What Do I Need to Be a Lash Tech?

If you’re considering becoming a lash tech you might be wondering what kind of training and skills you need. In this blog post, we’ll go over what you need to get started in this rewarding career.

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The Basic Kit

To be a lash tech you will need a few things. Firstly, you will need a good quality lash adhesive. This is the glue that will hold the extensions to your natural lashes. Secondly, you will need a lash cleanser and primer. This will help to clean and prep the lashes before applying the extensions. Finally, you will need a good pair of tweezers. This will help you to apply the extensions with precision.

Lash Extensions

Whether you’re starting a business from scratch or simply exploring the idea of becoming a lash technician, you’re going to need to invest in some essential supplies. Salon owner and lash extension expert Lindsay Young has put together a basic kit that will help you get started.

“The great thing about lash extensions is that once you have your initial investment in supplies, you don’t need to replace them very often,” says Lindsay. “You might need to restock your adhesive and primer every few months, but your other supplies should last for at least six months to a year.”

Here are the basics you’ll need to start lashing:

-Lash extensions: These are the actual lashes that are glued to your natural lashes. They come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and colors. You can find them at beauty supply stores or online.
-Adhesive: This is what actually attaches the lash extension to your natural lash. It comes in both strip and individual tube form. You’ll want to choose an adhesive that is safe for use on the eyes and dries quickly. Once opened, adhesives should be used within three months for optimal performance.
-Primer: Primer helps cleanse the natural lashes and prepare them for adhesive bonding. It also extends the life of your adhesive by preventing build-up on the lashes.
-Lash cleanser: This foaming cleanser removes makeup and oils from the natural lashes and prepares them for extension application. It also helps extend the life of your lash extensions by keeping the lashes clean and free of debris.
-Lash brushes: These small brushes are used to comb through the lashes, separating them and making it easier to apply lash extensions. You can find them at beauty supply stores or online.


There are many types of adhesives available on the market, and it can be difficult to decide which one to use. The most important factor to consider is the quality of the adhesive. You want an adhesive that is strong enough to hold the lash in place, but not so strong that it is difficult to remove. We recommend using an adhesive that is specifically designed for use with false lashes.

When choosing an adhesive, you also want to consider the level of moisture in your environment. If you live in a humid climate, you will want an adhesive that dries quickly and has a strong hold. If you live in a dry climate, you can use an adhesive with a weaker hold.

Here are some of our favorite adhesives:
-Duo Lash Adhesive: This is a good all-purpose adhesive that works well in both humid and dry environments. It has a strong hold and dries quickly.
– Ardell LashGrip Adhesive: This is a great choice for beginners because it has a weaker hold, making it easier to remove if you make a mistake.
– House of Lashes Lash Adhesive: This is our go-to choice for humid environments because it dries quickly and has a very strong hold.


There are a few different types of tweezers on the market, but the two main types that you will need as a lash tech are straight tweezers and curved tweezers. Straight tweezers, also known as classic tweezers, have straight jaws and are ideal for picking up and placing individual lashes. Curved tweezers, on the other hand, have slightly curved jaws and can be used to create different lash styles, such as cat eye or fox eye. You may find that you prefer one type of tweezers over the other, or you may use both types depending on the look you are going for.

The Essentials

If you’re considering becoming a lash technician, you’re probably wondering what essentials you need to start your lash business. Although the list may seem overwhelming at first, don’t worry! We’ll walk you through everything you need to get started as a lash technician.

Lash Primer

One of the most important, and often overlooked, products in a lash tech’s kit is lash primer. Lash primer disappears upon contact with the natural lash and helps to cleanse, condition, and prep the lashes for optimal lash adhesion.

Lash primer also extends the longevity of the lash extension retention by creating a barrier between the natural oils of the skin and the glue.

For best results, apply a pea sized amount of lash primer to a microbrush and brush onto clean, dry lashes before applying adhesive.

Lash Cleanser

If you’re new to the lash world, you might be wondering what products you need in order to get started. Lash cleanser is an essential product for any lash artist. It’s important to keep the lashes and skin clean and free of makeup, oil, and debris before starting a lash service. Lash cleansers come in both foaming and non-foaming formulas, and both work equally well. Just be sure to avoid using harsh rubbing motions when cleansing the lashes, as this can cause them to break.

Lash Serum

One of the most important products in your lash tech kit is a lash serum. A good lash serum will help to condition and strengthen your client’s lashes, making them less likely to break and fall out. Look for a serum that contains biotin, keratin, and other nourishing ingredients.

If you don’t want to use a serum, you can also try using a Lash Conditioning Treatment. These treatments usually come in the form of a leave-in conditioner or mask that you can apply to your client’s lashes before or after their appointment.

The Extras

Aside from needing a steady hand and good vision, there are a few other things you’ll need to get started as a lash tech The good news is, you probably already have most of what you need! A Lash Tech kit usually contains the following items:

Lash Lift Kit

If you’re considering becoming a lash tech, you’re probably wondering what kind of lash lift kit you need to get started. Here’s a quick overview of the basics:

Lash lift rods: Lash lift rods come in various sizes and shapes, so you’ll need to choose the ones that are right for your clientele. You can find lash lift rods made of plastic, silicone, or metal.

Lash perm solution: Lash perm solution is used to break down the disulfide bonds in the lashes, making them more pliable and easier to curl.

Lifting lotion: Lifting lotion is applied after the perm solution has done its job. It helps to further break down the disulfide bonds and makes the lashes more pliable.

Neutralizing lotion: Neutralizing lotion is applied after the lifting lotion has done its job. It helps to restore the disulfide bonds in the lashes, making them more resistant to curling.

Lash Tint Kit

If you want to offer lash and brow tinting services in your salon or spa, you’ll need to invest in a good quality lash tint kit. These kits typically include everything you need to get started, including a tinting cream or gel, developer, applicator brush, and aftercare instructions. Many kits also come with a reusable plastic shield to protect the lower lashes during the tinting process.

Eyelash Perm Kit

An eyelash perm kit usually contains:
-A small rod to curl lashes around
-Silicone curlers in various sizes to fit different eye shapes
-Perming lotion
-Neutralizing lotion
-An instruction booklet
You may also need:
-Cotton pads or balls
-Disposable mascara wands
-Lash comb

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