Classic Eyelash Extensions: Tips And Tricks

What are classic lashes? When it comes to classic eyelash extensions, how long do they last? Is it possible to go from classic to hybrid lashes?

In this blog, you will learn the difference between classic lashes and the other lash types, what lashes to use for classic, how classic lashes are applied, how to remove the lashes using the banana peel method, and how to make classic eyelash look fuller, and more. But first, we will go over the classic lashes description.

Classic Eyelashes Extensions

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CLASSIC EYELASH EXTENSIONS

The classic technique involves gluing one extension to one natural lash. This method is 1 to 1 or 1:1. Classic lashes are suitable for clients with many lashes who want to lengthen them and for clients who like a subtle natural look without too much drama.

Classic lashes description

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HERE’S AN EXAMPLE OF DIFFERENT LASH STYLES:

For Classic Lashes

Thickness/diameter : 0.10 to 0.18

Density: 1:1 lashes

 

For Hybrid Lashes

Thickness/diameter: 0.05 to 0.07 and 0.15 to 0.20

Density: Mixture of volume lashes and classic lashes (each lash fan should have no more than five lashes)

 

For Volume Lashes

Thickness/diameter: 0.05 to 0.07

Density: 5 to 10 lashes (promade or pre-made fans) on each lash fan

 

For Mega Volume Lashes

Thickness/Diameter: 0.03 or 0.02

Density: 10 to 15 lashes on each lash fan

What are the different styles of eyelash extensions?

 

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HOW MANY LASHES DO YOU NEED FOR A CLASSIC SET?

Some lash artists count the lashes to give their clients an understanding and idea of what they will get—for example, applying 80-100 lashes per eye. Some lash artists prefer to time themselves; for example, a classic set typically lasts from 1h30 -2h for a complete set. A refill usually takes less time because we are refilling the lashes that have fallen off, not starting over from scratch.

How many lashes in a classic set?

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WHAT TYPE OF LASHES TO USE FOR CLASSIC?

The most popular diameter for classic lashes is 0.15. For classic lash sets, 0.20 and 0.25 are not advised.

Classic Lashes

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In the past, .25 diameters were used for classic lashes to give the lashes a fuller, denser look. Still, with innovations like pre-made fans and the technique of volume lashes that have become more sophisticated, there is no need to use 0.20 and 0.25 diameters as they are too heavy for the clients' natural lashes.

Diameters of 0.10 are suitable for excellent and weak lashes, and for clients who like a natural look, 0.12 would also be a very natural and pleasing look.

Diameters of 0.15 and 0.18 will be used for clients with relatively healthy lashes that want a complete full look.

Classic lash length

 

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CLASSIC LASHES: WHAT LENGTHS?

With classic lashes and volume lashes, the rule of lash safety is to ensure you use a lash extension that is MAXIMUM 2-3 mm longer than the client's natural lash. If your client's lashes in the inner corners are 6mm, the lash extensions should be 8mm. If the client's lashes in the middle of the eye are 12mm, the lash extensions should not be longer than 15mm. It is a good rule to avoid damaging the client's lashes.

Classic Lash Extensions

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How to dip classic eyelash extensions?

  • Dip the classic lash into the middle of the adhesive.
  • Slowly pull out the lash.
  • Don't wipe off excess glue. It will cause retention issues.

 How to dip a classic eyelash extensions

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CLASSIC LASHES: HOW TO APPLY THEM?

STEP #1

When picking up the classic lashes, place your tweezer in the middle of the lash. Not too high and not too low. Too low might cause the lash glue to go onto your lash tweezer; too high won't give you enough control over the lash.

How do classic lashes work?

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STEP #2

If you are about to dip the lash, do it slowly. Coat about 2mm of the lash. The speed of dipping the lash into the adhesive is essential as it will determine how much glue will be on the lash extension.

How do you put on classic eyelashes?

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HOW TO APPLY CLASSIC LASHES?

Attach the extension from the top, bottom, right or left side. It doesn't matter as long as you focus on the proper placement at the lash base. Please wait for a second or 2, depending on the speed of your adhesive, before letting it go. You can adjust the lash extension direction if you need to. Just make sure you do it quickly before your lash adhesive dries.

How to apply classic lashes?

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Application of classic lashes:

Application of a classic lash extensions

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HOW TO CHECK THE RETENTION?

You can do it by checking the placement of the lashes. There shouldn't be any split bases. The lashes should all be securely bonded, and there should be no lashes peeling off at the base of the eyelid.

How to get good lash retention?

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CLASSIC LASHES: HOW TO REMOVE using the banana peel method?

