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Specialty Permits

*** Due to the high volume of applicants, please allow a minimum of 30 days for application processing time. Receipt of applications cannot be verified by the office unless it has been more than 30 days from submission. If you require verification of receipt, please submit your application by traceable means through the postal system. ***

Threading, Eyelash Extention, & Makeup Artistry

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do I acquire a permit to provide Eyelash Extensions, Makeup Artistry or Threading services?

A: Locate the permit application under the Licensure tab, click on Specialty Permits on right side of screen on Additional instructions are including assisting completion the application process.  

Required documents:

  • Copy of High School diploma, transcripts or GED
  • Copy of drivers license
  • Attach a 2x2 passport photo to application
  • Copy of Milady Pro Infection Control Certificate
  • Copy of Lash Training Certificate 


Q: Will I need additional sanitation training for an Eyelash Extension, Makeup Artistry or Threading Permit?

A: Yes, all permits require a minimum of a 4 hours infection control course. This course is available online at:

Completion of the infection control course must be submitted to the board office with the completed permit application and a copy of a current government photo ID and passport photo. The Board will not accept an Infection control course that has been taken over one year.


Q: Which companies are board approved to provide Eyelash certifications for the Eyelash Extension Permit?  

A: The board has approved the Eyelash providers listed below: 

1. Lavish Lashes

2. Dulce Lash Artistry by Maven

3. Bella Lashes

4. Nova Lash

5. Glad Lash

6. LASHed Education

7. Great Ambitions

8. Lash T​raining Academy

9. Stefani Carol​​ Makeup Academy and Salon 



Q: Where can I provide services as an Eyelash Extension, Makeup Artistry or Threading Permit holder?

A: All licenses or Permit holders in the state of Kentucky are required by law to work in a licensed facility approved through the KBC office at all times.


Q: Can an Eyelash Permit holder provide other services such as lash perm lifts, tinting, or provide brow services?

A: No, the Eyelash Permit is strictly a service provided by applying lashes directly to your natural eyelash by using adhesive. A licensed Cosmetologist or Esthetician must provide all other services such as perm lifts, tinting or brow services.


Q: What happens if I fail to renew my permit during the renewal period of July 1st – 31st?

A: To restore an expired license or permit, a Restoration Application shall be submitted to the board with payment of the restoration and license fees set forth in 201 KAR 12:260 and the following:

(a) For an expired individual license or permit, a copy of a government-issued photo identification.


Qualifications to Train an Eyelash Program:

1. Must hold a current and active Cosmetology or Esthetician license for a minimum of one (1) year through the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology(Permit holders are not eligible to train eyelash courses)

2. Licensed Individual(s) must complete training through a board approved vendor.

3. Required to teach using the curriculum from a state board approved national eyelash vendor. 

How Do I Obtain A Permit?
Print out the applications below and return to the Board office with the proper fee.