Level Up Lash Podcast
About this podcast
A podcast to help lash artists elevate their business, artistry, and mindset.
About this podcast
A podcast to help lash artists elevate their business, artistry, and mindset.
Level Up Lash Podcast
- Season 1
Selling in the DMs
This episode will give you the strategy you need to sell in the DMs. Selling in the DMs is often so overlooked and neglected by artists. Instead of shying away from DMs or looking at them as annoying, let’s have a mindset shift and look at DMs as a massive opportunity to stand out to your ideal client. I would highly recommend that you encourage conversation in the DMs so that you can turn your cold audience into warm leads who are excited to book with you!
6 Tips for Surviving the Busy Holiday Season with Shaquana Miller
In this value-packed episode, I have a great talk with Shaquana Miller, CEO of Miller Aesthetics and Co. We discuss her six tips for surviving the busy holiday season. I honestly feel that these tips can be applied to any busy time in our business when more balanced needs to be achieved. You can follow Shaquana on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/millerandcoaesthetics/ You can visit her website at: https://millerandcoaesthetics.com/ Follow Level Up Lash at: https://www.instagram.com/leveluplashpro/
Expanding Your Business with Microblading with Kechia Taylor
In this episode, I sit down with my girlfriend and inspiration Kechia Taylor. Kechia is the CEO of Brows and Company, a microblading studio and academy with two locations in the DC area. Brows and Company has a 12 week online training that teaches you the microblading technique and business strategies. We discuss how to best set yourself up for success if you want to add microblading to your menu of services, what qualities make a great microblading artist, and why solely being motivated by profit could have a negative effect on your business. I have personal experience adding permanent makeup to my menu of services and I love how it adds variety to my schedule and has made my business more robust. Follow Brows and Company at: www.instagram.com/browsandcompany Visit Brows and Company's website at: www.browsandcompany.com Follow me on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/leveluplashpro
Roxie Reese of DFW Lash University
In this episode, I have the pleasure of taking with Roxie Reese, the owner of DFW Lash University. We talk about her journey from the fashion industry to becoming a lash artist and now lash instructor. As of right now, there are only two states in the U.S. that offer a speciality license for eyelash extensions only. Other states may follow suite, and if they do you will want to be in the know about your states changes. I'm sure Roxie’s journey will inspire you to keep growing in this lash world. As a new mom, business owner, and educator she has a full plate, yet still able to move major moves in the industry. Follow Roxie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dfwlashuniversity/ Visit DFW Lash University at: https://www.dfwlashuniversity.com/
Julia Powell of The Lashing Room
In this episode, I have a short and sweet chat with Julia Powell of The Lashing Room. Julia is a lash artist, educator, and former model from Canada, now residing in Florida. For those of you looking to get trained in lash lifts, please check out her in depth online lash lift course. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, online education in the lash industry is on the rise. I think it is such a smart business move for her to add online training to her offerings. Adding another service to your menu may be what is needed keep the sales momentum going in your business during these uncertain times. Julia has generously extended a discount code for our listeners for everything on her website! Use LEVELUP20 to receive 20% off and thank her later. Julia's website: Link to course: https://thelashingroomacademy.com/collections/frontpage/products/lash-lift-tint-online-course You can follow Julia on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/thelashingroom/
The LashCast Podcast: Growing Your Business In Hard Times
For 13 years Paul and Tussanee ran Integrity Lash, a premier 7-digit lash salon in Southern California. Over the years, Integrity Lash was recognized by Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, Pasadena Weekly, Brides.com as well as by others as one of the best of SoCal. For four years, Salon Today chose Integrity Lash as one of the Top 200 salons in North America. Now Paul and Tussanee host the top-rated podcast LashCast as well as host webinars tailored for lash artists. The twosome aims to educate and uplift lash professionals on how to be better lash artists as well as competent business owners. Paul and Tussnanee founded The LashConference in 2019 where almost 300 lash artists from all around the world gathered to learn how they could better market and run their businesses. When they aren’t running their own events or training, they also speak at trade shows like ISSE and IBS as well as lash conferences all over the world. An important lesson that we can all gain from this episode is the opportunity in pivoting during challenging times. In this long talk, we discuss everything from the marketing strategies Tussanee used to build her clientele in the beginning, how they created an unmatched customer service experience, re-evaluating touch points to improve customer experience, and how they grew from closing their lash salon to now hosting the largest lash business conference - LashCon! To learn more about Paul and Tussanee Luebbers please visit - https://lashcastproductions.com/ Follow them on Instagam at: https://www.instagram.com/lashcastpodcast/
Optimizing Your "Google My Business" Listing
Nearly all of my new clients find me through local google searches using their mobile phones. All of them comment on how my business was one of the first options to show in their search, my positive reviews, and my professional well laid out website as being their reason for choosing me. In this episode, I discuss ways you can optimize your "Google My Business" listing. Your "Google My Business" listing is likely the first thing your customers will see when finding you through a local search. If you don’t have a listing - please create one today and utilize all of it’s features! It is especially important to choose the right primary and secondary categories for your business so that you can rank higher when clients search for your exact services. Use the online tool www.pleper.com to see how you rank with specific key words. I hope you enjoy this value packed episode and make updated your GMB listing a habit. For more tips on how to grow your lash business, subscribe to my weekly newsletter here: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e821b88ee06f00026d7683c. Visit http://www.leveluplash.com for products that will elevate your lash artistry. Follow me on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/leveluplashpro.
