Among other things, a good eyelash extension can:
add volume to your natural eyelashes.
enhance your eyes and your look.
lift your lashes.
add length and draw people into your eyes.
feel lightweight and natural.
add fullness to your natural lashes.
give you a unique and beautiful look.
We say "Can" because you first need a professional Lash Technician for your eyelash extensions to tick all of these boxes.
And that's what we are going to talk about today.
Here's what we'll cover:
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are silk, mink, or lightweight synthetic lashes applied directly on natural lashes. The extensions are applied using a semi-permanent adhesive by a professional lash artist.
Additionally, the extensions are mostly applied on the top lash line, and they are applied either in “clusters” or “fans” or individually.
When using lash extensions, especially if it’s the first time, you might fear having unnatural results or allergic reactions. This is why it is necessary to consider all the factors before using eyelash extensions to get your desired look.
How Do You Choose The Right Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are available in different materials, lengths, volumes, and curls. As mentioned above, it is necessary to pay attention to each of these factors to get the best results.
Mostly, the materials used to make eyelash extensions are silk, mink, synthetic and faux mink.
Your eyelash artist will discuss each of these materials with you and come up with the lashes that are perfectly customized for you.
Other issues that you would need to discuss with the lash artist before the application of extensions are:
Eyelash Extensions Length
Choosing the wrong length of eyelash extensions could damage your natural lashes. Additionally, they will make you uncomfortable, and you might look creepy.
The lashes could also be too heavy, thus preventing lash follicles from growing healthy lashes. Therefore, when choosing eyelash extensions, the rule of thumb is that the extensions should be at 3mm-5mm longer than your natural lashes.
Moreover, the diameter of the extensions should be as close as possible to the diameter of your natural lashes. The thicker the diameter is than that of your natural lashes, the more drastic the change will be.
So if you want to achieve a dramatic look with long eyelash extensions, go for a thin diameter. This way, you can reduce your weight and achieve balance.
At Lash Lovers, we keep 7mm to 17mm in most curls, with the occasional 5mm to 6mm. We also keep diameter variants between 0.05, 0.07 and 0.15 with the occasional 0.03 and 0.20.
Eyelash Extensions Volume
Volume lashes gained their popularity in 2010. People wanted more than just length and curl in lash extensions. Volume is achieved by applying multiple extensions to a single lash.
However, every extension is made lighter and thinner than the previous one. The lashes used in this case are extremely lightweight. Therefore, they give darker and softer results without damaging the natural lashes.
Volume lashes are defined by the number of individual lash extensions that are clustered together into a “fan”. Most artists use a Number plus the letter D to show how many lashes are in a fan. 3D for instance would be three individual lashes clustered together to make a fan. 2D-4D gives a lighter more natural-looking Volume style. 4D to 8D is used when to create a more voluminous and dramatic look. Additionally, they are ideal if you have naturally strong lashes.
At Lavoom Salon, our Hybrid and Volume fans are anywhere from 3D to 8D. Our Mega Volumes are 10D to 20D. Naturally, the number of lashes you receive is based on the health and length of your natural lashes, and your eye shape. Your stylist will advise on the best choice.
Eyelash Extensions Curl Type
There are several types of eyelash extensions, such as B-curl, C-curl, D-curl, and the L+ curl.
The B-curl is the most natural-looking curl. It is mainly suitable if you have straight lashes and requires a little lifting.
The C-curl fits almost all eye types and is thus the most popular curl. If you have thin natural lashes but would love them to appear more open and fuller, go for the C-curl.
D-curl is perfect when you want to achieve a dramatic look. Additionally, it is best if you have naturally curly lashes since it resembles a semicircle.
Finally, the L and L+ curl a flat base and then lift upwards. Choose this curl if you have single eyelids, hooded eyes, and lashes pointing downward and straight.
At Lavoom Salon, we keep B, C and D Curls in stock at all times. CC curls we find are too much for most eye shapes and there is very little demand for the L lashes so we do not stock either of those.
5 Benefits of Getting Eyelash Extensions
Being that these are some of the latest trends in beauty, it only felt fitting to write a blog on all of the great benefits of eyelash extensions! Although they may seem like quite the commitment, eyelash extensions are well worth it!
Here is a list of Benefits:
Save time getting ready
Wak up glamorous and boost your confidence
Live free from runny mascara
Customize your eyelashes to best suit you
Anti-ageing properties to keep your skin wrinkle-free longer
1. Save Time Getting Ready
We spend a lot of time on the move from dinner parties, celebrations, work events, gift shopping, holiday concerts if you have kids, exams if you’re in school, and the list goes on. Any extra bit of sleep is cherished and much needed, and luckily by opting into getting eyelash extensions you’ll be saving yourself a couple more minutes of sleep or even downtime before getting ready for an event.
2. Wake Up Glamourous and Boost Your Confidence
Eyelash extensions are a quick way to wake up feeling flawless. Upon waking up, you don’t have to do anything to your eyes to get a refreshed look. You’ll be up with added volume to your natural lashes and look like you own a nice full set of healthy long lashes. By waking up feeling fabulous you may not even feel the need to do a full makeup routine as your eyes will be popping and catching all of the attention. You’ll learn to feel better with less makeup and more comfortable in your own skin with just one added feature.
3. Live Free From Runny Mascara
Gone will be the days of having to buy waterproof mascara and remembering to wear it to certain events. No more blotting your eyes if you find yourself unexpectedly crying, no more hiding your face from the rain, and no more rubbing your eyes at a sweaty club or festival to keep your mascara from running down.
Outside of the first 48 hours of getting your eyelashes done, they are waterproof and will not be leaking any kind of goop down your face at the slightest inconvenience. So feel free to cry, swim, run or dance in the rain, sweat, or whatever it is that mascara was keeping you from. Live your life to the fullest without a care in the world as you no longer have to worry about runny mascara.
4. Customize Your Lashes To Best Suit You
One of the best things about eyelash extensions that people do not know is that they are customizable! If the long lashes look is not for you, you can always ask for a more natural and fuller look. No matter what kind of eyelash look you like, there is an option out there for you. If you’ve ever thought to yourself that you don’t like the way they look on people, that may just be because of the style that they have chosen. Don’t feel like you have to settle for the thick and long lashes when there are truly many options out there that can complement your natural lashes and simply give them a lift.
5. Anti-Aging Properties To Keep Your Skin Wrinkle Free Longer
Although this may not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering eyelash extensions, it’s definitely a great plus. The eyelashes themselves will not contain or give you any anti-ageing properties, but they will cause a ripple effect. By wearing eyelash extensions you will be wearing less eye makeup on a regular basis. This means that you will be rubbing your eyes less at the end of the night attempting to remove the product from your eyes before going to bed.
This also means that you will be applying fewer oils and different kinds of makeup remover products to your eyes. In the case where you regularly wear waterproof makeup, you’ll be rubbing your eyes a whole lot more to get the product out. With this decrease in the product on your eyes and rubbing at the end of the day, you’ll be reducing the likeness of getting lines and wrinkles around your eyes as you are leaving that skin alone.
So at the end of the day, why not get the Eyelash Extensions? Get in some extra sleep, feel glamorous, live your life to the fullest, and most importantly let the skin around your eyes rejuvenate and catch a break.
Best Place in Calgary to Get Eyelash Extensions
Lavoom Salon is one of the most prominent, Beauty Salons out there for eyelash extensions. Best known for eyebrow threading services near me, but most people in Calgary haven't heard Lavoom Salon offers amazing eyelash extensions along with other lash services that enhance your natural beauty.
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