Case Study Requirements

Case Study Requirements 2017-12-08T08:09:07+00:00

A case study is photographic evidence of your work, to show your level of understanding from the online course you have taken. 

  • There is no time limit for you to complete your case studies.
  • Each student is required to pass 4 case studies, in order to get your certificate. Each case study submitted will be assessed by a member of the team, you will be provided feedback and if your case study does not meet criteria then you will be asked to provide a resubmission of this case study on a new model.
  • Resubmissions – we will accept a maximum of 2 resubmissions, if you do not pass after initial case study and 2 resubmission’s then you will be offered one further training session to work on the issues identified in your case studies. For online students we will offer further support via video’s and Skype to work through the areas of concern.
  • If you are studying the MEGA volume online course, then only 2 case studies are required (x2 sets of approx. 4 hours each). MEGA volume case studies must be a minimum of 8D, using 0.05mm thickness or finer. This client must be suitable to support MEGA volume and has strong natural lashes.
  • Each case study must be performed on a different client, so that you show the ability to work on a variety of eyelash types.
  • Photographs must be clear, taken close-up, in focus and in good lighting. Please do not use any filters, skin smoothing Apps etc. on your photos; I am looking for the quality of your lash work only. Please send them in their original size, format and do not put them in a collage app, send them individually.

Please take a variety of photographs, as the more the better. Photographs are to be taken from the following angles and MUST show clear before (without extensions) and after results. Please ensure they are taken at the same angle for your before and after. When taking your full face photo please ensure your client is sat up, and you are at eye level.

You can have or leave the under eye pads on the client whilst taking photos, this is acceptable and can assist to show the lashes more clearly.

There should be a minimum of 10 photographs and one video submitted for assessment. Please ensure that you understand what is required from you, using the visual examples below to assist you.

Photographs must be clear, close-up, in focus and show the following angles as demonstrated below (click to enlarge):

Case study example - Before
Case study example - after
Side - before
Front - after
Behind - before
Behind - after
Left Eye

Close up of left eye after.

Right Eye

Close up of right eye after.

Isolated lashes
Eye pads
* Case studies photos courtesy of Melita Ljubicic and Jonelle Penney

Watch this video below from our Instagram channel!

Failure to provide any of the above may result in you being asked for a resubmission of your case study.

Please do NOT send all 4 case studies at once. If all 4 case studies were to contain the same area of concern, then I would have to request resubmission of all 4 case studies.

Please send your case studies one by one, as you complete each client. We will assess and provide feedback within 72 hours, so you are able to apply the feedback to your next case study.

Please send your case studies to the following email address:

In all case studies please state the following:

  • Your name
  • Your course
  • The date you purchased your course
  • Your case study number (i.e. #1, #2, #3, #4)
  • Lash map used i.e. 7/8/9/10/11/10/9 etc. (this should match the photograph sent of your used eye pads.)
  • Describe in detail your styling choice and reasons for this
  • The thickness(s) and curl(s) used
  • The percentage of “suitable” natural lashes covered (minimum of 70% coverage required)
  • If doing volume or mega volume, please include what Dimension (D) fan(s) you’ve made i.e 3/4/5/6D etc
  • Describe what you felt went well with the set and areas that you would change to improve

Please read the additional requirements below relevant to the course you are taking. Failure to provide the requested case study requirements will result in your case studies being rejected.

If you are still unclear of any of the case study requirements then please email


  • Please do NOT use a thickness greater than 0.15mm for your case studies. Any case studies submitted where 0.18, 0.20 or 0.25 have been used will be rejected.
  • Please do NOT use flat lashes at this stage in your career, they are difficult for novice technicians to use. Please only work with classic lashes at this stage.
  • We would like to see both 0.12 and 0.15 used, where suitable.
  • Do not use longer than 12mm.
  • Ensure you do not extend the length of the natural lash of the inner and outer corners.
  • Work with B and C curls only at this stage, CC and D at your experience level are difficult to work with.


Please showcase the techniques taught on your course, we require examples of the following:

  • Mixing curls
  • Capping or stacking – 50% of the set with this technique
  • Mixing thickness
  • Feathering
  • Each case study MUST also include a lash style to suit that client (Dolly, Rounding, Kitten or Cat)

Failure to provide examples of techniques taught on the course will result in your case studies being rejected. You must demonstrate all 4 techniques by the end of your case studies. You must at least demonstrate one technique per case study, if you want to apply more than one technique per set you are welcome to.


Please showcase a different eye style for each case study, as well as using techniques taught on the course, failure to do this may require you to complete a resubmission of your case study. Examples below:

  • Mixing curls
  • Mixing thickness
  • Capping and stacking

This course is an in-depth “Eye Styling course”, therefore you are also required to include a detailed description of why you chose to lash your client with the thickness/curl/lash style relevant to them. Please explain where correction was needed on that client (i.e. outer corner droop, hooded eyelid, peak in eyelid, round wide set eyes etc), as well as how you felt the set went and areas you feel that you would like to improve on.


Russian Volume is an advanced technique of lashing therefore students taking this course are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of eye styling and produce case studies that evidence this. If you feel that you do not understand this subject then please look at completing an eye styling course where this is covered in depth,

  • If you are a complete beginner to Russian volume then please submit only 3D or 4D at this stage. 5/6/7/8D will be too advanced for you at this level of your volume career.
  • Please use curls and thickness to suit the client. For beginners to volume we recommend that you start with 0.07mm only, however if your client cannot support this thickness then you MUST use a thinner volume lash suitable for that client.
  • If you have taken this course as a volume refresher or additional training, then please let us know this in your case study and up to 8D will be accepted where safe. You must demonstrate the understanding to correctly assess the natural lash and what it can safely support – if you do not do this you will be asked for a resubmission.
  • Please ensure your fans are consistent within your set, ie. all narrow or all wide and they are suitable for that client. For example if client has sparse lashes then you would create wide fans throughout.


MEGA Volume is an advanced technique of lashing therefore students taking this course are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of eye styling and produce case studies that evidence this. If you feel that you do not understand this subject then please look at completing an eye styling course where this is covered in depth,

  • You are ONLY required to produce x2 case studies for MEGA volume.
  • Please showcase the MEGA volume mirror link technique taught on your course – failure to do this will mean you will be asked to complete a resubmission of your case study.
  • Please use curls and thickness to suit the client, either 0.05, 0.04, 0.03.
  • Please describe how you have calculated what thickness and Dimension of fan your client can safely hold.
  • Fans must still be fluffy, closed fan work will be rejected.
  • The minimum level of volume for MEGA volume is 9D, the maximum is 16D.
  • Only use clients that are suitable for the MEGA volume technique.


Both our Skill building and Russian Volume course are accredited by Lash Inc. UK, and Insurable by Balens UK.

Please check with either your insurance company or Governing body as to whether our courses are recognised by them, as this varies all over the world.