NATURAL LASH EXTENSIONS – DECIDING THE PERFECT LENGTH, CURL, AND THICKNESS
The best thing about professional lash extensions is that you can choose the style you want. Rather than one-size-fits-all, you can find eyelash shapes to suit your face, enhance your natural beauty, and provide you with the look you want to best express yourself.

VOLUME LASHES
Volume lashes are the most dramatic option. There is nothing subtle about this look. If you want to amaze your friends with a transformation, volume lashes are ideal. They are a particularly good option for anyone who has naturally short or sparse lash.

As the name implies, your lashes will appear thicker and greater in number. This is because multiple extensions are attached to each of your natural lashes. Some are long, other short to enhance the impression of fuller lashes.

CLASSIC LASHES
You are undoubtedly familiar with classic lashes. These are the original style of lash extensions — the first to be glued onto natural lashes one by one. They still remain the most popular type of lash extensions. With classic lashes, your lashes appear full and lengthened, as if you had applied a perfect coat of mascara on long eyelashes. They provide a more natural look than with volume lashes.

Classic lashes look separated and point straight ahead. They are ideal for those who already have enough lashes. However, again, the eyelash artist will fit the lashes in a way that best suits you, whatever your current number of lashes. He or she will also take into consideration the shape of your eyes, especially when choosing the angle, placement, length, and thickness of the lashes.

HYBRID
For the best of both worlds, pick hybrid lashes. They have the light and fluffy feel of volume lashes combined with the long, luxurious quality of classic lashes. They are perfect if you need to fill gaps but don’t need anything extremely full or if you are indecisive and can’t work out whether you want to focus on volume or length.

Hybrid lashes are more natural than volume lashes and provide more fullness than classic lashes. They are the perfect choice if you want to keep it simple for every day but want something dramatic enough to stand out at a special event or a night out.

LENGTH
If you believe that perfect eyelashes mean long natural lash extensions, you are indeed mistaken. Natural lashes measure from 3mm to 18mm. If your natural eyelashes are 5 mm in length and you want longer lash extensions, the strands would be thin. This would not bear down your natural eyelashes or affect their growth. A professional lash extensions stylist knows techniques that would give you the length you wish for as well as keeping them healthy. You will have to visit the lash extension parlor every two weeks to replace the outgrown extensions.

CURL
Curled eyelashes are often confused with long eyelashes. You might feel that even though your lashes are long, they are not prominent enough to make the impact you were hoping for. That happens because you may not have the right style of curls. Natural lash extensions are categorized as B, C, D with B being the least curled, and D being the most curled. Sometimes experts use a mix to give your lashes the perfect curls. The ideal curl gives your lashes a lift without being dramatically different from your natural eyelashes. So, if your natural lashes are downward or neutral, a B or C or even a mix would be the best. You might love the tight curls in the D category but they could make your eyelashes look fake. It’s for this reason why you should prepare yourself before going into a professional, and know how to get natural-looking lash extensions.

THICKNESS
Volume is the element that turns eyelashes into amazingly beautiful eyelashes, and thick eyelashes flaunt volume. That’s why eye makeup has advanced from the simple mascara to natural lash extensions – to give you a thick set of eyelashes like you own them. Eyelash extensions have different diameters that suit everyone. Extensions with .15mm are popular because of their almost-natural and classic look – the definition of perfect eyelashes. The diameter of natural eyelash extensions depends on your natural eyelashes. Fine and thin lashes can handle a .10 mm extensions at the most. A drastic difference between diameters of your natural lashes and the extensions can damage your natural lashes and affect their growth.

Natural lash extensions blend into your original eyelashes, glamorize your eyes, and without damaging your natural lashes. Lash extensions should not make your eyes look as artificial as a doll’s, which means you need extensions with the right length, curl, and thickness. Achieving perfect eyelashes is a challenge that only professional lash extensions artists should take. Their techniques and experiences will ensure you walk out of the parlor with beautiful yet graceful eyelashes.