Types of Eyelash Extensions: Full Guide

Are you aware of what hair extensions are? You attach or “stitch” someone else’s hair to your head and mix it in with your own. Lash extensions work on the same principle as hair extensions, only you glue false lashes on top of your own. The end effect is lashes that are thicker, longer, voluminous, and curled. Even without makeup, you can wear it during the day and at night.

Do you want to get eyelash extensions? Perhaps you’ve noticed a friend with a great new flutter and are curious about what they are, how they are applied, and the various styles available. Maybe you are a pro at strip lashes and want to go for that next-level look for a special event or every day. I will give you the lowdown right now. In this article we will go through a detailed description of the types of eyelash extensions: the material, length, volume, curl, and diameter.

Eyelash Extension Materials

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There are a few different types of eyelash extension material to choose from, depending on your budget and desired style. Mink, faux mink, silk, and synthetic extensions are by far the most popular. The type of material you choose will be determined by several factors, all of which a lash artist will discuss with you before customizing your lash extensions.

When deciding on the material of eyelash extensions you want to get, below are some key elements to factor when selecting:

  • The form of your eyes: almond, upturned, downturned, round, projecting
  • Your eye size- large, small, or somewhere in between
  • Your eye position- deep-set, wide-set, or near set
  • The color of your eyes
  • The length, volume, color, and curl of your natural lashes
  • Your preference- natural vs flashy or dramatic
  • Any allergies or sensitivity you might have
  • Your level of upkeep, tolerance 

Lash extensions are made of either man-made materials or animal fur at their most basic level. Mink, sable, and fox are the animal fur options. Isn’t that like putting on a wonderful fur coat for your eyes? Yes, honey, you are correct.

Animal Fur

Mink

Mink Lash Extensions

The tail hair of Siberian and Chinese minks is what is commonly used to make mink lashes. Siberian minks provide the highest-quality fur, which is also the most sought-after. If you are new to eyelash extensions and prefer a more natural look, mink might be the way to go. It most nearly resembles the appearance and gloss of your natural lashes. Mink is a light and fluffy animal.

What are the drawbacks? Mink lashes should not be used if you have an allergy or sensitivity to animal hair. You may also decide against it if you have ethical issues regarding the treatment of minks or the use of their fur. Mink lashes are also pricey.

Horsehair Eyelashes

Sable fur is considerably finer and fluffier than mink fur. It’s the lightest extension material currently available. It’s just for individuals with the best natural lashes, according to lash stylists. It’s also not as common as mink, so you won’t find it in every salon. The disadvantages of mink are the same as those of sable: If you are allergic to animal fur, avoid sable lashes.

Human-hair Eyelashes

They are made entirely of 100% virgin human hair. Because human hair lashes are made of very fine fiber, they provide an ultra appearance when applied. Each strand of hair is cut bluntly rather than tapering to a fine tip as it is cut to size. When applied, human hair lashes often have a very thin or transparent lash band that provides a flawless look. For a natural, everyday look, we love human hair lashes!

Man-made Eyelash Extensions

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What is the most significant advantage of man-made lash extensions? CURL, CURL, CURL You won’t have to perm them like you would with real animal fur lashes.

Faux Mink

Yes, you can get the appearance of mink lashes without the high cost. Manufacturers of lash extensions have been creative, and they’ve created some feather-light, fluttery lash extensions that don’t cost as much as the real thing. Faux (strip) lashes, which come in 11 various designs, are an alternative to Faux Extensions. These high-quality, handcrafted lashes come in a variety of lengths and volumes, are quite comfortable to wear, and are always cruelty-free.

Con: They can be flatter than other types of eyelash extensions, depending on the eyelash manufacturer, especially after getting wet. You may need to use a curler as a result of this.

Silk Lash Extensions

Silk eyelash extensions are semi-matte, unlike faux mink extensions, which are lustrous. Because their extensions are thicker and have more space between lashes, they will give you a dramatic look. If you are a quiet person who yet wants to make a statement with your eyes, this style of eyelash extension is for you.

Because this type of eyelash is also composed of synthetic material, you won’t have to worry about using an animal lash on your eyes. The material is a polyester-based synthetic fiber that is extremely durable and has a natural appearance. This material is mild on your eyes and will not irritate or create redness, so you can relax and enjoy your time with it.

The Drawbacks of Silk Eyelash Extensions Because they are hefty, they should only be used on those who already have strong lashes. If your lashes are thin, they may not provide enough support to hold these lashes in place.

Synthetic Lash Extensions

The heaviest and least natural-looking lashes are synthetic lashes. They have a sheen to them, as opposed to the soft luster of human or animal fur lashes. They can be too heavy for certain people’s eyelids. They are constructed of polished acrylic and are the firmest/sturdiest of the bunch. They have a somewhat brighter or glossier appearance than mink or synthetic, and when applied thickly, they provide a more dramatic effect.

While they are available in a range of thicknesses and curls and may be applied to look extremely natural, they are most popular among women who like a more dramatic and made-up look. Because of their hardness, they keep their curl exceptionally well.

Eyelash Extension Products

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You will need high-quality lash extension products and tools of the proper kind to provide a superb private label eyelash service to all of your valued customers. These products include: 

Different types of eyelash extensions

There are many options and lash extension styles to pick from, and we can assist you in selecting the proper types of eyelash extensions from our eyelash extension wholesale collection.

