Eyelash Extensions Styles

What are the different eyelash extensions styles? Which lash extension style is the most popular? Which eyelash extensions are ideal for each eye shape?

Eyelash Extensions Styles

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One of the most important things for any lash artist is to know and understand the differences between various lash extension styles. If you've been a lash artist for a while now, you've probably had clients who didn't know what kind of eyelash extensions they wanted.

Lash Extension Styles

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In this blog, you will learn the different eyelash styles, which clients are suitable for that lash look, and what are the best eyelash extensions for every eye shape.



It is really important especially if you are a lash artist to know the different types of eyelash extensions. The most basic style of lash extension is the classic.



1 lash extension is put to 1 natural lash in classic eyelashes. It's not a fan as opposed to volume lashes. The diameter of classic eyelashes can be anywhere between 0.10 to 0.18.

Classic Lash Extensions

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You can play around with classic eyelashes. There are no hard or fast rules about what you can and can’t do with classic.

If you are a beginner lash artist and starting classic lashes do not feel limited, you can use colored lashes but be sure to use clear adhesive because that works best with classic colored lashes.

For classic lashes, you can use any adhesive that is appropriate for your humidity, temperature, and speed.

You can also do wisps for classic lashes, you can experiment with different lash mapping styles like cat eye, dolly eye, squirrel to mention a few. 

It usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours to apply classic lashes. It will not add much volume but will add length and will provide an even lash line that opens up the eye of your clients.


The kinds of clients who like the classic look are those:

  • Mature clients
  • Who works in the corporate world
  • Clients who like a light mascara look


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Volume lash extensions are created using lash fans, you can either do handmade or premade. The lash application usually takes 2 to 4 hours. This look is a bit more full compared to classic lashes. You can do wispy lashes with volume, you can have anywhere from 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D, and 7D. 8D is already considered as a mega volume set.

Volume Lash Extensions

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You can play and experiment around with this kind of look, you can do a lot of variation of how many lashes you want in your fan, how wide and large you want your fan to be.

3D is going to be a very light volume whereas 7D is going to be much volume, much more intense, and dramatic.


Volume lash extensions are perfect for clients:

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


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Hybrid lash extensions are a very popular look in the lash industry today. It's a blend of eyelash styles between classic and volume lashes. It doesn’t have to be a perfect 50/50 mix of classic/volume. This look is perfect for clients who want something in between. A full hybrid set usually takes 2 to 3 hours. For a refill, it takes more or less an hour.

Hybrid Lashes

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There are many advantages when using hybrid lashes, and each provides a unique finish. This kind of lash technique gives your client a dark volume set of lashes. If the natural lashes are thin, hybrid lashes will create a fuller look to fill in any gaps. Classic lashes can make natural lashes with low density appear sparse. Combining these two amazing lash techniques will give your client a beautiful lash set.


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When you use larger fans, anything from 8D and above your diameter should be less than 0.18. Mega volume lashes are different from volume by the number of lashes used to create the fan and the diameter of the lashes. 2 to 5 lashes with diameters ranging from 0.05 to 0.07 mm will be used for the volume fan. You'll use 6 to 16 lash extensions with diameters ranging from 0.03 to 0.05 mm for the mega volume fan.

Mega Volume Lash Extensions

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The kinds of clients who like the mega volume look are those:

  • Who loves a lot of makeup
  • Who wants a dramatic, intense, and full look


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The other look that has become really trendy is the wispy lashes look. It is basically when you apply wisps on the lashes and the base can be either classic, volume, mega volume, or hybrid.

Best wispy lashes

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Wispy lash extension is a method in which a lash fan is created with 2 to 6 lashes and then placed with alternate lash lengths, giving the illusion of false strip lashes and the Kardashian look. The whole set of wispy volume lash extensions is ideal for clients who want a strip lash style. 

It's best defined as lashing freestyle because it combines a mixture of lashing techniques, lashes types, and forms. Using different lash lengths that gradually rise and fall over the eyes, lashing professionals create a spikey effect with uneven lash extensions.


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Each client's eyes are different, therefore different types of eyelash styles, curl types, and lash lengths work best for them. Whether you're a professional or a beginner lash artist we've got some tips for you!

The Best Eyelash Extensions for Every Eye Shape


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As a lash artist, make sure you understand the different eyelash extension styles to select the best for your clients. It is important that you are not offering every single client the exact same set.

You need to evaluate each of them, what they like, their personality, what type of work they are in, you need to assess their personal situation to pick the lash extension styles that would be appropriate for them.


Watch this lash extension tutorial video and learn more about the popular eyelash styles.



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