Everything you need to know about lash extensions for every eye shape


Trying to figure out the best lash extensions 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.

We know how difficult it can be, so we’re here to make the process of selecting lash styles for your client easier. 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.

The following gives us a breakdown of the best lash extensions for every eye shape.

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For small eyes

Small petite eyes can look dull and tiring, but if styled correctly 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 on the middle outer eye to give a big round eye appearance.

Client: If you have small eyes ask for a B Curl lash. This lash type is natural and gives you a fuller look.

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 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.

For almond eyes

Almond eyes, as the name suggest is an eye in the shape of an almond. This shape is very common and versatile, so would suit any lash style.

Lash technician: Stay away from thick lashes and opt for long and dramatic lashes with a C Curl. Start with short lengths, and elongate towards the end.

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.