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Eyelash Extensions State Requirements

Before registering for Lavish Lashes trainings and/or applying eyelash extensions, it is incumbent upon you to know and abide by the laws of your state regarding eyelash extensions. The links and information herein are provided solely for your convenience. The following is not intended to be a complete or exhaustive list or summary of state laws and regulations regarding eyelash extensions. Although attempts are continuously being made here to provide the most accurate information pertaining to laws and regulations surrounding the practice of eyelash extensions, this is not intended to be a comprehensive list as the laws in each state are subject to change without notice. In no way should the information contained herein be interpreted as a representation of the full subject matter of the laws and regulations pertaining to eyelash extensions nor should it be interpreted as legal advice.


No Regulations

Eyelash Extensions Included In Limited Esthetics


(480) 784-4539

Eyelash Extensions Are Not Explicitly Mentioned In The Law

You need a license to apply eyelash extensions for pay, an individual needs to be a cosmetologist or aesthetician. “Aesthetician” means any person who engages in the practice of beautifying the body by cleaning, waxing, externally manipulating, or stimulating the body by means of the hands, devices, apparatus, or appliances with or without the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, and creams.

Must be a Cosmetologist

Must have Cosmetology or Esthetician License


(860) 509-7603

Nothing explicitly mentions eyelash extensions, however, “hairdressing and cosmetology” means the art of dressing, arranging, curling, waving, weaving, cutting, singeing, bleaching and coloring the hair and treating the scalp of any person, and massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exercising or beautifying with the use of the hands, appliances, cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams, powders, oils or clays and doing similar work on the face, neck and arms, provided nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit an unlicensed person from performing facials, or eyebrow arching.

Nothing explicitly mentions eyelash extensions, however, “Cosmetology” includes any or all work done for compensation by any person, including, but not be limited to, the embellishment, cleansing and beautification of human hair, such as arranging, dressing, curling, permanent waving, cutting, singeing, braiding, pressing, chemically bleaching or coloring, chemically straightening, or similar work, as well as the removal of superfluous hair and nail technology. The term “cosmetology” shall also include, but not be limited to, the massaging, stimulating or beautifying, or similar work, of the scalp, face, arms, hands or the upper body. All work performed under the definition of “cosmetology” may be done by hand or by mechanical or electrical devices and may include the use of cosmetic preparations, tonics, lotions or creams.

District of Columbia

(877) 374-1155

Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Medical License

Must be a Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Full Specialist, Facial Specialist, or Medical License


(404) 656-2881

Must be an Esthetician to do Eyelashes

Must be a Cosmetologist, Esthetician, or Barber

Not explicitly clear, “Cosmetology” shall constitute any combination of the following practices when done upon the human body for cosmetic purposes and not for the treatment of disease or physical or mental ailments: (a) Cutting, trimming, arranging, dressing, curling, waving by any method, cleansing, singeing, bleaching, coloring, or similar work upon the hair; (b) fitting or cutting of hair pieces or toupees; (c) Noninvasive care of the skin of the face and body by application of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams and essential oils to cleanse, massage, exfoliate, hydrate and stimulate; makeup application; pore extraction; use of chemical exfoliants approved for professional esthetic use; particle exfoliation; use of any mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliance designed for non-medical care of the skin; the temporary removal of superfluous hair by means of lotions, creams, waxing, tweezing or depilatories, and tinting or perming of eyebrows and eyelashes; and (d) Manicuring and pedicuring nails and applying artificial nails.


(888) 473-4858

Must be a Cosmetologist or an Esthetician


(317) 234-3031

Cosmetologist or Esthetician


(515) 281-0254

Must be a Cosmetologist or Esthetician

Must be an Esthetician


(502) 564-4262

Must Obtain a Permit.


(225) 756-3404

“Cosmetology” means […] any combination of the practice of esthetics[…] “Esthetics” means engaging in any one or a combination of the following practices: massaging the face or neck of a person, dyeing or trimming eyebrows, applying natural or artificial enhancements to eyelashes,

Must have license for Aesthetics or Cosmetology

Does not explicitly mention eyelash extensions but dying eyelashes falls under the definition of cosmetology. An individual must obtain a cosmetology license before practicing cosmetology.


