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eyelash industry survey
Ever wondered how you stack up against the competition? Wonder no more. In the Professional Lash and Brow Artists’ Industry Survey conducted by Glad Lash (and sponsored by Glamcor), more than 450 artists spilled about their profession—think: job satisfaction, salaries, price points, experience, challenges, marketing, education and age. “We hope...
eyelash retention
Relative humidity is only one factor in the application equation; technicians also must take into consideration how fast or slowly they can—or prefer to—work. “Some are thrilled to work in the maximum possible relative humidity with an adhesive that dries as quickly as possible, to speed up their productivity,” explains Michelle Mirizio, a...
glossy eyelid makeup
If your peers have their say, sticky sheen on lids isn't going anywhere–literally.Let’s call it like it is: Glossy eyelids are a makeup artist’s construct, typically created in controlled environments (think: photo shoot sets or runway shows) where the gloss needn’t hang around for longer than a few hours tops, or—better yet—where it’s...
sheri terry makeup artist
For Sheri Terry, makeup artist and creator of the YouTube channel Makeup With an Attitude, the artistry of makeup—and its part in any collaboration—is much like storytelling. “I always keep in my mind when I’m approaching a project: What is my role in telling this story?” she says. Terry also likens the process to making music: “Not everyone can...
skincare primer
Primer: Its main function is to set up a smooth canvas for your makeup creation. Yet, sometimes primer will roll, or “ball up,” when you glide it onto skin, creating loose pills that are the antithesis of smooth. Why does this happen? Natalie Soto-Carlisle, Jane Iredale global educator and makeup artist, reveals two reasons behind primer pilling...
permanent makeup
Although these training programs and workshops may not fulfill the permanent makeup licensing requirements in your state, they will help you to hone your microblading and microshading skills, as well as your ability to market them.Chicago Permanent Makeup Academy: Offers a two-day Eyebrow Microblading class, available to all students with or...
microblading treatment
From microblading to lash enhancements, permanent brow and eye makeup services are taking the beauty business by storm. Here’s what you need to know about adding these offerings to your menu.There was a time when cosmetic tattooing was a niche beauty service, often relegated to women of a certain age, and typically associated with a harsh and...
eyelash adhesive
Too much –or not enough– humidity in your lashing room can lead to some sticky situations for cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesives used for lash extensions. Here’s the science: According to Stefani Altieri, medical esthetician and master lash educator for The Lash Shop/ StellaLash Academy in Howell, New Jersey, CA is an acrylic resin that rapidly...
Faith Kim JB Lashes
Before JB Lashes became a force in the eyelash industry, the company was a business school project meant to simulate the process of pitching to potential investors. “In my final year of business school, we had to create and present a business model to angel investors and venture capitalists,” recalls JB Lashes cofounder and chief creative officer...