Today we’d like to introduce you to Shawn The Lash Whiz.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
I am Shawn The Lash Whiz. I went to school and became a licensed Esthetician where I received a letter of recommendation for making straight A’s and excellent punctuality. I am a 13x certified Lash Artist, member of the National Association of Lash Artists and Owner of Lash Whiz Academy® & Mahogany Lash & Body. I specialize in natural lash health, semi permanent lash extensions and have been applying different styles of Eyelash Extensions since 2009, servicing thousands of clients. When I first started lashing years ago I was traveling to clients applying cluster lashes on them. I quickly realized that they are not only heavy looking but damaging to the natural lashes causing a lot of breakage. Upon doing research I learned and eventually trained to do individual lashes (1 extension to 1 hair ratio). This changed the game for me, they last longer, more hygienic and much safer on the natural lash. Eventually I got 12 more certifications (and counting) in different techniques and took Mahogany Lash & Body from $0 to a 5 figure business.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Success was definitely not easy. One main challenge I overcame was knowing my worth in business. When I didn’t have a salon and I traveled to my clients, my prices for my work were unbelievably cheap and at the time I thought “I’m just building clientele”. Yes you can build clients that way however they come with price. Late, no shows etc. My skill as a lash artist was another challenge I had to overcome. Speed, designing for the face and long lasting lashes. I used to take 4hours to complete one volume lash session and the clients didn’t like that now with a new technique and practice I take only 1hr for a full set of any style. Certain eye shapes and faces can’t take any lash style and it took lots of mistakes and training to see what lash design works with what face features. Retention was a big one for me. When I was done they were pretty but last only a few days. Now my styles last 3-4 weeks
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I am an expert in applying lash extensions and designing them for the eyes and also helping artist grow their business. I have years of experience in the lash business and here to help other lash artist scale in there business to 5 figures. New ground breaking lash techniques to make lashing easier and marketing strategies that keep clients wanting more. What I teach in my courses is all things I have tried and been successful in. You get ongoing training and access to a private community where you can be comfortable as a new tech and get your questions answered by real experts.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Learn and implement. Learning more and then doing the work is the biggest key on how I became successful. As my business coach always say “the more you learn the more you earn” I have attended tons of business classes with different gurus along with my lash trainings. The best trainings I have been in for a spa business owners is The Spa Boss Tribe.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success to me means your ultimate happiness. This can be anything depending on the person. Paid off house for family, millions of dollars, multiple business etc. Success for me is helping others make it to the top. Nothing satisfies me more than seeing people win.
What’s next for you?
My life’s goal is #1 getting closer to God and walking in his will. Scaling my business to an 8 figure business and helping others learn lashing and train them to be successful trainers and masters themselves.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
I send out over 100 lash tips and marketing strategies every year absolutely free! I also threw in a BONUS for a limited time a FREE ebook Keys To Building Lash Clientele to help you understand what gets clients coming in and keep them coming back for your services.
Don’t sleep or it will be gone, text now
“lashboss” to 833-801-0558