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Classic Beginners Course


Materials Included

660 Minutes of On-Demand Videos 
100 Page Beginners Manual PDF download
100 Editable Social Media Templates
13 Additional Downloadable Resources
Lifetime Student Discounts
Additional Info


Who is the Classic Beginners Course for?

This Classic Beginners Course is for those that have never trained in eyelash extensions before, felt their initial beginner’s eyelash extension training was poor, or are re-entering the lash industry after a break and need to brush up on their techniques. You do not need any type of prior beauty qualification to take this course. Developed for those across the globe, or those wanting to train with us but may not be able to attend our in-person courses here in the UK.

This Online Classic Beginners Course is accredited and insured by ABT, the UKs largest beauty and insurance membership provider, as well as insured and accredited by Insync and recognised by the IICT. Please check the regulations provided for your own State/Country to check that our courses are recognised.

This Classic Beginners Course's content is brand new for 2023. You will be taught the most up to date lash techniques, practising with Pre mades, YY and Clover lashes to create full on fluffy looks. Up until now, Beginner’s lash courses have only taught those new to eyelash extensions with Classic lashes: a single strand of hair which creates a very natural, almost too natural lash look on most people. However, it is now it is time to step into the new era of lashing! Now you will learn how to create full on fluffy effects on your clients, using different types of “new technology” pre made eyelash extensions which also include YY, Clover, Easy fans etc..

These new types of eyelash extensions and techniques that we will be working with, technically still fall under classic lash qualification, which is why we have brought these into our beginners training for 2023 and are covered under a Beginners lash certificate.

See below for the new lash looks you will be creating:

Lash Look 2023

Why should you train with Eyelash Excellence over other lash companies?

Let me introduce myself, my name is Frankie Widdows, I am an Award-winning lash expert specialising solely in eyelash extensions. I have been a lash artist since 2012 and in this time, I feel like I have built up an impressive reputation and resumé in the lash world.
Over the years I have travelled the world teaching my lash techniques to thousands of students across the globe. Not only do I run my own international eyelash extensions courses, but also get invited by salon owners to offer my trainings to lash artists in their areas.

Lash Competition Judging

In addition to this, my high-quality technical work and lash skills were recognised early on in my lash career, which opened invites to be a top lash judge at the world’s biggest eyelash extension competitions. I have travelled the world judging some of the best lash artists and offering my expert critique on their work. My role as a top lash judge requires me to constantly be at the top of my game in all aspects of eyelash extensions and these skills I use to teach my students.
My expert knowledge on all things lashes led me to host the very first UK lash conference back in 2015 and over the years I have also been invited to guest speak on the biggest lash stages in the world. Here I share my lash skills and techniques with others.

UK Lash Conference

I am also still a working lash artist by choice.  I feel this is something I must continue to do so that my own lash skills can always be up to date so I can teach my students to the best of my ability. I am particularly interested in the precision technique of handmade volume fans, where I love the intricacy of creating perfect volume and this is one of my niche subjects I teach when I travel the globe. Lash styling is another of my expert subjects due to my lash judging. Many fail to realise the importance of understanding all the facial features of a person and styling them correctly. Applying eyelash extensions is never one size suits all and I have built a bit of a reputation as the styling queen. Don’t forget check out my other online courses in these subjects.

My LAsh Work

My Lash Work - Instagram

Ask yourself this – how often do you get the opportunity to train with a real lash expert like me. Not wanting to sound big headed, but if you want to be taught correctly and learn the high-end competition standard lash secrets that many trainers do not and cannot teach, due to their restricted knowledge, then you have come to the right place. I live, sleep and breath eyelash extensions, ask me any question on any subject or lash technique and I can answer or teach it. 

Of course, there are lots of other great lash trainers out there, however unless you are solely dedicated to the subject of eyelash extensions, then it is impossible to be a complete expert and be able to teach your students to top level.

Interestingly, I was one of the first lash companies to offer online training, this was due to high demand of my courses and physically not being able to visit all the countries I was being invited to. From here I developed my lash courses to be online, teaching the same super in-depth content I teach in my in-person courses but instead online. Now anyone who wanted to train with me could do so in the comfort of their own home and gain the same certification.

I have seen online eyelash extensions courses soar in popularity over the years and there certainty is a demand for it. However, for every good online lash course there are twenty poor ones which has sadly given online eyelash extension courses a bad reputation. Now that everybody has a camera phone and access to the internet, it is all too easy to film a few basic videos of yourself lashing, upload it and call it an online course. This has led to many new poorly trained lash artists learning the very basics from poor and usually super cheap online courses and then being let loose on real clients.

Below you can see examples of some of the poor lash work and damage we see. No lash artist would deliberately cause this damage to a client. The simple truth is they were taught poorly and therefore do not know any better. When companies charge such silly prices for lash courses, a treatment which is high end skill and must be taught in depth and correctly, then it’s no surprise you will get what you pay for = poor training!

poor lash work cheap courses

How do your Online lash courses work Frankie and what’s included in the content?