Eyelash extension glue

All types of eyelash extension adhesive use Cyanoacrylate, which is the only component that can be hardened under circumstance genuinely.

It’s tough to tell which glue is the best because it depends so much on the treatment environment, technician skill, and personal choice. You should examine the room environment, procedure speed, and client’s condition when deciding on the ideal adhesive for you.

Pre-treatment and Primer

When it comes to pre-and post-operative care, we believe that everything natural should be prioritized. For healthy natural lashes, gentle before and aftercare is crucial. With before- and aftercare products brimming with natural components, we wish to support our adhesives ideal for all climates, lash types, and procedures to achieve long-lasting lash extensions.

Before applying for eyelash extensions, an eyelash primer is used to remove makeup residue, oil, and dust from the client’s lashes. This pre-application cleaning procedure boosts adhesion, retention times, and customer satisfaction.

Eyelash Adhesive Remover

Lash removers are a vital component of eyelash extension supplies, but they should only be used by qualified and registered experts. Please only purchase if you have had sufficient training in applying for eyelash extensions. Under no circumstances should you apply the remover on yourself.

Under-eye Tapes and Pads

Every time you perform eyelash extensions, you will require eye patches. The lower lashes are held in place by eyelash gel pads, allowing for a clean and quick application. Our under-eye skin is the most delicate part of our bodies, and eye patches protect it while lash extensions are applied.

Eyelash Extension Volumes

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Below are the various types of eyelash extension volumes: 

Russian Volume Eyelashes

Because 3 to 5 unique lashes can be linked to one natural lash, you can expect volume and boldness, as the name implies. These lashes can be 1-2 mm longer than your natural lashes, and the base is dark and thick, giving the appearance of using eyeliner. These lashes are a form of eyelash extension that comes in a few different varieties.

American Volume Lashes

The American Volume lash has an uneven appearance, meaning it is made up of a mix of longer and somewhat shorter lashes. They are bold and lengthy, but they still seem natural to some extent; in other words, if you have a bold personality or are an artist, they will not look out of place.

Mega Volume Lashes

They are a mix of a few ultra-fine lashes that require resources particularly bold (can be 6 or more). These ultra-fine lashes, which range in diameter from 0.03 to 0.06, are applied to the natural lash to create a cool, extra bold look.

Eyelash Extension By length

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If you are considering starting your own eyelash business it is crucial to understand that eyelash extension are available in a range of sizes. The tiniest can be as small as 0.08 mm and as long as 0.17 mm. The higher you climb, the more daring you get! Long lash extensions can be used if you have longer lashes. You should utilize the thinner variants if your lashes are thinner.

The majority of customers prefer 11mm or 12mm as their longest extension length. Many consumers naturally desire the longest lashes, but it’s important to remember that the length of the extension should be determined by the individual client’s lash condition. It is your responsibility to inform your customer that lashes that are too long for the natural lash may cause the extensions to come out prematurely.

For clients with hooded or droopy eyes, choose slightly longer lashes. When the eyes are open, their lashes tend to be ‘hidden’ under the eyelids.

Eyelash Extension by Curliness

Curl-Map

Curls in lash extensions define the entire look of the eyes, and when used correctly, they can even enhance the client’s natural eye shape. There isn’t a single curl that works for everyone. When it comes to lash extension curls, it’s critical to have a goal for the style you want to accomplish based on the client’s eye shape, natural lash angle, and characteristics.

The C, in my opinion, is the best curve for a cool, bold, yet natural style. But, of course, I’m confident that each curve has its unique charm. Choose a curve that reflects your personality, regardless of the curve you choose.

Also, keep in mind that different salons may have different curves and additional curves than the ones we’ve shown here. It’s a good idea to look into different locations to see which one appeals to you the most.

Unfortunately, not all curls will retain their shape. Because there is less of the base to connect to, the curlier the lash offers less retention. As a result, it’s critical to match the curl and thickness of your extensions to your client’s natural lashes.

Eyelash Extension By Diameters

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It’s crucial to choose the proper diameter of eyelash extensions for our clients. When selecting lash thickness, you should take into account not only the design element but also your client’s natural lash condition. Some clients’ natural lashes may be too heavy for thicker extensions (over 0.20, for example). A poor decision could result in poor retention and a premature drop in the extension.

The natural eyelashes of Asians are often thinner than those of other ethnicities. For Asian clientele, lash extensions with a diameter of 0.100.115mm are recommended, whilst other ethnicities with stronger natural lashes can choose 0.150.20mm for the classic extension. Regardless of the client’s race, you should always take a close look at the client’s natural lashes and determine what thickness is appropriate for them.

This is the most popular, as it produces a naturally thicker look with the normal lash thickness (Classic 1D). This lash extension thickness is slightly thicker than 0.15mm lash and gives a slightly bolder effect.

The classic extension’s second most popular thickness. The thickness of the lash extensions offers a natural mascara effect. Only use if you have thick, healthy natural lashes. Although this lash extension gives a gorgeous effect, it may be too heavy for most people’s lashes. For natural lashes that are healthy, robust, and thick. Creates a dramatic effect, yet it may be too heavy for most people’s lashes.

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    Conclusion

    We hope this information helps you figure out the eyelash extension materials and products you’ll need to run a successful lash business. But don’t stop there; have a look at our extra resources to learn more about each topic in depth.

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