A Guide to Organization and Boosting Efficiency During the Busy Festive Period | Time-Saving Tips for Lash Technicians

You’ve probably heard of the saying “time is of the essence,” and that’s the whole premise of this blog post! As we recover from the incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we are now diving headfirst into the hustle and bustle of the festive season. So as Lash Techs, it's crucial to keep our lashes in line and our sanity intact. To help you out during this insanely busy holiday period, here are some savvy tips on how to stay organized with the best storage solutions for your recent lash purchases and save yourself some precious time!

Lash Technician applying eyelash extensions

Efficiently Store Your Lash Products

If you decided to set any of your own Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in your salon, then the aftermath may resemble a chaotic lash explosion and has probably left your lash collection in need of some serious TLC. Fear not –  lash extension palettes and smart storage solutions are the answer to all of your organizational needs. By investing in sleek acrylic storage and convenient lash palettes, these organizational products will keep your lash extensions safe and sound whilst adding a touch of glamor to your lash studio. Not to mention, if you’ve stocked up on products like lash glue during the sales, great storage is your ally - if you want to get the best out of your glue, then keeping it fresh in an airtight container is super important. 

lash tweezers holder

'Tis the Season for Christmas Lashes

With Christmas just around the corner, many of your clients will be eager to flaunt festive lashes that sparkle as bright as the holiday lights on their Christmas tree! Although fun, these festive sets will probably take up most of your precious time. So, to prevent you wasting time searching for the perfect lash, we recommend planning ahead by stocking up and organizing your Christmas-themed lash extensions - these could be anything from colored lashes to lash glitter and cute decals. Once you’ve stocked up, you should then consider organizing your lash palettes by color, length, curl, and thickness so you know exactly where to find them when you need them. 

lash extensions palette

Get in the Zen Zone

Amidst the chaos of the holiday season, your lash room should be an oasis of calm and efficiency. Take a moment to declutter, ensuring that all of your tools have a designated home. By making sure all of your essentials like adhesives, tweezers, and cleansing solutions are stored neatly - you won’t have to waste time trying to find your favorite tweezers when you’re right in the middle of lashing. Maintaining a clutter-free zone will not only help your focus, but also leave a positive lasting impression on your clients. Whilst you might feel stressed on the inside from the holiday madness, on the outside, your lash room will only reflect that of a calm professional! 

Remember to also take a moment for yourself! Put on your favorite podcast, play some festive music (or not if you’ve already rinsed the Christmas playlists!), and give yourself some credit. This is one of the busiest times of year, so it’s important to go at your own pace and not burn yourself out.

Organized lash trolley with lash supplies on

Utilize Online Booking Services

Time is your BFF, so to streamline your schedule and eliminate the back-and-forth of appointment booking through DM’s, why not consider using an online booking service? Platforms like Fresha and DaySmart Salon allow your clients to easily schedule appointments at their convenience. No more back-and-forth – just more time for you to focus on creating stunning lashes. This not only saves you time spent on administrative tasks, but also ensures that your calendar stays organized, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally double booking any clients ever again

Pre-schedule Your Lash Content:

As a Lash Tech, maintaining an active presence on social media is key to showcasing your artistry. However, keeping up with your socials during the holidays can be a bit of a juggling act. To stay ahead of the game, consider pre-scheduling your lash content. Platforms like Instagram allow you to plan in advance, so you can easily schedule posts highlighting your festive lash creations, special offers, and behind-the-scenes content. Just because you’re super busy, doesn’t mean that your socials have to take a backseat - you can uphold a consistent online presence without the stress of scrambling to sort out last-minute uploads!

Taking lash content for social media

Time-Saving Lash Techniques & Products:

Time is of the essence during the festive season, and we completely get that. So to save you time whilst maintaining the same high quality of work, we’ve got a few products that might just be your saving grace. Lash supplies such as Premade Lash Fans, Premade Lash Spikes, and Easy Fanning lashes can significantly cut down your application time, giving you more flexibility to efficiently manage your appointments. 

If you’ve never used premades before, then you’re definitely missing out! With these time-saving allies, you simply pick them up with your lash tweezers and apply them straight onto the natural lashes. Just like our individual lashes that you’d use to create Volume lash fans, our premades are created from the highest quality, synthetic fiber, with a slim, pinched base. Not to mention, our promade fans are still handmade (it’s just someone else already did it for you!). However, if you’d rather stick to individual lashes but still want to save time, Easy Fanning lashes are the perfect solution as they have two layers of lashes on each strip, meaning that when you grip them with your tweezers, they spring open into perfect wispy lash fans.

Picking up a premade lash fan with lash tweezers

Paired with other time-saving products like a lash booster, which helps to speed up your lash placement time, and an adhesive bonder for a quick and secure bonding process - you will not only whittle down your treatment time, making your work more efficient during the bustling holiday period, but you’ll also enhance the longevity of your lash extensions. If you want to learn more about these products and other ways to speed up your treatment time, we’ve got 10 more tips for maximizing time.

Avoiding Burnout 

Whilst the festive season may bring us joy, let's keep it real - it also comes with its fair share of stress. As a Lash Tech, your well-being should also be a priority. Schedule breaks between appointments, stay hydrated, and, most importantly, don’t be afraid to say no! Your well-being is as important as the flawless lashes you create.

isolating lash extensions with lash tweezers

As we navigate the chaos that is Christmas and New Year’s, staying organized, being well-prepared, and prioritizing your own well-being is key to success. So make sure you keep these tips in mind when you’re creating your festive lash sets. Here's to a season of stunning lashes and stress-free success!