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How much do eyelash extensions cost?

Eyelash extensions are the newest trend that’s taking the beauty industry by storm. They give the volume and beautiful shape of false strip lashes but can be worn for weeks at a time. Eyelash extensions boost your no-makeup look and take some of the work out of your makeup routine. With eyelash extensions, you don’t need mascara or even eyeliner. The boost in self-confidence is enough for many customers to go back and get their lashes volumised with lash extensions.

Prices for an eyelash extension depend on where you’re getting it done - from a salon or an independent beautician. If you need a quick application, weekend lashes that last for a few days may cost you around £30. Infills (which we will get into in later sections) are usually in the lower price range. If you’re looking for something longer-lasting, eyelash extensions from a highly-renowned salon may cost you around £70 to £200. 

Below are some of the estimated eyelash extension costs in the UK:

Eyelash extensions infills

£25 - £35

Eyelash extension full set 

£70 - £200

Eyelash extension removal

£15 - £30


Prices vary depending on the technician’s skill level, location, and the type of product the lash artist is using. An experienced artist will likely charge higher because they can guarantee a more custom look. Mobile services and salons in cities also have higher rates than independent artists outside these areas. 

Eyelash extensions come in silk, mink, and synthetic materials that can impact the price of your set. Mink and silk tend to be more expensive. However, high-quality synthetics can be just as expensive in some cases.

Difference between eyelash extensions and false lashes

If you enjoy makeup, you’ve probably tried false lashes or strip lashes before and may not know the difference between these and eyelash extensions. Though both produce similar results -- longer, fuller looking lashes -- they are different in their application, as well as price.

False lashes are applied with glue and tweezers. Simply apply glue to the strip and carefully place this on the lid. This adds a second layer of lashes to your eye, making your natural lashes appear longer, fuller, and darker. This process can be done at home or by a professional during a makeup application.

On the other hand, eyelash extensions are not placed all at once. A technician glues the extensions individually onto each lash. This provides a more natural look but is significantly more time-consuming.

The primary benefit to eyelash extensions is they are worn for weeks at a time. Unlike false lashes that can only be worn for a day, eyelash extensions have a stronger adhesive that allows you to sleep, shower, and wear your lashes all day. They can give a boost of confidence, as your eyes stand out without wearing mascara, eyeliner, or any makeup at all.

However, these added benefits come with a much higher price tag. False lashes can be bought at £5 or even less, whilst eyelash extensions must be done by a salon professional.

Factors that determine eyelash extension price

It is important to get several quotes from salons and independent artists before scheduling an eyelash extension service. Salons and technicians will typically ask you to come in for a consultation before booking your appointment or will plan the consultation as part of the appointment. 

Sometimes the salon will require a screening to ensure you are suitable for eyelash extensions. After the screening and consultation, you can customise your lash set and determine your ideal budget for the lashes you want.

Your first full set will be more expensive than any infills you get in the weeks afterwards. This is because the artist must apply an extension to each lash. During an infill appointment, your technician will likely only apply half of the lashes on each eye. You can expect your first appointment to take up to two hours, while infill sessions may take 45 minutes to an hour.

Infills are necessary every two to three weeks to maintain full, fluffy lashes. Your natural lashes fall out just like hair, cycling every month or so. Your lash extensions are also prone to falling off, which makes your lashes look more sparse. Scheduling infills or refills regularly will help you maintain the lashes and save you money by not having to get a full set done every month.

During the refilling appointment, your lashes will be brushed and gently cleaned. The technician may also replace loose extensions even if they have not fallen off. If you schedule this appointment two to three weeks after your full set, it should take about half the time of your first appointment. However, the longer you wait, the more expensive your refill session will be.

Don't forget to ask about how much does it cost to remove eyelash extensions, as salons have different rates for this service.

Choosing a salon and extension type

To fully enjoy your eyelash extensions, get an experienced professional who can customise a look for you. Custom lash shapes and material of your choice makes all the difference in your long-term satisfaction. 

