Eyelash Technician Registration
On April 3, 2023, Governor Hobbs signed into law HB 2550 which adds a new registration for eyelash technicians.
The statute goes into effect on October 30, however, the statute gives the Board the responsibility to define the details related to both the eyelash technician registration and the board-approved training. We are now working with the Secretary of State’s office and the Governor's Regulatory Review Committee to finalize the specific details of the statute. This process typically takes six months.
Current Licensed Aestheticians and Cosmetologists who do Eyelash Extensions
In the statute that goes into effect in March 2024, it states:
Any person who satisfactorily demonstrates training received prior to the effective date of this enactment shall be eligible for registration.
-The Board currently requires individuals who are doing eyelash extensions to hold a cosmetology or aesthetics license. If you are a licensed cosmetologist or aesthetician before October 29, 2023, you will not have to show proof of education as your licensure will qualify you for that. You will still be required to apply for the registration and pay the registration fee.
Board-Approved Training Programs
Under the proposed rules, applicants will need to apply for their program to be recognized as a board-approved training program.
The proposed rules would require an eyelash technician program to provide quality equipment, tools, instruments, materials, and supplies. A program would need to offer the following minimum equipment and supplies:
- Sufficient instructional equipment and facilities for instructor and student use
- A covered, wet disinfectant container
- EPA-registered disinfectant
- Sufficient sinks with hot and cold running water
- Separate receptacles for garbage and soiled linens
- One chalkboard or whiteboard
- Functioning time display
- A wall mirror
- Sufficient mannequins
A program would require a qualified instructor who is a Board-licensed cosmetologist or aesthetician, or a Board-registered eyelash technician.
Ten (10) hours of preclinical theoretical instruction in:
- Eye structure
- Function and disorders of the eye and orbital areas
- Eyelash growth cycles
- Contraindications and allergic reactions
- Infection control
- Eye shapes and eyelash evaluation
- Product ingredients
- Health and Safety
- Board statutes and rules
Twenty (20) hours of clinical instruction in the application of eyelash extensions, including:
- Client consultation
- Cleansing the eye area
- Conducting a patch test before eyelash extension service
- Applying eyelash extensions
- Removing eyelash extensions
Please note that these may change as the requirements have to go through many approval processes before they go into effect.
The application to become a board-approved training program will not open until 2024.
All information available on the new registration can be found here: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/1R/laws/0018.pdf