Every lash artist is looking for the PERFECT adhesive, so how do you find it and which one is the right adhesive for you? Read more to find out! ....
It's getting HOT out there! - flirties

It's getting HOT out there!

We all know that the weather can have an impact on products and how they work and the recent warm and sunny days can create challenging conditions for any lash artist. Find out what you can do to achieve reliable results...
Should you charge clients for PPE? - flirties

Should you charge clients for PPE?

Understandably providing PPE to your clients comes at a cost so should you provide it or should you charge for it? See what options you have! 
How to prepare your business for reopening..... - flirties

How to prepare your business for reopening.....

We all want to get ready for reopening. We want to put everything in place but where do you start? .... Read on to find out more....
Get your Terms & Conditions in place - flirties

Get your Terms & Conditions in place

Terms and conditions or policies (as you may call them) are crucial for any business and it helps clients to understand what they must do (or must not do) and when. 

Read here what you should include....
SENSITIVE CLIENTS? This is how to avoid it.... - flirties

SENSITIVE CLIENTS? This is how to avoid it....



If you are offering lash enhancements and in particular lash extensions to your clients you have probably experienced this:

You take great care to look after your clients BUT the odd client might just be too sensitive? Especially at this time of year there seems to be more reactions than normal and there is a reason for this.

Here is what you can do to help those clients:




1) First of all, take the time to do a patch test to ensure that your client is suitable for the treatment. A patch test is a minuscule version of the treatment to ensure that there is no severe reaction to any of the products you are using. 

2) If your client is suitable for the treatment but sensitive during the treatment you need to check if it is possibly the under eye gel pads or tape that might be causing the discomfort

3) If your client enjoys the treatment but has bloodshot eyes immediately after the treatment it could be that they eyes have not been fully closed during the treatment. 
Yes this does happen especially when clients talk a lot during the application and there is also some clients who cannot fully close their eyes so double check if this is the case. 

4) If this is generally all fine but your clients notice a slight reaction after the treatment then it could be a slight sensitivity to any of the products or the fumes that develop as the adhesive cures. 
The most logic thing would be to change the adhesive to a SENSITIVE adhesive which is odour and fumefree and is specially designed to help clients who might experience a slight reaction. 

5) You might also want to consider a clear adhesive (there is a clear SENSITIVE adhesive) so you can rule out any reaction to the colour in the black version. 

6) Check your room conditions. At this time of the year reactions happen more often and in a lot of cases this is due to the lower temperature and humidity which in turn means your adhesive is setting slower and thus any fumes might linger longer so by increasing your temperature slightly you might find that everything goes back to normal. 
We recommend 20-24 degrees for handling AND storage but especially in the colder months it is CRUCIAL that you maintain a constant temperature within that range (17 degrees wont be enough and you will also risk poor retention) 

7) Another option would be to use a nanomister immediately after the application. The ultra fine mist helps to cure the adhesive faster and thus eliminates any fumes which has proven to be particularly good for sensitive clients. You can also wash the lashes with the lash and brow cleanser shampoo which helps to speed cure the adhesive and helps sensitive clients. 


Please bear in mind though that this is only suitable for a mild reaction or slight sensitivity. Any clients who have a reaction or allergy might not be suitable for this treatment as repeated exposure would further increase of a reaction and ignoring the symptoms might pose a risk to your client so be safe and act responsibly in the interest of your client. 

Can "cheap" be more expensive? - flirties

Can "cheap" be more expensive?

If you want to save money and increase your profit margin then this is a MUST read as buying cheap products might actually work out more expensive.......find out more!
Staying Safe In Business | flirties

Staying Safe In Business

We all love a good bargain, but did you ever hear that old adage about something being too good to be true? There's a very good reason for it!

As a business owner you will probably be on the look out for a good deal to save on your overheads, and it can be tempting to look to far flung shores for a bargain on your products, but did you know the responsibility that comes with this?

Any product put on the market for sale or use in this country must have been put through rigourous safety testing and be registered by the Cosmetics Product Notification Panel (CPNP). This ensures that any UK or EU supplier is responsible for ensuring that the products they sell and you use are safe and legal. This gives you great peace of mind that your client is in safe hands and your insurance company will be happy that you are using the appropriate products.

However, as soon as you import a product from further afield which has not been tested and registered, you personally become responsible for ensuring the safety of that product. Even if you have only purchased one little tube of adhesive, the onus falls on you to make sure it is safe for use on your client. So do you have an extensive laboratory for testing those products? Can your in-house scientist vouch for the ingredients and their origins? Probably not!

In addition to the liability of ensuring your clients safety, your insurance is likely to be void as soon as you use illegal substances or products which have not been registered.

All of this means that by using products that are not registered, you risk the safety of your client and you could lose your business over any claim that is made against you.

To protect yourself and your client, you need to ensure that you only buy products from reputable suppliers within the EU, such as Flirties. All of Flirties products comply with the regulations, have been independently tested and are registered with the CPNP so you can rest assured that you are using products which are safe and reliable.

Don't take risks with the safety of your clients or your business. Stay safe, stay successful with Flirties.