Coaching & Training


Who needs a Lash Mentor?

If you’re a certified Lash Artist, YOU DO! Doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the game (or out of it!) - we all encounter phases in our career that warrant guidance.

If you want to advance your skillset, address retention issues, learn a new technique, or just commiserate with someone who understands the struggles we all go through - then you’re ready for a mentor.

During my 3 hour one-on-one coaching session, we will discuss any issues you may be having, and troubleshoot how to fix them. This session is fully customizable based on your needs. Some of the most common topics are:

  • Basics: isolation issues, proper weights and placement (e.g., do your lashes tend to lean to the side? Are you having retention issues but only in the inner corners? Are your clients complaining of lashes twisting?), volume:classic weight conversion, utilizing tape to access all lashes, and how tweezer grip affects placement.

  • Lash Prep: To cleanse or not to cleanse? To prime or not to prime? When do you remove grow-outs?

  • Retention Issues: Here in the Portland area, the humidity and temp changes constantly. How do you deal with it so your clients aren’t coming back the next day with tons of missing lashes? Also - how to recognize poor hygiene and what to do about it.

  • Business Strategies: marketing yourself (even if you’re an introvert like me!), how to build your clientele quickly, curating your Instagram portfolio, free/inexpensive resources for business forms and stock photos, creating policies, and more.

Supplies are provided to practice with during the session, but please bring your own for troubleshooting purposes. A live model is suggested for the last hour of the session, but if one can’t be provided, we will work on a mannequin head. Sessions are held any day of the week that is most convenient - at your studio or mine. Ongoing support is offered at no extra charge by text or email, for as long as you need it!

What to bring: notepad and pen, the tools and supplies you currently use (for troubleshooting purposes - your tweezers, adhesives, and gel pads), and a model.

To schedule, click the button below where you’ll be taken to Schedulicity - click Schedule Now, scroll down to the Luminaria Studios section and choose “Mentoring for Lash Artists with Jen Davis”:

3 hours: $250


Recent graduates of Cosmetology or Esthetics programs who were provided lash certification in school: do you feel like you learned enough? Can you hit the ground running, or would you like more in-depth training?

The beauty of this training class is that it’s one-on-one, in a friendly, judgment-free atmosphere. No questions are off limits! In addition to what’s covered in the 3 hour mentoring session, this full day includes more advanced techniques:

  • Layering: believe it or not, you can do this with classics too! Learn what layering is and how to do it.

  • Texture: it’s the word of the day. I’ll show you the best way to create the textured, fluffy look everyone is after.

  • Beyond Cat Eye: not all eyes are created equal. It’s easy to fall into the trap of providing everyone with the same lash map, but Cat Eye isn’t good for everyone. We’ll go over how to analyze your clients’ eyes to determine what map will make their eyes pop.

  • Corrective Work: learn to identify when lashes have sustained damage and what to do about it.

A live, extension-free model is required to arrive during the last 2 hours of class. Supplies and tools will be provided to test out. Sessions are held any day of the week that is most convenient, inside Birch Salon in Downtown Milwaukie (future classes may be held on location at your studio). Ongoing support and mentoring is available for the life of your lash career by text or email!

What to bring: notepad and pen; your own tools and supplies you currently work with (helps with troubleshooting); a model (last two hours of class, no extensions)

To schedule: Click button below where you’ll be taken to Schedulicity. Hit Schedule Now, then scroll down to the list under Luminaria Studios where you’ll find “Lash Training with Jen Davis”

6 hours: $500