Photography Hacks for Eyelash Technicians
As a lash technician, whether you are self-employed or working within a salon, taking a great photo is a key factor in growing and developing your business. Sharing quality images of your work is the perfect way to get your name out there, as well as attracting new customers and developing a strong base of loyal clients.
We got our expert lash technicians, and official Nouveau trained technicians to share their secrets on getting that perfect shot that really shows the level of precision and skill in your lash application. From the best apps to download on your smartphone, to tips and tricks on positioning and angles, to editing and adding your watermark. Happy snapping!
- One of the best tips I had was to use a circular selfie light to attach to my phone - makes such a difference- that and a Glamcor lamp of course! – Anne Perry Rococo Beauty
- I have a little star sticker on the ceiling, client looks at that for photos. Always gives a more accurate photo! – Michelle Jackson Jackson Beauty
- I use a head lamp for my LVL lashes. It's so handy to keep the light where you want it whilst keeping my hands free. – Nassim Glover Subtle Elegance
- I use the ‘WordSwag’ app on my phone you can add your name or logo. My best advice would stamp all your work through the middle so it can't be cropped out or used by someone else. – Lynn Kellow Lynn Kellow Beauty
- I use the Glamcor lamp to take my photos. Due to the great quality of the photos I get from using it, it didn’t take long for me to earn the cost of it back from all the bookings I was getting through my Facebook page. I take photos using my iPhone 6, then use an app called Pic Collage to edit them. (I would suggest paying extra to remove their watermark) I use the same format with every photo- Nouveau Brand, my name and 2 or 4 pics of my client depending on whether it’s an infill or a fresh set. - Rebecca Green Rebecca Green Lashes
Carrie Fuell is one of our trainers at NLHQ, so she has plenty of experience perfecting that picture! She shared her top tips below. Thanks Carrie!
- Position the Glamcor lamp behind your client with both heads either side of their face so you don't cause a shadow
- Try and position the client facing a window for the best natural lighting
- Consider the background of the photograph. Ensure it’s clean, tidy and looks professional
- Zoom in and crop the relevant area after the photo has been taken
- Ask your client to follow your finger with her eyes so you get the perfect angle
- Don’t be afraid of taking more photos than necessary. It’s better to have too many than too little, then you can delete the ones you don’t need.
- Take photos from the side of the client’s face to show the lashes from another angle
- Facetune is a great app to bring out details in the photo, especially eye colour
- Using a watermark will look more professional. It will help advertise your work and avoids the risk of other technicians stealing your work.
- Client selfies always look great! As long as they aren’t heavily edited or include Snapchat filters.
Do you have any tips to help other take the perfect photo? Share them with us over on our support forum.