TYPES AND STYLES
Classic Lash Extensions – also known as Individual Eyelash Extensions or 1 to 1 Lashes
Most lash techs (or fans of having the treatment) are aware of the term ‘classic’ lash extensions. Simply put it involves the application of one false lash to one natural lash that has been isolated with tweezers and precisely applied. This technique gives longer, fuller but well defined eyelashes. This is the ideal application technique for those who want a natural looking enhancement. Typically application takes 60-90 minutes. Lashes tend to be a little thicker than that used for Volume Lashes to ensure additional volume and definition is given with each individual lash applied (typically 0.10 – 0.20 mm thicknesses). Lashes are usually tailored in length to reflect the natural lash lengths working from shortest to the inner eye corner out to longer to the outer eye corner dependent on the look desired. Infills are typically required every 2-3 weeks as lost lashes (from natural lash shedding) can be quite obvious due to the lashes being thicker. Also lashes require removal and reapplication more regularly then with volume lashes as, as the natural lash grows this leaves a gap between the lash line and where the false lash joins which becomes quite noticeable within 10-21 days.
Hybrid Lashes – also known as American Volume Lashes, Kardashian Lashes, Mixed or Combination Lashes
Hybrid lashes, driven by celebrities such as the Kardashians who seek a combination of the definition provided by classic lashes with the volume of Russian Lashes, have risen hugely in popularity. Hybrid lashes is the biggest buzz word in the lash tech world right now. This technique has been moved forward by creative lash techs looking to adapt the way they work to better meet the needs of clients. Hybrid lashes represent the best of both worlds with a more natural, ‘messier’ look achieved that is less uniform more like how natural lashes grow.
Achieved by applying a 50/50 mix of 1 to 1 classic lashes and hand-made fanned, volume lashes (NOT pre-made fan or cluster lashes with the bulbs which can be bad for natural lashes). These are applied so that a classic lash is used either side to sandwich around one to two volume fans, repeated over and over until 60-90% of all natural lashes are extended (dependent on look required). They are versatile in offering a thicker, denser look than classic lashes, but without the uniformity and softness of a typical Russian volume set. Great also for staggering longer and shorter lashes for a more natural look or as a way of trying out the volume look for those classic lash clients who are unsure about a denser look initially. 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. Typically taking around 2-2.5 hours for a full set, this technique is more time consuming and essentially a work of creative lash art. The lash tech selects thicknesses, lengths and curls to suit the client’s natural lashes and look desired but you could achieve a very staggered, spiky looking hybrid set, or you could have a shorter, more natural looking wispy set with less graduation in lengths. Thicknesses of lashes will still fit with that as you would if working to apply just classics (usually 0.10-0.20mm) and for the volume fans (usually 0.05-0.10mm depending on whether 2D or up to 6D), taking consideration of the condition and strength of their natural lashes to support the lash extensions.
Russian Volume Lash Extensions (2D – 6D)
This style of lashes has grown hugely in popularity over the last 12 months as the technology involved in manufacturing synthetic false lashes has developed. Most lash techs now offer this application technique to create the big, fluffy, voluminous lashes seen on celebrities. A fan is created from 2-6 individual false lashes and applied to one isolated natural lash. Due to the number of lashes being applied, the individual thickness of each false lash tends to be thinner and lighter than that used for classic lashes (typically 0.05-0.07 mm each). These are often referred to as mink lashes due to their soft, finer appearance. This technique uses less glue, the lashes are more comfortable to wear and require less frequent infill treatments (typically every 3-5 weeks). Their application can be adapted to create a range of different volume looks to enhance most eye shapes from a cat look to the popular ‘squirrel’ look giving full-on volume.
More than 32 days, please allow us to apply a Full Set
We strive to have our appointment end with you receiving 90% -100% of your lashes "lashed" within our appointment time.
However, we may experience more shedding some times than others. Possible factors could be:
Travel (Airlines are notorious for dry air – which could dry out our bond)
New Medications (The chemistry in our bodies change, and could cause our hair to change too)
Excessive Exercise/perspiration (This could erode the lash bond due to sebaceous (oil) and sudoriferous (sweat) staying on the bond too long) We do have a solution! Our Protective Coating helps).
Hormones/Monthly Cycle (Due to chemistry, we could loose more frequently during “that time” Also, if we are low in Estrogen or Progesterone, this could also affect our retention.
General seasonal shedding. Happens 2-3 times/year. Typically lasts about 4-6 weeks.
General cleaning. Be gentle when washing our lashes. They are bonded, but they are delicate.
Based on the data we’ve collected, we’ve created a typical Range of Retention. Please keep in mind we naturally shed 3-5 lashes per day. Depending on our individual factors, you may retain amazingly or you may shed more frequently. If you’ve noticed you are in need of extra TLC, please text us ahead of time so we can try to accommodate an extended appointment.
If your results are slightly lower, and if we have time, we will offer you more time for a fee. This fee will depend on your service, typically we offer an additional 15 minutes for $15.00.