Last Updated on March 13, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Eyelash lamination is growing in popularity as a semi-permanent beauty treatment that enhances natural eyelashes, giving the appearance of longer, lifted lashes without the need for daily curling. But what exactly should you expect to pay for this service?

In this guide, we’ll break down the typical eyelash lamination cost range and what impacts prices, so you can decide if it fits your beauty budget.

Pricing is primarily influenced by your geographic location, the expertise of the technician, additional services like lash tints, and the overall offerings of the particular salon.

We’ll also discuss what’s included in the cost, how to choose the right specialist for your lashes, prep work for the best results, proper aftercare to extend the lamination longevity, pros and cons to weigh, and alternative options to consider before committing to this investment in your natural beauty.

How Much Does Eyelash Lamination Cost?

The average price for eyelash lamination ranges between $100 and $200 for the initial full treatment in most markets. Here are the pricing factors:

  • Geographic location– As expected, major metro areas with higher demand and cost of living drive prices up. Smaller suburban and rural salons often price lower.
  • Technician’s experience level– Most expert specialists who have completed advanced training in eyelash services may charge slightly higher rates.
  • Additional services – Many salons offer package deals if pairing eyelash lamination with add-ons like lash tinting or lifts, generally adding $20-$50 to the total price.
  • Salon’s market positioning– High-end premium salon brands serving affluent clients charge significantly higher prices across all cosmetic services – including eyelash offerings – compared to budget-friendly chains.

You can often find new client specials around $80-$150. Maintaining the results with touch-ups every 4-6 weeks typically costs $50-$100 for shorter follow-up appointments.

According to, each lash perm costs about $70, with the treatment for the story being complimentary. The process involves using chemicals to break down the disulfide bonds in the hair, mold the strands around a roller, and renew the bonds in a new curl pattern.

At The Lash Lounge, eyelash extensions can cost anywhere from $139 to $249 for the first full set at the first appointment, with lash fills ranging between $80 to $130 every two weeks. The salon also offers memberships for discounted refills and other services like lash lifts, brow tinting, and eyebrow threading.

Cosmopolitan says that you can expect to pay at least $60 for a basic lash lift, with prices varying based on location and the stylist. Unlike lash extensions that require regular maintenance, lash perms typically last between six to eight weeks and can even last up to three months depending on natural lash growth cycles.

What is Eyelash Lamination?

Eyelash lamination is a specialized cosmetic procedure that uses small silicone rods and a lifting chemical formula to essentially “perm” your natural eyelashes into an elevated, curled-up position so they stay that way semi-permanently for 6-8 weeks.

The results are natural-looking, full, dark, and lifted lashes without using extensions or the need for daily eyelash curler touch-ups. The process takes about 60-90 minutes to complete and the effects last approximately 1-2 months before new lash growth resets the natural shape. It’s essentially like getting a perm for your eyelashes!

What’s Included in the Eyelash Lamination Price?

The all-inclusive eyelash lamination cost at most reputable salons and spas typically covers:

  • An initial in-depth personalized consultation and eye health assessment
  • Gentle cleansing and preparation of the lashes and eye area
  • Customized application of lifting solution and precision placement of setting rods to each eye
  • Necessary processing time to allow the perm to take effect
  • Careful removal of lamination rods and neutralizing treatment
  • Any finishing serums, conditioning, black mascara, and aftercare instructions

However, some salons do charge extra for add-on enhancements like lash tinting – so make sure you fully understand what is and isn’t included in the quoted service cost.

How to Choose the Right Lash Lamination Technician

The expertise and care of the technician are crucial for getting beautiful, lasting results from lash lamination. Seek out specialists who:

  • Have completed extensive accredited training and certification specifically in eyelash services and laminations
  • Perform lash services full-time as their primary vocation
  • Have a proven track record of many years’ experience successfully and safely performing lamination
  • Use only the highest caliber professional botanical lash products approved for use near the eyes
  • Have a very gentle touch and careful attention to precise technique
  • Attract consistently positive client reviews and show impressive before/after photos of their work
  • Take time to warmly listen and address all questions during an initial consultation

Take time to do your research – your lashes are not the place to cut corners!

You might also like our articles about the cost of eyelash extensions, eyebrow tattoos, and brow lifts.

Preparing for Your Lash Lamination Appointment

With a bit of advance preparation, you can achieve the very best eyelash enhancement results from your lamination treatment:

  • Avoid oil-based mascara, eyeliner, eye cream, and makeup for at least 24-48 hours pre-appointment to minimize residue
  • Carefully remove all contact lenses before arriving for your lamination
  • Arrive with clean, free-of-debris eyelashes for optimal application
  • Come relaxed and ready for a calm spa experience

Following these tips allows the lamination solution to fully penetrate and adhere to each lash from root to tip for maximized lift, curl, and longevity.

Caring for Laminated Lashes and Extending Results

Eyelash LaminationTo make results last 6-8 weeks:

  • Avoid oil-based makeup and creams for 48 hours post-lamination
  • Don’t get laminated lashes wet for 24-48 hours
  • Be very gentle when cleaning eyes for the first week
  • Use oil-free, water-based mascara and eyeliner
  • Schedule touch-ups every 4-6 weeks for maintained lift

With proper aftercare, you’ll get the longest-lasting, beautiful lashes from each lamination.

Is Lash Lamination Worth the Investment?

For those desiring lifted, curled lashes without the maintenance of eyelash extensions or daily curling, eyelash lamination is generally considered worthy of the price. However, analyze your specific needs and budget to determine if it’s a worthwhile beauty investment for you or if more affordable options like an eyelash curler and mascara better meet your needs.

Final Words

In summary, most salons charge between $100 and $200 for initial full eyelash lamination services based on technician expertise, location, any package deals, and extras like lash tinting. Additional costs apply for periodic touch ups.

While not inexpensive, fans of this semi-permanent treatment that lifts and shapes natural eyelashes report the investment pays off in easy beauty and confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do eyelash lamination results typically last?

With proper aftercare, eyelash lamination results last 6-8 weeks on average before new lash growth resets the shape. Touch up appointments every 4-6 weeks help maintain the lifted look.

Is eyelash lamination worth the cost for most people?

If you want the look of longer, curled lashes without high-maintenance extensions or daily curling, lash lamination is often deemed a worthy investment, though assess your specific budget and beauty priorities.

How often can I do lash lamination?

Every 4 to 8 weeks is the recommended rebooking timeline to safely maintain your lamination lift and curl results. While you can technically laminate more frequently, experts warn that overprocessing risks possible lash damage. Discuss what schedule makes most sense for your natural lash regrowth cycle.


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