(617) 727-9940

Does not explicitly include eyelash extension application as a service regulated by the Board of Cosmetology. However, the definition of Aesthetics offered in M.G.L.A. 112 §87T is broad stating that the practice of Aesthetics includes, “[…]manipulating or beautifying of the skin using hands, mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliances, cosmetic preparations, tonics, lotions or creams.” Eyelash extensions could be interpreted as falling under this definition. Consequently, it is advisable that lash professionals operating in Massachusetts obtain an aesthetician license.

Must be an Esthetician


(651) 201-2742

Requires an “Eyelash Technician” license be obtained by anyone applying eyelash extensions.

Eyelash Extensions are not explicitly mentioned, however, within the definitions of cosmetology and esthetics is mentioned eyelash tinting, which is a service that requires a cosmetology license


(573) 751-1052

Doesn’t explicitly mention eyelash application, however, within the definition of cosmetology is “class E-estheticians” which includes the practice of eyelash tinting


(406) 841-2202

Doesn’t explicitly mention eyelash extensions but “practice or teaching of cosmetology” means work included in the terms “hairdressing”, “manicuring”, “esthetics”, and “beauty culture” and performed in salons or shops, in booths, or by itinerant cosmetologists when the work is done for the embellishment, cleanliness, and beautification of the hair and body. And the term “skin care” includes the application and maintenance of artificial eyelashes and extensions, tinting of the eyelashes, and the chemical curling of the eyelashes.

Nothing explicitly mentions Eyelash Extensions

Must be licensed as Cosmetologist or Aesthetician

New Hampshire

(603) 271-3608

Must be an Esthetician

Nothing explicitly mentions eyelash extensions, however, under a regulation a Cosmetology, Hairstyling, Beauty Culture, and Skin Care Specialty license allows a person to “Applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams, or makeup to the hair, scalp, face, or neck”

Must be licensed Barber, Cosmetologist or Esthetician


Must be an Esthetician

North Dakota

(701) 224-9800

Must be a Cosmetologist

Eyelash Extensions are not mentioned, however, House Bill 453, which was passed, states the practice of esthetics includes the application of eyelash extensions.


(405) 521-2441

Must be licensed Facialist/Esthetician or Cosmetologist


(503) 378-8667

Must be an Esthetician


(717) 783-7130

Eyelash Extensions are not explicitly mentions, however eyelash perming and dying fall under esthetics.

Rhode Island

(401) 222-2828

Eyelash extensions, or any similar type of service, are not mentioned, but a license is required to practice hairdressing, cosmetic therapy, and/or esthetics.

South Carolina

(803) 896-4588

Definition of cosmetology includes using cosmetic preparations or make-up on, or manipulating, beautifying, or similar work on the face, and the definition of esthetics includes make-up and similar work, either of which could include eyelash extensions.

South Dakota

(605) 773-6193

Must be an Esthetician

Must be a Cosmetologist or Aesthetician

Must be a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician or eyelash extension specialist, however, an eyelash extension special can only apply and remove semi-permanent, thread like extensions composed of single fibers to a person’s eyelash and cleanse the eye area and lashes.

Cosmetologist, Barber, Esthetician

Eyelash extensions are not explicitly mention, however, cosmetology means engaging in the continuing performance, for compensation, of any of the following activities: work on the hair of any person, including dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, cutting, bleaching, coloring, or similar work by any means, with hands or mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliances; and esthetics, which includes massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, beautifying or otherwise working on the scalp, face, or neck, by using cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.


(804) 367-8509

Must be an Esthetician


(360) 664-6626

Must be Licensed under Esthetics

West Virginia

(304) 558-2924

Must have Aesthetician License


(877) 617-1565

Statement from the Cosmetology Examining Board, which was issued within the last five years, states “the application of lash extensions is not included in the definition of barbering or the definition of cosmetology. Accordingly, it is not regulated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services or the Cosmetology Examining Board.” However, at a meeting on 6/22/15 motion carried to have legal counsel review the Board’s statutory authority to draft rules regarding eyelash extensions, and request the administrative rule coordinator to draft a Scope Statement regarding eyelash extensions for consideration at the next meeting. So, although there are not currently rules regarding eyelash extensions, there probably will be soon.

An Esthetician license is Required