Premade Fans - What Do You Need to Know?
Premade this, premade that - what do you really need to know about premade volume fans? Just to help you get to grips with the basics, we’ve put together some of our most frequently asked questions about premade lash fans!
What Are They Made From, and How Are They Made?
Premade fans are made from the same fibre as our Mayfair Lashes - they’re a super soft, intense and shiny synthetic fibre (called PBT) which are lightweight, vegan friendly and hypoallergenic.
Premade fans are still made by hand, they’re just made for you ahead of time. These premade fans are created using the pinching method, which is what gives them their lovely slim, pinched bases and they’re kept together with the teeniest, tiniest amount of glue, so you don’t have to worry about them falling apart when you pick them up.
Can You Use Premade Fans if You’re Only Qualified in Classic Lashes?
This is a little bit of a grey area - while they’re really similar to classic lashes in how you place them, and you don’t have to learn how to fan them, you do still need to know which fan sizes are safe to us.
That being said, one of the really great things about premade fans is that because the fans have been made, developed and tested by highly skilled professionals using really lightweight volume lashes, they are safe for the vast majority of our clients.
One thing to consider though is that some insurance companies consider volume lashes a different treatment to classic lashes, so much so that you would need a separate policy for each. Check this with your insurance company ahead of time to avoid any nasty surprises further down the line.
Should You Charge the Same Price for Premade Fans as Regular Volume?
You can charge the same, but consider this - you are providing the same quality service with high quality products in almost half the time. How often do you spend a little bit more for your shipping if it means your parcel will arrive faster? Ever paid extra for an express service at the dry cleaners to get your outfit back in time for the party? How about express lines at the theme park? Sure they’re expensive but you get to the front of the queue faster, which means you can get more out of your day afterwards.
The same goes for premade fans - faster treatment for the same great quality = less time lying down and more time for leisure, business growth or running errands (for your client and for you!), so why not pop an extra few dollars onto the treatment price?
How Much Does A Set of Lashes Using Premade Fans Cost?
In a standard box of Mayfair 0.07 lashes, you have approximately 8,832 lashes. If you assume that your clients have an average of 220 lashes each, and you're doing 100% coverage all of the time. That means a 4D set of lashes using 0.07 Mayfair lashes will cost you around $3.
8832 ÷ 200 = 40.15 – that's your treatments per pack. 40.15 ÷ the cost of the pack $30 = 75¢. That's the cost if you were using 0.07 lashes for classics. To get the cost for a volume set, multiply 75¢ by the number of lashes in each fan, in our case that's 4 so .75¢ x 4 = $3
A set of 4D lashes on this same 'average' client then, would cost $15.40, so you can see why we recommend that you increase your prices for these a bit!
What’s the Difference Between Premade Fans and Promade Fans?
This is partly a technicality, and partly just companies differentiating themselves from other companies. You might have noticed that we use both terms interchangeably, and that’s because we want you to be able to find what you’re looking for when you search for it!
But back to the differences - often, manufacturers (and brands) will refer to pre made fans when they have the flat bases (like our older batch) which are a little bit wider, and pro made fans when they have the very slim pointed base (like our new batch!)
Whatever your prior opinions on premade fans, they have come such a long way since what they were like in the beginning - gone are the days where premade fans were big and heavy and dangerous for the health of the natural lashes. These days, premade volume fans are lightweight, safe to use, and always a good choice!