A part of owning your own eyelash extension business is the ability to stay organized and on top of your business. Make it your business to know your business! And, a big part of that is being consistent and diligent with making sure that you have everything you need in your inventory.
Managing all the items to run your business smoothly is vital – it can literally make or break your business. Imagine you’re doing some volume lashes, when all of a sudden, you realized that you’re out of swabs. Or worse, you run out of D Curl Silk Lashes. What will you do? Will you sub for another lash extension and hope for the best?
If your client is a regular of yours, they will for sure notice the difference in their look. Therefore, it’s good to do an inventory count of what you will need to reorder and refill once every 2-3 weeks. Your inventory count should include all of your eyelash extensions, primers, adhesives, swabs, applicators, removers, and sealants.
For lashes, it’s good to take note of the lash trays with two or three strips left, those will need to be reordered promptly so that you will never risk running out. It is also recommended that you keep an extra set of tweezers, just in case you drop or bend them beyond repair. It’s always good to have an extra pair of tweezers only in case.
Keep an eye on your adhesives as well, they need to be stored at room temperature, and not in your fridge. If they are unopened, then they could be stored in the refrigerator so that they may last longer. They should be placed in an airtight container and marked with the day that it was opened. All adhesives have a shelf life of 4 weeks if you want to ensure optimal retention in the glue.
Lastly, to stay organized with your eyelash extension business, be sure to track the number of clients you see per month. That way, you can also track the number of products you go through. By tracking, you would know exactly how much you can budget for your orders for inventory the next month. It’s good business sense to take records and track your income and outgo.
It may be tedious, and you may be wondering if you’re too late to get started in getting organized. Don’t fret! It’s never too late to get good at being organized with your eyelash extension business. Do it now!