Mastering your lashing skills is, of course, a vital and necessary step in becoming an amazing lash artist. But what comes next? Once you’ve got your lashing abilities down and have secured your own lashing room, you can move on to making your space work for you. It’s important for your clients to feel at home and relaxed from the moment they enter your room, so you should definitely put in the effort required to make your lashing room welcoming. This can include your color scheme, branding, lighting, and much more!
Keep reading to discover some of the best ways to make your lashing room beautiful, calming, and personal.
Your Room Layout
The first thing to think about is the big picture — where are you putting your furniture and tools? You probably want to start with the larger items, like your lash bed and chair. Maybe you want these in the center of the room, since you’ll be using them often. Or maybe you want them near a wall or close to storage for easy access to your lashing tools? It’s up to you, but keep in mind what makes the most sense for your clients.
Remember that you want to keep your clients comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire service! Think about what you would like if you were the client. Maybe cozy blankets, refreshments, or a fan? Ensuring the comfort of your clients is a great way to keep them coming back for more.
One thing to think about is your layout in terms of room environment. Make sure your lash bed and station aren’t too close to a heater, A/C or humidifier. Temperature and humidity directly impact your adhesive cure time, so you want to make sure you aren’t too close to anything that can impact your lash glue.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your room layout! It’s your space, so you should be able to move things around and find out what truly works best for you.
Decorating Your Room
Once you know the general layout of the furniture in your room, you can add in some personal elements. This should be fun and you can really let out your creative side! Your room should function and look like an extension of your own brand, so be sure to figure out your aesthetic early on in the process. Your room, website, and any signs you use should all be cohesive and represent your brand well to your clients.
Adding photos and professional signage to the walls can take up empty space and help advertise your brand clearly. Make sure you have an eye-catching logo that you can use to get your name out there!
Did you know that color can affect your mood? The colors you use in your room can definitely have an impact on how your clients feel when they walk in. Bold colors like red and orange are very eye-catching and are often linked with confidence, but can also evoke a sense of anxiety. On the other hand, blues and greens are often said to have a calming effect and represent trust. Neutrals like black, white, and gray can appear chic and minimalistic, presenting an air of style and sophistication.
Of course, color itself isn’t going to attract or repel clients, but it can play a role in the success of your business. The main factor is presenting yourself in a professional, but still attractive way that clients respond to.
Lighting And Sound
You’re not going to be able to work well if you can’t see! Lighting is everything in your lash room, so be sure to take a second and evaluate if your lights work for you.
You’ll need a strong, reliable overhead light to use while you work, along with some smaller, supplementary lights for photos. How else are you going to be able to take amazing, clear, detailed photos that show off the beautiful lash set you just did? You also want your clients to have proper lighting so they can take their own photos and tag you on social media!
What do the clients hear when they step into your room? Silence can be a bit awkward and can make your clients feel uncomfortable. If you want to play some music, create a playlist that represents you and your brand well while still remaining professional. You can also just use some calming white noise if you want to encourage your clients to take a nap while you work on them!
So in addition to decorations, art, and color, the lighting and sound of your room are also aspects to consider when making your room welcoming and personal.
Be Smart With Storage
Lash artists use tons of different tools, accessories, and products on a daily basis. Eyepads, tweezers, and lash trays can easily start to pile up, leaving your room messy and cluttered. So you need to think strategically about how to best store all of your items!
Bins, rolling carts, and shelves will become your new best friends when it comes to storage. You can match these to the aesthetic of your room so clients don’t even notice them! Even if you can’t find storage that exactly blends into your room, both you and your clients will have a much more positive, relaxing experience if your workspace isn’t cluttered.
Don’t forget to keep your tools and accessories organized as well! Instead of just throwing them in bins or on shelves, you can use cute, functional organizers to keep everything together. Here are a few of our favorite ways to keep all of your tools in order:
- Lash Tray Organizer - This a great way to store all of your lash trays together and organize them however you’d like! With 36 separate compartments, you’ll be able to find specific lash trays quickly and easily.
- Tweezer Stand - Our tweezer stand can hold up to eight tweezers for easy access! The clear top helps keep your tweezers clean and dust-free.
- Lash Supply Organizer - With 7 different compartments and 4 tweezer slots, you’ll be able to keep all of your items neat and tidy. The organizer also has a clear top on one side to keep spoolies and brushes clean.
No matter what you end up using for storage in your room, you will definitely be grateful to work in a clean, organized space. And your clients will have a much better time as well!
Don’t forget about the technical side! There are a few other things to consider once you’ve got your lash room set up.
If you need to use anything electrical, make sure you are close enough to an outlet. This is something that is easily overlooked, but how annoying would it be to have everything set up just to find out a cord doesn’t reach the wall! Extension cords are great in a pinch, but are also tripping hazards and not that cute to look at, so it’s better just to set up your room so electrical devices can easily plug into outlets.
You should also be aware of the temperature and humidity in your lash room. These factors can both affect your work, so make sure they are in the proper range for lashing. Adjusting the temperature or humidity of your room will definitely make a difference if they are off even by just a little.
We hope you’ve learned a little something about setting up and decorating your lash room! Have fun with this and really let your personality shine. Your clients will appreciate the effort you put into making your space welcoming and relaxing.
We’re here to help you in every part of your lashing journey! Happy lashing!