How to Stay In Control Of a Busy Lash Salon

As a Lash Artist, there comes a point in your career where your skills and reputation lead to a surge in clients. While this is undoubtedly exciting and rewarding, it can also pose challenges in managing your schedule efficiently. As your salon fills up, it becomes crucial to implement strategies to optimise your time and ensure both client satisfaction and personal wellbeing. Here are some valuable tips to help you navigate busy periods and maintain balance in your life as a sought-after Lash Technician.

Implement a Booking System 

Invest in a reliable booking system that allows clients to schedule appointments online. This not only streamlines the booking process but also minimises the risk of double bookings and scheduling conflicts. Choose a system that syncs seamlessly with your calendar and sends automated reminders to clients, reducing the likelihood of no-shows. 

There are many host websites out there, which allow you to create a profile for your business and begin to accept bookings. Alternatively, if you feel ready to invest in your own website, you can create your own booking system and monitor it yourself. This can be a great way to be found online, and streamline the booking process for your clients. Read more about opening up a business website and its benefits in this blog post.

Hanna Putjato London Lash DirectorSet Clear Boundaries 

Establishing clear boundaries with clients is essential, especially during busy periods. Communicate your availability and stick to designated appointment times to avoid overextending yourself. Politely but firmly decline requests for last-minute appointments outside of your working hours to prevent burnout and maintain work-life balance. Remember, having clear policies for deposits, lateness or cancelations is paramount for clear cut communication and business success. 

Prioritise Regular Clients

While it's tempting to accommodate every new inquiry, prioritise your loyal, regular clients who have supported your business from the beginning. Consider implementing a loyalty program to reward their continued patronage and ensure they feel valued amidst the influx of new customers. This type of reward can be in the form of discounted services after a certain amount of bookings or a free treatment once they reach a certain number of visits. Your client relationships are the backbone of your business so don’t be afraid to show your appreciation.

While we encourage you to take on new clients, read more about How to Turn First Time Clients into Regulars in this blog post, this way you can make sure you have continued business growth and exceptional customer service.

Block Out Personal Time 

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of a busy salon, but it's essential to carve out time for yourself amidst the chaos. Block out periods in your schedule for your lunch break, rehydration, relaxation, and personal activities outside of work hours to prevent burnout and maintain your overall well-being. Read through our blogs dedicated to How to Find Balance Between Business and Leisure, and if you run a busy salon with colleagues and employees, check out Team Building Skills for Salon Owners.

London Lash ModelsStay Organised

Invest in organisational tools such as planners, scheduling apps, and to-do lists to keep track of appointments, client preferences and of course, your essential products and tools. Staying organised is key to managing a busy schedule effectively and ensuring that no client falls through the cracks.

With London Lash you have the option of choosing our Express Shipping service which will keep your mind at ease during busy periods. Simply go through your stock, make sure you list what you need for the upcoming month, and check out using express delivery, it’s just that easy. Are you worried about running out of stock during an exceptionally busy time of the year? Well, we’re always here to help, read through our blog on How to Avoid Running Out of Stock for our tips.

London Lash Introductory Kit for Eyelash ExtensionsBy implementing these strategies, you can navigate busy periods with ease and continue to thrive as a Lash Technician with a growing business. Remember to prioritise self-care and balance amidst the demands of a bustling salon, and you'll be well-equipped to handle whatever challenges come your way. It’s always good to keep in mind that while you strive for success, it’s good to take each step at a time and set small goals before you leap into action.