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Beginner Eyelash Extension Training In Kent – With No 1 Lash Artist Frankie Widdows

£399.00 + VAT if applicable

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  • Accredited and fully UK insurable lash course

  • Course time: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm

  • Location: Eyelash Excellence, Canterbury Innovation Centre, University Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FG

  • Please Note: Student’s are to provide their own models

  • Students will be trained using Eyelash Excellence products – student kit included

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Eyelash Extension Competition Judging
Eyelash Extension Competition Judging
Eyelash Extension Competition Judging


All of my courses are accredited with the Guild of Beauty Therapists which is one of the top UK accrediting and insurance companies.

This means that on successful completion of case studies, you will then be able to submit your certificate and gain insurance to work legally in the UK as a qualified lash artist.

New for 2023, you will be taught the most up to date lash techniques, using YY lashes to create a full fluffy look on your model. For the past 15 years we have been teaching beginners with Classic lashes, a single strand of hair which creates a very natural, almost too natural lash look on most people.

Now it is time to step into the new era of lashing! Learn how to from the “get go” create full on fluffy looks, using different types of lashes and techniques such as classic, hybrid and volume looks. Now you will have these most up to date lash looks to offer to your clients and be ahead of the competition.

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

Why train with Eyelash Excellence Frankie Widdows?

My name is Frankie Widdows, I live, sleep and breath eyelash extensions and I love sharing and teaching all the knowledge I have gained over the years to others and teaching this “correctly”. This is where I differ from many other trainings out there.
I have dedicated the past 11 years to learning my lash craft and specialising solely in Eyelash Extensions. I am a Master lash artist and expert trainer and feel my work speaks for itself.

I built my reputation early on from being one of the first lash artists who openly wanted to share my techniques and help others in what was back then a very closed industry. This catapulted me into the lash industry and my willingness to help others along with my expertise then led me to be invited to be one of the top lash judges, speakers and trainers across the globe. I then use all of this expert knowledge that most other trainers simply don’t have, to then teach my students to top level lash standards. I hope from this it shows that I know my stuff and have to continually be at the top of my lash game to keep up with these roles. In addition to this I am a product developer and supplier. I saw a niche for top quality lash products that were safe. Sadly many of the products that are used in our industry were and still are poor quality and harmful. These come out of the far east countries, with zero safety regulations and are extremely harmful to both clients and lash artists. I have spent the past 7 years developing my own range and working closely with high end UK manufacturers to provide the safest lash products there are to our industry. I am continuously working hard to stamp out unregulated products and fly the flag for safe products. I still have a long way to go in my mission to educate the lash industry to research where many of their lash products are originally manufactured and what “nasties” are really in them. However, rest assured that all of the products that you will get in your kit are the safest in the world and have met my high standards for product safety.

I am all about doing things correctly and safely and teaching my students to be the very best. Not only do I want my students to leave feeling confident, being able to apply beautiful lashes and build a successful lash business, but represent me, my high end teaching standards and continue to uphold the standards in an industry that I adore.
I have over the years taken many courses, some good but sadly most bad, however these experiences have also led me to ensure that my courses are the best they can be and always up to date.

This is why my courses are super in depth and technically run over 2 days because I cannot teach all of this in just one day. I do not just teach the basics, instead I will share with you all I have to teach you about lashes. My theory is the best out there, setting you up to understand how and why we do what we do, not only the practical application but the science behind how our products work.

Can I see examples of your teaching?

Yes, pop over to my YouTube channel HERE to watch some of my videos, also don’t forget to check out the comments on my videos for feedback.

You can also find me on most other social media platforms, just enter Eyelash Excellence to find me.

I might sound big headed but I honestly believe my lash courses are the best out there and you will struggle to find a course that is as good as mine. I will teach you everything you need to know to set you up to to be the best you can –  surely that is what you are investing into right?

really enjoyed my day training. I can honestly say it’s been one of best training days I have had. Frankie’s knowledge and skills are amazing. I will be practicing my Frankie approved fans daily. 