Some customers find themselves returning every few weeks if they’ve found a salon and lash style they love, whilst those who choose an inexperienced technician or cheap lash oftentimes can’t wait for them to fall out.

The best extensions are those customised to your eye shape. Lashes come in a variety of lengths and curves. For example, the J curve is natural and gives length, whilst C and D curves are more dramatic.

An experienced artist can mix styles to give your eye a full shape that won’t weigh down your natural lashes. When choosing your lash style and length, it’s important to not only factor in the cost but the overall comfort. Long, curled lashes may be too heavy for your eye to support and cause breakage and long-term damage to the natural lashes. 

Before booking your appointment, talk to several salons and independent artists. They can recommend different lash looks and help you choose either silk, mink, or synthetic lashes for your desired style and budget. Ask about semi-permanent eyelash extensions cost. If you’re looking for a more dramatic style, silk lashes in a C or D curve may be ideal. However, if you want more natural volume, opt for faux mink with the J curve. Lash extensions can also be customised by the number of lashes applied. The greater the number of extensions, the higher the overall cost.

Before booking, look at online reviews or ask for references from your artist. It’s also helpful to look at their portfolio online or on social media to see how their lashes look compared to other professionals. Quality is just as important as affordability for lash extensions, as you’ll be wearing them for at least three to four weeks. 

Price guide

£30 - £200

low

£30

median

£80

high

£200

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Eyelash extensions are small lash-shaped synthetic or natural materials glued to your individual eyelash. They provide length and volume to your natural eyelashes, but last longer than false lashes. They also offer a more pronounced look than mascara.
Most salons will provide or recommend specific aftercare products to help care for your lashes and keep them intact. They will also walk you through the steps of brushing your lashes, washing your eyes, and what skincare and cosmetic products you should avoid while having the lashes. Oil-free makeup remover and skincare products are essential because oil can build up on the lid and at the base of the lashes, making your extensions fall out faster.
Go to your appointment with no product on your skin. You can wash and moisturise beforehand, but don’t wear waterproof makeup or eye cream for a few days before the session. These heavy products can leave residue on the eye and lashes that will make the adhesive less effective. Avoid exercising before your appointment unless you have time for a shower first. A shower before any appointment is recommended, because you won’t be able to get your lashes wet for at least 24 hours, ideally 36 to 48.
Mascara is not recommended on eyelash extensions, but you probably won’t need it as your lashes will effectively double in length and volume. Avoid using loose eyeshadow powders as they can build up on the lash base and cause your lashes to fall out more quickly. Be gentle when applying eyeliner to avoid tugging at the roots.
Extensions typically last between four and six weeks, but you can schedule refills sooner to give your lashes a boost near the end of the cycle. Scheduling refills every two to three weeks is recommended.
Eyelash extensions are small lash-shaped synthetic or natural materials glued to your individual eyelash. They provide length and volume to your natural eyelashes, but last longer than false lashes. They also offer a more pronounced look than mascara.
Go to your appointment with no product on your skin. You can wash and moisturise beforehand, but don’t wear waterproof makeup or eye cream for a few days before the session. These heavy products can leave residue on the eye and lashes that will make the adhesive less effective. Avoid exercising before your appointment unless you have time for a shower first. A shower before any appointment is recommended, because you won’t be able to get your lashes wet for at least 24 hours, ideally 36 to 48.
Extensions typically last between four and six weeks, but you can schedule refills sooner to give your lashes a boost near the end of the cycle. Scheduling refills every two to three weeks is recommended.
Most salons will provide or recommend specific aftercare products to help care for your lashes and keep them intact. They will also walk you through the steps of brushing your lashes, washing your eyes, and what skincare and cosmetic products you should avoid while having the lashes. Oil-free makeup remover and skincare products are essential because oil can build up on the lid and at the base of the lashes, making your extensions fall out faster.
Mascara is not recommended on eyelash extensions, but you probably won’t need it as your lashes will effectively double in length and volume. Avoid using loose eyeshadow powders as they can build up on the lash base and cause your lashes to fall out more quickly. Be gentle when applying eyeliner to avoid tugging at the roots.

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