Great question… All of the content is pre-recorded, this means you can access whenever you want and don’t have to be free at “set times” to join live webinars etc. When your purchase the course it will automatically be added to your Eyelash Excellence account. Log into your account and you will see it under your courses section. Click on it and the magic will start to happen……

First of all, you can download you digital manuals: Anatomy and Physiology and your super in-depth Beginners Theory content manual. You can choose to print these out too or we also do have an option to purchase a hard copy of the Beginners 100 page manual, simply add to cart when you go to purchase the course, and don’t forget we have kit options too, il talk about these later….

Lash Styling

You will also see lots of other Bonus material (downloads) to assist you with your business (Consultation, Patch test, Aftercare, forms, Release forms, Lash design guide, styling sheets and lash mapping sheets). We have these in both PDF formats as well as editable Canva files so you can add edit to suit your business/ add your own logos if you wish etc. Full instructions are included in your downloads.

what's included

I’ve also included 100 free social media templates to set you up, simply edit in Canva to suit your business and branding.

100 Free Social Media Templates - Eyelash Extensions

To access the tutorials, simply click on video 1 and off you go. The first part of the course is me guiding you through all of the theory as we work along with the manual – make sure you get comfortable because there is a lot to learn in this section. We will be covering high end in-depth technical content to set you up on the right track before we get on to the practical elements of the course. From here we will then move on to all of the hands-on practical skills which I will guide you step by step through. We start basic and then work gently through, progressing onto a mannequin head and finally onto a real model where you will complete your full set.

There is so much to learn in this course so please take your time, you do not need to complete it all in a day (it would be a very long day). Your course content NEVER expires, it is there to watch and re-watch as many times as you want.

How long do I have to complete the course?

There is no time limit to complete the course. As I said before, your course content never expires so work through it at your own pace, whether 5 days or 5 years, it’s up to you. Also, you get free lifetime updates every time I revamp my courses to stay current. You don’t need to do anything, just login to your account and start watching new stuff!

Can I gain certification from this course?

If you have chosen the case study option, then yes. This means that you will submit your work for assessment (this is called a case study) and on successful completion of case studies you will be issued your accredited certificate. This is a digital certificate that we email you, however students can request a hard copy at an additional cost and postage fees.

What if I choose not to gain certification?

That is completely up to you as not all our students choose the case studies option. Some students may already hold a beginner’s qualification and are taking this course as refresher. Some countries don’t require qualifications, and some have their own state board that governs this, so remember to always check what is required/recognised in your country. However, there is an option to download an editable Canva certificate of completion in your downloads section.

What are case studies and how many are there for this course?

If you would like to purchase the case study option - Click Here

Case studies are where you send us photographs and videos of your work for us to assess to ensure that you have understood the content taught and that you can apply the techniques safely and correctly to real models. We require 4 case studies for this beginner’s online eyelash extensions course. Case studies are either assessed by myself or my team of superb trainers.

For more information on what is required for our case studies - Click Here

What happens if I fail my case studies?

Each student can re-submit their case studies twice (so three attempts in all at one case study) before I step in for extra assistance. If you follow all that has been taught it is very rare for students to fail case studies, but if you do, don’t worry we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Do I need to buy an eyelash extension kit?

We never force our students to purchase a kit, again this is entirely up to them. However, we have put together x2 different kits for our students to choose from if they wish. As a beginner it can be overwhelming to know what equipment you will need, so we have taken this stress away. You will also know you have all you need to complete the course and thereafter, and will be working with safe, approved products that do work and are the best quality there is. You cannot produce nice sets of lashes with poor products.

Take a look at our kits options which can be found by clicking here

Eyelash Extensions Kits

Do I get aftercare support?

100% yes for however long you need it. My team and I are always on hand to assist so just reach out and we will get back to you asap. Your lash journey is not just about the course, but the real journey starts after, and it is paramount that you have a trainer/mentor on hand to assist you (because you will need help). My team and I build incredible relationships/friendships with our students and love watching their journey over the years. We want you to become part of the Eyelash Excellence family, so please always reach out to us and keep us updated throughout your lash journey.

You can contact us on info@eyelashexcellence.com and we are always happy to assist.

Do I get a student discount?

Yes, all students receive lifetime 15% of Eyelash Excellence products as well as 25% off my other online eyelash courses. Your student discount code can be found in your course content.

Is your online beginner eyelash extension course fun?

I hope so, I love to make learning fun. I class myself as a down to earth normal person that doesn’t take life too seriously. If we can enjoy what we do, then learning this skill as well as the journey becomes enjoyable. I teach in a very honest no nonsense approach which anyone can follow. I don't class myself as an academic, I am much more hands-on practical and therefore structure my courses in this way so that anyone of any ability can learn.

I am a bit unsure whether to invest in this course, can I see examples of your work, your teaching, reviews etc?

I understand, it is a big decision to invest in one of my courses, especially when there are so many other trainers and online courses to choose from and probably at a fraction of the cost. But please remember, you get what you pay for and sadly I still retrain so many students that fell victim to poor lash courses and now they must “train twice”.

