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Lash Extensions are here to stay!

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What is one of the hottest trends keeping people looking like doe eyed dolls 24/7?


Let’s take a closer look into what’s turned into one of the hottest trends for your peepers since strip lashes came along.  We’ll call this Lash 101 since you will be schooled in everything you need to know about these wispy beauties and quite possibly hitting the search bar for a lash technician near you.

What Exactly Are Lash Extensions?

Lash extensions are an enhancement to your own natural lashes.  A false lash is applied to each individual lash with adhesive.  This is semi-permanent, and the lash extensions will fall out on their own or with the natural shedding process of your own lashes.  These extensions are made from different materials including mink, silk, sable, fox, faux mink and faux fox or something synthetic.

Are All Lash Extensions The Same?

J curl, C curl, Classic, 9-15mm, Classic, Hybrid, Volume…these are all different terms for different types of lashes so the answer is NO, not all lash extensions are the same and in fact can be customized for each client depending on the desired look.
  • 9-15 mm- This refers to the length of the extensions. Depending on the desired look the length of extension is entirely customizable.  Those with shorter natural lashes will usually have to stick with a shorter length while those with longer natural lashes can opt for a longer extension.  The length also depends on if you want a more natural or dramatic look.
  • There are different “curls” available as well you can choose for your extensions, these include: J curl, which is more of a natural look, C curl which give a bright eyed look and blend well with other curls, B curl which falls between your C and J curl and works best in the inner and outer corners of the eyes, D curl which is the drama and creating the illusion of a bigger eye, L curl which is great for straight lashes or clients with hooded eyelids and last but not least the U curl which is the most dramatic and curliest look.
  • Classic, Hybrid and Volume all refer to the amount of lashes to be applied and the desired density. Classic is a more natural look with one size of extension applied to each lash. Hybrid is a mix of a couple different sizes applied to each lash and gives you a blend between the classic and volume look. Volume lashes are all about the DRAMA combining a few long extensions and applying them to an individual lash.

Your lash technician will be able to advise you on the best shape and size to suit your natural lashes and the look your trying to achieve.

The application of lash extensions is actually quite relaxing, you lay down and have a Pro apply your new bombshell look in a typical time frame of 1-2 hours (think nap time with relaxing music playing).

How Do I Care For My Lashes

It is very important to care for your lashes by washing them with a gentle oil free cleanser and brushing them with a spoolie (aka: large mascara wand) which will be provided to you by your technician.

It is recommended by most lash technicians to wait 24 hours after application before getting your lashes wet to make sure the adhesive has completely dried.

Proper maintenance is very important because improper care can lead to breakage or loss or your natural lashes.

You can wear makeup while rocking your extensions- just steer clear from waterproof mascara or any oil based liner as these can cause the adhesive to break down.  Just be sure to always cleanse and brush your lashes before you snooze.

Maintaining Your Lashes

Regular fills are recommended every 2.5-3 weeks to keep your set looking full and fresh.  Your lashes have a natural shedding cycle which will result in the loss of some extensions so upkeep is crucial if you plan to keep your lashes looking luscious.

Removing Your Lashes

There are different reasons people opt for lash extensions- vacations, special occasions, to simplify their routine or just simply because they love the look.  While the reasons and length of time you want your extensions may differ one thing remains the same: The best way to remove your lashes is by your lash technician!

Your lash technician has the proper tools including the proper product to safely break down the adhesive and keep your own lashes in tip top shape with minimal breakage or damage.

So now that your well versed in Lash 101 go ahead and hit the search bar for a Lash Artist near you!! Or better yet, become a Certified Lash Technician!

Becoming a Lash Technician

Whether you take it on as a full time career or as your ‘on-the-side’ gig, this skill will pay for itself many times over. Learn more about becoming a Certified Lash Technician.


EXECUTIVE SPA GROUP
Career and Employment Centre
Beauty Industry
(780) 604 2772

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Registration Now Open for Face and Body Waxing Course

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FACE AND BODY WAXING COURSE

Course Outline

Chapter 1: SANITATION, STERILIZATION AND INFECTION CONTROL
Chapter 2: CONTRAINDICATIONS AND MEDICAL HISTORY
Chapter 3: HAIR ANATOMY, GROWTH CYCLES & PATTERNS
Chapter 4: PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
Chapter 5: TREATMENT ROOM SETUP
Chapter 6: PREPARATION ON SKIN AND HAIR
Chapter 7: PROPER WAX APPLICATION AND REMOVAL
Chapter 8: POST PROCEDURE AND HOME CARE RECOMMENDATION
Chapter 9: REBOOKING TIMEFRAME
Chapter 10: TREATMENT ROOM TAKEDOWN

