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 web page.
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 who 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.
Indiana Department of Health's Rule for Eyelash Extension Specialists
Click below to view final rule that took effect Oct. 7, 2022.
Certification Programs Recognized by Indiana Department of Health
For questions or concerns please contact:
Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Division
Indiana Department of Health
Phone: (317) 234-2804
Page last updated or reviewed: November 2023