Everything You Need To Know About Volume Lash Extensions

Do volume lash extensions last longer? What is the difference between classic and volume lash extensions? What is the difference between hybrid and volume lashes? What size lashes do you use for volume?

Volume Lash Extensions

Volume Lashes and Optite Low Humidity Adhesive used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

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If you're new to eyelash extensions, here's what you should know. It may take some time to learn the terminology and understand the differences. Volume lash extensions provide you with a full, better-than-falsies look that adds some serious glamour and drama to the client's look.

In this blog, you will learn the difference between classic, hybrid, volume and mega volume lashes, how to determine volume lash extensions size and weight, volume fans negative space, ideal thickness and best curl to use, how to apply, how many lashes you need for a volume and more about it but first we will go over the volume lashes description.

 

WHAT ARE VOLUME LASHES?

It is created by fanning out several lashes and applying them to a single natural lash. This kind of lash extension will give your clients a fuller, fluffy and dramatic look. It allows for a high level of customization to achieve the desired look.

 What are volume lashes?

Volume Lashes and Velour Lash Adhesive used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

CLASSIC, HYBRID (MIX) AND VOLUME LASH EXTENSIONS: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

If you are a beginner lash artist and new to the world of eyelash extensions, you should know that different terms are used for different lashes techniques. The classic, hybrid and volume.


When it comes to placement, one thing that each technique has in common is the isolation process. This is where you take one natural lash and attach it between your isolation tweezers so that your extension doesn't get stuck to other lashes when you place it.

What is the difference between classic hybrid and volume lashes?

 

CLASSIC looks simple and more natural. The way it is applied is on a one-to-one ratio, which means that one lash extension is attached to one natural lash only. 

The lash application normally takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Classic lashes will not add much volume but will add length and will provide an even lash line that opens up the eye.

HYBRID is a combination of classic lash extensions which is 30% and volume lash extensions which is 70%. Hybrid gives more texture, adds volume and length to your clients lashes resulting in a wispy look and without a full appearance of volume set.

VOLUME can vary from a natural look that adds volume and length to a dramatic and full look. The lashes range from 2D-6D, and anything above a 4D will appear as if your client is wearing strip lashes, opposite to the natural look that classic and hybrid extensions provide.

The application is done with a lash fan (premade or promade) using a tweezer of your choice. Depending on whether or not the lash artist uses pre-made fans, the process usually takes 2-4 hours.



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CLASSIC VS VOLUME LASHES

Which types of lash extensions suit your clients?

FOR CLASSIC LASHES

  • Lashes are thick and long
  • Want a more natural appearance
  • Have more natural lashes
  • Want to appear to be wearing mascara
  • Want a voluminous look but have naturally thick, dense, and long lashes

FOR VOLUME LASHES

  • Natural lashes are very weak or fine
  • Have less natural lashes
  • Want to give the natural lashes more volume
  • Want to come in for fills less frequently

Classic vs. Volume Lashes

Classic LashesVolume Lashes and Ultra Crystal Bond used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

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VOLUME LASHES AND MEGA VOLUME LASHES: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

The number of lashes used to create the fan and the diameter of the lashes differentiates mega volume from volume lashes. For the volume fan, you will use 2 to 5 lashes with diameters from 0.05 to 0.07 mm. For the mega volume fan, you will use 6 to 16 lash extensions with diameters from 0.03 to 0.05 mm.

 

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Mega Volume Lashes Vs Volume Lashes

 

VOLUME LASHES SIZE AND WEIGHT: HOW TO DETERMINE?

The appropriate weight of a volume fan is managed by controlling two critical variables:

  • How many eyelash extensions can be combined to make a lash fan? “D” stands for dimension
  • The lash extensions length used to make a fan

A healthy natural lash can support a heavier volume fan than a thin natural lash. The health of the lashes should always come first.

  • With a 0.07 mm diameter extensions, you can create 3D volume fans
  • With a 0.05 mm diameter extensions can be used to create up to 7D volume fans
  • With a 0.03 mm diameter extensions, you can create up to 12D volume fans

The number of lashes used in a lash fan and it’s diameter have a negative relationship. Example, if the number of the lashes increases, the diameter must decrease in order to keep the weight of the lash fan constant. The number of lashes must decrease as the diameter increases.

When comparing a volume fan to a single extension, negative space is the space that would otherwise be occupied by a single lash extension.

 

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VOLUME FAN NEGATIVE SPACE

In comparison to a single 0.15 mm extension, a volume fan made of three 0.07 mm extensions creates a lot of negative space (brown). The reason why this volume fan isn't heavier.

Volume Fan Negative Space_1

 

In comparison to a single 0.15 mm extension, a volume fan made of seven 0.05 mm extensions creates a lot of negative space (brown). The reason why this volume fan isn't heavier.

Volume Fan Negative Space_2

 

In comparison to a single 0.15 mm extension, a volume fan made of twelve 0.03 mm extensions creates a lot of negative space (brown). The reason why this volume fan isn't heavier.

Volume Fan Negative Space_3

 

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WHAT IS THE IDEAL THICKNESS FOR VOLUME LASH EXTENSIONS?

Most lash artists prefer 0.07 to use. The majority of clients seeking a natural or glamorous application prefer a length of 12 mm.

Volume Eyelashes

Volume Lashes, Ultra Crystal Bond, Marlowe Tweezer and Malachi Tweezer used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

HOW TO GET DENSITY WITHOUT DAMAGING THE NATURAL LASHES?

The first thing you need to do is to fill the mature lashes with volume lash fans that are the longest and heaviest, complementing the client's natural lashes. After, to complement the natural lashes, fill in the teenage lashes with shorter length and lighter weight. The teenage lashes will remain within the design as they grow to a mature length. They will simply be replaced when the next fill is completed.

Volume lashes extensions

Volume Lashes mix curls D, CC, and C, Velour Lash Adhesive and Multi Functional Lash Brush used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

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LASH CURL: WHAT IS BEST TO USE FOR VOLUME LASHES?

D curls are the most dramatic and full look, and they will be the most visible from the front. They are also the most popular curl to use.

Lash curls chart

B curl has a very natural curl, it will give the look of a natural uncurled lashes.

C curl is the most widely used lash curl and is suitable for the majority of clients. 

CC curl is a great combination between the C and D curls. 

D curl is used to achieve full, dramatic looks. This curl is ideal for clients who want more lifting and works well with doll eye mapping.

L curl has a straight base that transitions and lies flat on the client's natural lash, this is a great curl for moonlit eyes, as well as clients who have very straight natural lashes.

L+ curl resembles the L curl with its sharp base but has a slightly curvier bend than the L curl.

 

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VOLUME LASHES: HOW DO YOU APPLY?

Apply fans evenly across the eyelash line, beginning at the inner corner of the eye. Fans should be applied to the client's natural eyelashes, not the eyelid tissue. As you place the fans, fluff the extension lightly to check its appearance.

How are volume eyelash extensions applied?

0.07 C curl, L Shaped Tweezer and Ultra Crystal Bond used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

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CONCLUSION

Volume Lashes, like all lash extensions, should last as long as your natural lash cycle if properly cared for. This usually takes 4 to 6 weeks. Fill in is needed every 2 to 3 weeks to avoid the lashes looking patchy as they grow out.

 

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