What type of license or certification do I need to become a professional lash artist?
Please be advised that every state has its own unique regulations. In the state of Florida, you are not required to have a special eyelash extensions license however the board of Cosmetology does require a Lash Artist to have one of the following state licenses: Facialist (Esthetician), Cosmetologist, Full Specialist or a Medical License (including RN). For requirements in other states, please feel free to contact us and we will be able to assist you in finding the proper information. After receiving the Pearl Lash Certificate of Completion you will be required to obtain one of the state-regulated licenses stated above before you can work professionally in the state of Florida. Pearl Lash Certificate of Completion does not permit performing eyelash extensions professionally until one of the above-stated licenses is obtained. According to the Florida department of professional regulations, a person can obtain a Facialist (Esthetician) license without a GED as long as they have reached the age of 16 years old. For additional information please read our “How To Become An Eyelash Artist” article or “Esthetician License From A Trade College” article.
What is the difference between Classic and Volume Training?
As with any new profession, one must first learn to walk before they can run. Eyelash Extension artistry is no different in this regard.
Pearl Lash Classic Training Course and Certification is our beginner level introductory course. Classic training will delve deeply into key fundamentals of lash artistry. Subjects like proper sanitation, client medical and allergy analysis, the anatomy of the eye, client consultation, proper lash maintenance, hair growth cycles, how to conduct a test patch, lash extension removal, choosing the correct products, learning about the adhesives and focusing on isolation are some of the key elements discussed in the theory portion of the Classic Course. The second part of the course is dedicated to the actual Classic lash application process starting with a mannequin and transitioning to a live model. The Classic eyelash extension application is meant to enhance your client’s look while preserving the natural look of the eye. This is achieved by applying a single lash extension to every single natural lash on the client’s eye. The process enhances the natural look, making the lashes look fuller and longer while keeping avoiding creating dramatic changes to your client’s eyes. More information on Pearl Lash Classic Training could be found here.
Pearl Lash Volume Training Course and Certification is our advanced level course targeted towards Classic Certified lash artists with various levels of practical experience. Students signing up for this course must be familiar with all the basic theory described in the Classic course curriculum within the paragraph above. Subjects to be covered in this course include proper fan creation starting from 2D and up, proper curl layering, weight calculation formulas, hybrid sets, the difference between a standard Volume and Russian Volume set and much more. The second part of the course is dedicated to the actual Volume lash application process starting with a mannequin and transitioning to a live model. The Volume eyelash extension application is meant to create dramatic looks that are more prominent and more customizable. There are many techniques, calculations and lash mapping techniques that are associated with completing a Volume set however if performed properly, the final results could be breathtaking. More information on Pearl Lash Volume Training could be found here.
Can I register for the Volume Training Class without first attending the Classic Training Class?
We strongly recommend for all our students to have some real-life eyelash extension working experience before proceeding with Volume Training. If you are just beginning on your journey to becoming a professional lash artist, you are strongly encouraged to attend our Classic Training Class before proceeding to Volume. Classic Training will cover all aspects of eyelash extension artist experience, starting from customer interaction and medical consultation, choosing the right products, forms, and techniques, as well as many other basic requirements that every lash artist must know before indulging in the world of eyelash extension artistry. Please remember that proper education from the beginning will help you become a master at this craft.
What can I expect during the training? What is included in the price or your training?
All of our classes are divided into two portions. The first portion of the class is called the “Theory” portion where our trainer will cover all aspects of lash application techniques, various styles, product options, client consultation, medical consultation, eye anatomy, marketing and walk you step by step through the real-world client experience. Each student is provided with a detailed training manual that will walk them through the theory portion of the class and allow them to take notes and perform several practice assignments. Each student keeps their training manual and is encouraged to reference this guide as they continue to practice after completing the class. The second portion of the class is the “Hands-on” portion. In this portion, each student will require to bring a model (look in the “Do I need to bring a model” section of the FAQ) who will be with you for the second part of the day. During the hands-on portion, all students will be provided with a supply kit to use in class that will include everything needed to start working on your model’s eyelashes. Our trainer will help each student with one on one attention and consult each individually throughout the entire process.
