I am often asked this question and I regularly have people book online as an existing client with the reasoning that "you have that time slot available why can’t I get a fill?". I know for a lot of people it’s frustrating when you can’t find a new lash technician to fill your work if you’re on vacation or have moved to a new city but here is my reasoning why!
First it seems like a lot of people aren’t actually aware of whether they have classic lashes or volume lashes and there’s a big difference so I have had people coming to me telling me that they are wanting a classic fill and when they show up it actually turns out they have volume lashes which is a far different process and takes longer!
Secondly with my own work I know exactly what to expect. I know that I placed the lashes correctly, I also know that I used correct amounts of glue, my lashes and glue are top quality, and I know that I use the proper technique. Other people are not as thorough.
The pictures you see here are from somebody who came to me telling me they had classic lashes, unaware that they had volume lashes. The volume lashes were held together with humongous amount of glue. It was impossible to separate them so I ended up taking off most of the lashes. Bear in mind that a fill appointment is usually an hour and 15 minutes. Luckily I had 2 hours available and it took me that long to do this ladies lashes - 2 hours for a simple fill on somebody else’s work.
Ultimately the reason I don’t fill other people’s work is that A) I have enough clients of my own and my time should be available for them first before I have time for other people’s clients, and B) It’s incredibly rare that I am able to fill somebody else’s work in the same time that I can fill my own work. When someone wants a fill and it’s not my work, I don’t know how much time to leave available. I am a bit of a perfectionist so I don’t want to do a half-ass job, but I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to do a proper job
If you have lashes that need filling the chances are I will recommend you come in and have them removed and a new lash that applied by myself. If you’re in town on vacation and need a fill, I MAY be able to fit you in depending on how much time I have available to fit in around my own clients.
I know it is frustrating as a client to not be able to find someone to fill your lashes when you're in town for a short space of time, or looking for a new lash technician, but I wanted to share my reasons why I don't fill other technician's work.