Lash Extension Certification Requirements In Washington

Have you just been doing lash extensions for your friends and family members? Ever thought of stepping up and being certified to offer this lash service? What are the requirements to be a lash technician?

This is the right article if you have ever wondered what it takes to be a lash technician. We will outline the requirements and some certification courses in Washington State.

Lash Extension Certification Requirements In Washington

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According to the Washington State Department of Licensing, here are the requirements for your reference. Check this License requirement in Washington.


Licensing requirements

School or apprenticeship graduate

To get your license as a cosmetologist, barber, manicurist, esthetician, master esthetician, or hair design you must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Graduate from a school approved and licensed by the Department of Licensing with the minimum required state hours.
    Complete a state-approved apprenticeship training program with the minimum state-required hours.
  • Pass the state-approved practical and written exams administered by D.L. Roope.


Reciprocity applicants

To get your license as a cosmetologist, barber, manicurist, esthetician, master esthetician, or hair design, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Have an active license in good standing in another jurisdiction and have passed that jurisdiction's approved exam(s).


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After you get your license, you must post it at your workstation

Congratulations, now you're officially welcome to the world of lashes! It's time to step up and develop more skillsets. It's time to look into where you can get your training in your area.

If you apply for a WA license, it won't affect your license in another state.


Education requirements

Minimum required school hours*

  • Cosmetologist - 1,600 hours
  • Barber - 1,000 hours
  • Manicurist - 600 hours
  • Esthetician - 750 hours
  • Master esthetician - 450 hours
  • Combined master esthetician - 1,200 hours
  • Hair design - 1,400 hours


Minimum required apprenticeship program hours*

  • Cosmetologist - 2,000 hours
  • Barber - 1,200 hours
  • Manicurist - 800 hours
  • Esthetician - 800 hours
  • Master esthetician - 1,400 hours
  • Hair design - 1,750 hours


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To be certified as a lash technician in Washington, you need to know its requirements.

Your duty as a lash technician is to keep things clean. It includes your hands, your tools, and your workstation. If you don't practice good hygiene standards, it can lead to some severe cases of infections and even blindness.

Aside from cleanliness, it would help if you also practiced proper sanitation techniques. It means that you must have a designated area where you will place tools that have been thoroughly cleaned but haven't been sanitized yet.

You must receive proper training to be able to apply lashes properly. There are many options available so choose one that fits your needs and budget.


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  • Keli D’Andrea

    I am confused on what is needed to take this program. All we want to do is take the eye lashes program. Is it a physical school or online and will we have a license with Washington state. Can I receive a phone call and talk with someone. Thank you 253-754-7067 Thsnk you

  • Irene

    Hi am cosmetologist I was wondering if am to teach lashes in Washington state as a cosmetologist if not what are the requirements.

  • Fartun Said

    Do you guys do apprenticeships if we want to get licensed?

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