Generally speaking, there are three lash extension techniques: classic, volume, and hybrid. The difference between the three stems from the number and type of extensions applied to your natural eyelashes. Today, we'll take you through each of these three techniques and help you decide which one will be most suitable for you in getting the look of your dreams.
Excited? Well, you should be. So, without any further ado, let's dive right in!
As its name suggests, the classic technique is the true OG for getting your eyelash extensions done. Here, there is a one-to-one ratio. So, for each natural eyelash, one synthetic lash is applied.
The results you get are more natural-looking and simplistic. It's almost like a substitute for mascara in getting more defined lashes. This makes the classic set a great option for people who live for minimalism or are getting their eyelashes extended for the first time.
Furthermore, if you have naturally long eyelashes, the classic technique should be your go-to. However, you don't have to settle for simple results here. Feel free to play around with the length, curl, and thickness of the lash extensions to add a dash of vibrancy to the final look.
Volume eyelash extensions provide softer and fuller results as compared to their classic cousins. It is because of this the volume technique is pretty appreciated by people with uneven or inconsistent lashes.
'Fuller' results would be a gross understatement here, though. These results are almost diva-like and dramatic. This makes the volume technique great for people who like making a statement and being the center of attention.
On the latter note, trust us, you'll be the reason for an umpteenth number of turned heads when you're rocking these bad boys. In this technique, the eyelash tech creates a fan out of fine extensions, roughly 0.07-0.10 mm. These fans are then bonded onto your natural eyelashes to give them a feathery look.
If you'd rather get the best of both worlds, you can also opt for a mix between both classic and volume techniques and go for hybrid lash extensions. Here, some of your lashes get a classic treatment while the rest are dressed in a volume fan.
In most cases, the technician will apply individual extensions to create a basic framework. Then, the gaps will be filled using the Volume technique. However, you are at liberty to tweak this style and the exact process to get a personalized ratio of sharpness and fullness.
Wrapping It All Up
There are no hard and fast rules when opting for a lash extension technique. In fact, we highly recommend dipping your hands into multiple styles and seeing what works for you. However, if experimentation is not your strong suit or you'd rather get a second opinion from an expert, feel free to book an appointment with one of our expert lab techs here at Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique.