The popularity of eyelash extensions is growing worldwide. Women discover all the benefits of a longer and fuller lash line. But did you know that there are different types of eyelash extensions? Here we will talk about the eyelash extension volume technique.
What are volume eyelash extensions?
The volume eyelash extension technique is a procedure, where a technician attaches a bundle of several artificial eyelashes to one natural. The thickness used for volume extensions depends on the choosen volume. The higher the number of eyelash extensions in the fan, the thinner the artificial eyelash.
Volume options of eyelash extensions
1,5D eyelash volume: Some technicians work with the so-called one and a half eyelash volume - this is a combination of the classic and volume technique. This means that the stylist builds up one eyelash on one natural eyelash, and on the following eyelash a fan of two eyelashes. The result is a brighter and more voluminous look.
2D eyelash volume: 2D is used when the client wants to achieve a medium volume of eyelashes. By gluing two artificial hairs onto one natural hair, the effect of additional volume is achieved. The method is suitable if the natural eyelashes are of normal thickness, but not thick enough.
3D eyelash volume: A fan of 3 artificial eyelashes is glued onto one eyelash. 3d eyelashes are perfect for lovers of pronounced eyes.
Mega volume eyelash extension: It is also called “Hollywood volume” - 4D, 5D, 6D and so on. It is the extension of 4-12 artificial eyelashes per one natural eyelash. Such beauty is preferred by lovers of bright eyes, and those who want to go through with eyelashes as long as possible. It is not recommended for women with thin and weak eyelashes.
How long do volume eyelash extensions last?
With proper after care and high-quality work of the stylist, volume eyelash extensions should last on average for 3-4 weeks. After that time period we recommend a refill.
How long does the treatment of volume eyelash extensions take?
There are several factors which should be taken into account:
- Experience and qualifications of the stylist
- Number of natural eyelashes
- The selected volume (the larger the volume, the more time it will take)
- Client behavior (lying quietly or constantly spinning, etc.)
On average, a high-quality work takes 2 - 3,5 hours. It depends on the chosen technique.
Advice to eyelash extension stylists: Do not chase speed, build quality - speed will come by itself.
Advice to clients: Understand that a high-quality extension cannot be done in 1 hour. You don't want to experience discomfort while wearing your eyelashes. Applying volume eyelash extensions is a very painstaking work. Therefore it takes time. Find out in advance how long the procedure will take, so you can choose a technician who does fast work. But be prepared to pay a higher price for this, because high quality work from experienced artists is more expensive.
How to choose the right eyelash extension volume technique?
When choosing the right volume technique, you should consider several factors:
- What is the condition of the natural eyelashes? If the client’s eyelashes are naturally thick and strong, there is no risk for any volume eyelash extension technique.
- What effect should be achieved? The density will highlight the look. You need to think if you want a light volume or mega volume eyelashes.
Advice to stylists: Do not forget if the client’s natural eyelashes are weak, they are often exposed to aggressive effects. The lash line should not be overload with heavy volume. It also depends on what kind of eyelash extensions you use. The more volume, the thinner the extension should be.
How to choose the perfect length?
The optimal lengths for the eyelash extension volume technique are from 7 to 13 mm. The length of the eyelash extension depends on the condition of the client's natural eyelashes and the desired look. The work should be safe, and the length of the artificial hair should never exceed 1/3 of the natural eyelash.
How to choose the perfect thickness?
For a double volume (2D) a thickness of 0.10 and 0.07 is used. For 3D volume eyelashes a thickness of 0.07 is used. For large volumes a thickness of 0.06 and 0.05 is used.
Difference between classic eyelashes and volume eyelashes
Classic eyelashes are easier to apply. 1 artificial eyelash extension is glued to a natural lash and thicker artificial hair is used. In the eyelash extension volume technique, the stylist glues two or more eyelashes to one natural eyelash. The larger the volume, the thinner the eyelashes and the more natural they will look. Volume extensions are perfect for those who have thin natural eyelashes.
Benefits of the eyelash extension volume technique
- Corrects the shape of the eye.
- You can decide between several types of techniques.
- Helps with gaps in the lash line.
- Highlights the look.
- You can create various types of eyelash looks.