Lash Extensions Bed, Chair, or Massage Bed: Which is Better

by Joan Wong

When you are starting your lash artist career, one of the biggest investments you will need, aside from lash supplies is the purchase of your lashing bed. This is where your client will have to lie down for hours for eyelash extensions. This is where they will need to feel comfortable and relaxed. 

Lash tech applying lash extensions on a client while they lay on a lash bed. Cartel Lash

Meanwhile, you, as the lash artist, need to be comfortable with the height and size of your lash extension bed. In addition, if you offer mobile home services, you will also need to consider its portability.

There are a lot of things to consider and it can be confusing. Let’s take a look into the type of bed you can choose from. 

Massage bed for lash extensions

A massage bed is the common go-to and most popular option for a lot of lash artists. Why? Because they are convenient and the client can lie down perfectly flat which is great for a lot of lash artists. However, they may not offer the same amount of comfort for the client during an eyelash extensions treatment

Massage beds and tables are designed with the therapist in mind, to give them the freedom to maneuver, while still maintaining a certain degree of comfort for the client and ergonomic comfort for you while you work. But the main market for this type of bed is for massage, not eyelash extensions. The height of a massage bed or table is usually low so the therapist can put more force into the massage. This might be comfortable for a lash artist, with that said, many massage beds on the market have adjustable heights

Interior of modern massage bed for lash extensions. Cartel Lash

You can find a massage bed that is foldable and easy to carry around as well. This is beneficial for lash artists who offer home services. They typically have a faux leather surface which is very easy to clean and sanitize. A massage bed is very durable and some can even support up to 500lb weight. Although a massage bed is originally designed for massage therapists, these beds are quite versatile and can be the perfect fit for your lashing needs. Remember to look for one that can adjust to your specifications. 


  • Easy to carry around
  • Foldable and compact options
  • Easy to clean
  • Highly durable
  • Offers a flat surface where clients can lie down
  • You can place the lash tools on top of the flat surface


  • Height might be too low, can cause back and neck pain for the lash artist
  • Can cause strain to the client’s back (depending on how much padding/foam thickness)
  • May not have a lot of legroom

Lash Extensions Chair

A lash extension chair is ideal for lash artists with limited space. The best part of this chair is its functionality. It can be used for a lot of services such as hair services. If you are going for an lash extension chair, look for a reclining one. This way you can easily adjust the reclining angle of the backrest. This is pivotal in providing the right amount of comfort for your clients and functionality for you, the lash artist. 

White chair for lash extensions. Cartel Lash

A lash extension chair can hold up to 400lbs. Look for the ones with soft foam and wider width to make sure your clients can comfortably lie down. Check to see how far they recline so you can comfortably apply eyelash extensions. Also, some chairs cannot accommodate pregnant women and heavier clients because of their armrests, this is something you may want to consider. 


  • Space saver
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable height. (Depending on the reclining angle you choose to get.)


  • Armrest can limit who can fit in the chair 
  • It only reclines, but will not be 100% flat.
  • Can be difficult for lash artists to work on, especially tall ones (not ergonomic)
  • You can not put your lash tools on top of the chair because they will slide

Lash Extensions Bed

A lash extension bed is specifically designed to provide comfort not only to the clients but also to the lash artist. They are 100% flat and you can put all your lash application supplies on top of it without having to worry they will slide or spill. 

Lash extensions bed in modern interior. Cartel Lash

A lash extension bed have soft and sturdy padding making it comfortable to lie down for hours. Client comfort is important during eyelash extensions treatments. These beds are height adjustable and have ample legroom making it comfortable and easy to stretch your legs.

Eyelash extensions beds are durable and some can handle more than 500lbs weight. Lashing beds might be the best fit for you if you have the space. 


  • Comfortable for both clients and lash artist
  • Easy to clean (you can use bed covers)
  • Very durable
  • Offers a flat working space
  • Adjustable height (depending on the features your lash bed has)
  • Ample legroom
  • Convenient


  • Space consuming
  • Not easy to move around
  • Might not be portable (unless you have a portable one)

Not all lash extension supplies are made equal, including a lash extension bed. As with most things, the right bed for you is based on your preference, as well as, the services you offer and the space in your lash room. Convenience and comfort, of course, play a big role too. So when in doubt kick off your shoes, lay down in one and feel it out before you decide.

Hand testing a lash bed. Cartel Lash

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