How to Make More Money as a Lash Tech | Six Ways to Increase Your Income as a Lash Technician

As a Lash Technician, the opportunity to boost your income is right at your fingertips—literally. If you're looking to bump up your earnings, it may not feel like it now, but you've actually got plenty of options, whether you're lashing from a lively salon or the comfort of your home. Let's dive into some practical ways to make each lash appointment more profitable and make your business boom!

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1. Expand Your Treatment List

So, this is a pretty obvious one, and we’ve talked about it in the past. Expanding your treatment list is an excellent strategy to attract a broader client base and increase your income. While lash extensions can be the core of your beauty services, incorporating complementary treatments like lash lifts, brow tinting, and even gel nailscan significantly boost your business. Offering these additional services means clients might book several of them in one visit, which can really add up.

If you’d rather not expand your offerings, there are still other options! Why not spice things up by offering colored lashes or brown lashes that cater to clients looking for a truly customized look? Providing unique options not only makes your services stand out but also turns your studio into a one-stop destination for all of your clients’ beauty needs.

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2. Retailing Lash Products to Clients

Upselling can seriously increase your cash flow. When your clients come in for their lash extensions, it’s the perfect time to introduce them to products like lash shampoocleansing brushes, or even protein remover pads. Of course, you need to first explain the benefits of these products, such as better retention and hygiene, which can enhance the overall longevity and appearance of their lash extensions. Your enthusiasm and expertise can make all the difference in making a sale! Not to mention, selling a specially formulated lash shampoo ensures that your clients' lashes and overall eye health are well maintained and protected, which should always be at the forefront of what you do as a Lash Tech. 

If you’re thinking, “Yeah, I can do this!” consider putting together packages that include aftercare products. This not only boosts your sales but also helps ensure your clients use the right products, which means they'll be happier with the results and more likely to come back. Our specialized lash extension shampoo, brushesaftercare cards, and spoolies are perfect for the job! 

Eyelash extensions shampoo

If you’re interested in going a step further and selling both applicationand aftercare products in your lash salon, check out our NEW London Lash Stockist scheme! If you’re a London Lash Reseller, you’ll be able to sell our products in your salon, store, or studio for other Lash Techs to purchase from you, meaning you’ll make a profit on those products when local Techs come to you!

Become a London Lash USA Reseller

3. Take More Lash Training Courses

Continuing education is crucial in any field, and the lash industry is no exception. Taking advanced courses not only sharpens your skills but also keeps you up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques, which is vital in the constantly evolving lash industry. Clients tend to trust technicians who are certified and knowledgeable, so this can be a strong selling point. 

Moreover, adding certifications in other treatments (like lash lifts, brow treatments, or gel nails) to your portfolio can attract new clients looking for these specific services. It also allows you to charge more for these specialized services, as you’ll be attracting clients willing to pay more for top-tier results.

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4. How to Make Money from Home

For many Lash Technicians, working from home is a convenient and cost-effective option. In fact, since the pandemic, many Lash Techs have realized this is a more feasible option! However, that being said, to successfully make money from home, setting up a professional environment is key—ensure your space is clean, well-organized, and inviting. As you most probably won’t have a traditional shop front, it’s super important to use social media, word-of-mouth, and local community groups to advertise your home-based services in order to pull in plenty of clients.

Additionally, consider offering flexible hours or last-minute bookings, which might not be available at traditional salons. This flexibility can be a significant draw for clients with busy schedules or those who prefer a more personal approach.

At home lash salon set up

5. Boost Your Online Presence

Nowadays, a strong online presence is crucial! For a Lash Tech, this means maintaining an active and engaging profile on platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. On these platforms, you can showcase your work through high-quality images, videos, reels, and even lives. Regular posts featuring your lash work, happy client testimonials, and special promotions can really attract new clients. It’s also a good idea to look into investing in a good website that includes your services, pricing, contact information, and an easy booking system which can also significantly increase your visibility and attractiveness to potential clients.

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6. Network and Form Partnerships

Networking with other beauty professionals can lead to referrals and increased business opportunities. To do this, you can get involved in beauty expos, workshops, events, competitions, and engage with local beauty communities to connect with like-minded professionals. You can also team up with local businesses, like a nearby hair salon or a bridal store, to create package deals that introduce your lash services to an entirely new clientele!

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Being a successful Lash Technician involves more than just skillful application—it’s about strategically expanding your services, marketing your business in whichever way you can, and continuously educating yourself on the latest industry trends and methods. With the right approach, you can take your passion and build a thriving business out of it!