At what age can I start learning Eyelash Extensions?
Learning lash extensions and lash lifts is a skill that is becoming more and more popular around the world. Lash extensions is a career that has gained its popularity in the beauty sector very quickly. So how old does one have to be to learn lash extensions, or to be considered a qualified lash technician?
The upside is, that technically anyone is eligible to start learning eyelash extensions at any age. There are no minimum age limits for anyone wanting to learn this skill - just like there isn’t an age limit for anyone to learn how to mow lawn, service a car, or build and program a computer. There aren’t any limitations when it comes to learning eyelash extensions.
However, there may be constraints when submitting applications for work as a lash technician. In most states around Australia, the legal working age is generally 15 years of age. We have enrolled and taught students as young as 14 years old to learn eyelash extension applications. In fact, one of our best ever students was a 14 year old! She was able to learn lash extensions very quickly, and had amazing precision. She was able to go on and work in the booming lash industry at age 15 with amazing results. Her intentions are to soon open up her own home lash salon and work for herself!
Another age based limitation is when applying for an ABN (Australian Business Number). Even if you’re certified to perform eyelash extension applications, the minimum legal age for registering an ABN in your name is 18 years. This means that owning your own business is for the 18 and over, however, does not mean you can’t start an eyelash extension course and start your learning. Imagine the experience an 18 year old would have for starting a lash extension course at the age of 15! 3 years experience in the lash industry before opening up their own lash extension business is a big bonus and almost guarantees trust in clients.
Young women are dominating in the beauty sector. There are qualified lash technicians, performing lash extension applications and lash lifts almost as good as, if not better than, the most experienced lash artists. This is because they are up to date with lash trends and are able to use their resources (usually online and on social media) to learn techniques from women that have 10+ or 20+ years in the industry - in a matter of minutes. Our youngest lash students have been driven, motivated and super patient when it comes to studying lash extensions.
If you’re under the age of 18, have considered doing a lash extension course, want more information on where to begin lashing, or have a question about age restrictions - contact us here at any time for undisclosed and honest advice on what your options are. You’ll be surprised how soon you can start lash extensions and be on your way to a fulfilling lash career.