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Apply for an Eyelash Extension Specialist License

Education and Training

Before applying for an Eyelash Extension Specialist license, you must complete an Eyelash Extension Specialist course consisting of 320 hours of instruction at a licensed school.

Students enrolled in a licensed school will be issued a student permit while in training.

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If you did not receive your training in Texas, please see the Apply for a Cosmetology or Barbering License by Equivalence page.


You must pass written and practical exams to obtain an Eyelash Extension Specialist license.

After completing all education and training requirements, you will become eligible to take the written and practical exams. Once TDLR has verified your eligibility to take the exams, our third-party vendor (PSI) will send you an email confirmation with instructions for scheduling an appointment to take the exams.

Please see the exam information page for complete details.

Application and Fee

Once you have passed both the written and practical exams, you may apply online. The non-refundable application fee of $50 must be paid when you apply.

Apply Online

You must be at least 17 years old to apply.

Eyelash Extension Specialist licenses are valid for two years from the date of issue.

Applying By Mail

You may also apply by mail using a printable PDF application form.

Most applicants should generally apply online for faster service.

Applicants with Criminal Convictions

If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic violation) or pleaded guilty or no contest (resulting in a deferred adjudication) to any in-state, out-of-state or federal criminal offense, you must provide a completed Criminal History Questionnaire (PDF) along with your application materials.

The department will conduct a criminal history background check on all persons who apply for a license. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licenses may be denied based on the nature of the conviction and how long prior to the application the conviction occurred. Depending on your criminal history, a review can take from one to six weeks to complete.

Individuals may request TDLR review their criminal background before actually applying for a license. TDLR uses the same process for this pre-application evaluation as the process for a license application described below. See the Criminal History Evaluation Letter page for more information.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process that TDLR uses to determine whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.