Eyelash Extension Etiquette

Eyelash Extension Etiquette

Getting your lashes done is a treat and a necessity (at least in our minds). But do you know the right eyelash extension etiquette when it comes to tipping, scheduling and working with your lash artist? Read on to find out how you can keep a great relationship with your lash artist and so you can keep your lashes looking fab.

  1. Tip correctly

Lash artists work in the service industry, so just like a restaurant, you should tip those that serve you. A standard, across the board tip is between 15-20 percent. Your tip amount can change based on the experience you had. If you had a superb experience and are beyond amazed with your lashes, let your lash artist know and show your appreciation with a more generous tip.

  1. Don’t come sick

Because your lash artist is so close to your face throughout the lashing process, avoid coming in with a raging illness. If you cancel and reschedule in time, your lash artist will understand. If it’s absolutely necessary to get your lashes done, wear a medical mask to stop germs from spreading.

  1. Bring cash

It’s best to tip in cash over credit card, especially if you’re getting your lashes done at a salon. This ensures that your lash artist will receive their whole tip, and nothing can be taken away from salon fees.

  1. Shower before

Not only does showering before your lash appointment ensure that you smell super fresh while in proximity with your lash artist, it shows you can follow the after-care instructions. Any lash die-hard knows how critical it is not to get your extensions wet after application. It will make your lashes last longer and show your lash artist you really appreciate their work.

  1. Communicate

Your lash artists won’t be able to achieve your dream lashes unless you tell them what you’re envisioning! Tell them if your prefer long, short, full or natural lashes. Make sure to listen to their opinion as well. They are the experts and will know if a desired look is damaging to your lashes.

  1. Cancel appropriately

If your life gets busy and you can’t make it to your lash appointment, you must let your lash artist know ahead of time so they can either fill the appointment or plan accordingly. If you cancel at the last minute, it is standard to still tip your lash artist as you are still taking their time.

  1. Schedule follow-ups

In respect to your lash artist, you should schedule your fills in person, at each appointment. This gives your lash artist the confidence that you’ll be a return a client and almost guarantees that you’ll get an appointment at a time that works for you. Don’t text your lash artist last minute and expect to get squeezed in. 

  1. Limit phone time

It can sometimes be tempting to take your calls on speaker phone while getting your lashes done. As a courtesy to your lash artist, put your phone away and on silent so your lash artist is not distracted from the task at hand.

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What’re your favorite eyelash extension etiquette tips? Let us know in the comments!


7 thoughts on “Eyelash Extension Etiquette

  1. Ana says:

    Be more patience and let your salon specialist do the job without rush. BTW, nice tips here. I love reading your blog! Keep it up.

  2. Ana says:

    The extensions require daily combing with a clean spooley brush. If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy.

  3. Rhianna Hawk says:

    I really appreciate your tips for how to prepare for an eyelash extension, as I’m considering getting mine done for the first time for my birthday at the end of the month. Of course, I’ll definitely take your advice and let them know exactly what I’m looking for, maybe even draw a picture so that they can see what I’m seeing in my head. It’s good to know, too, that I should shower before I go to avoid getting my extensions wet for as long as possible, so I appreciate that tip.

  4. Tyler Johnson says:

    That’s a good point that you wouldn’t want to make everyone in the salon sick by coming in there sick. I would think that would be best to avoid that so that they could do a good job on your eyes. I’ll have to make sure to remember that if I decide to take my daughter to get eyelash extensions so that we won’t get the stylists sick.

  5. Braden Bills says:

    My wife wants to have eyelash extensions done. It makes sense that finding a good salon for this would be good! I’ll be sure to remind her to tip, since that’s nice.

  6. Skylar Williams says:

    Thank you for your tip to not go to the eyelash extension appointment sick. My daughter wants to learn how to do eyelash extensions by taking a course. I’ll be sure to follow this tip once my daughter finds a class to take and she can do the extension for me.


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