The biggest difference between the two is the number of lashes that are applied to each natural eyelash. Classic eyelashes are when you apply a single eyelash extension to a single natural eyelash. Voluminous lashes are when you apply 2 or more fan-shaped eyelash extensions. Volume eyelash extensions range from a natural look that adds some length and volume, to a very dramatic and complete look.
The eyelashes range from 2D-6D and anything above a 4D one will look like your client is wearing a strap compared to the natural look that classic and hybrid extensions would give them. This technique can be done with prefabricated fans or the fans can be made by hand with a special clamp. The fans are still attached to the natural eyelashes, but they fit. It usually takes 2 to 4 hours, depending on whether or not the technician uses prefabricated fans.
Voluminous lashes are lighter, fluffier and give the customer a fuller look. Voluminous lashes are perfect for people who don't have a lot of eyelashes, have sparse eyelashes, bald spots, or simply want a more dramatic look without having to use thicker lashes. Volume lashes are extra fine lashes. With voluminous lashes, you can apply several lashes per natural eyelash, giving your client a more spectacular look.
It all depends on what your customer wants. Unlike classic eyelashes, the thickness of the eyelash volume is very thin. Its typical thickness ranges from 0.03 mm to a maximum of 0.07 mm. Because of how thin the eyelashes are with volume, they allow multiple fans to be attached to individual natural lashes.
Voluminous lashes last longer than classic lashes and last 6 to 8 weeks with proper aftercare, depending on the natural eyelash growth cycle. Both styles require fillers after 2 to 3 weeks. If you've never done your eyelashes before, classic extensions are a good starting point to get an idea of the treatment in general. The look is achieved by mixing classic eyelashes and voluminous lashes that are strategically placed to frame the eyes.
Classics are an excellent introductory service because they're usually the lowest price while getting into the additional aftercare routine that involves investing in extensions. With volume eyelashes, the application can be a little more complicated because you customize each volume fan as you apply the extensions to your client's natural eyelashes. If so, don't hesitate to book a free consultation with us to find out which eyelash style is best for you. Based on that, you can make recommendations on the number of volume lashes you want to apply per natural eyelash.
Most people use classic eyelashes because they want to achieve a natural eyelash look that is often confused with having natural eyelashes AH-MAZING. If you're booking classic eyelashes for the first time, be sure to do your research and ask the eyelash artist beforehand what eyelash thickness they use for classic lashes. The classic application of eyelash extensions usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and the results should be smooth and natural looking. Hybrid extensions offer a variety of textures and more volume, but without the sometimes unnatural look of voluminous lashes.
Of course, 3D eyelash extensions and other volumes will probably give you eyelashes that you won't stop looking at. This is where you take a natural eyelash and place it between your insulating tweezers so that, when you place the extension, it doesn't stick to other lashes. If you don't have naturally thick lashes, you might prefer to choose hybrid eyelash extensions to get the best of both worlds. .