STEP #1

The easiest way to remove classic eyelash extensions is the banana peel method. One tweezer holds onto the natural lash, and the other has onto the lash extension.

 

STEP #2

Just pulling in opposite directions should easily separate the lashes, like peeling a banana. If it doesn't work and you have to use a lot of force, you probably use too much lash adhesive.

Lash extension removal using banana peel method

 

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CLASSIC LASHES VS. VOLUME LASHES

You can combine classic and volume lashes. It is known as a "Mixed" set, but the more common term is a "Hybrid" set. 

Can you go from classic to volume lashes?

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CLASSIC EYELASH EXTENSIONS: HOW TO MAKE THEM FULLER?

You need to make sure that you lash every lash. Do not skip the inner corners because lashing the inner corners will complete your set.

By ensuring that you lash every lash, your sets will appear fuller and denser. A great technique is to use the tapping technique to tape up the lashes to isolate the lower lash layers to have a clearer visual of the lashes and allow for easier workaround and isolation.

How do I make my classic eyelashes fluffy?

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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LASH CURLS?

For the right curl, we provide various lash curls and lengths. We want to educate each of you on the lash curls you can offer to your clients. 

Lash curls

 

B LASH CURL

This lash curl will give you the added lift while still staying fairly natural. Almost the same specification as the J curl. This has just a bit curlier. The result will still be a natural look.

B curl is suitable for clients who want to look for something extra but still want to look natural. 

 

C LASH CURL

This lash curl is perhaps the most popular. It generally suits most clients because it provides the lift of a lash curler to open up the eyes. This is recommended on the slight curlier natural lash, and as a result, it will have a much stronger bond and lasting retention.

The reason why most clients prefer this is as it is much curlier and it has popping effects. As for me, C curl is my go-to lashes. That is just so perfect to work with. 

C curl is for your clients who are eyeing a dramatic look—added so much attitude to the look. It opens up the eyes. Well, C curl works best!

 

C+ LASH CURL

C+ is much more curled than C, and it can also be called natural curl. It is suitable for absolutely everyone.

 

CC LASH CURL

CC curl is our hybrid curl. It is an excellent mix between the C and D curls. 

 

D LASH CURL

D curl is used to create full dramatic looks with lashes. This curl is perfect for clients looking for more lifting and great to use with the doll eye mapping.

This lash curl adds more lift than the C curl for added definition and sweep. This curl is not recommended for straight lashes and hooded eyes as it is a bit curly and might hurt your eyelids. The curliest and considered to be giving you that dramatic look. This curl would look better on the younger clients than the mature ones. 

 

L LASH CURL

The L curl has a straight bottom that transitions to and sits flat on the client's natural lash, ideal for moonlit eyes and clients with very sharp natural lashes.

This lash curl is best for clients with straight lashes that tip downward. This curl gives you a dramatic effect that most clients adore.

This lash curl is best for clients who have downturned eyelashes. L curl is also great for lifting those lashes and those with hooded eyes.

 

L+ LASH CURL

This curl resembles the L curl with its sharp base but slightly curvier bend than the L curl.

 

M LASH CURL

This curl is so new and exotic that clients are asking for it more and more. It emphasizes the client's eyes the perfect way if used correctly. 

They are specially designed for an "OPEN EYE" look, with naturally straight and down. Clients with straight or downward-pointing natural lashes are ideal candidates for the M curl series. 

 

J LASH CURL

This curl is the most natural-looking, it's flat at the base, and the least curled of all the lash curls. The lash curl will lengthen your natural lashes but won't curl them significantly. This lash is perfect for individuals who want a more natural appearance. Because it looks too natural, it isn't used very often.

It is recommended to be used on straight lashes to ensure longer retention. So, if your clients opt to have an eyelash extension that looks so natural, the J curl is for your girl. 

 

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CONCLUSION

A classic eyelash extension is an excellent option if your client wants to add length, defined lash curls, and achieve a mascara look without applying it! Keep in mind that the size of the extensions should be no more than 2mm longer than the natural lashes of your clients.

Once the application is finished, make sure they understand the importance of lash extension aftercare.

 

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2 comments


  • Kerry

    Great article! You might want to change the sentence you have that says “The most popular length for classic lashes is.15 mm.” I’m that paragraph you were actually discussing diameter, not length. I would hate to have some new lash tech putting all 15s straight across all her clients lol. When you actually meant diameter :) 15s would be very long for most people if following the safety rule of “no longer than 2mm past the natural lash”.
    Thank you again for helping the new people.
    Kerry


  • Myra Hernandez

    Thank you! I find it very helpful I’m a beginner lash artist


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