Different Styles of Eyelash Extensions

When going into your eyelash appointment it is best to have a good idea of the style of lashes you want! Understanding the difference of each eyelash extension option you have available to you will help you make this decision. Everyone has a unique eye shape and face shape. These factors will allow you to determine which of the 3 styles best fits you. If you are still unsure, your lash tech will give you her best opinion on what would be best for your set of eyes.

Classic

If you are looking for a more simple look, then classic lash extensions is the style for you! Although these are the least dramatic set of lashes you can get, they are still noticeable and full. The whole point of getting eyelash extensions is so you can achieve the look as if you are wearing mascara/false lashes. The classic lash set is for those who do not want as full or dramatic lashes. These lashes will provide you with just enough length to be recognizable, yet subtle at the same time. If it is your first time getting lash extensions, it is recommended that you start off with classic to see how you like them.

Hybrid

A hybrid set of lash extensions are the perfect blend of fluffy and subtle lashes. This style is not overwhelmingly intense, and still gives your eyes an extra pop. Hybrid lashes give you a more dramatic look. You should try this style first if you are not sure if you are ready for the ultimate volume set. Depending on the size of your face and your eyes, you will want to have your lash tech examine what is the best fit for you. You cannot go wrong with this style! You get the luxury of having full lashes, while not being so intense.

Volume

Now for volume! Out of the three styles, volume lash extensions are the most full and fluffy. If you want that dramatic look, as if you are always wearing false lashes then this is the style for you! The volume set is the most dramatic, as the most lash extensions are applied with this style. Your lashes will be both thicker and longer in length with a volume set.

No matter what style extensions you chose to get, the after care process is the same for all. Make sure you are cleaning your lashes a minimum of once a day with a foam cleanser in order to keep your lashes fresh and looking brand new each and every day! 🙂

What to Expect?

If you have eyelash extensions you are already pretty familiar with the overall process. If you have never received eyelash extensions before than here is what you should expect! 😉

The Process

Once you go into your lash appointment you will first have to wash your natural lashes so your lash tech can work on clean lashes. You do not want to wear a lot of makeup when going in to get a first full set because you will end up washing your eyelashes before the process starts. Your professional lash tech will then have you lie down to examine your lashes. Each person has a unique set of lashes and no persons lashes are the same. The shape of your eye is also a factor your lash tech is going to take into careful consideration.

You have the option of choosing a classic, hybrid, or volume set. Your lash tech will give her best opinion on what size and thickness of lashes to put on you. There will be a white pad placed underneath your eyes so each lash is clearly visible. A piece of tape will be placed on your upper lid extended to your eyebrow so your lash tech can get a more precise setting. Once this is done, your master lash artist will work their magic! 😉

If you are receiving a first set, expect the process to take around 2/2.5 hours depending on the style of lashes you want.  If you are just receiving a fill, this process is much shorter lasting around 1 hour.

After Care

Once your beautiful lash extensions are on, your lash tech will brush through them making sure there are no stickies. You will be advised to not run them through water for 48 hours and to stay away from steam. This is because the glue is so fresh we do not want them falling off. After the first 48 hours you should wash them everyday with a light foam cleanser. Make sure your cleanser is oil free as oil-based products will loosen the bond of the glue.

Taking care of you lashes is extremely important so you do not get any bacteria or makeup built up in them. You will be much more pleased with how long your extensions will last with the proper care.

The process is simple: wash your lashes and sit back and relax while your lash tech works her magic! 😉