Foreign Fills?

Business, Education

Yes or No?

Where do we even begin on such a touchy subject. Bottom line is this is a personal preference and entirely up to you as the artist. So let’s go over the Pros and Cons to accepting and declining fills from another artist’s client. We hope by the end you will feel comfortable and confident in whatever choice you make.

Let’s start with Cons:

  • You may not be able to achieve the same look or the look the client desired.
  • Reactions and/or sensitivities may occur with different adhesive and materials used.
  • Post-service complaints- This one is difficult, because there is no way of telling if an issue was you, the previous artist, or a combination of both. 
  • You cannot guarantee the credibility and quality of other lash artist’s work. Which means you also can’t guarantee how long those extensions will last, or what damage may be hiding underneath. 

If you decide to not accept foreign fills, you can definitely minimize any backlash, stepping on other artist toes, and client complaints. 

And of course the Pros:

  • You may have the opportunity to upgrade the client from a fill to a removal and new set. Do you see extra $$$ signs?
  • If done well, you can grow your clientele for fills and possibly full sets.
  • By accepting foreign fills, you open up another service option to fill your books. Consider having a service specifically for clients transitioning from other lash technicians.
  • You have the opportunity to teach the client about different application methods and educate them on lash health and care.
  • Last, but certainly not least, you can charge more for a foreign fill than a regular fill due to the issues that could arise.

Make sure if you do decide to accept foreign fills that you ask for pictures prior to accepting a client. It is also helpful if they know the diameters, curls, lengths and styling they had received previously. 

We hope this gave you a clearer vision on this service when considering to fill other artist’s work as well as helping you make decisions based on what is best for you and your business.


Sara Randall

Sara Randall

Founder, Lash Master