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Volume vs Classic Lashes

Posted on March 14 2018

Volume vs Classic Lashes

Volume lashing is a highly skilled technique that is booming in the lash industry right now. You may be curious or even concerned about the difference between classic lashes and volume.

We’ll take you through exactly what they are and why you’ll love them just as much as we do!

Classic lashing is a technique in which a single extension is applied to one isolated natural lash. Classic lashes are perfect for adding length and some fullness to your natural lash line. Classic lashes will give the appearance of wearing mascara.

A very natural classic set

A VERY natural classic set

Classic lashes are perfect for:

  • Clients looking for a more natural look
  • Clients with a lot of natural lashes
  • Clients who are just getting started with extensions!

Volume lashing is a technique used to achieve a fuller, fluffier look.  With this method, anywhere between 2-8 ultra-fine extensions are fanned out and applied to a single natural lash.

This is the perfect solution if you have sparse lashes or gaps. Volume lashes are still safe for your natural lashes! They are much lighter in weight than classic lashes and once placed on your natural lash, the weight of the lash fan is evenly distributed around your natural lash to ensure they are never too heavy.

A VERY dramatic volume set

Volume lashes are perfect for:

  • Clients who have fine, weak, or sparse lashes
  • Clients who have thick natural lashes, but enjoy the look of strip lashes
  • Clients who want more fullness in their lash look

*It’s important to note that volume lashes are NOT the cluster lashes you may see at a drugstore or makeup store. Cluster lashes vary drastically from volume lashes as they are pre-glued and can cause long term damage your natural lashes. They’re heavy, attached to multiple lashes and your lash line, and create a dense, unnatural look. These may be great for a one-night out but are not a semi-permanent option!

Remember, clients who we see as ideal candidates for volume lashes may prefer the look of classic, and vice versa!

Lastly - volume also doesn’t necessarily mean drama! Both classic and volume lashes are completely customizable and can be made to look as natural or dramatic as you’d like. 

For someone who is looking for a more dense look and has naturally sparse lashes, volume is a great fit.

If they're looking for some added fullness but are stressing length, a hybrid set is a great option. It will fill gaps in their lash line while adding the length they're looking for.

If they want to look like they're wearing mascara, classics will be the best fit.

It's important to listen to your clients during the consultation and make these suggestions confidently so they leave their happiest and keep coming back! Your clients will love volume just as much as we do!

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  • Sierra Henderson: August 09, 2019
    Can you use volume lashes to do a classic set.
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