Eyelash extension 101: A Complete Guide for Beginners

Posted by Keith Harrison on January 20th, 2021

If there is one thing that you’ll see all the beauty gurus doing today is the application of lash extensions to take their makeup look up a few notches. While some women are blessed with long and voluminous natural lashes, the rest of the majority needs multiple coats of lengthening mascara to make their thin lashes look large and beautiful.

At times, mascara might do the work. But in most cases, when you have relatively smaller eyelashes, a curler and mascara are not enough to achieve the desired look. That’s when classic cat eyelash extensions come to the rescue.

Eyelash extensions can make your lashes look fuller, your eyes appear larger, and your face looks more feminine. If you have been on the fence about trying on a set of eyelash extensions here, we will take you through some essential information about eyelash extensions.

What Exactly Is an Eyelash Extension?

Eyelash extension is a semi-permanent aesthetic procedure in which lashes are applied directly on top of your natural lashes using a professional-grade adhesive. The lashes used for extensions are usually made from silk, mink, human hair, as well as synthetic lashes.

You might be thinking, what is the difference between eyelash extensions and false extensions.

False lashes are DIY part lashes that can be glued on to your lashes and can easily be done without an aesthetician. You will look glamorous for a day or two, and you will have to take them off before going to sleep. On the other hand, eyelash extensions are glued on to your natural lashes, and they last for up to six weeks, and you don’t have to take them off when going to bed.  

Eyelash Extension Styles

There is not one single style that fits everyone. As a result, you will have to take into account the curl, strength, and density. Depending on the style that you go for, the appearance of your eyelashes will be different. On top of these options, you can also have the options of – classic cat eye lash extensions, Russian and 2D – 6D.            

Classic Extension Set

Classic lashes include a procedure where a lash extension is applied on your natural lash using adhesive. It is also referred to as the 1:1 method. Classic lashes are ideal for people who already have a good set of natural lashes but want to enhance a little more and add some length and volume.

Volume Extension Set

Volume lashes are one of the hottest trends these days. With these extensions, your stylist or beautician will apply 3-6 lightweight eyelashes to each of your natural eyelashes. You decide if you want a full volume set (5D, 6D) or a wispy volume set (3D, 4D).

Volume lashes are usually made of mink or silk. A different application procedure is used as opposed to your conventional eyelash extensions, so the process might take slightly longer and cost a little more. Volume lashes are perfect if you want to create a fuller, fluffier look. It is the best option for clients who have sparse or thin lashes, have bald spots, or are looking for a more dramatic look without using a thicker lash.

It is important to remember that your voluminous eyelashes will not last forever, and to prolong their lifespan; you have to take good care of your extensions. It is recommended not to try and remove your eyelashes abruptly by yourself. Book an appointment with a professional lash artist and get proper assistance for a proper job.

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