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Eyelash Extensions

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are strands of silk, mink, or another synthetic or natural material that are applied one at a time and fixed to an individual's natural eyelashes. Eyelash extensions are  applied for cosmetic purposes by a specialist using tweezers and a semi-permanent glue. Eyelash extensions last approximately three to four week and fall off as your natural eyelashes are shed. For more information please visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Eyelash Extension Facts and Safety webpage.

What do I need to know in order to become an eyelash extension specialist in Indiana?

As of July 2021 cosmetologist or estheticians licenses are no longer needed to practice the application of eyelash extensions in Indiana. Individuals wishing to provide eyelash extensions to the public in Indiana must adhere to Indiana's rule for eyelash extension specialists. Indiana's rule for eyelash extension specialists stipulates that non licensed estheticians and cosmetologist whom are refer to as eyelash extension specialist, wishing to perform the application of eyelash extensions to the public in Indiana must obtain a certification of training for the application of eyelash extensions from a program recognized by Indiana Department of Health. Indiana's rule for eyelash extension specialists and other related documents can be accessed below.

What do I need to know to start practicing the application of eyelash extensions in Indiana?

Read the Indiana eyelash extension rule, that is attached below. The rule will provide you with the details of what an eyelash extension service providing  business must adhere to be in compliance

If you have further questions please utilize the pathway below to get your questions answered. 

Licensed Beauty Culture Salons and licensed Esthetician and Cosmetologist are exempt from the Indiana eyelash extension rule.

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Indiana Department of Health's Rule for Eyelash Extension Specialists


Click below to view final rule. It will take effect October 7, 2022

Eyelash Extension Final Rule

Certification Programs Recognized by Indiana Department of Health


Recognition List -  Last updated June 28, 2022

Submission Form for Certification Programs to be Recognized by Indiana Department of Health


Recognition should only be obtained by certification programs for eyelash extension specialists. Examples of entities that may offer certification programs can include, but are not limited to, individual businesses, such as schools, beauty salons, or lash manufacturers who operate eyelash extension certification programs for the public.

Click on the link to access the form: https://forms.in.gov/Download.aspx?id=15206

Contact Us


For questions or concerns please contact:

Sandy Bains, MS, BSN, RN

Chief Nurse Consultant

Epidemiology Resource Center

Indiana Department of Health

Phone:  317-234-2804

Email:  EyelashCert@health.in.gov

Page last updated or reviewed: September 2022.