The Benefits of Being a Lash Artist

Eyelash extensions; it’s no secret how popular they are right now. That’s why we recently added eyelash extension certification to our cosmetology program. Being a lash artist is a great career choice. Lash artists can have flexible schedules and the opportunity to build their own clientele. Lash artists love their jobs, and we wanted to tell you why!


Lash artists have the ability to work flexible schedules. There are job opportunities at salons and spas as well as the option to work for yourself. There are benefits to both choices. Working at a salon or spa gives more of a consistent schedule. Working freelance gives the opportunity to build your own clientele and set your own hours. According to an international survey given by, 70% of lash artists are self employed. Many freelancers prefer the ability to choose when they work. You could offer appointments only on nights and weekends, or make sure you take nights and weekends off. The choice is yours!

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Eyelash extensions are not cheap, which means that lash artists have the potential to earn a good income. The cost of a full set of eyelash extensions is different everywhere, and some artists charge upwards of $200. On average, a full set of eyelash extensions will cost somewhere between $81 and $120. The cost varies depending on the location, product type, and skill level. We’re not affiliated with these salons, but here are pricing examples from cities that Bellus is located in:

  • This highly rated lash artist in Poway, CA charges $175 for a classic full set and $225 for volume.
  • This lash salon near Chula Vista, CA starts their prices at $125 and goes up to $290 for mega volume lashes.
  • In El Cajon, CA there is a spa that charges $115-$140 for lashes.
  • This spa in Manhattan, KS charges $150 for a full set of eyelash extensions.

Across the country, the demand is there. Eyelash extensions are trendy. People want them and are willing to pay good money for them. In turn, lash artists have the opportunity to earn a good income. 75% of lash artists that responded to this international survey earn up to $50,000 per year.

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The freedom and independence of being a lash artist translates to high career satisfaction. In fact, 80% of lash artists involved in an international survey expressed career satisfaction. There are many benefits to being a lash artist. Applying eyelash extensions is satisfying work in and of itself. It truly is an art! Seeing clients satisfied with their results is one of the best parts. Lash extensions can truly transform anyone’s look and makeup routine. Client satisfaction is highly important because lash artistry is largely a word of mouth business. Happy clients recommend their lash artist to their friends, and that’s how you build a book of business.

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Get Your Eyelash Extension Certification at Bellus Academy

Does being a lash artist sound like a career you would enjoy? Our cosmetology program now has eyelash extension training as part of the program. Unlike many other schools, we’re able to offer this training within our program without an additional cost! Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

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