However, you can see more of what I get up to on my Instagram channel @eyelashexcellence as well as on my Youtube which can be found here. Bear in mind I do have some very old videos on there, which are poor film quality/old school techniques, but I leave them live due to the great feedback on them. I do have some more fab new high-quality videos coming soon so stay tuned.

example lash training videos

Also don’t forget to check out some of my student reviews at the bottom of this page.

If you do choose to shop around here for another Beginner’s online lash course, here are some top tips to assist you:

Research the company, are they lash experts or an academy that offers lots of online courses?  Sadly, you will tend to find that “overall academies” teach only the very basics because it is very rare to be a specialist at multiple subjects due to the time it takes to learn your craft in detail as well as stay up to date.

Who is the Trainer/course developer: are they a lash expert? Again, find out who has developed or taught the content. Anyone these days can design an online course so do your research. Google that lash artist, what are their qualifications, have they won awards, do they judge, share their knowledge, can you find examples of their own lash work or see their teaching style on Youtube etc. Really go to town and find out all you can about them.

Price… avoid cheap courses, they are cheap for a reason. I know we all love a bargain but remember if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Good trainers do not sell their knowledge for cheap, Trainers like me have invested years into learning this subject. I have spent thousands of pounds on my own education, travelling the world to take training with the best lash artists there are so I can be the best and teach my students to be the best. I cannot afford to give away my knowledge to others for peanuts. If you want a Ferrari, you have to pay for it, you want a nice meal, you have to visit a fancy restaurant, simple……the same applies to lashes. You are investing into your future here, so be prepared to invest if you are serious about this journey. If someone is willing to sell you their knowledge for super cheap and to set up your own business, then you need to run. Do not be another person to learn the hard way.

Ensure that you get unlimited aftercare support from your lash trainer, you will need it, trust me. There will be times you will have an urgent question and need an ASAP reply from your trainer, so ask their policies on how long you expect for a reply.

Ask questions, don’t just take what you read as gospel. A good lash trainer loves to be contacted, I know I do, so you can feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions: frankie@eyelashexcellence.com

I do hope all the information above has assisted you in understanding what is included in this online Beginners eyelash extension course. I also hope that I can be part of your journey into the lash world and that you join me and all my other amazing students in our wonderful lash industry. And don’t forget, if you have any questions, just reach out and I am always happy to assist.

What Will I Learn?

  • What are eyelash extensions?
  • How long do they take?
  • The different types (Classic, Flats, Pre-mades, Hand made volume, YY lashes, Clover lashes etc)
  • How are eyelash extensions measured.
  • What thickness can clients support?
  • In-depth volumetric lash calculations (calculating the correct weight for every client)
  • The different lash curls
  • How to we control our room levels optimum lash retention
  • Audit trails
  • Patch testing
  • Contractions
  • How to deal with reactions
  • Cleaning and lash storage
  • Lash procedure step by step guides
  • How do we pad our clients
  • Lash mapping
  • Drawing your map
  • Symmetrical lashing
  • Top line effect
  • Hybrid sets
  • Correct isolation
  • Glue dipping
  • How to correctly attach the extension
  • How do we finish the set
  • Infill procedure
  • How much should you charge
  • Bonus lash styling guides
  • Consultation & Patch test forms examples
  • Flatter curls vs stronger curls
  • The newest lash curls
  • Different types of natural lash
  • Lash lengths and correct use of length for each client
  • The different type of tweezers
  • Lash adhesive - the science
  • How to work correctly with your adhesive
  • Meeting and working with your clients
  • Booking fees/deposits
  • The consultation process
  • Contraindications
  • Reactions/sensitivities to eyelash extensions
  • The lash equipment
  • Lash room set up
  • Lash cleansing,
  • Prepping lashes
  • Marking the eye
  • Working a system of lashing
  • Lashing in layers
  • Direction and uniformity
  • Dealing with flickery and watery eyes
  • How to pick up an extension
  • Placing the extensions
  • Peeling extensions off
  • Aftercare
  • Infill procedure
  • Infilling other work
  • Lash removal
  • Marketing your business
  • Lash mapping guides
  • Understanding your kit/equipment
  • How to correctly remove lashes from the trays
  • How to pick up lashes (classics, pre-mades, YY etc)
  • How to correctly glue dip
  • How to create direction
  • Isolation practise on mannequin head
  • Practise peeling extensions off
  • Creating a set, following map on mannequin head to create an even set
  • Real model work: full set on real model: cleansing, mapping, padding, lashing, practise infill procedure, how to finish the set, taking photos
  • How to hold your pick up tweezers correctly
  • How to set up your lashes
  • Correct placement of lashes
  • How to attach the lashes
  • How to hold your isolation tweezers
  • Placement practise on a mannequin head
  • Lash mapping practise on mannequin head
  • Practise lash removal on mannequin head
  • Case study requirements
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