Course Details

NEXT START DATE: OCT 8, 2018
COURSE DURATION: 28 hrs
COURSE DELIVERY: OCT 8-11, 2018; 10am – 5pm daily

COURSE PREREQUISITE: No experience is necessary.
MODELS REQUIRED: TBA
COURSE INVESTMENT: $1499 + tax (includes tuition/materials)

This course includes:
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Lip
  • Chin
  • Face
  • Brows

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

BROW SHAPING

TUITION: $250
Kit (optional): $80
COURSE DURATION: 3 hrs
COURSE DELIVERY: Week 2: Thursday 5pm – 8pm

LASH & BROW TINTING

TUITION: $250
Kit (optional): $50
COURSE DURATION: 3 hrs
COURSE DELIVERY: Week 3: Thursday 5pm – 8pm

ARE THERE GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE?

Yes, if you are currently unemployed, there is a grant available for this course IF this course will lead directly to employment. You must be able to present an employment offer letter on letterhead signed by the employer indicating that certification in Face and Body Waxing is conditional upon hiring.

If you are already employed in a beauty industry job, your employer might be eligible to receive a grant to cover 2/3 of the training costs.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

To register, call (780) 604 2772 # 102. Once you are enrolled you will receive email confirmation, receipt of you deposit, and your class schedule. Please have your credit card ready as we will be taking a $500 deposit to enroll you in the course. You can also register online by clicking HERE.

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(780)604-2772
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Beauty Industry Cover Letters for Employment

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Beauty Industry Cover Letters for Employment

Cover letters are an important piece of your application package. Not only do they express a bit about your professional background, they give the employer hints about your language skills, plus the way they can expect you to express yourself verbally.

In the beauty industry, language is very important as it is the number one tool we use to build relationships with our clients.

Every cover letter need to be customized. This makes applying for employment a bothersome process. It prevents you from sending a mass email with your résumé to all employers you would like to work for all at once.

However, employers do not like receiving application packages that were obviously sent to the masses. It is quite apparent when an applicant has not taken the time to research the potential employer and is applying anywhere and everywhere. These are the résumés that end up in the garbage before anyone gets a chance to review them.

As a career and employment centre for the beauty industry, we encourage all service providers looking for employment to use a cover letter in the application package. In this article, we will share the basic information that should be included in your cover letter. Follow the outline we provide, and customizing a cover letter will be much easier 😉

BEAUTY INDUSTRY COVER LETTER OUTLINE


Your Full Name
Your address
City, Province, Postal Code
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Name of Recipient
Recipient’s position
Company Full Name
Street address
City, Province, Postal Code
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DATE
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RE: Position Title (Job Reference Number, if available)
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GREETING: Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name: TIP: Address the person by last name. If you’re not sure whether the recipient of your letter is male or female, don’t use Mr./Ms. and use the person’s full name instead (e.g. Dear Taylor Smith). If you do not know who to address, use “To whom this may concern”. This is the ONLY time you should be using this greeting.
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FIRST PARAGRAPH: Why are you writing? Explain your reason. If you are applying for a specific job, state how you heard about the opportunity (newspaper? Online job bank? Word of Mouth? Etc.). If you’re not applying for a specific job, say WHY you are interested in working for this organization. TIP: Give one brief reason why you want to work for that spa/salon- do you like the product line they carry? Do you enjoy performing the specific services they offer? Etc.) If someone referred you to the employer, name that person (for example, ‘Anna Thompson, your Head of Esthetics’, suggested I write to you).
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MIDDLE PARAGRAPH(S): Why do you think you are a good fit for this position in this spa/salon? Point out any key experience (including volunteer, training or school experience) that qualifies you for the position. TIP: Keep your paragraphs short. If you are responding to a job posting, explain how your skills and experience match those described in the posting.TIP: Use similar language that they did on the job posting. Similar, not identical.
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LAST PARAGRAPH: State that a résumé (and if available, a portfolio) is enclosed for more information. Request an interview by expressing that you would like to meet, and offer to provide additional information if needed. TIP: Include your phone number in the last paragraph so that piece of information is readily available should the employer want to contact you immediately.
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SIGN-OFF: Sincerely,
SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE
SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE
Your Full Name
TIP: If you’re sending your resumé via fax or in person, leave three lines for your signature before your name. If you’re sending it electronically, you don’t need to leave space before your name.
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Executive Spa Group
Cultivating Alberta’s Beauty Industry
(780) 604 2772
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