Models are not required for the day
Frankie does not use models on one-day volume courses. The technique of Russian volume requires the precise creation of consistently perfect fans and this takes many hours of practice. Frankie teaches a variety of techniques, so that each student can find a technique that best suits them. Frankie spends a lot of time with her students perfecting the chosen pick up technique, including the correct glue dipping, placement and wrap of the fan onto the natural lash.
The above techniques all take time and can be practiced and perfected away from a real model, and applied correctly to a mannequin head.
The use of models on one-day courses, limits the time students have to practice and perfect their pickup techniques. This can mean that students lack the necessary practice time and confidence in the techniques taught and are asked to work on real models without having mastered the pickup correctly.
As a result, students either rush their volume work in attempt to create a full set, or the model leaves unhappy with a half-finished set of Russian volume extensions due to the limited lashing time available on a one-day course.
Every student that attends, is expected to be an experienced therapist who is confident and competent working on real models. As such, the techniques taught during the day can then be applied to their clients in their own time.