A Look Inside My Table-Side Lash Cart
One of the greatest things that I believe comes from reading blogs and pretty much all things social media is the ability to connect and learn from an even larger community of lash artists. I took a bit of a blogging break as I finished working on a few projects but I’m back and wanted to use this first post-break-blog to give you a peek inside my table-side lash cart. If you are anything like me you LOVE seeing the BTS of how a lash artist works and organizes their supplies so I hope you thoroughly enjoy this blog!
I see TONS of lash artists using the Ikea Raskog cart but I personally don't love this cart for my table-side storage because I prefer to have storage with drawers to keep things neatly tucked away and (most importantly) keep my supplies covered and away from collecting dust. Instead I choose to use a cart similar to the Ikea Alex drawers. I don't have a super close Ikea store so I decided to go with a similar style that I was able to find at a slightly cheaper price point; the Ashland 5 Draw Cube Unit from Michaels. It is priced higher but there is ALWAY a coupon available to use at Michaels so I was able to get it for 50% off which I think put it around $50-$60.
I have a variety of different sized drawer organizers in every drawer and I keep everything labeled. Lash extensions are not regulated but as an esthetician I was taught that everything must have a label so I have decided to carry this over to lashes in hopes that if/when lashes become regulated I will be a step ahead of the game. I also do believe it’s important to keep a very clean and organized supply cart because lashes are my profession, not a hobby, and I want to my studio and my supplies to show my professionalism. I also want to note that I do have every drawer labeled.
This drawer where I store all of my ‘Service Items’. I have lots of different colored sharpies for lash mapping, my AirPods, my nano-mister, scissors, and a small hand mirror. I also have my single use wands kept together. I keep them packaged in the original packaging because I do want to keep things as sanitary as possible. Technically these drawers do not have a solid face on them so I just prefer to keep things “double sealed”. I also keep my primer, adhesive shields, a variety of different tapes, and pre-prepped adhesive crystals (in a sealed bag) in this drawer.
This drawer is the home for all my tweezers. I keep any traveling tweezer cases that I have in this drawer as well so I could quickly and easily pack my tweezers up if I need to. I separate my tweezers into two categories right now; clean volume tweezers and clean straight tweezers. I keep the tips of the tweezers covered at all times.
This drawer is where I store my most commonly used lash tiles, sticky dots, and frequently used lash trays. In another post I will share more on the specifics of how my lash tiles are stored. I also keep a pair of “junk” tweezers in this drawer that I use specifically to remove strips from the lash trays to add to the lash tiles. I don't like using my service tweezers to remove strips and so I prefer to have this non service tweezer separated.
This drawer is where all the prep items are kept. I have alcohol pads, towels to wipe the top of my adhesive, saline solution just in case a client would like to remove their contacts, eye-pads, and dental bibs. I choose to use black dental bibs to cover my cart and pillow for each service. I personally believe this gives a very sanitary impression to clients when the arrive.
FIFTH AND FINAL DRAWER
In this drawer I keep the MSDS sheets for all of the liquid lash products I use and for any Barbicide products that I use in the studio. These are all kept neatly organized in simple clasping folders.
Well that’s it, that’s my table-side lash cart! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments below. You can also find me on IG @mindful.lashandbeauty and shoot me a DM if you have any questions! I love chatting all things lashes!!