Do You Need a License to Become an Eyelash Technician in Canada?

In Canada, there are virtually no regulations on who can apply false eyelashes and teach the service. Unfortunately, there are no rules or requirements in Canada when it comes to eyelash certifications. Anyone can certify anyone (even certify themselves). There are no standard educational requirements for eyelash technicians.

However, when searching for employment, a high school diploma and related training as a certified makeup artist or beautician are considered assets. Employers prefer to hire professionally certified eyelash technicians in eyelash extensions and at least one year of experience or a portfolio of their previous work. Experience in a retail environment is useful. If you want to get certified, you should look for an academy or a trainer in the academy, who can grant you a certification when you finish it.

My personal suggestion is to contact the training center and ask them a question: “How to become an eyelash technician”. After your answer, you will realize the seriousness with the academy or the coach. Currently, there are no regulations in Canada about who can apply eyelash extensions or the products that can be used. Caution should be taken when sharp objects, such as tweezers, come into close contact with the eye area.

The adhesives used during the procedure can also be harmful, since most are based on cyanoacrylate compounds. These compounds may contain or release small amounts of formaldehyde, which can be toxic. If the glue comes into contact with the skin of the eyelid or the surface of the eye, it can cause an allergic reaction or a chemical burn. If the surface of the eyelid or cornea is compromised, an infection is more likely to occur, which can result in scarring and even permanent loss of vision.

In addition, damage to the sebaceous and aquatic accessory glands in the margin of the eye could reduce the volume of tears produced, which can cause dry eye problems. False eyelashes also add weight to natural lashes and can cause temporary or permanent madarosis (loss of eyelashes). In general, eyelash technicians consult with customers to inform them about options, learn their preferences, and choose a flattering look. Fortunately, there are many different environments that offer eyelash extension services, and the demand for good artists is very high.

Take the time to research thoroughly and find as much information as possible before offering eyelash extension services to the public. Also remember that the questions “How to become an eyelash technician” and “How to become an eyelash artist” are two different questions. One certifies the completion of a course in eyelash technology, the second gives the right to perform this type of activity. The NALA accreditation seal (obtained through steps two and three of the NALA Lash Coaches School) is NOT easy to obtain.

It's no wonder that a recent trend in the beauty industry is the application of eyelash extensions. If you decide to go ahead with becoming an eyelash technician, you're probably wondering how long it takes to become certified and how to get your certification. In Alberta, many private schools offer training and certification for eyelash extension technicians. Only after successfully submitting 5 complete sets do students obtain their certification accredited by London Lash Pro UK.

However, you should keep in mind that a certificate is not a license and that completing the eyelash extension course only gives you the knowledge and (hopefully) the ability to work as an eyelash technician. Eyelash technicians apply extensions to natural lashes to improve their clients' physical appearance. The course program is divided into 2 days that are completed by a coach at The Lash Pro studio in Toronto. The income of Lash technicians varies widely depending on the location, the employer, the services offered, and the technician's reputation.

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