Eyelash Extensions

Financial Aid Not Available for this Program



50 Hour Program – $3295 (includes SugarLash Professional kit), Split payment option now available!

Class Dates Wethersfield Campus
07/09/24-08/08/24 (SOLD OUT), Schedule 10hrs/week (Tues & Thurs 4:30PM-9:30PM)
09/03/24-10/03/24, Schedule 10hrs/week (Tues & Thurs 4:30PM-9:30PM)
10/08/24-11/07/24, Schedule 10hrs/week (Tues & Thurs 4:30PM-9:30PM)

This program is very sought after and often sells out, enroll early!

This 50 hour Eyelash Technician program is designed for anyone looking to learn eyelash extensions application, fill and removal. This class leads to CT Licensure and students can GET DUAL CERTIFICATION! Through our Academic Partnership with Sugarlash, students are able to receive certification from IIC and Sugarlash upon completion.

International Institute of Cosmetology has partnered with the leading eyelash extension and education company, Sugarlash, to give our students a leg up on their career. The Sugarlash Official Academy Partner program globally recognizes top tier aesthetic institutes who invest in their students education. 

Your classic eyelash extension kit provides you with all necessary items to start you on your lash career. Kit includes: SugarLash CLassic Kit, Sugarlash Online Learning Access, Student Workbook, Ring Light & Practice Mannequin.


Eyelash Extension BasicsFull Eyelash Application
Client Safety ProceduresEyelash Removal Protocol
Application TechniquesFill Lash Application
Lash Mappingand More!

Please review the Eyelash Program Expectations prior to enrolling.

You will receive an invitation Text/Email to our Student Portal where you will be guided in completing the enrollment process. You will need:
·  High School diploma/Official Transcripts or equivalent, GED certificate, or home school certification. 
·  Proof of date of birth (driver’s license or birth certificate) and social security card


Students can enroll via website for full/payment plan payments. For all other payment options please speak with our admissions team.

Full Pay/ Payment Plan:

  • IIC accepts payments made in cash, check, Automating Clearing House (ACH), or credit card

Private Loan: Students may also seek loans from their bank/credit union or other lending options like Sallie Mae.
Sallie Mae: If you choose to seek lending from Sallie Mae, follow steps below to create an account and apply for the loan online.

  • Step 1: Visit www.salliemae.com
  • Step 2: Review general information on their website and click “READY TO APPLY” button
  • Step 3: Answer Questions from Sallie Mae. When you reach spot to enter school name type in’International Institute of Cosmetology”. Please note only wethersfield school address will be available and thats ok (its our main office)
  • Step 4: Hit continue and proceed with the Smart Option Student Loan Application
  • Step 5: After your approved, select the desired repayment option and interest rate
  • Step 6: Review loan docs and terms, provide any additional information requested and e-sign. Sallie Mae will work with IIC to take care of the rest

IIC is not affiliated with or endorses any outside lending option.

Combination of Both: Students can also choose to partially pay for schooling using in house payment plan and outside loan.

Scholarships: Visit our scholarship page for current beauty related scholarships available.


finished Volume lash look

Enhance your expertise and deliver the stunning lashes your clients have been longing for with this 10 hour Volume Lash class. Our comprehensive Volume course will guide you through every luxurious step with confidence and creativity. Sugarlash Volume Kit Included!

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Push the boundaries of what a lash lift can achieve within the beauty industry. We firmly believe that lash lifting is far from ordinary. Discover how to personalize your client’s lift by incorporating a blend of products and techniques. Sugarlash Lift Kit Included!

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About the Eyelash Educator

Jessica Alnaqeeb-Gonzalez

Licensed Esthetician and Eyelash Technician

​Jessica Gonzalez, a multi-certified lash master since 2006; started her career with Novalash, Inc.  the first pioneers in the lash industry in America prior to becoming the world recognized leader in products and training. Invited in 2006 to be Novalash’s Connecticut and Rhode Island lash educator. Her formal training was under Sophia Navarro in classic lash and volume lash extension, after 9 exciting years of educating  she pivoted to focus on her business to master the art of mega volume and styling. With so many great lash products in the market, Jessica wanted to focus on training students in the areas most important in the lashing industry and the art of application. In 2018, Jessica partnered with International Institute Of Cosmetology in Connecticut curating the eyelash extensive course curriculum for the school. 

​In 2012 She opened up her brick and mortar, Lash Esthetica, in the thriving Park Road neighborhood in West Hartford, CT . A Latina female owned business, empowering woman’s confidence while providing sophisticated treatments. Aside from her passion as a master lash educator she loves working on skin!


Is financial aid available for this program?

Unfortunately, due to the short length of this program, the Department of Education does not permit Financial Aid for this length of program. Students looking to attend can look at alternative funding solutions such as their bank or credit union. IIC offers a split payment option as well.
Do you need help financing your education? IIC now accepts Sallie Mae® Loans, visit https://www.studyhair.com/financial-aid/sallie-mae/ for details on how to apply for a Sallie Mae® Loan.

Why this program and not another online course?

The 50 Hour Eyelash Technician program is approved by CT DPH and authorized by CT’s OHE leading to State licensure. This program combines theory instruction with supervised practical hands on instruction that you cannot receive from an online course.


Objectives of the 50 Hour Eyelash Technician program is to complete the State required 50 hours of training. This eyelash program prepares students on the foundational concepts and practices associated with Eyelash Technician. The program’s instructional methods include interactive lectures, practical assignments on both mannequins and patrons, group activities, workshops, videos and other learning resources. Certificate upon completion.

Areas of StudyHours
(ie. Infection control, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Structure/Disease/Disorders of the eye)
Principles & Techniques of Eyelash
(ie. Lash mapping, Lash application, Lash removal, Lash fill)
Career & Employment
(ie. Professional Ethics, communication skills, Licensing requirements, State Laws & regulations, Business basics)
Total Hours50

Cost of 50 Hour Eyelash Technician Program

Tuition Cost$ _   2,195.00
Equipment/Tool Kits+$      987.31
6.35% Sales Tax (where applicable)+$        62.69
Application Fee (non-refundable)+$        50.00
Total Program Cost $___3,295.00

CT Eyelash Technician Licensing Requirements

Have completed a course of not less than fifty (50) hours of study and received a certificate of completion from an approved school or in a school outside of Connecticut that was approved by the appropriate regulatory body in the state at the time of completion;


Have practiced as a eyelash technician continuously for a period of not less than two years prior to July 1, 2020;


Attest on the application that the applicant is in compliance with the infection prevention and control plan guidelines prescribed by the Department under section 19a-231 of the general statutes.

Eyelash Technician License Application Instructions:

A completed application.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.  After you have registered for an account, please select ‘Initial Application’ at the bottom left of the screen and then expand the ‘Appearance Enhancement’ grouping.  The application fee is $100.

For more information visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing–Investigations/Eyelash-Technician/Eyelash-Technicians