A case study is photographic evidence of your work to show your understanding of both the theory and practical taught on your course and the ability to apply this to real models outside of your training.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION WE ARE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO USE THE SAME MODEL FOR THEIR CASE STUDIES. This is so that students who are self isolating with family members can still complete the case studies on these family members during this ‘downtime’. Eye Styling case study requirements do vary so please see below for full details.

  • There is no time limit to complete your case studies.
  • Students MUST pass their case studies in order to gain their certification. The number of case studies required varies for each course therefore, please read the additional requirements for the course you have taken.
  • Case studies are assessed by trainers from the Eyelash Excellence team.
  • Each case study must be performed on a different model – select “suitable models” that showcase your ability to work on a variety of eyelash types. (DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION WE ARE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO USE THE SAME MODEL FOR THEIR CASE STUDIES IF THEY ARE SELF ISOLATING)
  • We will accept a maximum of 2 resubmissions for each case study (any resubmission MUST be performed on a different model).
  • If you do not pass after 2 resubmissions, you will then be offered free additional training either in person or if unable to re-attend then online support.
  • Case studies will be assessed within 5 working days (due to staff commitments).
  • The trainer’s decision on case studies is final.
  • Do NOT send all of your case studies at once, wait for our feedback where you may be requested to work on certain areas. If multiple case studies are sent at once then it is likely you will be asked for resubmissions.
  • Photographs MUST be clear, taken close up and in good lighting. You MUST send the correct photographs as demonstrated on the next pages. Failure to provide the correct photographs may lead to a fail. Please do not resize images, send in original format so that image quality isn’t lost.
  • There MUST be a minimum of 10 photographs and 1 video submitted for assessment.
  • Please ensure that where stated in the photographs, pads are left on the client to show the NLs. Without pads, the lower lashes can show through and distort the set.
  • Do NOT use any editing apps, filters or skin smoothing on your photos, this will result in a FAIL.

In all case studies please state the following:

  • Your full name
  • The course you attended/took online
  • The date of the course you attended/purchased
  • Your case study number (case study #1,#2,#3,#4 or “Resubmission of case study #2 etc.
  • Lash map used i.e. from inner to outer 6/7/8/9/10/11/12/11/10/9/8/7 (this MUST match the photo of your mapping used on your eye-pads)
  • Describe in detail the styling choice and reasons for this (Beginners students use Kitten effect only)
  • The thickness and curl(s) used
  • The percentage of natural lashes covered (min of 70% coverage)
  • For volume students – the dimension of the fan (3D/4D/5D/6D etc.)
  • Describe what you felt went well and what didn’t/could be improved on

For any clarification of the above please contact us.

Case studies are to be emailed to casestudies@eyelashexcellence.com

Additional requirements for each course

Beginners:

If taking this course after 15th September 2020, you are now only required to submit x2 case studies for this Beginners lash course. If you have taken this course prior to this date, then please submit x4 case studies.

  • Do NOT use any thickness greater than 0.15mm for your case studies. Any thickness that exceeds this will result in a FAIL.
  • Please do NOT use Flat lashes at this stage in your career (unless you are taking the beginners as a refresher and have been permitted to use) if so please state this in your submission.
  • We would like to see both 0.12 and 0.15 thickness used in your case studies.
  • Do NOT use longer than a 12mm max, this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT Extend the length of the inner and outer zones, match only or use shorter (6/7/8mm only).
  • Work with B and C curls only, CC and D curl at this stage are too advanced.
  • Use the Kitten effect only and show your mapping.
  • Demonstrate correct placement/attachment as well as adhesive use. Please show this with your close-up photograph of your isolated natural lash.

Skill Building:

You are required to submit x4 case studies for this Skill Building lash course.

