Trying to figure out the best types of lash extensions styles for your client can be quite tricky. Every individual has a unique face and eye shape, just like when you’re choosing a hairstyle, the bob hairstyle may not suit your face shape.
Lash Extensions - A Professional View
We know how difficult it can be, so we’re here to make the process of selecting eyelash extension styles for your client quicker and much easier.
When it comes to semi-permanent lashes, a good lash technician will always ask you to come in 48 hours before your appointment for a patch test to see if you have any allergies to the lash adhesive used.
They will then carefully look at your unique eye shape to determine what lash extension to use. It could also be worth thinking about glasses wearers and how to pair lashes with glasses so that clients have no discomfort.
The following gives us a breakdown of the best lash extensions for every eye shape.
False Lashes For Small Eyes
Small petite eyes can look dull and tiring, but if styled correctly with the correct lashes for small eyes, they can look bigger and brighter.
Lash technician: To make the eye appear bigger, short lengths and medium lengths of a B Curl should be used. Ensure medium lengths are used in the middle outer eye to give a big round eye appearance.
Client: If you have small eyes, ask for the Ardell Naked Lashes (421) Multipack. This 4 pair lash pack is a natural style and gives you a fuller look.
Fake Eyelashes For Monolid Eyes
Monolid or hooded eyes are eyes that don’t have a crease. Depending on the size of your eyelid, the lash line can disappear under the lid. You will want suited monolid lashes to open up your eyes.
Lash technician: To open up the eyes, we’d recommend a voluminous L Curl.
Client: Suggest asking for a dramatic upward curl lash - L Curl lash. The curlier the lash, the more your eyes open up.
Fake Lash Styles For Almond Eyes
Almond eyes, as the name suggests, are an eye in the shape of an almond. Actually quite similar to Downturned eyes, this shape is very common and versatile, so they would suit any eyelash extension styles.
Lash technician: Avoid thick lashes and opt for long and dramatic lashes with a C Curl. Start with short lengths, and elongate towards the end. Choose Russian lashes that can be ideal for this eye shape.
Client: With already big eyes, we would recommend asking for a more natural C Curl. With the eye shape being versatile, you can really go for any style you want.
Read further on How to apply individual lashes. If you want lash extensions without the expense of paying a technician, check out Kiss Falscara Wisps and Falscara Overnighter - these are a perfect choice if you’re on a budget.
So you know which are the perfect lash extensions for your eyes, and you're ready for application.
Now you face the commonly asked question - do you put mascara on fake lashes? Read our blog for all the dos and don'ts regarding mascara and false lashes.
Questions to Ask Your Lash Technician Before Getting Extensions
More questions to ask your lash technician if you decide not to go it alone. All qualified technicians can answer these questions easily; if they can’t answer, don't use them.
Ask the following:
Q - Where did you do your training, and how long did it take you to qualify?
The answer to this should be between 12 months and 3 years, depending on their course. If they say it was a 2-day online course, the chances are they want to practise on you.
Q - Which adhesive do you use? And what’s in it?
The best adhesives for false lashes are made by DUO, Eyelash Emporium, Kiss, Ardell, Eylure, Pinky Goat, House of Lashes and Salon Systems. There are, of course, other brands that do an amazing job, but these are the brands we love.
Q - What type of false or fake lashes do you use?
The complete answer to this question could turn into a shopping list, so all we will say is to choose a brand you know and love. Go with your gut instinct. Lashes are a serious thing.
Q - What kind of false extension lashes should I have?
Choosing the right extension lash is a skill that a good technician will not hesitate to answer. Professionals love their favourites, and so do we. We love and recommend the mixed-length Eyelash Emporium 5D C Curls pre-made fans in mixed lengths.
Q - How can I make my extensions last? And when do I need infills?
Extensions, like all fake eyelashes, need care and attention. The answer to this question is long, so read more in our blog. However, I can tell you that professional extensions need infilling every 5 to 6 weeks.
We have the gorgeous Ardell Lash Extension FX D Curl strip lashes and more to replicate lash extensions. We are confident in our range. We will be able to help guide you to find the perfect false lash you desire.
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