– Lynda

I took this course with Frankie due to my original training being really poor. I was blown away by the content included in this course. I had no idea there was so much to eyelash extensions. I loved that I also got a lovely kit included so that I didn’t have to then go and buy extra lash products. I would certainly recommend this course.

– Lilly

I had the best day! Learned so much and can’t believe how well my set turned out on my model who was really happy. I can’t wait to get cracking with my case studies and will be coming back for more courses.

– Keeley

I’m really glad I chose this course. I travelled all the way from the Isle of Wight to attend and it was worth the trip. A really detailed comprehensive course with a superb kit.

– Stacey

Best course ever!!

– Jennifer

How does this course work?

This course is technically 2 days long, Day 1 makes up your home study online theory and day 2 is where students are invited in for the day to practice the practical elements of the course.

Once you have secured your spot on the course, we send over all of the theory content, which is super in-depth for you to work through at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. This must be completed before you attend your practical. This content is all pre-recorded where you will work through the theory online with me, like I am there with you. You will also be sent out your patch test kit with instructions on how to patch test your chosen model.

On day 2 you will join the other students where during the morning session we work away from real models where we refine all of your new skills, before we move onto the afternoon session where we will be applying a full set and practising the infill procedure on your model.

Students must provide their own suitable model for the course. Models must have a good amount of natural lashes, be able to lie still with their eyes fully closed for several hours.
Models to be patch tested prior to the course with the patch test kit we will send out.

Do I have to take a test?

Nope…. I do not test my students as I understand not everybody is an academic. I “hope” that those investing in my courses do so because they have the same ethos as me and want to learn how to do lashes properly. As such, I trust they will have completed all their theory prior to the course and arrived prepared to start the practical. If they have not, then I will soon see on the day and the only person they will be letting down is themselves.

Do you get a kit?

Yes, your course price includes a fully comprehensive kit with all you will need on the day as well as after the course, with plenty of supplies to complete your case studies and more. Your kit, hard copy manual and other bits will all be ready for you on Day 2.
Your course kit includes the best products out there, all sourced by me and conform to the strictest safety regulations there are unlike many unregulated lash products on the market.

How do case studies work?

I require you to submit and pass 4 case studies which will be completed in your own time and on x4 different models. Case studies are evidence of you being able to go away and apply the techniques taught in the course. There is no time limit to complete your case studies and ongoing support is always provided by us to help you through this process. All case study information is provided on the day so students know exactly what to do.

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 or invite them back. In all the years I have been teaching students I have only ever had one student that was invited back. This is because I believe I teach to the very highest standards and as such it is almost impossible for students to get it wrong.

Do I get a certificate?

On successful completion of case studies you will be sent out your accredited certificate.

What is the difference between an accredited course, NVQ and VTCT? It all sounds very confusing as to which course qualification I require.

Accredited courses: These are usually short courses (1-2 days) where you learn solely one subject such as lash extensions. If the course is accredited then you can gain insurance to work on the public. This is the minimum level of cover required in the UK and is one of the most popular course choices for those wanting to learn lash extensions.

NVQ: NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification, and is a qualification in your chosen subject, at your chosen level (2, 3, 4 etc). NVQs are offered by lots of different awarding bodies, such as VTCT, City & Guilds, ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO etc. They are usually carried out at a college, school, or workplace and can take from 1-2 years to complete.

However you will find some 1-2 day NVQ courses which provide exactly the same qualification as accredited courses. If you want to work in a salon, then you may find that some employees prefer the NVQ qualification but this is not a legal requirement.

VTCT stands for Vocational Training and Charitable Trust. They are an awarding body, who offers qualifications. They offer NVQ qualifications as well as others.

To keep things really simple, if you want to be able to gain certification and insurance to work on the public then all will provide the above, however short accredited courses are the most popular for lash artists who either want to set up their own self employed business or work in most salons.

How many students are on the course?

I keep my courses small with a maximum of x4 students per course, this is so you can have my full attention throughout the day and receive the in-depth training you need to be able to learn the art of lashing. Sadly many training academies still cram lots of students into a course. This is not only dangerous due to the lack of supervision that can then be provided, but students are then often left on their own for long periods of time where that trainer is trying to teach every student.