Do I need to bring a model?
You are strongly encouraged to bring a model with you to the hands-on portion of the training. Please note that models will not be allowed to sit in during the theory portion of the class. If you are unable to bring a model please let us know in advance and we will help you find one. If you are interested in being a model for one of Pearl Lash training events, please visit our Models page to sign up for the waitlist. We do not recommend using a mannequin head during the training, we prefer each student to receive an actual true life experience during the class. Performing an eyelash extension set on a mannequin has a significantly different feel than working on a real person.
Is the starter kit included for the eyelash extension classes?
The key fact that distinguishes Pearl Lash from most other training schools is our approach to product selection. While we do offer a wide variety of lash extensions and accessories that can be purchased at our training events or on our website, a student will never be required to purchase our products. We do not include the kit in our Classic Eyelash Extension and Volume Eyelash Extension classes cost in order to make the class more affordable and give each student the freedom to decide if they choose to proceed with our starter kit (sold separately) or proceed with any other brand. Our trainer will gladly take their time to explain the benefits of each brand upon your request and advise each student on the best way for them to proceed.
Do students receive discounts on your products online?
Yes, each of our students will have access to special pricing on all the products posted on our website. After completion of their training class, each student will be provided with instructions on how to obtain their student discount as well as free shipping on all products with no minimum order when purchasing on our website’s shop page! Pearl Lash offers a full line of premium eyelash extensions and accessories that each student will get to try during the training. Your trainer will explain the benefits of various products and accessories during the training and it will be up to each individual student if they choose to start their career with the Pearl Lash Premium line of products or choose one of our competitors.
Do I receive a certificate upon completion?
Yes, each student will receive a certificate of completion for each class they successfully complete. The certificate will be provided before you leave the training site in order for each student to take it home rather than wait for it in the mail. Please be advised that the Certificate Pearl Lash Extensions provides is not a state license. Before proceeding to work professionally in the state of Florida, you are required to obtain either a Cosmetologist, Full Specialty or Facialist (Esthetician) license. For regulations in other states, please check with your local board of regulations. (See question #1 regarding licensing requirements)
What if I still do not feel confident after the full-day training?
One of the key features that Pearl Lash offers is Free Refresher Training. When we say free, we truly mean free. Every graduating student has an option to retake the class they already completed. There is no limit to how many times this option can be exercised. In order to register for the Free refresher, a student must email our customer support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) preferably 4 – 6 weeks in advance of an upcoming class (you may monitor class schedule online and find a venue that is most convenient) with their request. Our agents will review the request and respond within hours to confirm the spot. Please note that even though we try to accommodate every single request, refresher seats are limited to 2 for each event and are filled on a first come first serve basis. To be sure and get a spot in the specific venue and date of your choosing, please reserve the spot as far in advance as possible. If a spot at your desired location and time will not be available, an agent will provide you with several alternative dates for your choosing.
What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule after I registered?
At Pearl Lash, we have a very lenient cancellation and transfer policy. All we require is a 14-day advanced notice via email to our customer support team (email@example.com) before your scheduled training date. When writing a cancellation or transfer request email, please include your full name, contact information, the city you are registered for and the date of the class. If requesting a transfer, please indicate the venue and the date you would like your registration to be changed to. All refunds will be processed within 24 hours of initial request however may require between 3 – 7 business days (depending on your financial institution) to show up on your bank statement. Out of respect to our trainers, we do not accept any cancellation requests within the 14 day period before the class date. A lot of preparation and organization by each trainer goes into preparing for the event that begins several weeks in advance making last-minute cancellations very disruptive. In an event of an emergency within the 14 day grace period and you absolutely cannot attend the training, we do offer a late transfer option which carries a fee of $200.00. You may request a late transfer within 14 days or your originally scheduled event in writing via email to our customer support team (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that all requests must be made in writing and emailed to our customer support team. The complete Terms and Conditions statement is available on our website.
