If it’s your first time getting eyelash extensions choosing the correct eyelash extension size for yourself may be quite a tricky process. There are actually several types of eyelash extensions and they’re commonly distinguished by their thickness, length, and curl.
Before going through the lash extension process, your lash technician would probably ask you about your preferences. What kind of style do you want? Do you want natural-looking lashes or dramatic lashes? It’s important to answer these questions before proceeding.
As a rule of thumb, lash artists in general only use .03 – .10 mm lash extensions when doing volume lashes. The lash extensions must not be 2-3 mm longer than the client’s natural lashes and lash artists must be able to match the diameter of the lash extensions to the client’s natural lashes to avoid making it look too artificial. Lash artists should also ensure that the lashes should only be slightly thicker.
Lash artists would follow these rules in order to successfully give their clients the dramatic change they wish to achieve without making it look too fake.
If you’re wearing glasses, it’s also not advisable to get lash extensions that are too long as it can potentially brush against your glasses as you blink. If your lash extensions are too long, it may also lead to your natural lashes falling out prematurely as it can decrease retention and cause breakage.
Types of Lash Curls
Eyelash extensions also have different types of curls to choose from. The most notable types of curls are the J Curl, B Curl, C Curl, D Curl, and L+ Curl. When choosing the type of curl, the natural lash type of the client must be considered.
The J Curl is the most fitting option for clients that have stick straight lashes that point downward. The J Curl can give them the best results. The B Curl is another excellent choice for clients that have naturally straight lashes pointing downward. With the help of the B Curl, it can give the clients the “lift” that they want, plus it has a bit more curl in comparison with a J Curl.
The C and the D Curls are probably one of the most popular options. The C Curl is recommended for clients that have slight curved natural lashes, through the C Curl, the clients can achieve a more “open-eye” effect and can make their faces appear brighter and more awake. The D Curl, on the other hand, is pretty similar to a C Curl except it’s curlier and more dramatic. The D Curl are for clients that have a slightly dramatic curled natural lashes. With the D Curl, clients can achieve a subtly dramatic look and can give them a very visible curled effect.
The L+ Curl is another good option for clients that have naturally straight lashes. It’s like a C or D Curl except with a flat base. With the help of its flat base, the L+ Curl can give tricky clients the ultimate lift while having it fully adhering to the base of the lash. This is the most visually rewarding for clients that have straight lashes.