  • Do NOT use any thickness greater than 0.15mm for your case studies. Any thickness that exceeds this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT use longer than a 12mm max, this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT Extend the length of the inner and outer zones, match only or lash shorter.
  • Please demonstrate a variety of the techniques taught in your course:
    • Mixing curls
    • Mixing thickness
    • Feathering
    • Capping and Stacking
  • You MUST demonstrate at least one technique per case study, if you want to apply more than one technique per case study you are welcome to.
  • Each cases study MUST include a lash style to suit that client (Cat, Kitten, Dolly, Rounding).
  • Demonstrate correct placement/attachment as well as adhesive use. Please show this with your close-up photograph of your isolated natural lash.
  • Demonstrate correct capping or stacking. Please show this with your close-up photograph of your isolated cap or stack.

Russian Volume:

You are required to submit x4 case studies for this Russian Volume lash course.

Russian Volume is an advanced technique of lashing therefore students taking this course are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of both eye styling and advanced classic techniques (direction/uniformity/mixing curls etc.) and to produce case studies that evidence this. If you feel that you do not understand this subject, then please look at completing either our classic skill building course or our eye styling course at www.eyelashexcellence.com

  • Do NOT use any thickness greater than a 0.07mm for your case studies. Any thickness that exceeds this will result in a FAIL
  • For complete beginners to Russian Volume, start with 3/4D only using 0.07mm – select models with strong natural lashes ONLY.
  • If you are taking Volume as a refresher then you are welcome to use 0.06 and 0.05mm – please state this information in your email.
  • Do NOT overload the lashes, refer to your guide to ensure you are safe, overloading will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT use longer than a 12mm max, this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT Extend the length of the inner and outer zones, match only or lash shorter.
  • Please ensure that your fans are consistent – all narrow or all wide to suit that client.
  • Please style your client correctly using the correct curls and lengths. Volume lashing is an advanced form of lashing, as such at this level you are expected to style your client correctly.
  • Demonstrate correct glue dipping and attachment using the wrap technique – please show this with your close-up photograph of your isolated fan.

Fan Perfection:

You are required to submit x2 case studies for this Fan Perfection lash course.

Fan Perfection is an advanced technique of lashing therefore students taking this course are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of both eye styling and advanced classic techniques (direction/uniformity/mixing curls etc.) and to produce case studies that evidence this. If you feel that you do not understand this subject, then please look at completing either our classic skill building course or our eye styling course at www.eyelashexcellence.com. Two case studies are required for this course.

  • Do NOT use any thickness greater than a 0.07mm for your case studies. Any thickness that exceeds this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT overload the lashes, refer to your guide to ensure you are safe, overloading will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT use longer than a 12mm max, this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT Extend the length of the inner and outer zones, match only or lash shorter.
  • Please ensure that your fans are consistent – all narrow or all wide to suit that client – no closed fans permitted for Fan perfection (remove from the set).
  • Please style your client correctly using the correct curls and lengths. Volume lashing is an advanced form of lashing, as such at this level you are expected to style your client correctly.
  • Please demonstrate your ability to create both wide and narrow fans, as such submit x1 case study showing wide fans and x1 case study showing narrow fans. Please ensure that the type of fan is suited to that model.
  • Demonstrate correct glue dipping and attachment using the wrap technique – please show this with your close-up photograph of your isolated fan.

Mega Volume:

You are required to submit x2 case studies for this MEGA Volume lash course.

Mega Volume is an advanced technique of lashing therefore students taking this course are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of both eye styling and advanced classic techniques (direction/uniformity/mixing curls etc.) and to produce case studies that evidence this. If you feel that you do not understand this subject, then please look at completing either our classic skill building course or our eye styling course at www.eyelashexcellence.com