Is there a minimum age requirement to enroll in Eyelash Extension Training?
The minimum requirement to attend Pearl Lash training is 16. Students between ages 16 and 18 will be required to have a written and notarized permission letter from their parent or guardian stating that he/she authorizes the student to attend the training.
What is the new Lash Lift w/Keratin Treatment Training?
We glad you asked! Pearl Lash is extremely proud to roll out our new patented keratin treatment formula education. Many months of extensive research and product testing have gone into the curriculum to create a one of a kind training experience. Eyelash lift if an Asian trend that has been booming in Eastern and Western Europe as well as Asia for several years now and is just beginning to reach the US market. We have partnered up with a leading manufacturer as well as an experienced European trainer to bring you this exclusive training. In short, eyelash lift is an alternative to eyelash extension. There are many benefits to a potential client that are explicitly detailed in our post here. If you have any additional questions after reading this post, please contact us for more information.
Does Pearl Lash offer a payment plan or a scholarship?
We understand that sometimes coming up with a full payment upfront might be challenging for most of us. For those reasons, we have implemented a deposit system. Each student may register with just a $200 deposit to secure a seat to any of our training events. The balance of the class will not be due until 7 days prior to your particular training date. Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer any scholarships or training assistance. If something changes in the future we will surely let everyone know about it.
I do not live in the US, can I still attend and get certified?
Absolutely! In fact, Pearl Lash has certified students currently living in over a dozen different countries including Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, BVI, Canada, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, India, Russia and many more. Pearl Lash Certification is valid anywhere in the world and is an invaluable business card for any successful lash artist. We do highly recommend that you inquire about licensing requirements in your home country to make sure an additional government license is not required. From our experience, none of the countries in the Caribbean require any additional licensing and only some of the countries in South America and Europe require a separate license.
The training I wanted to attend is Sold Out, do you have a waitlist I can sign up to?
We always recommend registering and putting down a deposit for your desired training as early as possible as many of our classes do sell out well in advance. However, if you did not get a chance to register early and do see your desired class sold out do not get discouraged. Pearl Lash does offer a Standby list option that a student can join by clicking on the “Standby List” button next to the appropriate training date. You would fill in your email address and automatically get in line in an event for cancellation. If a cancellation does occur, an automated email will be sent to the email address provided with registration instructions. Please note that the Standby entries are taken in the order they come in, therefore, there might be several students in front of you on the list where they will get the first chance to take that spot. If you do receive an email about an opening, we suggest you act quickly if you are interested in that specific class as the next person in the standby line will receive the same message 30 minutes after it has been sent to you.
My friend and I are both coming to training. Can we be the model for each other?
As fun as it would be to practice on each other, it would not be possible. Our hands-on portion of the class is conducted as a group which means all students will be working on their models simultaneously throughout the second part of the class. Students will not have an opportunity to swap places during the class.
Are we able to purchase products at the training event?
Yes, our training event staff will have a number of Starter Kits and other accessories available for sale at the training venue. Your student discount will be applied for all purchases made during the event. All major credit cards, apple pay and cash are accepted at the training.
Will one day of classroom training be enough, what if I need more?
At Pearl Lash, we believe that there is nothing more valuable in our profession (or possibly life) than time. While most of us are able to take a day off and dedicate to training, spending two days away from your job and asking your model to take a full day off for you might be challenging. Early on, we made a decision to incorporate each of our training courses into a single day. We believe the required technical information and hands-on training does not require more than a day when researching student testimonials. However, if any of our students do not grasp any portion of the class during the full day of training, we have a great option for you… Free Refresher Training!
