Going back to school can be a busy time, with classes, extracurricular activities and homework to balance. Adding a beauty routine to the mix can be overwhelming, but lash extensions can be a great time saver. With lash extensions, you don't have to worry about applying falsies every morning or worrying about your lashes coming off throughout the day. In this blog, we’ve got you covered on some natural styles you can recommend to your clients going back to school!
NATURAL LASH STYLES
When it comes to lash extensions, a natural look can be achieved with various techniques, such as classics, hybrid, or light volume. Each technique can produce a slightly different effect, but they all have the potential to create a subtle, yet noticeable enhancement to your client's eyes.
Classics are a great option for clients who want to achieve a natural yet noticeable look. This technique involves applying one extension per natural lash, resulting in a fuller and longer lash line. Classics are ideal for clients who have sparse or shorter lashes and want to add length and definition without being too dramatic.
Hybrid lashes are a popular type of eyelash extensions that combine the best of both worlds - the natural-looking effect of classic lashes and the volume of fans. It involves attaching both classic lashes and fans to your natural lashes, creating a fuller and more textured look. This technique is perfect for achieving a natural yet dramatic look, making it a popular choice for those who want to enhance their natural lashes without going overboard.
Light volume lashes are a great option for those who are looking for a subtle look are perfect for clients who want to add volume and length without being too dramatic. They have a lighter weight and density compared to other lash styles. They typically have up to 4D fans, meaning that each natural lash will have up to four extensions applied to it. This creates a fuller look without being too dramatic or heavy.
One of the benefits of light volume lashes is that they are less likely to cause damage to your natural lashes. Because they are lighter and have fewer extensions, they put less strain on the natural lashes.
NATURAL LASH CURLS
There are a variety of natural lash extension curls come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with their unique benefits and uses. The most popular lash extension curl types are C, CC, J, and B curls.
C curl lashes are a popular choice among those who want a more natural-looking lash extension. Compared to other lash curl types, like J or D curls, C curl lashes have a slight lift that opens up the eyes without looking too dramatic or overdone. They give a subtle, yet noticeable lift to the lashes, making them appear longer and fuller. The curl is also more relaxed, which means it complements a wide range of eye shapes and sizes.
CC curl lashes are less curled than D curl lashes. CC curl lashes have a slight curl to them, which makes them look more natural and subtle. They are a great option for those who want a more natural look or have shorter natural lashes. On the other hand, D curl lashes are highly curled and dramatic, making them ideal for those who want a bold and glamorous look.
J curl and B curl
While these curls may have been popular at one point, it's true that J and B curls are less commonly used today than C and CC curls and create a more natural look. J curl has a straight base with just a touch of curl at the tip. B curls are ideal for clients with naturally curly lashes. They are flatter than C and CC curls, which makes them perfect for blending with the client's natural lashes.
HOW TO CREATE A NATURAL LASH FAN
If you want to achieve a natural lash extension look, it's important to be mindful of the amount of lashes you pick up in a fan and to use a light hand. By selecting only a few lashes at a time, you can create a subtle, wispy effect that mimics the look of natural eyelashes.
You’ll need to pick up only up to 4D fans with your tweezers. Place the fan onto the natural lashes, focusing on the outer corners of the eye and working your way inwards. Use a light touch to ensure that the lashes blend seamlessly with your natural lashes.
Repeat this process, adding more fans of lashes as desired. Remember to always use a light hand and to avoid picking up too many lashes at once in order to maintain a natural, fluttery lash extension look.
NATURAL LOOK LASH MAPS
Ultimately, you can make any lash map look natural as long as you have a light hand and are using a natural curl. Lash maps should enhance the client's natural features and should be tailored to the client’s eye shape.
One popular option is the cat-eye lash map, which involves placing longer lashes towards the outer corners of the eyes to create a subtle winged effect. This can give the illusion of a lifted, more defined eye shape, while still looking natural.
Another option to open up the eyes and create a more youthful appearance is the doll-eye lash map. This involves placing longer lashes in the center of the eye, gradually tapering towards the outer corners. This can create a wide-eyed, innocent look that is still very natural.
For those who want a more understated look, the natural sweep lash map is a great choice. This involves placing slightly longer lashes where their brow bone starts, with shorter lashes towards the outer corners. This creates a soft, subtle curve that follows the natural shape of the eye.
You can make any mapping a wispy look. You can achieve this by adding spikes that are 3mm longer than the base length. This will create a feathery and natural look that will enhance the eyes. The spikes will add dimension and texture to the lashes, creating a fluttery effect.
In conclusion, lash extensions don't have to be dramatic to make a statement. Natural lash extensions are a great way to enhance your natural beauty, and they're perfect for back to school. There are various techniques available to achieve their desired result. It is essential to listen to your client's preferences and assess their natural lashes to recommend the best technique for them!