Classic lash extensions
Classic eyelash extensions refers to placing one eyelash extension on one natural lash. The individual eyelash extension can range from quite thin to very thick! Thinner is generally healthier for your natural lashes and looks more natural.
Hybrid lash extensions
Hybrid lashes are the half way step between a classic set of eyelash extensions and a volume (Russian volume) set.
A 50/50 mixture of 1:1 lashes and the handmade fanned, volume style lashes (NOT cluster lashes popped on – this is cheating and terrible for the natural lashes!) they are stunning, texturized and give a life-like, non-uniform lash look.
Also referred to as a ‘mixed set’, they are versatile in offering a thicker, denser look than classic lashes, but without the uniformity and softness of a typical Russian volume set.
They can also be a great way to achieve that staggered look made popular by Kim Kardashian, by using longer classic extensions interspersed with shorter volume lashes. They’re perfect for anyone wanting to add a bit of extra drama to their classic set, or for anyone wanting to test out volume lashes without fully committing. They are great for anyone with naturally fine or slightly gappy lashes, whereby volume fans can be placed in sparser areas to make the lash line look fuller.
The process takes up to two hours, and just like in all our other lash sets, we completely customize the sizes and shape to suit the wearer. So (depending on your own lash condition and strength) you could have a very staggered, spiky looking staggered hybrid set, or you could have a shorter, more natural looking wispy set with less graduation in lengths.
If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your classic set, we can pretty much guarantee you will love hybrid lashes!
Volume eyelash extensions, sometimes called Russian volume or 3D, is when 2 or more very fine eyelash extensions are fanned and placed on one natural lash. The result is a very full set of eyelashes and can either look natural or glamorous depending on how the length used and how dense they are applied. This technique requires an advanced training and a lot of practice. The picture above is a volume set of eyelash extensions.
Mink eyelash extensions were popular because of how thin and natural looking they were. Synthetic mink eyelash extensions are now available that are just as thin as the true mink, but hold their curl better because they are not real hair. In other words, there is really no need to seek out mink eyelashes anymore.
Silk eyelash extensions are normally made from synthetic silk, like synthetic mink, they are made to look very similar, but hold their shape better. They are shaped into perfectly curled lashes, thicker at the bottom and thinner at the tip. In my opinion, one eyelash extensions type (synthetic silk and mink) is not better than the other, each simply has a slightly different look.
- Arrive completely mascara free and with clean lashes. Residue on your lashes compromises the contact between extension and natural lash.
- Your level of activity, sleep patterns and if you wear mascara on your extensions also play a factor. For the best results possible, clean your lashes prior to arrival.
- Time: 2-3 hrs
- Pain: None
POST APPOINTMENT MUST KNOWS
- Cleaning your extensions and lash line several times a week, not wearing mascara, keeping oil products away from your eye area and not crushing them into your pillow while you sleep (click on images below to enlarge for a full breakdown of the do’s and don’ts + tools to use for cleaning and up keep)
- To maintain a super full lash line refills are required every 2-3 weeks. If you’re wanting them for a special occasion, it’ll take approximately 3-6weeks for them all to completely fall out. Results vary by many things – all in all, expect to get refills once a month.