Eyelash extensions are growing in popularity around the world. Women are discovering 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 LASHES?
The volume lash extension technique is a procedure in which a stylist applies a fan of multiple artificial lashes to one natural lash. The thickness used for volume expansions depends on the volume chosen. The higher the number of eyelash extensions in the fan, the thinner the artificial eyelashes should be.
VOLUME OPTIONS IN EYELASH EXTENSIONS
1.5D volume: Some technicians work with the so-called one and a half eyelash volume - this is a combination of classic and volume techniques. This means that the stylist applies one lash on top of the natural lash and then a fan of two lashes on the next. The result is a brighter and more voluminous look.
2D Lashes: 2D Volume is used when the client wants to achieve medium lash volume. The effect of additional volume is achieved by gluing two synthetic hairs onto one natural hair. The method is suitable when the natural eyelashes are of normal thickness, but not thick enough.
3D eyelashes: Here a fan with 3 artificial eyelashes is glued to one eyelash. 3D eyelashes are perfect for lovers of open eyes.
Mega volume eyelash extensions: It is also called "Hollywood Volume" - 4D, 5D, 6D and so on. It is the extension of 4-12 artificial eyelashes per natural eyelash. Such beauty is preferred by lovers of light 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 aftercare and quality work from the stylist, volume lashes should last an average of 3-4 weeks. After this time we recommend a refill.
HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT TAKE?
There are several factors that should be considered:
- Experience and qualification of the stylist
- Number of natural eyelashes
- The selected volume (the larger the volume, the longer it takes)
- Customer behavior (lying still or constantly turning, etc.)
A high-quality work takes an average of 2 - 3.5 hours. This depends on the technique chosen.
Note for stylists: Do not pursue speed, but quality - speed will come by itself.
Note to customers: Understand that a quality extension cannot be completed in 1 hour. You don't want to feel any discomfort while wearing the lashes. Applying volume lashes is a very tedious job. Therefore it takes time. Find out in advance how long the treatment will take so you can find a stylist who works quickly and meets your needs. Be prepared to pay a higher price for this, because quality work by experienced artists is more expensive.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT EYELASH EXTENSION VOLUME TECHNIQUE?
When choosing the right volume technique, several factors should be considered:
- What is the condition of the natural eyelashes? If the client's lashes are naturally thick and strong, there is no risk for a volume lash extension technique.
- What effect should be achieved? The density will accentuate the look. You have to consider whether you want light volume or mega volume lashes.
Note for stylists: Don't forget that client's natural lashes are weak and often exposed to aggressive effects. The eyelash line should not be overloaded with heavy volume. It also depends on what type of eyelash extensions you use. The more volume, the thinner the extension should be.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT LENGTH?
The optimal length for volume lashes is between 7 and 13 mm. The length of the eyelash extensions 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 eyelashes.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT THICKNESS?
For a double volume (2D) a thickness of 0.10 and 0.07 is recommended. A thickness of 0.07 is used for lashes with 3D volume. For large volumes, a thickness of 0.06 and 0.05 is recommended.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLASSIC LASHES AND VOLUME LASHES
Classic lashes are easier to apply. 1 artificial eyelash extension is glued to a natural eyelash and thicker synthetic hair is used. In the eyelash extension volume technique, the stylist glues two or more eyelashes onto one natural eyelash. The larger the volume, the thinner the lashes and the more natural they look. Volume extensions are perfect for those who have thin natural lashes.
ADVANTAGES OF VOLUME EYELASH TECHNIQUE
- Corrects the shape of the eye.
- The customer can choose between different types of techniques.
- Helps with gaps in the lash line.
- Highlights the look.
- Different types of eyelash looks can be created.