A Look Ahead: The Future of Eyelash Extensions in 2023 and Beyond

A Look Ahead The Future of Eyelash Extensions in 2023 and Beyond Pearl Lash Training Academy

A Look Ahead: The Future of Eyelash Extensions in 2023 and Beyond


The eyelash extension industry in the United States has experienced remarkable growth over the past few years, thanks to the increasing demand for long and full lashes among women and men of all ages. According to industry experts, the eyelash extension market is expected to reach $1.6 billion by 2025, driven by the growing trend of lash treatments.


As more and more women seek to enhance their natural lashes, the industry has responded with a range of innovative and cutting-edge products and techniques. From classic lash extensions to volume lash extensions, the industry has expanded to cater to diverse customer needs and preferences.


Despite its rapid growth and popularity, the eyelash extension industry has not been without its challenges. One of the most significant challenges facing the industry is the lack of standardization and regulation. With limited national and state regulations, it can be challenging for consumers to know whether the technician performing their lash treatment is properly Certified and Licensed to have the necessary skills and training to provide a safe and effective service. Pearl Lash recognizes the importance of proper training and certification, our training programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to provide safe and effective lash services. 


As a lash artist, it’s important to understand that each state has its own set of rules and regulations governing the practice of lash extensions. Before offering your services in any state, it’s crucial to know the requirements and ensure that you’re in compliance with local laws. Regulations continue to change and it is vital for all lash artists to continually monitor those changes to make sure they are compliant. 


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Despite these challenges, the eyelash extension industry in the United States continues to thrive and grow, driven by the increasing demand for lashes that enhance natural beauty and boost confidence. As the industry continues to evolve and innovate, we can expect to see even more exciting developments and opportunities in the years to come.


As one of the leading providers of lash training and products in the US, Pearl Lash has played a vital role in shaping the industry and setting the standard for quality and excellence. With its comprehensive training programs and cutting-edge products, Pearl Lash has helped over 1500 inspiring lash artists achieve their dream profession. 


In addition to its traditional lash extension training and certification, Pearl Lash has also embraced innovative and non-invasive treatments like lash lifts and eyelash tinting education. With these treatments, women can achieve dramatic and defined lashes without the maintenance and upkeep of extensions.




According to a report by Statista, the number of establishments offering beauty services in the United States in 2023 was estimated to be around 275,000. This includes salons, spas, and other businesses offering services such as haircuts, manicures, pedicures, and lash extensions. Out of 275,000, it is estimated that less than 10% of those establishments offer professional eyelash extension services.


In addition to salons and spas, many lash artists also work independently or as freelancers, offering their services to clients in private studios or as mobile lash tech. This flexibility allows them to reach a wider range of clients and offer a more personalized experience. Working as an independent lash artist has become an amazingly profitable career choice for many young professionals. It is estimated that 40% of lash artists are currently working independently, either out of their private studio, as a mobile lash tech, or in a salon suite, and this number could reach 60% by 2025. Access to affordable marketing and social media has been one of the key growth factors in the independent lash artist industry. 


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Overall, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc., the global beauty market size is expected to reach USD 716.6 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from 2019 to 2025. This number would make the beauty industry market one of the largest markets in the world.


As the lash extension industry continues to evolve, advancements in technology dramatically help the way that lash artists work, with new innovative tools and products becoming available that can improve efficiency and quality. Pearl Lash is always at the forefront of the ever-changing and advancing product industry. Our certified students always have access to the latest tools and supplies, helping them stay ahead of the competition.


The average salary of an eyelash extension artist can vary depending on several factors, including their level of experience, location, and the type of work they do (such as working for a salon or running their own business). Below is a breakdown of potential gross income lash artists may expect in 2023 working as an independent lash artist with a minimum of one year experience in Classic and Volume eyelash extension application. 

Eyelash Extension Artist Average Salary Chart Pearl Lash


It’s important to note that many eyelash extension artists also earn additional income from tips, as well as from selling retail products like lash serums, shampoo, eye masks, or makeup. Please be aware that those are gross earnings and expenses such as rent, supplies, and marketing costs need to be deducted for all independent lash artists.


