What Do You Need To Do To Become A Lash Trainer?

It’s a very common path for Lash Technicians to turn their talents to teaching at some point in their lash career – the lash extensions industry has always been based on community and the passing on of knowledge, so it makes total sense that so many students have gone on to become successful Lash Trainers in their own right. There is a lot you can do with your qualifications from accredited eyelash extension courses, and actually applying lash extensions is just part of it. So how do you become a Lash Trainer in the UK? 

Do You Need To Be Qualified Lash Tech To Be A Lash Trainer?

Yes, you do. While it was quite common years ago for Lash Trainers to not actually be qualified Lash Technicians themselves, it’s certainly not common now, (it is, however, the reason it’s so important to do your research when you’re looking for an eyelash extension course!)

Being qualified in lash extensions is one thing, but having been a working Lash Technician means that you have real-world insight into the unique problems that Lash Techs face on a daily basis, and you can answer any question your students might ask you. 

Lash Trainer helping a Lash Tech on an eyelash course

As well as this, you’ll need a teaching qualification. Don’t worry, there’s no going back to university to study teaching involved, you’ll just need to take a PTLLS course to ensure you are ready to teach others. PTLLS stands for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, you may have heard of it referred to as ‘petals’ if you’ve been thinking about becoming a Lash Trainer already. It’s a relatively quick course, and whilst there is some coursework involved, it’s not too difficult and certainly prepares you for a career in teaching. There are a few available, so do some research and see which is the best option for you.

Being qualified to teach also means that you’ll be able to get accreditation for your lash courses, which means that you can offer eyelash extension courses officially and give your students an accredited certificate which allows them to offer lash treatments as a business, get insurance and everything else they need. 

Lash Course Training Materials

Once you’re qualified to teach, you’ll need training materials to give to your students when they come to you for their eyelash extension courses. If you want to save a little time, it’s worth getting started on your training manual and any supplementary materials you’d like to offer your students, whether it’s lash mapping guides, aftercare advice leaflets or client record card samples, it takes time to get everything checked over and printed professionally. 

Your training manual will need to be checked over by the accreditation body who will sign off your lash course, giving your certificate the seal of approval. Be sure to include all of your knowledge, passion and expertise so that you can inspire the students who come to you, and of course to give your manual the best chance of being approved on the first submission!

Eyelash extension course with lash extension kits for Lash Techs

Building Your Lash Extension Kit

It’s not strictly a requirement to provide a full lash extension kit to your students on the day of their lash course, but at the very least you would do well to make some suggestions and product recommendations to them. If there is a brand that you know and love (like London Lash, for example!) and you regularly use their products then recommend these to your students – explain what you love about them, how they work, why they’re essential and anything else you would have found useful to know when you were taking your first course in eyelash extensions. 

Did You Know: We have a Training Academy Scheme for Lash Trainers who love London Lash! Get your lash kits ready made for you and ensure that your students are getting high quality lash products to set them off on the right path – both you and your students receive discount codes too, so it’s essentially a big list of wins!

Lash extension kit for Lash Trainers for their eyelash courses

That’s the process in a nutshell! We’d highly recommend that you work as a fully qualified Lash Tech for at least 2 years before you think about becoming a Lash Trainer, and be sure to take additional lash courses yourself – the longer your list of accolades is and the more technically perfect your portfolio can be, the more desirable you'll look as a Lash Trainer to potential students. If you’re still on the fence about becoming a Lash Trainer, then remember this: a lot of the students that you meet will see you as a mentor through their entire lash career, you will have made a real difference in their lives and will get to build strong relationships with them as well as seeing them grow into lash masters themselves. If nothing else, being a Lash Trainer can be so unbelievably rewarding, so if you’re considering it, take the plunge! 

Lash Trainer and Lash Techs on a lash course for lashes


Did you know if you learn with London Lash that you can use Klarna or Clearpay to pay for your lash courses in instalments? And on the day of your lash course you can buy any London Lash products with a 30% discount, and receive a lifetime student discount of 10%!



Want to know more? Check out the rest of the series! 

Part 1: Picking the Best Course For You Part 2: Associated Costs with Starting Up | Part 3: How to Price Your Treatments | Part 4: Which Policies You Should Introduce and Why | Part 5: How to Get More Bookings | Part 6: Using Social Media for Business Growth | Part 7: Should You Expand Your Treatment List? | Part 8: What Else Can You Do With A Lash Qualification?