Lets Talk Lashes

This post is to all my lash dolls out there!

When you first came to see me, you maybe remember me asking you,
“Do you want Volume or Classic Lashes?” Most of you answered with, “I trust you, just do whatever you think.” Meaning: you have NO IDEA what in the world I just asked you 🙂

So let me explain the difference between the two types of lashes AND THE ONLY TWO TYPES OF LASHES that will ever be done at a professional salon.

Classic lashes are going to be your main lash extensions.

They are most commonly seen around town, and at majority of the lash spas out there. This application is a ONE to ONE, meaning one synthetic lash is adhered to one natural lash. This will give your natural lashes a fuller, longer, and darker ‘natural’ look.

Different lengths, widths, and styles can be achieve with classic lashes. The only thing that never changes is how one is applied- ONE to ONE.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Volumes lashes are an advanced technique, they are less common in salons because they require more education, and they take more time to apply. Volume gives the lash line a much more fuller and darker appearance than classics. The lashes are still applied ONE to ONE, however, volumeslashes are so thin, your natural lash can hold anywhere from 3-10 lashes on one natural lash. Yes, i just said that. And yes, it is true. Let me put it into perspective, 3 volume lashes=the width of one natural lash. The lashes still come individual, but as the lash artist places the synthetic one on to one natural lash, they create a ‘volume fan’.

So as you can see, it is still connected one to one at the base of the lash and the top fans out to a 3-10D fan creating a bolder look.

Different lengths, styles, and fluffiness can be achieved with volume lashes as well.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

^ THIS is not a VOLUME lash. 
This is what we call ‘cluster lashes’ aka, a nightmare. They may look like a ‘volume fan’ but they are not! Clusters come pre-made into fans. They are heavier and thicker than a volume fan. THEY WILL BREAK YOUR NATURAL LASH.

Now don’t get me wrong, if you need a few lashes for a night, by all means, you can grab some of these with some non-professional adhesive from the beauty store, and wear them for a couple hours.
BUT if any salon is putting these bad babies on you, using semi-permanent professional adhesive, and calling them volume lashes… DO NOT GO THERE! please.

It is very important to find the right lash artist, you have to trust, see their work, and ask them questions before just committing to get extensions put on. Yes, they are only lashes, but someone can do a lot of harm if they don’t know what they are doing.  (check my insta for some horror stories) :-O

Now you know a little more about lashes than you did yesterday!

Continue Reading