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A Guide To Choosing The Right Lash Extensions


An everyday makeup routine is usually incomplete without enhancing and curling your eyelashes, either through an eyelash curler or by applying mascara. We’re here to tell you it’s time to ditch the mascara as wearing mascara every day may cause lash loss and irritation. A safer and more convenient alternative is eyelash extensions, which are also trending these days!

Eyelash extensions help enhance your lashes and you can customize them any way you want instead of having to apply layers of mascara. Here’s your guide to choosing the right eyelash extensions:

1. Understanding the Different Kinds of Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions can be man-made, varying in intensity and weight, while some lashes such as mink and fox lashes are made of animal fur. Mink lashes are made of Siberian and Chinese mink fur and are usually recommended for a more natural look because of their lightweight and fluffy nature. Fox lashes are similar but softer and dyed in a reddish tone.


Those who don’t prefer lashes made of animal fur can opt for faux-mink, faux-fox, and silk lashes. Faux lashes look similar to fox and mink lashes at a less pricey rate.


Silk lashes are mid-weight and can be customized to give a low volume or high volume length look. They are softer and often long-lasting.


2. Understanding the Thickness and Length

The kind of thickness and length of the lashes depend entirely on the look you want to go for. If you have weak lashes, you can opt for thicker and more dramatic lash thickness. Lashes can be applied in a 1:1 manner, applying one lash extension to one eye for a less thick look.

The length of lashes should be tailored according to the diameter of your eye. If you wear glasses you should keep in mind that your lashes should be shorter as to not interfere with your view.

3. Understanding the Right Curl

You can also customize your lashes according to the curl you would like. The curl options range from a J-shaped curl, offering the minimum amount of curl to an L-shaped curl that’s the sharpest.

Now that you’re ready to get the right kind of eyelash extensions, head over to Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique, a lash extension certified boutique for top-rated lash extensions and lash lift In Washington, DC.

We offer a classic full set with faux mink bonded extensions, a volume set for a more dramatic lash extension look, and a classic + Volume Mix Full Set for the best of both worlds. Other services include a facial spa, waxing, microblading, and much more.

Contact us now to add some drama in your life with lash extensions.

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