Initially eyelash extensions were only available in the ‘classic’ form 1.1. They were usually stiff, uncomfortable and heavy. Now, with the popularity of eyelash extensions now becoming a necessity instead of a luxury service, eyelash extensions are available in wide range of sizes, curls, thickness, lengths and types.
Eyelash extensions are an enhancement of your natural lash. It is important to educate yourself on what is available and choose according to what will be the ideal size, curl, thickness, length and material suitable for you. Consult with your lash tech and discuss exactly what you would like, are you looking for a subtle enhancement of your natural lashes or would you prefer a more glamorous look?
Individual Eyelash Extensions
Individual Eyelash extensions are available in various lengths & thicknesses, from natural-looking, to glamorous, to enhance the length, thickness & fullness of your natural eyelashes.
A single lash is applied to each natural lash with a bond which is designed to last until the lashes naturally fall out, though the extensions may fall out faster if one uses oil-based eye makeup remover or rubs eyes regularly, as oil weakens the bond between the glue & the lash.
Eyelash extensions give the appearance of having mascara on without the messy clumps & smudging.
Volume Eyelash Extensions
Volume Lashes consist of applying multiple lash extensions to each natural eyelash in a fanned shape. This can result in having 200-500 eyelash extensions applied to each eye, rather than the regular 120 extensions per eye with the classic 1:1 eyelash extensions.
The extensions used are even lighter & finer than Individual Eyelash extensions, which means multiple lashes can be applied without damaging the lash, looking “clumpy”, or feeling too heavy & unnatural. When multiple volume lashes are applied, they create a full & natural feather effect look.
Getting to know your lash tech is essential, research their reviews, their qualifications and experience before exposing yourself to the innumerable dangers of an inexperienced lash tech or worse, one who cuts corners on cheap products and appalling application. Find a Lash Technician your trust and communicate with them at all times as to what you like, don’t like, if you experience any discomfort, irritation or high loss.
Revolution Massage Beauty & Lash Techs are all extensively trained to protect the health of your natural lashes and will not apply lash extensions if your lashes are damaged or are in poor condition, as they will not withstand the weight of eyelash extensions. For example, if your natural lashes are 8mm long, eyelash extensions of only 9mm to 11mm can be adhered – anything longer will damage your natural lashes and possibly fall off immediately.