How long is the day?

Day 2 commences at 10am and runs till approx. 6-7pm.

Is the course fun?

Absolutely, learning should be fun. Of course the day is long and intense however it will fly by in the blink of an eye. I like my courses to be fun, friendly and relaxed, the more we can enjoy the learning process the better we learn and have the confidence to leave and put everything into practice. I like to hope that I am a friendly approachable person who loves lashes and sharing those skills with others, and I also hope that is why I am still invited to continue to judge, teach and speak all across the globe.

Where are you located, are you easy to find, park, where can my model wait etc?

We are located at the beautiful University of Kent in Canterbury. There are excellent transport links to where we are, not far off the motorway by car, train and by bus.
We have private secure free parking, a large canteen and break out area on site as well as local shops and restaurants only a few minutes walk away.
Models can either spend their time in the canteen, or take a short drive, taxi or even walk to the city centre of Canterbury.

*Models are not permitted to sit in on the course until they are required at 3pm.*


Canterbury Innovation Centre

Do I get continued support?

Yes 100%, you will never be alone. You will need support throughout your lash journey as there will of course always be questions you will have and problems to troubleshoot. You will always have access to me and my team as and when you need it – just reach out and I am there. I never chase my students as I appreciate everyone is busy, however they always know I am there for them whenever they need me.

For me my student’s training is not just about the day, but a continued journey that they will always be on and I will be there to support them if and when they need it.

Over the years I have trained thousands of students who have become close friends, amazing lash artists, business owners as well as trainers, speakers and even lash judges. It is the best feeling to watch my students grow into amazing talented lash artists, upholding the standards of the industry and I would love for you to join that journey too.

Frankie really knows her stuff when it comes to lashes. She is really friendly and made all of us feel really comfortable throughout the day. I loved that her classes are kept small so that I got the supervision that I wanted. I have taken lots of beauty courses over the years and this was bar far the best.

– Donna

Brilliant course which I cannot recommend enough.

– Sacha

I have followed Frankie for a while now having found her on Youtube. I always loved her style of teaching so knew I wanted to attend her course. I am dyslexic so I struggle with theory, however because the theory is online presented in a practical way, I was able to easily understand all of it. Frankie is such a down to earth person, who if I am honest I was a bit nervous to meet. But I had no need to be nervous, she was so normal and warm and made me feel really comfortable. 

– Lucy

I took the beginners lash course with Frankie last summer. Frankie was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed every moment. I can’t wait to now start my own lash business, all thanks to Frankie and Eyelash Excellence.
– Danielle

I am already a makeup artist so wanted to add lash extensions to my services. I loved the at home theory section that I was able to work through at my own pace. I work several jobs so dedicating two full days to a lash course was tricky for me. With the theory being online I was able to work through this in my own time. It took me about a week to go through it as it was so detailed. I liked how I also had the time to really take in the information which we could then practise on the day. The day flew by and I couldn’t believe how quickly it went.

Frankie is just brilliant, super funny, really technical about how she teaches which I love especially when it came to understanding how we map the eyes with lashes, which does make sense especially being a makeup artist and having to do the same. If you are looking for an excellent beginners course that will set you up to start offering lashes to your clients then look no further. Brill course.

– Jason

I have just completed and passed my last case study. A big shout out to Frankie and the Eyelash Excellence team for the amazing support you have given me since the course.

I am so excited to start my new lash venture.

Thanks Frankie and your fab team xxx

– Chloe

I never knew there was so much to doing lashes. I wanted to learn eyelash extensions after having mine done for years. I wanted to get the best possible training which is why I decided to train with Frankie due to her qualifications and achievements and that she only does lashes. I feel really confident and ready to start doing the treatment. It is just a shame I cannot put eyelashes on myself.

– Sienna

This is by far the best course I have taken. 100% recommended.

– David

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Beginners Eyelash Extension Course


Mon 24th April 2023


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