  • Do NOT use any thickness greater than a 0.05mm for your Mega Volume case studies. Any thickness that exceeds this will result in a FAIL.
  • As this course is Mega Volume you are expected to use 0.03mm and 0.04mm where possible.
  • Please describe how you have calculated what thickness and Dimension of fan your client can safely hold.
  • The minimum level of volume for MEGA volume is 9D, the maximum is 16D (with exceptions to the inners and outers where smaller dimensions fans are required to keep the lash weight safe).
  • Select models with strong natural lashes ONLY.
  • Do NOT overload the lashes, refer to your guide to ensure you are safe, overloading will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT use longer than a 12mm max, this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT Extend the length of the inner and outer zones, match only or lash shorter.
  • Please ensure that your fans are consistent – all narrow or all wide to suit that client. Fans must still be fluffy, closed fan work will be rejected.
  • Please style your client correctly using the correct curls and lengths. Mega Volume lashing is an advanced form of lashing, as such at this level you are expected to style your client correctly.
  • Please showcase the MEGA volume mirror link technique taught on your course, although the whole set does not necessarily need to performed with the mirror link, we would like to see this demonstrated by your photograph of an isolated fan – failure to do this could require a resubmission of that case study.
  • Demonstrate correct glue dipping and attachment using either the one Mega fan, or the mirror link technique – please show this with your close-up photograph of your isolated fan.

Sparse Natural lashes course:

You are required to submit x2 case studies for this Sparse Natural Lashes course.

Russian Volume is an advanced technique of lashing therefore students taking this Sparse Natural lash course are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of both eye styling and advanced classic techniques (direction/uniformity/mixing curls etc.) and to produce case studies that evidence this. If you feel that you do not understand this subject, then please look at completing either our classic skill building course or our eye styling course at www.eyelashexcellence.com

  • Do NOT use any thickness greater than a 0.05mm for your case studies. Any thickness that exceeds this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT overload the lashes, refer to your guide to ensure you are safe, overloading will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT use longer than a 12mm max, this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT Extend the length of the inner and outer zones, match only or lash shorter.
  • Please ensure that your fans are consistent, and fans must be fluffy, closed fan work will be rejected.
  • Please style your client correctly using the correct curls and lengths. Volume lashing is an advanced form of lashing, as such at this level you are expected to style your client correctly.

Eye Styling course:

You are required to submit x4 case studies for this Eye Styling lash course.

  • Due to coronavirus we are currently allowing students to use the same model for multiple case studies.  For the eye styling course the following requirements apply when using the same model:
    – 1 submission must demonstrate the correct eye styling for the model
    – Additional submissions with the same model must demonstrate a different styling map.  Please also include a description of who that style would normally be used on e.g wide set eyes, hooded, down turned etc.
    Please feel free to contact us if any further clarification is required
  • Do NOT use any thickness greater than 0.15mm (0.07mm for volume) for your case
    studies. Any thickness that exceeds this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT use longer than a 12mm max, this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do NOT extend the length of the inner and outer zones, match only or lash shorter.
  • Please demonstrate a variety of techniques taught on the course
    – Mixing curls
    – Mixing thickness
    – Capping and Stacking (unless volume lashing)
  • Each case study must include a lash style to suit the client (cat, kitten, dolly,
    rounding)
  • Give detailed description of why you chose to lash your client with the chosen
    thickness/curl/style relevant to them.
  • Explain where correction was needed on client (i.e. outer corner droop, hooded
    eyelid, wide/close set eyes) and how you achieved correction
  • Russian Volume sets will be accepted in your case studies however if new to Russian
    Volume we advise you complete case studies with classic lashing to enable focus on
    styling
  • Pre-made fans will not be accepted for case studies

Strip Lash Look Course:

You are required to submit x2 case studies for this Strip Lash Look course.

The strip lash look is an advanced technique of lashing therefore students taking this course are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of both eye styling and advanced classic techniques (direction/uniformity/correct curls etc.) and to produce case studies that evidence this.

