Classic Eyelash Extensions
Classic Eyelash Extensions are more the mascara look or you can make them dramatic depending on the length and width of the lashes that some clients are wanting and are a great starting point for your first set. As Classic Lashes are single extensions in a similar thickness to your own lashes that are placed onto each natural eyelash that can support the extension. Your technician will use various lengths and curls to give you the look you desire and to suit your face and eye shape. These are generally ‘topped’ up every 2-4 weeks depending on your body chemistry, lifestyle and aftercare routine.
Hybrid Eyelash Extensions
Hybrid Volume – This is a mix of Volume Lash Extensions and Classic Lash Extensions using premade or Russian Volume. The effect is a textured look and is a great option if you’re a classic wearer and just want that little bit more from your set. Hybrid volume is also a great tool for customizing sets into looks such as ‘Kim K’ inspired where long lengths of classic lashes are strategically placed and filled in between with the volume extensions to give a spiky textured look.
Volume Eyelash Extensions
Volume lashes are a relatively new technique that was introduced to North America’s lash extensions industry in 2013. Also referred to as “Russian Volume Lashes”, volume eyelash extensions originated in Russia and Ukraine. Their popularity has since spread all over the world, as the desire for full lashes is a universal desire among many clients around the globe.
What makes volume lashes different from classic eyelash extensions?
There are two different characteristics clients desire in their eyelashes: length and fullness. While classic eyelash extensions add moderate to extreme length to your natural lashes, volume lashes are used to improve their texture, depth, and ampleness. Many clients are happy with the natural length of their eyelashes but desire a fuller look, as their lashes are fine or scarce. Prior to the introduction of volume eyelashes, eyelash extension artists could only attempt to create the desired look with thick and heavy single lashes, which most natural lashes cannot safely support.
Volume lash extensions were designed to fill in the gaps where classic eyelash extensions could not. This technique allows artists to apply multiple extensions to one individual eyelash. Each extension is extremely light and thin compared to the previous thicker options, creating a fluffy and soft appearance that is not heavy or damaging to the natural eyelash. In addition, despite the common misconception that more volume = more adhesive, these lashes require only a fraction of the glue used with older extension techniques. Due to their lightweight nature, volume lashes allow for more customization than classic eyelash extensions. They are also darker than the eyelashes in classic sets, adding a striking richness to your overall look.