When women walk in to 3D Volume Lash & Brow Studio wanting their lashes done, they usually have a specific “look” in mind….but they really haven’t thought about it past the “length” and what THEIR idea of “natural” is so as a lash artist—part of my job is understand what they may not know how to communicate.
There are sooooo many different considerations other than length because once I understand “the look” she wants, I have to be able to look at the state of her own natural lashes and calculate exactly what its going to take to get her there and every woman is different…..you have to consider the weight, the fullness, and the curl, style, the type, and the overall design and how that’s going to translate on HER lash line.
I put together this little lash “primer” with pictures to give you an idea of HOW to communicate exactly what you want:
There are FOUR different types of Lash Extensions: Strips, Clusters, Classic and, Volume. They can be combined in multiple ways to produce any classic, hybrid, or volumized style you can imagine.
1. Strip Lash Extensions - Lashes are packed as a strip, then the strip is glued to the client’s eyelashes. The result is a thicker lash line which some people feel are artificial looking when compared to the Cluster Lash Extensions. Strip Lashes are also known as “party lashes” and were invented to be worn on the weekends, or for special occasions.
2. Cluster Lash Extensions - Premade fans with multiple eyelashes on them which are glued onto several of the client’s natural eyelashes at one time. Cluster Lash Extensions were created for “daily wear” and easily filled as they shed out.
3. Classic Lash Extensions - Extensions of silk, mink, sable, or fox where the attachment of 1 extension is applied to 1 natural eyelash. The result is an enhanced lash line with a natural and realistic appearance. We recommend Classic Lashes to those who want their lashes to look beautiful yet natural. Classic lashes are much safer, and more durable than either strip or cluster lashes.
4. Volume Lash Extension - Volume Lashes are multiple (2 - 6) LIGHTWEIGHT eyelashes attached to one, individually ISOLATED eyelash which creates a more voluminous look….for example, if the client has 50 natural lashes and opts for a 2D look—she will have 100 longer, curlier lashes at the end of the service. If she chose 3D she would have 150, 4D = 200, all the way up to 6D for 300 lashes INSTEAD of her natural 50.. For that reason, volume lash extensions tend to be the longest-lasting of all types eyelash extensions.
Types of Materials Used:
Silk - Silk eyelash extensions are glossy and dramatic.
Faux Mink - Faux mink extensions are pre-treated with a semi-gloss are rich in color and cast a light shimmer along the lash line. Dramatic and beautiful.
Mink - 100% genuine Mink is the standard "go to" for lash extensions. Mink lashes have a naturally matte finish, are flexible and hold their curl over the length of wearing them. They are soft and specifically designed to create a stronger lift to open the eyes. Mink has a slightly firmer curl, are tapered and have the option of being available in a Semi-Gloss finish for a mascara look. Our lashes are Ultra light weight, have a Deep rich black color and are available in all curl patterns.
Sable Mink - 100% Genuine Sable Mink is a Luxury Lash. Slightly softer curl than standard Mink lashes. Sable is delicately tapered with a Matte-Velvet finish for a natural look. Sable is the Ultimate "Natural Look" for a set of lashes.
Siberian Mink - Natural chocolate color. Extremely soft, luxurious--Perfect for natural blondes/platinum blondes or brunettes.
Fox - Soft, lush, thick & fluffy Fox lashes can provide a thicker, "feathered" appearance and come in a choice of two colors: (1) Natural Autumn/Red (Perfect for natural red heads/strawberry blondes and, (2) Black
Rainbow Lashes- Made from PBT fiber and come in an array of colors: Autumn, Purple, Violet, Red, Blue, Green & two-toned colors.
Glitter Lashes - Made from PBT fiber. Fun, flirty and glittery. Come in various colors: Silver, Gold, Purple, Red, Pink, Blue.
Swarkovsky Lashes - Made from PBT fiber w/swarkovsky gems in various colors: Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Jade, Garnett, Pearl, black Onyx. bras
How THICK do you want your lashes?
Classic (natural fullness), Hybrid (slightly thicker), or Volume (double, triple, quadruple your natural thickness (or more)?
Which CURL is Best for the look YOU want?
J/ JC/ B/ C/ CC/ D/ DD/ L/ L+ — It all depends on the look you want to achieve
Pick a Design:
SUPER natural, Longer in the Middle, Cat Eye, Glamorous, or just bring a picture of your favorite look and we’ll duplicate it
Types of Lashes
Whether Silk/ Faux Mink/ Mink/ Sable Mink/ Siberian Mink/ Fox/ Rainbow/ Glitter/ or Swarkovsky Lashes —-3D Volume Lash HAS THEM ALL!
Classic - (Individual) Lashes
Long & “spiky”