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The 411 on Eyelash Extensions – A Beginners Guide for Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions have continued to be the hottest must-have in the beauty industry as everyone desires long, luscious lashes. With lashes taking over the industry, we at Bella Lash understand that there are many options, types, curls and even colors that can be overwhelming to choose from!

That is why we have created this beginners guide for eyelash extensions to choosing your desired, beautiful lash look. However, after you get your first set, be prepared to be addicted!

The first step to getting your lash extensions is to choose which style you would like.

There are 2 main types of eyelash extensions, the first is Classic eyelash extensions.  Classic lashes are applied by taking one extension and applying this to the natural lash. Classic Lashes can range from thin to very thick.  Generally, thinner classic lashes are used because they’re healthier for the eye and they look more natural.  Classic lashes are a great technique for clients that already have a lot of natural eyelashes that just want to add length.  This style of lashing has a genuine look and is great for those only looking to mildly change their eyelash appearance.

Here is an example of Classic lashes:

Classic Eyelash Extensions

The next type is Volume lashes, which continues to rise in popularity. Volume Lash Extensions are when two to six thinner extensions are formed into a fan and then glued to one natural lash. Volume Lashes are thin and range from .05-.10mm in thickness.  These can also be referred to as “Russian Volume” lashes which refers to the technique of creating fans with different amounts of eyelash extensions.  If 2 extensions are applied to one lash, it is called 2-D; 3 extensions to the natural lash would be 3-D and so on.  Check out these awesome Volume lashes!

Volume Eyelash Extensions

Volume lashes are significantly lighter and fluffier, which gives the client a much more full look on their eyes. These are perfect for clients who don’t have a lot of natural eyelashes or if they have sparse lashes. Volume is also great for those wanting a more dramatic look without having to use a thicker lash.

After you’ve selected whether you want Classic or Volume lashes, the next step is picking your style!  There are 3 main types of looks that you can pick from, Dramatic, Cat Eye & Natural.

Beginners Guide for Eyelash Extensions

Dramatic lashes are typically longer in length and can sometimes be a thicker eyelash extension that is applied.  This produces a more prominent look and is good for those wanting their lashes to stand out.  These are perfect for special occasions, such as weddings!

Cat Eye lashes create a more prominent outer corner.  This look consists of putting shorter lashes in the inner corner, and slowly tapering them to longer towards the outer corners.  This can be a perfect look for a night on the town, or typical day to day lashes!

Natural lashes are very popular, and range from shorter lengths.  This lashing technique can be applied with the extensions mimicking the lengths of your natural lashes.  Typically, these lashes are shorter on the inner corner, with the longest length in the middle of the eye and then tapering back down on the outer corner.  These are perfect for just about anyone and any occasion!

Now that you have the 411 on eyelash extension techniques and styles, try them out! Share your favorite looks and styles in the comments below!

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3 Comments

  1. TheFunsizePurpleRibbonWarrior says:

    What are the steps in becoming a lash trainer? I am a Crohn’s disease survivor so the extra income would be much needed. I don’t want to feel sorry for myself anymore. I have a license and will work hard to use the talents God gave me. I want to change my life so I can change others lives.

  2. It helped a lot when you mentioned how there are two types of lashes you can choose, classic and volume. I can see that taking the time to understand your needs and your own style can help you get the best ones for your face. My wife was talking about how she wanted to get some lash extensions, so I wanted to learn more about them.

  3. For the first time eyelash users it is necessary to check out all the conditions which are provided by the salons and do check what the prices they are charging from you and compare it with each other.

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