Happy 2024, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful start to your new year and are looking forward to an amazing rest of the year.
The start of a new year is a great time to look back at your habits and make changes where you can! Whether or not you have any New Year’s resolutions, it’s never a bad idea to incorporate a few more healthy habits into your daily life. Lash and nail artists don’t have the easiest jobs, both mentally or physically. So by including a few simple healthy habits, you and your business can reap the benefits.
If you are in the mood to improve your mental health or physical health in the new year, keep reading! These quick beauty business tips will help you do the best work you can — your business will thank you!
Our Top 5 Self-Care Beauty Business Tips
We understand how taxing being a lash or nail artist can be on your body and mind, especially when you run your own business.
Here are just a few of our favorite tips for the new year to stay feeling good physically and mentally!
Regular Stretching + Eye Breaks
As a lash or nail artist, your body is one of your most important instruments.
To help keep your body up and running throughout the day, regular stretching and resting your eyes are essential! The intricate, meticulous nature of lashing or doing nails demands prolonged focus and precision, which can unfortunately lead to eye strain or muscle tension.
Try to incorporate these physical health tips into your daily routine to alleviate any tension or stress you feel in your body. This will help you avoid eye fatigue and promote a more relaxed, attentive state.
Hydration + Healthy Eating
Prioritizing healthy eating and drinking water helps you stay energized and focused while lashing or doing nails.
According to a poll done by CivicScience, almost 50% of American adults drink below the recommended amount of water every day. Chances are, you could also stand to be a little more hydrated throughout your day! Your work will likely suffer if you’re not giving your body what it needs by drinking enough water or keeping nutritious snacks stocked up.
An easy way to keep cold, refreshing water on hand is by getting yourself a PLA Aqua Bottle! Our stainless steel water bottle will keep your water chilled all day so you can keep your clients happy as well.
Invest in Quality Tools
Lash and nail artists should invest in high quality tools and products for several crucial reasons.
Superior tools contribute to the precision and efficiency of lashing and doing nails, ensuring the finished product is beautiful and professional. Top quality lashes, for example, will result in a more luxurious looking set, as cheaper products can give off a plastic shine.
Additionally, top-notch tools often feature ergonomic designs, reducing the risk of repetitive strain injuries and promoting your comfort during long work hours. These tools will also help elevate your skill and establish a higher level of trust with your clients, as they experience the durability and safety associated with superior lash and nail products.
Fortunately, PLA is here to be your one-stop shop for all of your high-quality, professional lash and nail supply needs! We are committed to providing you with the best quality tools, products, and education possible at affordable prices.
Establish a Self-Care Routine
We know that lashing and doing nails can be demanding. That’s why it’s so important to take the time for proper self-care rituals whenever you can.
This can look different for each individual. You might want to schedule out time in your day to take a 15 minute walk by yourself or journal about your day once it’s over. Maybe self-care to you just looks like wearing your favorite fragrance every day!
Whatever your mental health New Year’s resolutions look like, it’s up to you how you want to prioritize yourself. By integrating small self-care activities into your daily routine, you not only enhance your job performance but also cultivate resilience, creativity, and longevity in your career.
Lash Business Tips: Continued Education + Networking
We’ll probably never stop advocating for lash and nail artists to continue their education and expand their horizons by attending beauty events!
By consistently pursuing education and going to networking events, you can refine your skills, foster professional growth, and meet with leaders from every corner of the industry. These collaborative environments encourage you to learn from your fellow beauty professionals while opening doors to potential job opportunities and different perspectives.
Thinking about taking a lash extension class in 2024? We’re offering both online and in-person lash courses to help you enhance your career! Check out the full spread here.
We are also going to a bunch of conferences and beauty events this year! We would absolutely love to see you — take a look at our blog to see if we’ll be in your neighborhood in 2024.
Take Care Of Your Physical And Mental Health In The New Year!
And don’t feel like you have to make any huge changes all at once. The key is to sustainably tweak your routine to include just a few more healthy habits where you can. Over time, you’ll see the differences, both in yourself and your beauty business!
P.S. - To make 2024 even sweeter, make sure to enter our January Paris Pays Your Bills Giveaway! Five winners will receive a $300 PLA code every month of this year. See more details in this blog or on our Instagram and we’ll pick winners on January 31st!