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Lash Artist Self Care

November 03, 2016 2 Comments

Massage is one way to relieve stress and tension for professional lash technicians.

Being a lash artist can be an immensely rewarding career. Helping women look more beautiful while earning a living is such a blessing! However, the hard work can take its toll on a person, both mentally and physically. 

I’ve been doing lashes for more than a decade. During that time, I found that I must work very hard to ensure that I am taking adequate care of myself. I have found that the delicate and intricate nature of our profession can add a lot of emotional stress to my every day life. This profession also can tax my physical body. 

I’ve created a list of 10 things that I do regularly to ensure that I am taking care of myself so I can work in a stress-free environment.This list also includes some very important tips on how I set up my workstation to make sure I am comfortable and able to function ergonomically without worrying about repetitive-use injuries. 

 

Stefani Altieri's 10 Self-Care Tips for beauty industry professionals

 

1.  Use Proper Tweezers 

Be sure to use angled or curved tweezers to isolate your lash. This is a best practice for avoiding strain on your wrists and preventing long-term use injuries.

2.  Use Lash Palette Ring   

When you keep your workstation close to the lash, you keep excess movements and lashing time to a minimum.This practice also helps lash retention because the adhesive doesn’t begin drying before attachment. 

3.  Use Correct Adhesive For Your Climate 

Nothing adds more stress than poor lash retention. Be sure to check our adhesive chart to choose the best adhesive for your climate. Using the correct adhesive ensures retention. 

4.  Stretch   

Take time before, during, and after your sessions to engage in simple stretches of your wrists, forearms, neck and shoulders. Many yoga teachers and massage therapists can offer great suggestions for you. 

5.  Get Massaged    

One of the best stress relievers is massage. It’s also ideal to help alleviate any muscle tension. Massage helps to relieve tension from lashing in your shoulders, arms, and wrists.

6.  Get Your Vision Checked    

Your eyes are your most valued tools, be sure you get your vision checked regularly. Read my Vision Article Here

7.  Properly Adjusted Table   

Protect your back and shoulders by using a table you can properly adjust.

8.  Proper Chairs    

Make sure your chair adjusts so you can raise and lower it as needed.

9.  Proper Pillows    

Clients are not all shaped the same. Make sure you have different shapes and sizes of pillows to be sure you can make the client comfortable and get them to a height and angle that is comfortable for your arms, shoulders, and wrists.

10.  Adjustable Light    

Make sure you can easily move and adjust your light. Being able to see the intricate detail is crucial. 

Take good care of you and happy lashing! 

Love,

Stefani

 

 

 




2 Responses

Brenda Sylvester
Brenda Sylvester

November 09, 2016

Thank you ? for the amazing advice. I love ❤️ my career and it is really important to take care of ourselves so we can do the best work on our clients.

Margaret Rawls
Margaret Rawls

November 08, 2016

Great information! Thanks for sharing . What and we’re can you get certified to do lashes.

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