Whether you would like an eyelash extension treatment yourself, or you would like to provide lash extension treatments to clients, our handy guide will help you understand the different types of lash extensions.
Classic Lash Extensions
What are Classic lash extensions?
Classic lashes are the perfect way to enhance natural lashes. With the classic technique, one individual lash is applied to one natural lash to create a set of longer and thicker lashes. Depending on the desired look, there are a variety of curls, lengths, and thicknesses to choose from.
How long do Classic lash extensions last?
Classic lashes are perfect everyday lashes and are a no-effort alternative to putting mascara on daily. To keep lashes looking new and avoid them growing out, we recommend getting them infilled every two to three weeks. How often infills are required depends on the natural growth cycle, which differs from person to person. Extensions can last up to six weeks on natural lashes.
Pro tips for technicians applying classic eyelash extensions
- Practice on as many models as you can before you start charging full price
- Never rush the process
- Ensure you always use the correct tools and the best quality lashes and adhesives
Russian Lash Extensions
What are Russian lash extensions?
Russian lash extensions are applied in a technique that uses more than one lash to create a personalised fan. Using soft, ultra-lightweight lashes, these fans are created and then applied onto an individual lash to create a multi-lash voluminous effect. Unlike classic lashes, where one singular extension is applied to a natural lash, Russian lashes aim to give a fluffier lash style. Russian lash extensions are available in a range of thicknesses, curls, and lengths, meaning a bespoke look can easily be created.
How long do Russian lash extensions last?
It is recommended to get Russian lashes infilled every two to three weeks. How often infills are required depends on the natural growth cycle, which differs from person to person. Extensions can last up to six weeks on natural lashes.
Pro tips for technicians applying Russian eyelash extensions
- Isolation is key – you can use a magnifying glass to improve the quality of your work.
- You can tape up the top layer of natural lashes using micropore tape in order to access smaller finer lashes.
Express Lash Extensions
What are Express lash extensions?
In an Express Treatment, individual synthetic ‘mink’ lashes are applied across the lash line to provide beautiful lashes in just 30 minutes. The treatment can be applied in a subtle style or built up to create a more glamorous look depending on preference.
How long do Express lash extensions last?
This short and effective treatment lasts for up to two weeks, and then should be removed.
Hybrid Lash Extensions
What about Hybrid lash extensions?
Hybrid lash extensions are a blend of two lash types - Classic lashes and Russian lashes. This technique offers a defined but full and fluffy set of lashes.
How long do Hybrid lash extensions last?
We recommend getting lashes infilled every two to three weeks. How often infills are required depends on the natural growth cycle, which differs from person to person. Extensions can last up to six weeks on natural lashes!
Eyelash curls, thicknesses & lengths
The thickness, curl, and length of lashes used in a set will depend on the style desired. There are three main types of eyelash extensions - synthetic, silk and mink. Here at Lash Perfect we only use high-quality synthetic lashes – our mink lashes are synthetic, ethical and hygienic and called ‘mink’ due to their smooth texture.
Lash curls are defined by letters - for example ‘C’ curl is one of the most popular curls used as it gives a natural lift to lashes, and is suitable for most natural lash types.
Lash Perfect offers a collection of curls each creating a unique look tailored to suit varying preferences.
Thickness of lashes chosen will depend on the desired look. Usually thicker lashes are used for classic lash extensions – 0.10 and 0.15 thicknesses are popular. When using the Russian technique, it is advised to use finer lashes as you are using more than one lash in a fan. Popular Russian thicknesses are 0.05 and 0.07.
It is advisable to choose a length no more than 2-3 mm longer than the natural lashes that are being worked on.
If you’re looking to train in Classic Eyelash Extensions, Russian Eyelash Extensions or Express Lash Extensions, make sure you book your course today. Alternatively, if you’d look to book a lash treatment, click here find a technician near you.