Lash Care

Do Eyelash Extensions Work on Straight Lashes?

Applying eyelash extensions to clients with straight lashes can often be a difficult task, especially for new lash artists. The key to giving those clients with straight lashes a dramatic look is all in the application.

Straight Lashes

Lash set by Lash Noelle

When applying extensions to clients with stick straight lashes, isolation is so important. A perfectly isolated lash will adhere to a curly extensions (like a D or a C) better.

If you are using a C or a D curl, be sure to only place adhesive on the lower third of the extension. Trying to curl the natural lash to meet the adhesive on C or D curl will damage the natural lash. The lower third of even the most curly extensions are usually a little straight, and can hold better.

Another option for straight lashes is to use a L-curl lash. L-curl lashes are shaped just like the letter “L”. The lip on this extension is easy to attach to the natural lash. Here’s a gorgeous example of what L-curl lashes look like in a full set.

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Set by Nia Lewis

Another great tip for getting a more dramatic look with straight lashes is to use a heated eyelash curler. Heated eyelash curlers should only be used on natural lashes. This will curl the lashes so they can hold more of a dramatic extension.

What tricks have you used for straight lashes? Let us know in the comments!

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3 Comments

  1. Natalie Duran says:

    I was wondering were y’all were located because I will love to get my lashes done for my prom. How much would it be?

  2. Jenn says:

    Thanks for your post! Although, I am a little confused. You say not to curl the natural lash before adhering C/D curl because it is damaging but it is ok to use a heated lash curler? So I can curl the natural lash with a heated curler before using C/D curl? I’d appreciate your response! Thank you.

  3. I got the same question. I got straight lashes and I would like to to have them extended too.

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