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In the past few years, the eyelash extension industry has been flooded with cheap and unprofessional products that are easily accessible to consumers. These products may seem like a quick and inexpensive solution, but they can be dangerous and damaging to both the natural lashes and clients’ eyes. It’s important for lash artists to use only professional-grade products that are specifically designed for the purpose of lash extensions. Professional products, such as all products offered by professional suppliers like Pearl Lash, are rigorously tested and regulated to ensure safety and effectiveness. Additionally, professional products are formulated to provide better retention and less damage to natural lashes. By using professional products, lash artists can provide higher quality service and ensure the safety of their clients.


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Overall, the future of the eyelash extension industry looks bright and promising, with continued growth, innovation, and a focus on proper training. As the industry evolves and expands, we can expect to see even more exciting developments and opportunities for both customers and professionals in the years to come.


A Look Ahead: The Future of Eyelash Extensions in 2023 and Beyond

Average Salary for an Eyelash Extension Artist in 2022

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It has been several decades since eyelash extensions became mainstream in the beauty industry. Significant advances in technology have made our products lighter and more appealing. Modern-day eyelash extensions look and feel real, making our eyes irresistible.

One thing has not changed in the past 20 years. Today, we are still facing a severe shortage of professional talent in the industry. Lack of qualified Lash Artists is pronounced in every part of the world. Appointment books are filling up long in advance and Lash Artists are forced to stop accepting new clients as they simply cannot accommodate more demand.

When we talk about the potential earnings for Certified Lash Artists, many are in disbelief. It is not uncommon for a Lash Artist with about 1 year of experience to charge as much as $200 for a set of Classic eyelash extensions and as much as $400 for a set of Volume. While prices do vary depending on the locale, we have noticed that in rural areas, prices have skyrocketed since 2020 and are climbing close to those in large urban markets. When you couple that with extremely low back-bar cost (on average, the back-bar, ie. product cost is under $6 per client), full-time Lash Artists are making a higher wage than nurses, cosmetologists, and many medical professionals.

The chart below is calculated based on an average (50th percentile) cost of services for a Lash Artist with 1 year of experience in the industry in the United States.

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As you can see, working full time, an average Lash Artist can make well over $100,000 per year. The obvious question is, why are there still so few Lash Artists out there? While there is no simple answer, based on years of industry experience, our team has some insights.

Lash Artistry requires a lot of hard work and dedication to the craft. As with any industry, if you would like to make a great living, you must put in the utmost effort in order to achieve it. Many beginners are giving up too early and simply do not choose to put in the time and practice. The first 3-6 months in the life of a young Lash Artist are difficult. Many long hours of practice and concentration need to be put in to become a perfectionist. And this job prefers perfectionists.

Lack of qualified and quality education is another reason why many Lash Artists fail to reach their potential. We cannot stress this aspect enough to our students. It is critical to begin your training and subsequent daily practice the right way. Unprofessional and unqualified training will create bad habits that are that much harder to break than learn from scratch.

Another key to achieving a successful career as an Eyelash Artist is the need to believe in yourself. Self-esteem is often the reason many young Lash Artists give up. Our instructors are often faced with students who are very talented, yet are having trouble believing in their abilities.

At Pearl Lash, we believe that anyone can succeed. All it takes is hard work, dedication, and a true desire to become your very best. Our students are equipped with all the required knowledge, skills, and support to become professional Lash Artists. Starting from our beginner Classic Training, our graduates are comfortable knowing that we are there for them, every step of the way.


Please follow this link to view Pearl Lash Online and Classroom Training options.


Pearl Lash Extensions – What’s New for 2021!


What's New at Pearl Lash for 2021

What’s New at Pearl Lash for 2021? Glad you asked! 


It’s hard to believe 2021 is here! For most of us, we hope this year will bring us some much-needed positivity and professional success.

Our team has been working tirelessly the entire 2020 to make your customer experience EVEN better. For our new students who are starting their careers in 2021 as well as for our highly experienced Lash Artists who have been with Pearl Lash for many years, we want to Thank you for your support. We are excited to continue bringing our unmatched Training curriculum and professional products for our customers in 2021 and beyond.



Our New Location is Opening June 2021 in Fort Myers, FL


Fort Myers Classic Eyelash Extension Training by Pearl Lash

We are excited to bring Classroom Group Training closer to home. This location is less than 5 miles away from our Cape Coral, FL Headquarters and conveniently located right of I-75 and Colonial Blvd. Our inaugural training in Fort Myers is scheduled for June 12th and registration is now open.

