Having a bad back while applying eyelash extensions is awful. Not only is it bad for your health, but it can also heavily affect the client’s treatment, the last thing you want is to keep stopping and stretching. And I would say most of the people I know who apply eyelash extensions as a living suffer with a bad back on occasion.

About 5 years ago I purchased this saddle chair off ebay for around £30 and it improved things no end for me while applying lashes or any other beauty treatment. When I asked on eyelash forums there were basically two types recommend, the saddle type chair, and the Ergonomic Kneeling Chairs. With the ergonomic kneeling chair people often said it improved their back, but if used for long periods of time it actually caused their knees to hurt. So therefore I picked the saddle seat for when I apply eyelash extensions. The saddle chair has been amazing and I have noticed that I rarely notice my back getting sore mid treatment now.

 

saddle chair for bad back

 

Another thing I do is I wear a support belt around my waist, which keeps me sitting upright. It’s really easy to slouch after a while and this belt reminds me to keep my posture while applying eyelash extensions.

Other tips:

  • To prevent RSI I make sure my lower arms are horizontal with the beauty couch.
  • See an osteopath or have massages regularly.
  • Standing and using a support mat.
  • Yoga and keeping your back muscles strong is also a must. Carrying extra weight puts a lot of strain on our bodies.
  • Stretching in between appointments. I personally work back to back with clients, but I make sure I see each client out to the door to give my back a quick stretch! I book 60 minute appointments with 50 mins hands on of eyelash application.

Please feel free to comment on this blog with your own suggestions on prevents back pain while doing lashes.

Back pain while doing eyelash extensions