Pearl Lash has pioneered the first and only Free Refresher option in the SE United States! Coming in for the second day of training is absolutely free! Yes, you heard it right, Free! If you choose to extend your training from a one day to a two day, you are welcome to do so at No Additional Charge!
You may do so right on the spot (during your initial class) or you may attend any of Pearl Lash’s future events, in any city, at any time. The best part is that Free Refreshers are truly Unlimited! You may come in as many times as you like until you feel confident to proceed with live clients! This concept of giving our students an option of how much time they need to spend in class, one day or five days, as well as providing each graduating student a direct line of communication with their instructor while practicing at home, is what has given Pearl Lash an A Rating from the BBB and propelled us to be the Highest Rated Eyelash Extension Academy in Florida! To Know More Please Read This Article.
Do you offer classes in Spanish? ¿Ofreces clases de español?
At Pearl Lash, our professional training extends worldwide with many students from Mexico, Central, and South America coming to the US to receive Pearl Lash Certification. According to the rules of the department of regulations and the board of Cosmetology, all classes are conducted in English. However, in order to serve our Spanish speaking students, Pearl Lash has professionally translated Spanish Training Materials, Documentation and even provides an ability for Spanish speaking students to complete the Certification test in Spanish. This option is great for students who have difficulties understanding the English language and gives them a chance to receive all their information in Spanish. Please request “Spanish Documentation” during registration checkout and your instructor will have them ready for your class.
En Pearl Lash, nuestra capacitación profesional se extiende a todo el mundo con muchos estudiantes de México, América Central y América del Sur que vienen a los Estados Unidos para recibir la certificación Pearl Lash. De acuerdo con las reglas del departamento de regulaciones y la junta de cosmetología, todas las clases se imparten en inglés. Sin embargo, para atender a nuestros estudiantes que hablan español, Pearl Lash ha traducido profesionalmente los Materiales de Capacitación en Español, Documentación e incluso ofrece una capacidad para que los estudiantes que hablan español completen el examen de Certificación en español. Esta opción es excelente para los estudiantes que tienen dificultades para entender el idioma inglés y les da la oportunidad de recibir toda su información en español. Solicite “Documentación en español” durante el proceso de registro y su instructor los tendrá listos para su clase.
Is there a dress code for the training?
Even though we do not require a special dress code, we do ask that everyone is dressed courteously. Please do not wear cut jeans or t-shirts, short/mini skirts, stained clothes or clothes with inappropriate graphics or messages. The training rooms are always kept to a cool 70 degrees in order to provide ideal temperature for the adhesive, therefore, we highly encourage you to bring an extra layer of clothing in case you are prone to get cold. If you have long hair, please make sure to bring a scrunchy or something to hold your hair back while working.
Do you assist with job placement?
We work with dozens of private salons both small and large throughout the state of Florida and Georgia who are always looking to hire new talent. Even though we do not guarantee job placement, we will always help and refer you to anyone who is looking to hire a lash artist. Please remember that before you would be subject to being hired, you are required to hold one of the state licenses (listed in question #1) based on your state’s regulations. Once you feel confident and had enough at home practice where you believe you are ready to take live clients, please feel free to email our student support (email@example.com) with your information. Our team will do their best to try to match you with any openings in your area. If you already have a place or work (either as an employee or an independent artist, please feel add your business location to our Network of Professional Lash Artists.
Will you help advertise my business after my Certification?
The Pearl Lash Network of Professional Lash Artists has been launched in 2018 in order to help our self-employed lash artists advertise their business free of charge. Anyone who is looking for a Certified lash artist in their geographical area is able to conduct a search by zip code. In order to be added to the network, a student must have the following:
One of the state licenses (listed in question #1).
Physical place of work (a physical address is required to be found by zip code) including a phone number, email, and website (optional).
A link to the network application could be found here as is available to all students after completing their Certification class. Please note that potential clients will be contacting you directly, Pearl Lash would solely serve the role of a listing middleman.
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