Nothing gives a more instant boost to your look — and your confidence — than eyelash extensions. Whether you prefer a more subtle, natural look or a natural-but-noticeable, bold aesthetic, eyelash extensions can instantly transform your appearance.
With the “pop” they offer, you might even choose to wear less makeup, shortening your morning routine! Or, you’ll have even more of a canvas to build on if you’re more drawn to a bold, dramatic look. No matter your preferences, your eyelash extensions will help you play up your natural beauty and create the look you want.
If you’re new to eyelash extensions, first of all, welcome! You’re in for a fun time. Or, if you just want to learn about the options available to you, you’re in the right place. We’ll walk through all four types of eyelash extensions to help you decide which type is right for you.
Before we dive in, it’s important to note that all these varieties use the same process to place the synthetic eyelashes between your natural lashes to avoid sticking and clumping. The difference between variations lies in the shape and number of lashes. The eyelash extension process can take 1.5 – 2 hours, depending on the style of lash you choose, given that each synthetic lash must be glued to your existing lashes. But the time investment is worth it! Your amped-up lashes will last up to 6 weeks afterward, especially if you care for them properly.
So, which type best suits you: natural eyelash extensions, classic eyelash extensions, volume eyelash extensions, or hybrid eyelash extensions? Let’s find out!
1. Natural Eyelash Extensions
This type of eyelash extension is great for those who want to maintain a highly natural, understated appearance while adding just the right amount of accent to their eyes. If you’re going for the “clean girl” look making its way around social media, natural eyelash extensions are for you! They’ll keep the attention focused on your contouring and brow fluffing while still adding a little something extra to your look. Natural and classic eyelash extensions also tend to be the most budget-friendly since they require less preparation, time, and professional expertise.
2. Classic Eyelash Extensions
Classic extensions are all about adding length. If you already feel you have decent volume but want a bit more “flutter factor,” classic eyelash extensions are a good match. They’re typically applied in a 1:1 ratio: one fake lash glued to each of your natural lashes. Think of these extensions as having the same effect as a lengthening mascara. They’ll only be as thick as your natural lashes, but they’ll be longer and more striking while maintaining a somewhat natural look.
3. Volume Eyelash Extensions
If you’re looking for volume, the name says it all! These lashes have a full, thick appearance. If you want to add a bit of drama to your look, or if you have sparse lashes that need a pick-me-up, volume eyelash extensions are a great way to do it. Your esthetician will discuss your goals with you and apply up to six fake lashes for every one of your natural ones, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.
4. Hybrid Eyelash Extensions
Hybrids are a 70:30 mix of volume and classic. Your esthetician will strategically place the lashes to frame your eyes, giving you a combination of both length and volume. If volume lashes are too bold of a look, but you still want more length and texture, hybrid eyelash extensions might be the right choice. They’re the most customizable and popular option. Your esthetician can create the look you want and personalize the shape to highlight your eyes.
There are many options available for eyelash extensions. All offer a fun boost to your look — it just depends on what your desired outcome is. Whether you want subtle, natural eyelash extensions or to max out the drama on your volume eyelash extensions, your esthetician will help you select the perfect type of lash to achieve the aesthetic you’re envisioning.
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