How Much Are Eyelash Extensions?

// Jenelle Paris

Long, lush eyelashes have been something that girls all over the world strive to get. There's something really glamorous about a set of dark voluminous lashes, but there's only so much mascara can do for you. That's why eyelash extensions are one of the most sought-after lash products on the market. Just as with any beauty service, there is a wide range of prices when it comes to getting eyelash extensions. The short answer is that eyelash extensions cost an average of $81 to $120, according to industry surveys, with the range in cost being anywhere from under $40 to over $200. There are several things that factor into the cost and understanding what they are can help you find an affordable choice for your needs.

Location

You'll probably notice that eyelash extension studios in large cities are able to charge more than those in small, rural areas. High-end resorts or spas are also going to cost you more than your average salon, no matter where you live. The demand for eyelash extensions in your area will also play a role in how much you'll pay. 

Artist Experience

Every lash technician has to start somewhere, but you'll likely pay more for someone who has been applying eyelash extensions for quite some time when compared to a recent graduate of a training program. As lashers improve their skills and timing, they are able to charge more. You can save money on lash extensions by seeing a student, but you can expect better results from a more seasoned lasher, even though you'll have to pay more. 

Lash Style

Many experts recommend getting volume lashes for a fuller look that lasts longer. This style is more expensive because they are handmade fans of thinner lashes that are attached to each natural lash. Customizing your volume lashes takes more work and requires more time and materials. If you choose volume lashes, you'll pay more than classic lashes, but you will get a more dramatic look.

Artist Pricing Structure

There are several ways that lash artists charge for their work. Some charge by the lash, while others charge by how long it takes to apply them, while still others charge by how many weeks have passed since your last eyelash fill. Eyelash studios all have their own method and pricing structure so this will vary from place to place and is certainly something to pay attention to when budgeting for your lashes. It makes sense to compare a few choices so you can be sure you're getting what you pay for. In most cases, charging by application time is typically the fairest and consistent for both the client and the artist.

Product Quality

Of course, you can expect to pay more in places where higher quality products are being bought from eyelash extension companies. This includes both the lashes themselves and the adhesive for eyelash extensions that are used to apply them. When a spa or salon spends more to purchase handmade or top quality products from eyelash companies, you can expect to be charged more for that quality. However, you shouldn't just assume that a higher than average price means you're getting better quality product.

Client Comfort and Experience

The best places to get eyelash extensions are those that make the experience as comfortable as possible. You'll pay more in spas or salons where you are offered beverages and cushy places to rest as the lashes are placed. Salons that are willing to do patch tests, free consultations, and that offer aftercare products can charge more than someone who applies lash extensions out of her home. You might have to pay more at cleaner more modern places, but this is worth the cost as it reduces the risk of complications and allows you to rest during your application, knowing that the service is catered to your needs.

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Jenelle Paris
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