Lianna Ergatides has recently joined Eye-tec as an Eye Technician. Eye-tec is the first company in the world of beauty to enable people to start their career as Eye Technicians. Eye-tec is the only total eye enhancement solution currently available in the UK and provides a new and revolutionary treatment of lash extention and eye enhancements without surgery.
Eye-tec offers a new creative challenge and career for hairdressers looking for a change of direction.
Here Lianna, a newly qualified Eye Technician talks to hair and beauty Jobs about her experiences.
Q. What were you doing before you became an Eye Technician?
Studying Film Studies at Kingston University
Q. When did you first hear of the unique opportunity to become an Eye Technician?
I was at the Daniel Galvin Salon and met Sue Marsh of Eye-tec while I was working in my family's catering business. I was fascinated by the technique and Sue's commitment to professional quality training and so started to work with Eye-tec the day after my final exam at University.
Q. What made you opt for this as your chosen career path?
I knew that Sue's new venture would be a fast growing business offering a unique service and an opportunity for career growth
Q. Where did your training take place?
In-house at The Daniel Galvin salon
Q. What did your training involve and how long did it take to become qualified?
Assisting Sue Marsh with her varied clients and then a long period of training on models to achieve the level required to attain my qualification, it took 6 weeks to qualify before I was able to give treatments to paying clients
Q. What qualification did you receive?
I have undertaken Eye-tec "Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments Diploma Course". The course has been written by Sue Marsh who is fully trained in the eyelash enhancement procedure. The course has been accredited by The Beauty Therapy Guild and has received 280 Continuous Professional Development Points. The course lasted a month and consisted of both theoretical and practical work. On completion of the Eye-tec training course I became a full member of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapist and obtain treatment, public and product liability insurance of up to Â£2 million as part of the Guild membership package.
Q. Where do you now work out of?
I now work from all four of Sue's London locations, The Daniel Galvin Salon, Daniel Hersheson in Conduit Street and Harvey Nichols and the EF Medi-spa in Kensington
Describe what your job involves and the types of treatment that you offer
Eyelash extensions, eyelash tinting, CVL (Curve Volume Length), Brow shaping and lash and brow colour enhance
Consultation and customer service are an essential part of the therapist role
Q. It sounds very skilled. Are the treatments difficult to administer?
It is a complex and unique system and therefore requires the intense training period
Q. Can you be creative with the treatments that you do?
Yes, in particular the Fashion Focus eyelash enhancement, using colours to enhance the eyes' natural colour
Q. How do your clients typically react once they've had their lash treatment?
Clients are always stunned at the effect we achieve with lash extensions but also how natural the lashes look and the rejuvenating effect that great eyebrows and lash treatments can achieve
Q. What are the most satisfying aspects of your job?
Giving that real 'wow' factor to a client and creating the perfect tearproof lashes for a wedding!
Q. What is your proudest moment?
Working on my first paying client
Q. Have you any regrets?
Q. What are your plans for the future?
To continue with Eye-tec and grow with this new and exciting company, hopefully traveling to other countries to launch the concept overseas
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