SW Florida Eyelash Extension industry has significantly grown over the past few years with many Pearl Lash Certified Artists making their homes in this beautiful region. We are looking to continue this trend, making sure that every local Eyelash Extension Artists is professionally trained, certified, and licensed.

Whether you are still thinking of joining the industry or looking to enhance your skills, we will be happy to see you in Fort Myers soon!



Online Training Is Here To Stay



In early 2020, Pearl Lash has launched our patented Classic Eyelash Extension Training ONLINE. Incorporating decades of Classroom Training experience with the convenience of learning from home, made this Online course an amazing success for students all over the US and internationally.

Our experts did not stop there. In the summer of last year, we launched our patented Online Lash Lift Training course. Combining our expertise and superb products, this class has become a go-to for all Lash Artists who are looking to provide a wide array of services to their customers.

This year, we are taking it up a notch. Our European Volume Eyelash Extension Training is now available ONLINE as well! Our Online Volume Training registration is now open for March 9th, 2021 with more dates to come through 2021 and beyond

This means that Pearl Lash’s exclusive Volume Training is now available from the comfort of your home. Students from all over the US and internationally are now able to learn from the best! This great curriculum will introduce you to the art of fan-making, by hand. In addition, this curriculum includes information about weight formulas, curl layering, learning how to customize your application for every client, Traditional and Russian Volume as well as Hybrid application, and much more!



Private, One-on-One Training Is Now Available in Cape Coral, FL


Pearl Lash Private Eyelash Extension Training Cape Coral, FL


If you enjoy the convenience of private, one-on-one training, where it is just you and the Master Trainer, we have you covered. You can now register to attend your private Certification Class in our Cape Coral, FL Headquarters.

You can choose from a 1-day Classic Training, 1-day Volume Training, or a 2-day Classic and Volume Training. For more information, please contact our office or follow the links above for full details.



Start Training Today, Pay Later!


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Pearl Lash has now partnered with the leading Online interest-free short-term financing provider QuadPay. The concept of enjoying your purchase now and paying later is the latest trend for 2021. You can now purchase your supplies or register for your Training while taking advantage of splitting your payment over 6 weeks interest-free!

This includes any supply purchases over $35 made on www.PearlLashExtensions.com as well as your Training Registration up to $1,500. Just follow the steps in the above graphic at Checkout and enjoy the convenience of buying supplies or registering for your class now and paying later!

For additional safety and convenience, we have now added ApplePay and GooglePay payment options at Checkout. Process your order in seconds without the need of entering your credit card information right from your phone, tablet, or your computer.



Please stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come. We wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2021. As always, our dedicated team is available 7 days a week to answer all your questions via phone, chat, or email.


Pros and Cons of Online Eyelash Extension Training

The Pros and Cons of Online Eyelash Extension Training 


The Pros and Cons of Online Eyelash Extension Training 


Due to the current pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, many students are looking at online education to take advantage of the “stay-at-home” orders most states have implemented. Online education has been around for many years and is a great option for continued education in many industries around the world.

While online education may sound enticing, beauty industry institutions and educators would like to offer some helpful advice. Before investing in online education, please do your research to know the facts. 

Beware of some “quick” and “cheap” online lash education options popping up everywhere you look. Many scammers are out there, trying to take advantage of our vulnerability during the current situation. If you do choose to proceed with an online class, please read the provider’s reviews, make sure they are accredited with the BBB, look at their work on social media or contact someone who obtained education through this source. There are good options out there, however, please do your homework.


Before delving into the details, here is a list of Pros associated with online education for eyelash extensions and eyelash lift:


  • The class cost is generally less expensive.
  • No travel required, training could be completed in the comfort of your home.
  • During a virus outbreak like the current COVID-19 epidemic, you will avoid crowded classrooms.
  • The theory portion of lash training can be covered in an online environment.
  • The combination of Online and In-Class Training pioneered by Pearl Lash would greatly increase the quality of education and reduce the learning curve.


