been a faster process if I just booked off 2-3 weeks and did back to back models, but unfortunately ya girl still had bills to pay. But I did take a financial loss regardless.
My first few models.. lets just say they really love me. Cause the amount of patience these women had to sit there for 6 hours just to come out with lashes that look like a quarter of classics? I will never forget you guys!!! But, little by little, I finally got the hang of it. I would say it took me about 7 models until my sets started looking decent. By the 12th model, I was ready to launch my new service. And let me tell you, I didn’t have to do much convincing to get new clients. My work spoke for itself!
This is a technique that worked for me. Now, don’t get caught up with too much practice either, cause waiting to be ‘perfect’ can also kill your success. Leave room for growth.
With enough practice you will gain experience, speed and confidence that no educator in the world can teach you!