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
www.kbc.ky.gov. Additional instructions are including assisting completion the application process.
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
- Copy of the Limited facility application with
signatures obtained from Planning and zoning & the state plumber. The State board inspectors’ signature will remain pending until
the permit has been issued. If you are providing services in a formerly licensed facility by the board i.e. beauty salon, esthetic salon or limited
facility this document will not be required.
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 3 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:
Bella Lashes (via the Salon Institute only)2. Dulce Lash at Paul Mitchell the School - Lexington or Louisville, KY
3. Elevate Academy of Beauty by Stefani Carol
Glad Lash - Kentucky License Instructors only
5. Great Ambitions - Mayfield, KY
LASHed Education at Katharos School of Esthetics - Lexington, KY
7. Lash Training Academy - Kentucky License Instructors only
8. Meraki Beauty School - Murray, KY
9. Lavish Lashes - Kentucky License Instructors only
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 may be completed online for 1 year expired. If the permit has been expired 2 years or more an application shall be submitted to the board with payment of the restoration along with refreasher courses, high school education, copy of state government photo ID 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.