Eyelash extensions attach to individual eyelashes, so a “complete set” really differs from person to person. On average, people may have 90 to 150 eyelashes per eye on the upper eyelid and 70 to 80 smaller eyelashes on the lower lash line. This method is also known as Russian volume. The eyelash extensions used in this method are significantly thinner (typically a 0.07 inch or thinner eyelash extension is used) than the eyelash extensions used for the classic eyelash method.
Volumized eyelashes are lighter, fluffier and give the customer a fuller appearance. Volume eyelashes are perfect for customers who don't have a lot of eyelashes, have sparse eyelashes, bald spots, or who simply want a more spectacular look without having to use thicker eyelashes. Hybrid eyelashes are a mix of classic and voluminous eyelashes to create a more complete set for those with thinner natural eyelashes or for those who want a denser classic set. One thing to keep in mind is that the diameters can be mixed together.
You can mix classic and volume to create a hybrid set. You can also mix different diameters within the classic version and within the volume to create more texture. Eyelash technicians typically use false eyelashes in sizes ranging from 0.05 to 0.07 mm for standard volume series and 0.03 to 0.05 mm for high-volume series. However, if you prefer a more natural look than simply adding a little “je ne sai quoi”, classic eyelashes would be a better option for you.
Volume eyelashes refer to a set of eyelash extensions that uses fans with several extensions to increase the volume of each natural eyelash. Prefabricated or professionally manufactured fans are usually groups that weigh on natural eyelashes and cause their loss. This term might mislead you, unless your eyelash technician is willing to work on a client for an unlimited amount of time. For example, I recommend the classic style of eyelash extensions for customers who want a natural, professional look.
Bulky eyelashes offer a more spectacular look and will especially complement people with sparse eyelashes. If you are lucky enough to have natural and thick eyelashes, you can opt for classic eyelashes, so that your look is not too dramatic. However, the volume set gives the impression that it lasts longer, since the fans cover the lash line more and even if you lose something, the illusion of a thicker lash line remains. All eyelash extensions make your eyes look bigger, brighter and make you look more awake and well-groomed without the need for makeup.
Eyelash extensions are grouped into a volume range before being applied to natural eyelashes. After analyzing each of the eyelash extension styles in detail, some may have liked the classic style, others the volume and others the hybrid. If your eyelashes appear to be full of naturally lush eyelashes, the extensions also look fuller with 90% padding. If you're new to the world of eyelash extensions, knowing the difference between classic eyelashes, voluminous eyelashes and hybrid eyelashes is key to understanding the service you're receiving and making an informed decision about what you'll choose for your next appointment.
The more tabs the technician needs to apply, the longer it will take, as it is a labor-intensive task.