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2 Day

Beginning Lash Class

Created for the novice or aspiring Lash Artist, Beginner Lash training
is an intimate environment to insure that every student has ample
personal attention and time to practice on live models. There are no
more than 5 people in each class.

This class is for the student who is serious about learning the “Art &
Science” of Eyelash Extensions. In learning The Occhi’ Method© the
student will be instructed on:

  • The Proper Hand and Body Posture – An important issue for
    many lash artists who experience discomfort while doing
    eyelash extensions.
  • Ocular Health – Understanding Eye Health
  • Sanitation – Proper sanitation is essential for a successful
  • Basic Lashing Techniques – Handling double tweezers, isolation,
    pulling lashes and placing lashes.
  • Importance of Proper Glue Usage – Most lash artists use twice
    the amount of glue they should use, leaving clumps of glue and
    causing “cross bonding” of lashes.
  • Basic Eye Shapes and Design – Learn to artistically design and
    define an eye.
  • Removal of Existing Eyelash Extensions – Without damaging the
    natural lash.
  • How to Set Up an Effective Workstation

Class includes:

  • Hands on Training – on live models
  • Beginners kit
  • Training Manual
  • Audio/Video feedback utilizing EyeTec© System
    ( 2 per student per class)
  • Lunch
  • Certification- Official Certification will be awarded to students
    who fulfill requirement standards set by The Occhi’ Institute.
    Continuing Education Units, where applicable

We highly recommend that students completing initial training consider the Advanced Lash Class within a few months to continue honing their skills in creativity, artistry and speed, while receiving personal feedback on their basic technique. From our experience, Lash Artists that don’t follow up with continuing training often find themselves searching less than qualified sources for help and advice, and end up offering mediocre service, frustrated and working very hard for little money. Initially, we encourage students to send before and after photos so a member of the Occhi’ team can contact them and offer initial feedback and helpful hints on technique.

Please call 630-785-6668 to check available dates for specific classes, or check our quarterly class schedule to reserve space.

what they’re saying

I was lucky enough to take the first class at the Occhi' Institute's new training facility, and all I can say is WOW! I'm a cosmetologist and take a lot of classes. I've never taken one like this. It was awesome to see myself and the other students working, live, on the big screen TV. Lynn and the instructors are really attentive and knowledgeable. They sent me home with a video of my work they critiqued using drawings and voice overs. I feel more comfortable knowing I can keep in touch with the instructors after class. I can even send them more video once I've practiced so I can stay on track with my lashing. I've never seen anything like it. I'll definitely be taking more classes here. Thanks Lynn, Shelly and Tiffany!

Amanda Gasinski, IL, January 2018, Beginning Lash

This Volume lash class is perfect in every way! I loved the Eye- Tec Audio/Video System. It's a great way to capture work being done, get feedback and be able to go back and see future improvements. Thank You so much Lynn and Occhi Institute for making my aspirations come true. My life is more motivated thanks to you.

Rosario Guerrero, IL, January 2018, Volume Lash

The overall experience was great and very knowledgeable The EYE-TEC system is a great way to provide feedback on our work, with the instructor's voice over and ability to draw directly on the video. It gives us a chance to look at our mistakes over and over and correct them. Thank You Occhi, Lynn & Christine...leaving here today I feel confident and in love with this work. The learning process was explained and instructors knowledge amazing.The entire experience , both educationally and technically was fantastic!

Lilah Owaynat, IL, February 2018, Microblading class

This was an amazing experience and truly great instructors...small class size with a maximum of 5 students with 2 instructors!! I loved the EYE-TEC video system, where I could see my work, hear my instructor and watch her draw on my work and then send it to my phone for me to keep on watching and learning what I'm doing right and wrong. Amazing!!

Beate Trzcinski, IL, February 2018, Microblading class

Both Instructors were very very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable.This gave me the confidence to venture on to start my own career in Microblading I particularly like the EYE-TEC video system where I could watch others live...and look forward to viewing my work and hearing the instructors comments.I leave feeling like Lynn and Christine have my back as I can continue working with them past the class...Very valuable.

Jennifer Benningield, IL, February 2018 Microblading Class

The Eye Tec System is wonderful. It's especially great because the instructors didn't have to constantly "hover" on top of us while we were working. Can't wait to see more!

Lynn Bettenhausen, IL, March 2018, Beginning Lash