You’ve probably heard of the words Classic, Volume, and Hybrid a lot in the lash world, however, if you are a newbie you may not know what we're referring to.
In short, Classic, Volume, and Hybrid are different eyelash extension styles. Each style requires a different technique and will achieve a completely different look. Each style varies in volume and length and can be tailored to each client.
If you’re not sure what the difference is, don’t worry we are here to help. Here's the difference between Classic, Volume, and Hybrid lash extensions.
What are Classic eyelash extensions?
Classic eyelash extensions are natural-looking eyelash extensions. They are applied on a 1:1 ratio, which means one extension is attached to one natural lash.
This method helps the client achieve a natural enhancement. Classic lashes are perfect for clients who are looking to add length to their natural lashes and want subtle definition.
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What are Volume eyelash extensions?
Volume eyelash extensions are a perfect option for clients who are looking to add some length and volume. Also known as Russian Volume, this technique is more advanced as it involves the process of fan making.
The lash artist will use several techniques to create a ‘fan’ of lashes before applying it to one natural lash. The lash artist can make their own fans or use premade fans to speed up the process.
These lashes are much thinner in weight (usually 0.05g-0.07g) therefore more than 1 extension can be applied to 1 natural lash. This technique creates a full and fluffy look, with lots of volume!
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What are Hybrid eyelash extensions?
Plain and simple - Hybrid Lashes are a mixture of Classic lashes and Russian Volume. This style of lashes is great if your client is looking for classic lashes to extend the length but also likes the volume from the Russian/Volume style. This Hybrid technique offers a variety of texture and volume and can also be used in the styling of 'spikes' or 'Kim k lashes'.
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So, there you have it! Although all these lashes are completely different in looks, technique, and style; they all have their own place in the lash industry and of course it's all down to the personal preference of your client.
Don’t forget to tag us in your Classic, Volume, and Hybrid sets on Instagram @LashBase_UK and we’ll make sure to give your posts some love!