Unfortunately, there are some Cons when it comes to online eyelash education, here are some of them:


  • Lack of hands-on experience. Most online eyelash classes consist of an instructor working on a model or mannequin while the students are expected to follow her instructions at home. Unless the class comes with an option of coming into class at a later date, it might be challenging for new students.
  • No live models allowed. (if an online class is allowing live models, beware of a scam!) Due to the safety precautions, an online instructor is not in the position to allow any students to work on live models. Keep in mind, you are most likely performing this service for the first time in your life, using dangerous chemicals, sharp instruments, and various client conditions. In an event of something going wrong, an online instructor would be powerless. 
  • Limited professional evaluation of your work. Based on the above, at the end of your online training, you will most likely have a ton of questions like; how did I do? Which areas should I work on to improve? What should I do differently to achieve a certain result? Was my placement, isolation, lash selection done properly? While Pearl Lash Online Training provides many avenues to interact and follow up with the Master Trainer, generally, most online training options will have a limited ability to provide this type of information due to technology. A camera and screen will never substitute the human eye.
  • Unlimited amount of students. Based on our experience, many online classes can fill up with upwards of 20-30 students which makes it extremely hard to ask any questions or receive much attention from the instructor. You are more often left with one-way communication from the instructor without the ability to ask many questions or receive any feedback. Pearl Lash Online classes are always limited to 6 students as we try to keep an intimate atmosphere and some personal touch.
  • No classroom interaction. Most of us do not realize how important social peer interaction is to a new lash artist. In an online class, you will be sitting by yourself in front of your computer. Based on the experience of our Pearl Lash trainers, students love interacting, sharing their experiences, bouncing ideas off each other, reviewing each other’s work, encouraging their peers’ work and so much more.


Based on the experience of our Master Trainers, online-only lash education makes it a bit more challenging to begin a successful career.  Many Pearl Lash Certified Lash Artists who initially elected to start with online training elsewhere, came back to retake our classes.  

From the words of our Master Trainers, we can tell that students from online classes are not ready for the challenges that lay ahead of them in this profession. Most online classes neglect to cover tons of critically valuable theory, skipping right to the application. This results in students needing to go back to square one and fill in many gaps in their knowledge during the classroom environment. That was the main reason why our team at Pearl Lash decided to elevate the training experience by pioneering Online + Classroom training



The Pros and Cons of Online Eyelash Extension Training 

Coronavirus Update: Tallahassee Training Event April 4th-5th, 2020

An update from Pearl Lash Management – April 1st, 2020 (4:31 pm EST)


This afternoon, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay at home order effective until April 30th, 2020. Based on the new order, our team has made a very tough decision to reschedule the upcoming Tallahassee Training Classes scheduled for April 4th and April 5th, 2020. 

We all believe that rescheduling is the best solution for both our students and instructors. Staying safe at home is the number one priority for all of us, and doing anything to compromise that would not be in anyone’s best interests. 


All students who were scheduled to attend the training on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 are now being reassigned to a class on May 9th, 2020.

All students who were scheduled to attend the training on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 are now being reassigned to a class on May 10th, 2020.

The venue address (Staybridge Suites Hotel & Conference Center) as well as hours will stay the same.


If you have already prepurchased your Classic Eyelash Extension Starter Kit: the Starter Kit will be shipped out within 2 business days to the billing address provided during your registration. As a bonus, all Tallahassee students who prepurchased a Starter Kit will receive a training mannequin head at no charge to you so you can start familiarizing yourself with the Eyelash Extension application while staying home.

If you have not prepurchased your Classic Eyelash Extension Starter Kit: you now have an opportunity to order the Classic Starter Kit with your student discount. Simply follow this link, add to cart and proceed to checkout. Please use your login name and password (created during your class registration) at checkout in order to receive your student discount and free shipping. As a bonus, every purchase of a Starter Kit will be shipped along with a training mannequin head at no additional charge so you can start familiarizing yourself with the Eyelash Extension application while staying home.


Meanwhile, we would like for everyone to use their common sense and follow the standard hygiene etiquette, wash your hands, avoid contact with your face, improve your immune system by taking vitamins and avoid any unnecessary travel. For more details on the precautions, you can take, please visit the CDC website.

Our entire Pearl Lash team values all our students and staff and is fully committed to playing a key role in keeping everyone safe.


Please know that we are here for you and are ready to answer any questions you might have at this time. You can reach our customer service at 323-524-3980 or email us at [email protected] during our normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 9 am until 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am until 3 pm EST.


Best Regards,

Pearl Lash Management Team

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