  • Please state whether you are a classic trained artist only, or whether you are trained in both techniques.
  • Do NOT use any thickness greater than a 0.07mm for volume spikes or base line effect. Any thickness that exceeds this will result in a FAIL.
  • Do not submit hybrid sets at this stage – we would like to see your ability to create volume spikes in addition to your volume “baseline effect”
  • Handmade, pre-made, or YY lashes can be used for the baseline effect, please state in your case study the types of fans used.
  • Do NOT overload the lashes, refer to your guide to ensure you are safe, overloading will result in a FAIL.
  • Include the dimension of the spikes and fans used (i.e 5D spikes in 0.05mm and 5d fans in 0.05mm etc)
  • Do NOT use spikes longer than 16mm max, this will result in a FAIL (if using spikes over a 12mm in length then you MUST use thickness of 0.05mm or below to ensure you haven’t overloaded).
  • Please style your spikes – images MUST show uniformed spikes.
  • Do NOT Extend the length of the very inner and very outer corner NLs – the fans in these zones should match the NL length only or lash shorter.
  • Write in detail your base line lash map and length of spikes (for example: Dolly effect base line map – 6/7/8/9/10/11/10/9/8. Spikes over inner corner in the 6/7/8mm zones were 2mm longer, spikes over the middle sections 9/10/11/10mm zones were 3mm longer, spikes over the outer corner in 9/8mm zones were 2mm longer –  this was to prevent spikes touching the brow in the inners and spikes being too long on the outers and causing the eye to droop.)
  • Please ensure that your fans are consistent in their rows – all narrow or all wide in that row to suit that client.
  • Please style your client correctly using the correct curls and lengths. The strip lash effect is an advanced form of lashing, as such at this level you are expected to style your client correctly.
  • Demonstrate correct attachment of your spikes to the top layer with correct adhesive control. Please show this with a close-up photograph of an isolated spike from your set.

Case studies are to be emailed to casestudies@eyelashexcellence.com
PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO REQUIRED

Failure to provide the below may result in your case study being rejected!
(Minimum of 10 photographs and 3 videos submitted)
Send via email/multiple emails or via a free transfer site – www.wetransfer.com

Please have pads on to show the NLs

Please have pads on to show the EEs

Side - before
Front - after
Case study example - Before
Case study example - after

After with pads on (pads to reflect the extensions)

Pads showing lash map

Isolated lashes

Close up photo showing isolated extension

You are also required to submit x3 videos:

Video 1: A short video showing your completed full set, with both eyes open and then closed (approx. 15 – 20 seconds long) Although this video shows only one eye completed, it demonstrates the type of angle we would like to see, with both the eyes open and closed, as well as the approximate time of the video.
PLEASE SUBMIT THE VIDEO WITH “BOTH EYES” COMPLETED

Video 2:   A video which shows you working close up and in “real time” on one eye only. This allows us to see you working on the model and ensure that safe working practices are being carried out.

(This video has been taken from my Mega volume online course which is advanced lashing using 0.05mm in the inner and outers and 0.03mm over the middle sections, as such in this course I teach my advanced students to lash 100% of inners and outers first. If you are a beginner to Classic lashing, refreshing your skills, or taking Russian volume for the first time, I always recommend building an even structure and ignoring my advanced technique in this video. I have also sped up this video/added cuts just to show you an example of what we would like to see, so please ensure that you film this in real time and do NOT edit it from the original filming.

  • This video should be between 5-7 minutes
  • Filmed close up of one eye only, so that the assessor can clearly see the eye being worked on. The video must be clear and remain in focus. We appreciate this can be difficult, therefore you may need someone to help you with this, or you can use a tripod to assist. Videos can be taken on your phone (if this provides quality filming) or another suitable camera. Please ensure that your head does not obstruct the view and that you check the video once you stop filming to ensure you have captured the required video.
  • Please find the best angle to set your camera up, see the example video to assist with the best camera angles.
  • We recommend that you allow yourself at least 20 minutes of working the model before you start filming, this will allow you to build the main bones of your set and have settled into your lash rhythm.

Video 3:   A short video of one eye, with the eye closed and using a mascara wand (NEVER tweezers) to brush through the extensions and pull from side to side so we can clearly see that clean application (no stickies) has been executed.