I remember when I started my lash journey and opened my studio, I first needed to buy a lash bed.
I wanted to get a bed that would be comfortable for my clients, but also for me! As a lash artist, choosing the perfect eyelash extension bed is very important if you want to stay at ease while working and have a long career without stress injuries.
Over the years, I purchased several beds from different brands. I wanted to write this article to share those that I like and why.
In a hurry? Here are my top 3 picks:
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What Are the Best Lash Beds?
The best lash beds will be very comfortable for your clients (seems obvious) but also for you, the lash artist!
Too often I have seen beds that make it incredibly hard for lash artists to work several hours without ruining their backs.
Keep in mind that beds marketed for eyelash extensions are in reality massage beds or “beauty beds”. Nevertheless, they work just as well for our field.
Here are my picks for the best lash beds:
1. Best Comfort: Luxton Home Lash Bed
The Luxton Home Lash Bed is my #1 recommendation for starting lash artists who value client comfort AND artist comfort at a reasonable price. This is my eyelash bed of choice in my studios with more than 1,100 positive reviews.
The Luxton Home eyelash extension bed has become my go-to when I’m in need of a new bed in a salon. Here is a picture of my Montreal lash studio equipped with some of these beds.
- The padding makes it very comfortable for clients to lay for hours on this bed while you lash.
- You can easily tuck your legs under the bed. This is very crucial to maintain a good posture while lashing.
- No assembly required — You can install it in a few minutes.
- Supports up to 550 pounds with a strong build.
- You can fold it and bring it anywhere.
- Dimensions are 73.5″L x 28″W x 24.5″H (at lowest) or 35″H (at highest) with the headrest and armrest removed.
Pros and Cons:
What’s to like?
- Set up only takes a few minutes.
- The bed folds in half which makes transportation easy. It’s not that heavy. I was able to move it.
- Very sturdy — Can support a lot of weight
- The height is adjustable with a small screw on the legs (see pictures below)
What’s not to like?
- The price is a little steep for starting out. There are cheaper massage beds available.
- No choice of color.
I personally prefer the wooden frame beds as I find them more elegant. However, you could opt for a massage bed with an aluminum frame if you prefer that look and are on a tighter budget or a slightly more luxurious wooden one like the Master Montclair.
This lash table from Luxton Home is a great buy that reaches the middle of the road in terms of price and comfort. It’s not the cheapest nor the most expensive, and it offers great value for the money.
One of the most important features I look for in an eyelash extension bed is room for my legs! Be careful when buying a wooden “standard massage bed”.
Some massage beds come with a reinforcing wood plate right where you would want to put your legs. It doesn’t matter for a massage therapist, but for a lash artist, it is crucial.
I want to be able to have my legs under the bed so that I can work close to my client’s lashes.
The Luxton lash bed has a reinforcement wood plate high enough for my legs to fit. Moreover, the legs are adjustable so I can lift the bed high enough.
2. Best Budget: Yaheetech Professional Lash Bed
I recommend the Yaheetech Professional Lash Bed for eyelash extension technicians who are starting out in the industry and are on a tight budget. It is comfortable, versatile, very affordable, and has over 1.4k positive reviews on Amazon.
The Yaheetech Professional eyelash extension bed is actually the first one I ever purchased! And I still use it to this day :). Talk about durability.
It still looks great.
- For the price you pay, you get great comfort. I would recommend adding a lash bed topper for additional padding.
- The reinforcing wood plate is high enough for your legs to go under the bed.
- No assembly is required.
- The maximum weight capacity is 551.2 lbs.
- Easy to transport and comes with a case. The table weighs 33 lbs.
- Dimensions are 72.9″L x 28″W x 25.2″H (at lowest or 33.7″H (at highest) with the headrest and armrest removed.
Pros and Cons:
What’s to like?
- The price is great for starting out.
- The height is adjustable.
- There is room for your legs.
- You can choose from various colors (cream, black, red, or pink).
What’s not to like?
- The quality is not as good as the Luxton Lash Bed. Without a bed topper, the padding feels a little stiff.
In the same price range, the Sierra Comfort Lash Bed offers similar comfort. However, you might find the reinforcement wood plate to be too low for your knees to go under the table. That’s why I would avoid it and stick with a higher wood plate bed.
For such an affordable price, it’s hard to go wrong. I remember when I just started out, I wasn’t taking paid clients yet and money was tight. This bed is all I could afford and that’s ok. We all have to start somewhere.
