Why National Lash Day Is So Important For Lash Technicians

It's time to celebrate one of our favourite days of the year – National Lash Day! That's right, mark your calendars for February 19th because it's the day we come together to celebrate all things lashes - from the beauty of natural lashes to appreciating the art of eyelash extensions, and everything in between. And as Lash Technicians, it's kind of a big deal for us! 

Lash Technician and eyelash extension client happy with their lashes

What Is National Lash Day, And Why Is It Important?

So, why exactly is National Lash Day such a fantastic occasion? This iconic day is celebrated annually on February 19th, when lash lovers come together to show some extra love to those tiny hairs that can express so much about our personalities. We celebrate eyelashes not only for their beauty and unique ability to enhance our appearance, but also their significant role in protecting our precious eyes! Many people don't realise just how vital our natural lashes are to our eye health. They help to keep dust, debris, and other nasties from getting in our eyes. So, taking care of them should be a top priority! By educating ourselves and others, we can ensure that everyone understands the importance of maintaining healthy lashes.


And let's not forget about the fun stuff – like learning about different lash treatments and products! National Lash Day is the perfect opportunity to educate your clients about the different types of beauty treatments available to enhance their natural lashes, like lash lifts and eyelash extensions. Educating your clients about the different lash treatments you offer will help them make informed choices about what's best for them. It's all about empowering them to feel confident and beautiful, both inside and out. This day is also a great reminder for Lash Technicians to ensure they stay informed about the latest techniques and products in the lash industry so you can offer the best possible services to your clients. 

Lash Technician using an eyelash brush to brush their client's eyelash extensions

Eye-Opening Facts About Natural Lashes

We wouldn’t be doing this special occasion any justice if we didn’t share with you some interesting facts about lashes! 

1. Our eyelashes mimic the same behaviour of a cat’s whiskers. If something comes too close to your face or eyes, your eyelashes will detect it and warn you when your eyelids need to close to protect your eyes.


2. It was recently discovered that our eyelashes typically begin forming whilst we’re still in the womb! Approximately between the 20th and 26th weeks of pregnancy.


3. Natural lashes have only two ‘ingredients’. They’re made up of 97% Keratin (a protein found in hair, skin, nails, and natural silk) and 3% Water.


4. We have roughly 200 to 300 individual lashes on the upper lash line and about 100 lashes on the bottom eyelids.


5. Our natural lashes are a habitat for tiny eyelash mites called Demodex Mites. But don't worry, they’re only harmful when there’s an overabundance of them which can cause Blepharitis. So keep those lashes clean!

Diagram of eyelash mites that are on our natural lashes

6. Did you know that we’ve been styling our lashes since as early as 4000 BC?! Eyelash tools have been found in Ancient Egypt, and it was also known the Ancient Egyptians would use kohl to darken their eyelashes, too.


7. The first-ever non-toxic mascara was invented in 1913 in France by Rimmel. However, mascara didn't become popular in America until Maybelline debuted its first formula, which was a mixture of coal and Vaseline.


8. The average length of natural lashes is approximately 10 millimetres. However, the world record for the longest-ever natural eyelash is held by You Jianxia from China, with her longest lash measuring a whopping 20.5 cm (8.0 inches)!

Eyelash extension client shocked about the world's longest natural eyelash

Why London Lash Loves National Lash Day!

So, why do we love National Lash Day? Well, besides the obvious excuse to indulge in all things lash-related, we adore it for the way it brings people together. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner Lash Tech new to the lash game, this day is for everyone to celebrate the beauty of eyelashes in all their forms. 

Eyelash extension models happy with their lashes

How Can You Celebrate National Lash Day? 

So, how can we celebrate National Lash Day in style? Well, the possibilities are endless! But here are just a few ideas for both you and your clients to get you started:

For Your Clients:


What better way is there to celebrate National Lash Day than your clients treating themselves to a lash lift or eyelash extensions? Indulging in a little self-care by booking a lash appointment is perfect for ensuring that they’re looking and feeling their best!

Invest in lash care products

Stocking up on Lash Serums, Lash Shampoo, and Lash Conditioner is the perfect way for your clients to promote the health of their lashes and keep them looking their best all year round.

Spread the word

Encourage your clients to share their love for lashes on social media with a selfie using the hashtag #NationalLashDay

Eyelash extension client taking a selfie of their lashes for National Lash Day

For Lash Technicians:

Host a lash-themed event

Invite your clients (and potential clients) to a fun lash-themed event or workshop where you can showcase your skills, offer demonstrations for how to maintain their lashes between appointments, and provide tips for proper lash aftercare. Knowledge is power, after all!

Run special promotions

Spread the love by offering special discounts or deals on lash services or products to encourage your clients to treat themselves on National Lash Day. It's a win-win – they get to pamper themselves, and you get to spread the lash love.

Share educational content

Take to your social media channels to share informative posts with tips and tricks for proper eyelash care to maintain healthy lashes, showcase your best lash transformations, or even host a Q&A session to answer any burning questions your clients might have. Get your followers engaged and excited about National Lash Day!


Who doesn't love a good giveaway? Treat your clients to some lash-themed goodies or partner with other local businesses to create a fabulous prize package.

Treat Yo’ Self

Treat yourself to some new lash products or accessories. Hey, you deserve it! 


And, of course, don't forget to take a moment to appreciate your own amazing skills as a Lash Technician. After all, you're the reason so many people wake up feeling beautiful every single day. 

Lash Technician and eyelash extension client happy with their lashes

Happy National Lash Day, everyone! A day of celebration, education, and appreciation for everything that makes lashes so fabulous. Whether you're a Lash Technician or a devoted client, there are plenty of ways to join in on the festivities and show those lashes some love.


We'd love to know how you and your clients celebrate National Lash Day, so don't forget to tag us on our Instagram so we can see!