Getting the perfect look for your clients can be challenging, and most people are unaware that there are different types of lashes or curl options; knowing your lash types and how to get the required look is a skill that can take years to master.
That's where we can help. Today we're talking about one of our favourite techniques: mixing C and D curl lashes.
What Is The Most Popular Lash Curl?
The C curl is the most widely used lash curl due to its natural shape, which resembles a typical human eyelash. It's best suited for clients who already have naturally curled-up eyelashes but naturally want more definition.
What Curl Is Best For Straight Lashes?
For people with straight lashes, it's best to go for a D curl, as this will help to make them look more lifted and voluminous. The D curl also has a slight curve at the edge, which helps to give an extra oomph when opening your eyes.
We are sure D stands for drama because that's what you get with a D curl lash extension. Russian lash extensions are predominantly D curls.
What Lash Curl Is Best For Hooded Eyes?
For clients with hooded eyes, we recommend a C curl. The C curl helps to lift the lashes from the eyelid and gives an attractive, fanned-out look when open.
C curls are your base layer lash, and there’s nothing to say you can’t add the odd D curl to the outer edge if the client wants to look wide awake.
What Lash Curl Works Well With Almond Shape Eyes?
We recommend mixing a C and D curl for those with almond-shaped eyes. The mix of the two curls helps to define without compromising length or volume. Look at your client and use our eye shape guide to help you decide the best way forward.
How To Use Eyeshapes Guide To Best Effect
You may know all the best techniques for applying the lash extension, but you need to consider eye shape to avoid ending up with a result that isn't aesthetically pleasing.
Using an eye shape guide to get the best lash extensions is a simple way to ensure the best outcome for your clients. The guide lists all the different eye shapes and their individual characteristics and advises which lash curl works best for each shape. Matching eye shapes make it easy to find the perfect combination of C and D curls.
For more information, please read our guide about all you need to know about false lash extensions for all eye shapes.
What Is The Difference Between D Curl And C Curl?
The main difference between a D curl and a C curl is in shape; D curls are slightly more curved at the tips than C curls and create a more voluminous effect. Mixing the shapes makes them perfect for people with straight or sparse natural lashes who want to achieve that dramatic 'wow' factor!
So How Do You Mix C And D Lash Extensions?
Mixing lash extensions is actually much easier than you'd think. All you need to do is be confident and apply the majority of lashes using your desired curl shape (i.e. mostly C curls) and then add a few D curls to give an extra 'pop' and lift.
For example, you could use a 2:1 ratio of C curls to D curls on each eye, ensuring that the same number of c-curls and d-curls are used throughout the application. This will help to create a more balanced look.
The main thing to remember is that when mixing lash extensions, it's best not to go too heavy with the D curl lashes; this can cause them to droop or spread outwards over time, ruining the intended effect.
Mixing D Curl Lashes With C Curls Lash Extensions – How Do I Do It?
Now that you know what type of lash curl is best for each eye shape, let's move on to how to get a perfect blended look by mixing C and D curl lashes. Here are our top tips:
- Start applying the C curls at the outer corner of your client's eyes, as it will help lift their natural lashes upward.
- Next, apply the D curls at the inner corner of the eye, giving your client's lashes an attractive curl-up effect.
- When you reach the middle of the eye, make sure to alternate between C and D curls, as this is where all eyes are focused when someone opens their eyes.
- Make sure to apply each lash with precision, careful not to overlap them too much. Overlapping can cause clumping and make the extensions look unnatural.
- Finally, finish off by applying a coat of mascara for extra volume and definition if desired.
We hope our tips have helped you get started on mixing C and D curl lashes successfully. With lots of practice and patience, you'll be able to achieve outstanding results in no time.
How To Use Lash Mapping
Another tool in your technician's armoury is lash mapping. Lash mapping creates a plan for the lash application, ensuring each lash is placed in the required position.
Lash mapping allows an experienced technician to map out their design ahead of time and then accurately apply the lashes according to their plan. Mapping helps them ensure they evenly distribute C and D curls so that the result looks natural and balanced.
Choosing The Right Brand Of C And D Lash Extensions
Many manufacturers make C and D Lash extensions, but not all are equal. As a rule of thumb, it's a good idea to stick to the same brand as the lashes will be made in the same way of matching material, ensuring they look and feel the same.
We have a great selection of popular lashes from top brands such as Eyelash Emporium, Eylure Pro-Lash and Marvelash Salon System. Our Eyelash Emporium 3D C Curls Pre-Made Fans 0.07 Mixed Lengths (9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm) are perfect for mixing with D curl lash extensions to create an eye-catching effect.
Final Thoughts On Mixing C And D Curl Lashes
Mixing C and D curl lashes are the perfect way to add some extra oomph to your classic extensions set. By following our tips above and considering lash mapping, you'll be able to create a beautiful look, yet natural-looking.
And remember - practice makes perfect! Over time, your techniques and skills will improve, allowing you to give clients stunning results every time.
If you have queries or need advice on the best type of lash extensions for your clients, our team are always here to help – get in touch with us.