After all these years I still use it in my salon! With a topper 😉
3. Best Recliner: Smug Recliner Lash Chair
If you prefer to lash on a recliner chair, then this Smug Lash Chair is the one for you. It is more expensive than a traditional massage bed but also more comfortable for your clients.
I have tried lashing once on a recliner chair and quickly realized it was not for me. I found myself losing a lot of time reaching out for my tools and lashes.
Having said that, I know some lash artists who prefer this set-up so this SMUG recliner might be for you!
- The padded armrests and backrests make it very comfortable for clients.
- There are little pockets on the side of the chair to store your tools.
- Reclines up to 135 degrees.
- The feet are made out of non-scratchy plastic so you can move the chair around without damaging the floor.
- Solid chair with steel frame.
Pros and Cons:
What’s to like?
- Very comfortable experience for your clients. Many will drift to sleep.
- Plenty of room for your legs.
- Leather material that is easy to clean.
What’s not to like?
- Choosing a reclining chair for lashing is generally more expensive than a massage bed.
- There is less room around the head of your client to keep your lash supplies. This made the flow of work a little awkward for me.
- Takes more space than you might think. Using a reclining lash chair might seem like a good idea for a tight space at first, but in reality, I found that it takes more space. It is definitely wider.
The most common alternative is to use a flat massage bed. Most lash artists that I know (if not all) prefer to lash on a flat surface.
The biggest drawback I found when using a reclining lash chair was the lack of space around my client’s head for my extensions and tools.
You might find this slows down your service considerably since you would have to reach out further each time.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. If you like lashing on a recliner chair, then the Smug Lash Chair is a great option.
Lash Bed Buying Guide
When choosing a eyelash bed, these are the most important questions you can ask yourself:
- What’s your budget? Most beds for eyelash extensions will range from $100 to $1,000. Some very luxurious options can even go up to $3,000. If you’re just starting in the industry, you can get really good value at the $200 to $300 price point. You can always upgrade as your business grows.
- How much space do you have? This is often an overlooked criterion but you should make sure you have enough room in your lash space for the bed. Also, make sure the bed is big enough to accommodate your clients. I found that a width of 28 inches is optimal.
- Do you need legroom? This should be a resounding yes! Your legs need to fit underneath so that you can maintain a proper posture. If you opt for a massage bed, there shouldn’t be a reinforcing plate booking your legs from going under.
- What material do you prefer? I found that high-quality plastic vinyl or leather are best for longevity and comfort.
- What do people say? I love to read reviews before making a purchase. A lot of lash techs will publish their experience with a particular bed or brand.
How to Make Lash Bed More Comfortable?
- Get a bed topper. This thin piece of foam will make all the difference in the world for your clients. I would say it’s the most important piece of equipment you can add to your setup when it comes to comfort.
- Get a bed pillow. A bed pillow will be very comfortable for your clients but will also upgrade your lash game with a good and stable platform to place your lashes and tools. You’ll be able to have your lashes next to the client’s head which makes the process of lashing a lot more efficient.
- Use a blanket. Who wants to stay cold right?
- Get a pillow for lumbar support. I usually put a pillow under my client’s knees for additional support and comfort.
- Get a heated pad. A heated pad can be placed on the bed to help your client stay warm. It is especially helpful if you live in a cold area or if your landlord blasts the AC.
What Is the Best Material for a Lash Bed?
Leather or plastic vinyl are the best material since they are easy to clean.
How to Raise a Lash Bed for Tech Comfort?
Most eyelash beds come with adjustable legs (see picture below). You can raise or lower the legs to find the perfect height when you lash. You want to maintain a good posture with a straight back.
For instance, my Luxton Home bed has a little wheel to remove the screw, raise the bed and then put the screw back in. It’s really easy to do and only takes a few seconds.
This is what the adjustment on my legs looks like:
How Often Should I Replace My Lash Bed?
Honestly, never! If you take good care of your eyelash extension bed, it will last you for years. the padding of some cheaper models might start sinking after a while. If that’s the case, you can simply add a bed topper or upgrade your bed.
What Is the Best Way to Clean an Eyelash Bed?
You can use soap and water and simply wipe down the surface. You can also use an antibacterial spray.
I hope you found this guide helpful. I still remember purchasing my first eyelash extension bed and feeling so excited about it.
It was the beginning of a beautiful story!
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. I’m always happy to help!
— Asako 🙂