Taking care of yourself is the ultimate lash health! Here are seven suggestions to better care for your body in and out of the lash salon. Cheers to your lash health!
As a lash artist, much of your day is spent sitting and sedentary. Because of this, it is very important to take breaks between clients to get up, stretch, and walk around. This movement is important for your muscles, joints, and blood circulation. Make sure to give yourself breaks during your day to walk around the block, or in the very least, stand up, walk around and stretch.
Exercising in your off time is crucial to the overall health and care of your body. Whether it’s yoga, climbing, running, or even something more mild – such as walking or stretching, keeping active and maintaining a strong “core” will make all the difference when it comes to your ability to sit and lash for long periods of time.
Having good posture while lashing is extremely important! In order to avoid this, we suggest positioning the client’s head as close to you as possible, so you don’t have to lean too far over them.
Squinting or straining your eyes while performing the service can cause headaches and blurred vision. If you find this to be happening, we recommend using magnified (or reading) glasses or even add additional/brighter lights to your work station.
Staying hydrated throughout the day will keep your energy level up, and will keep your mind and body functioning at its best ability.
Choose energy-rich and fueling foods. Not only will you feel better and more energized throughout the day, but you won’t get that afternoon sugar/caffeine crash. 5) Rest up – Get enough sleep! The amount of sleep that each person needs at night in order to function properly the next day can vary greatly depending on the individual. It’s important to learn what your body needs in order to feel rested, stay alert, and perform at your best ability. If you start your day feeling tired groggy, then sitting still behind a lash bed is only going to make it much harder to concentrate.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t also dress cute. However, we recommend choosing outfits in which you can sit comfortably all day, that isn’t too tight, or cause you to move around and/or need to adjust constantly.