There are many different types of lash extensions and it’s easy to get confused, but matching the right one doesn’t have to be hard
Natural lashes vary significantly in their appearance, structure and volume, so you will need to take into consideration that your choice of lashes are appropriate in shape, length and thickness.
Curls are defined by a letter representing the look of the curl. Closely matching the extensions to the curl of the natural lashes will help increase their retention because the extension will adhere to more of the natural lash.
- J curls were amongst the first curls to be developed, mainly for clients with straight lashes. For this, they had a very straight shaft but slightly curled at the end. They are no longer used.
- B curls have recently developed and curlier than the J curl. It offers a more natural shape, which is more gradual, rather than like the severe C curl. The B curl is mainly used for inner, shorter lashes.
- C curls are even curlier. They should only be used in certain situations as being so curly they sometimes don’t sit flush with the natural lash. FabYouLash recommends using this curl for lash applications because it produces a more curly result for the client.
- D curls are curlier than C curls and not recommended for use for lash extensions.
- L curls have a straight base and angle lift, rather from a curl from the base. They therefore provide the ultimate length, lift and curl.
These lashes enable the Lash Technician to save time to create thick sets of lash extensions. They are designed so that every lash applied will give the appearance of applying 2 or 3 lashes instead of 1. They double the volume and the look is achieved in half the time.
Lashes are available in varying lengths. The 7-13mm lengths are probably the most popular ones used and sold in Australia.
Applying lashes that are too long can cause long-term damage to the natural lash and prevent lash follicles from producing healthy lashes. If you’re going to go up in length, consider choosing going down in diameter to reduce the weight.
Lashes vary in thicknesses too, starting from 0.05mm up to 0.30mm.
The 0.15mm is commonly used for Classic lashes. Lash thicknesses of 0.20mm and 0.25mm are extremely heavy for the natural lash. They should only be used when the client has significant structure to their natural lashes. Other times, they should only ever be scattered through the eye and only when a very extreme look is desired.