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25 May 2022

Necessary Equipment You Need as a Lash Artist

Necessary Equipment You Need as a Lash Artist

In this episode, we’re providing you insider info on setting up your lash studio environment. We’ll tell you about some of the mistakes we made early on in our careers so that you don’t make the same ones. From blowing your budget furnishing your entire salon to skimping on your client's bed, forgetting about how well your adhesive works when you don’t monitor your environment, and making sure your client is completely comfortable (no matter how they prefer their environment) with heat, blankets, air-conditioning, etc. We’re going to discuss every tiny detail so you stay on track with your budget, retain clients, and control your environment so it doesn’t control you.

The Untamed podcast is hosted by Cheryl Peng, Founder of Untamed Artistry, and AnneMarie Lorenzini, Managing Director of Untamed Artistry. Untamed Artistry provides professional lash artists with helpful knowledge and amazing eyelash extension products (hand-tested in our lash nerd lab). We want to make you successful by giving you high-quality products and showing you what you need to use them well. Find great products and all the education you could ever want (with a healthy dose of quirk) at www.untamedartistry.com

Expect to Hear: 

  • Cheryl’s early days furnishing her studio spaces, mistakes were made
  • Don’t rush, do your research, get necessities only first
  • Don’t focus on the spaces like entryway decor where the client spends 30 seconds
  • AnneMarie’s first spaces, salon room setups
  • Our deep dive into the salon furnishing essentials - client bed, equipment storage, stool/chair, and lighting
  • Non-negotiables to assure your adhesive is perfect: hygrometers, humidifier/dehumidifiers, air-conditioning
  • Fume extractors for comfort and safety
  • Sanitation practices
  • Taxes, cash, and credit cards
  • Nice to have’s: 
    • Waiting area - pre-and post-visit activities, social media content photos
    • Minifridge for beverages and snacks- keep it full and contents front-facing!
    • Berkey water filter
    • High-end decor - art, plants, creating the vibe
    • A great bathroom - including usable touch-up/refresh toiletries, sample size retail products
    • Salt lamps
  • Don’t forget the music– get a nice Bluetooth speaker, relaxing music
  • Visit a spa you or your clients love, get inspired, and take some ideas from their setup
  • Take your time, it’s an evolution that is always changing

Resources:

Ikea’s Salon room setup

Lighting:
Glamcor Lighting
Cosmoglo Lighting
Ring Light

Application Environment Control:
Dehumidifier
Humidifier
Hygro-meter
Fume Extractor
Tower Fan

Water Filters:
Berkey Water Filter
VitaJewel Water Dispenser

Client Comfort:
Bed Warmer
Bolster
Massage Table Padding

Application Stool:
Saddle Stool
Armless Desk Chair
Dental Stool
Round Rolling Stool

Cheryl Peng LinkedIn
AnneMarie Lorenzini LinkedIn


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