In October 2022, a new Indiana Department of Health (IDH) sanitary rule for eyelash extensions went into effect in Indiana. The rule states that lash technicians without a state-issued cosmetology or esthetician license must have a certification through an IDH recognized program. The rule also establishes requirements for training and sanitation at facilities performing eyelash extensions. MCPHD does not license these facilities, but any complaints in Marion County will be investigated for compliance with the sanitary rule. To file a complaint about eyelash extensions, call (317) 221-2266.
IDH Sanitary Rule for Eyelash Extensions
For more information on approved certification programs, please see the IDH’s Eyelash Extensions page
FDA-approved disinfectants for reusable equipment (tweezers)
EPA-registered tuberculocidal disinfectants for surfaces
Food & Drug Administration page on Eye Cosmetic Safety
American Academy of Ophthalmology Fact Sheet
Licensed cosmetologist search (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency)