A common question we get from people is, "how much do eyelash extensions cost?"
It's a complicated answer because many factors can determine the price, but the average cost can range from $100 to $500. The average cost of a touchup or infill can be between $75 to $200.
In this post we'll discuss the factors that can cause the price to be higher or lower than you might expect.
The Lash Artist's Experience
As in any profession, experience matters and those with more experience can charge higher prices for their expertise.
It's not uncommon to see master artists charge $400-500 for the first set of lashes and then $200 for infills because you're paying for their experience. They have years of practice and hundreds of procedures done so the high price is essentially a guarantee that you're going to get a quality treatment.
Newer lash artists usually charge much less since they are starting out and building their portfolios still. As they become more experienced, their prices will usually rise to reflect their skills. This is a big part that determines eyelash extension cost.
You should consider these points, but don't be sold on these alone. Many fabulous artists charge much less for their work and some not-so-great artists might charge a fortune. Do your research and find out why your lash artist sets her prices before you commit.
Just like with any product, you'll find some brands are more expensive than others because their products are higher quality or are more expensive to manufacture.
In the Eyelash Extension world, you'll have to know which type of lashes you want because there is a difference in price.
There are synthetic options like faux mink and silk and then there is a natural option of real mink fibers. The synthetic options are usually less expensive because they can be manufactured to precise specifications. Whereas the mink lashes are sources from actual animals which means there is much more effort and a smaller supply.
Long story short, ask your lash artist if she is using synthetic or natural products. Synthetic will be less expensive than natural lashes.
Do you want classic lashes or volume lashes? Classic lashes are subtle and truly enhance the beauty you already have. But volume lashes make a statement.
The style of lashes you choose makes a difference in price. Classic lashes are often less expensive because there is less work to be done where volume lashes require much more time and effort.
Make sure you know the difference between the styles so you aren't surprised when you get your bill.
The Price of the Location
One factor many people often don't consider is location. A good location can make a small property expensive and conversely, a bad location can make a large house inexpensive.
The same goes for eyelash extensions. If you're in an area where there are a lot of lash artists competing with each other, you might be able to find a good artist at a reasonable price.
However if you're in an area where there is only 1 lash artist within a 50 mile radius, then that artist can probably charge more money unless you're willing to drive far away.
So always look at the general location and also consider how much competition is in the area because this will be a factor in determining the price.