Elements of an Effective Website
In this episode, I share the basic framework of an effective website for lash artists. A website is central to all of your marketing strategies. When designed properly, a website will convert visitors into customers by quickly communicating what you can do and why you should be their lash artist. This episode covers: - My recommended website builders - The layout of a great homepage - Copy writing (the actual words on your site) tips - Simple things you can add to your site to improve your search engine optimization For more business tips and weekly updates please visit www.leveluplash.com and subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/leveluplashpro.
Guys Lash Too! TYLER AND FELIX OF KING LASH
In this episode, I have the absolute pleasure of chatting with Tyler and Felix of King Lash. As we all know, the eyelash extension industry is female denominated. Tyler and Felix have the unique perspective of being male artists and lash salon owners. Get to know Tyler and Felix, how they got into the lashing, the ups and downs of being proud gay men in the eyelash extension world, the lash line they are working on, and what changes they would like to see in the industry. If you would like to learn more about Tyler and Felix, you can follow them at: www.instagram.com/_kinglashtyler www.instagram.com/kinglashfelix
Educator Spotlight: MONIQUE MARSH
In this candid talk with lash artist and educator, Monique Marsh, we discuss so many things surrounding lash education. Monique's inclusive training program, the quality of education in our industry, and how to choose a trainer for your unique needs are a few of the topics we discussed. Her integrity, high standards, and responsibility to her students is evident. If you are an admirer of clean volume lash artistry and flawless classic sets (what Monique is known for) her work will have you in awe. Visit Monique's website at www.thelashbrand.ca to get more information on her training. Follow Monique on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thelashbrand.ca. Visit www.leveluplash.com and subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly e-mails on how to level up your lash business and get notified when each podcast episode drops.
Mindset Matters with ANTONIETTA CHIAPPETTA
In this episode, I have an enthusiastic talk with Antoinetta Chiapetta, lash artist and mindset coach. We discuss the often ignored component of what brings us into a successful business - our mindset. Not giving up, working with passion, and gratitude just to name a few are very important mindsets you should consciously be aware of so that your journey as a success lash artist is just that - successful! This felt like a therapeutic conversation with a girlfriend. The only thing we were missing was wine. Enjoy this feel good episode lash fam! Antoinetta will be taking virtual clients starting September 2, 2020. If you want to learn more, please visit: www.zenlashstudio.com/coaching You can find Antoinetta on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zenlashstudio
My 5 Tips for a Successful Home Based Lash Business
In this episode, I give you my top five tips for running a thriving home based lash extension business. For the majority of my lash career I have been home based. The privacy and intimacy of my home location, is a huge added value for my clients. I charge premium pricing, attract loyal clients, and enjoy working less, because of my decision to work from home. These are the things I do and that you can do as well to build and maintain a success home based lash business. Here are links to some of the helpful resources I mentioned in the episode that I have personally used. Vagaro Booking System that allows for approval of online appointment requests. https://www.vagaro.com/ Acuity Scheduling is a free scheduler that integrates easily into my many website platforms. https://acuityscheduling.com/ Google Voice https://voice.google.com/u/0/calls Sideline App https://www.sideline.com/ For lash products and to sign for my newsletter visit me at https://leveluplash.com.
The Importance of List Building with CLAIRE HOOPER
In this value packed episode, I talk with Claire Hooper, talented lash artist and passionate business coach. Claire shares so much of her expertise with us on why growing your e-mail list is critical to your business. The vanity metrics of Instagram cannot compare to the value of a nurtured e-mail list. We discuss how to get people to opt-in to your list using a lead magnet, the most effective lead magnets, email marketing system recommendations, and tips for sending engaging e-mails that will get clients to take action. Join Claire’s list by clicking the link and receive a free social media planning e-book: https://www.vivienclairestudio.com/social-media-ebook Use Claire’s promo code to receive flodesk at 50% OFF: https://app.flodesk.com/sign-up?ref=PY3OM2 Follow Claire on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/_clairehooper For more information on lash products and trainings visit www.leveluplash.com. Join our newsletter for weekly updates on how to level up your lash business!
Intuitive Branding with STINA FAYE
In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing my branding coach and content creator Stina Faye. She takes an intuitive approach to branding that allows her students to go deep into their "why" so that they can attract their soul client. We discuss branding as a process, how to connect with your authentic self, and the power of surrending so that you do not limit yourself as a creative entrepreneur. If you find yourself obsessing over brand colors, constantly changing your logo, or feeling stuck when it comes to branding this episode is for you! Grab Stina’s free guide here: https://www.bystinafaye.com/awakened-entrepreneur Learn more about Stina's Faye's branding course at: https://www.bystinafaye.com/beautifully-branded Follow Stina Faye on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/bystinafaye For updates on podcast episodes, lash products that elevate, and a weekly dose of motivation visit our website and sign up for our newsletter at www.leveluplash.com.
Getting Down To Business with TASHENA WILLIAMS
In this episode, I have a lot of fun getting to know Tashena Williams, Owner of Lashmopolitan, a lash and brow studio based in Toronto. Tashena shares her journey into the lash industry, the approach she takes to growing her business, and why it is so important to invest in an online presence beyond Instagram. We touch on many different topics that lash artists should consider when trying to elevate their business. You can learn more about Tashena at: https://www.lashmopolitan.com/ Follow Tashena on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/lashmopolitan/ *********************************************************************************************** Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly tips on how to elevate your lash business. https://leveluplash.com/
I'm diving right into my story, my past, and what led me into the lash industry. In this episode, I share some of the mindsets that held me back in the beginning and the highs of my journey thus far. Your story is so powerful. It is what makes you and your brand unique. It gives you the ability to connect with the hearts of others. Be proud and embrace it! Stay in touch and up to date by joining my e-mail list: www.leveluplash.com Follow Me on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/leveluplashpro