DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
WHAT TO EXPECT
It can be hard to know what you want you when you get eyelash extensions. It's even harder to know what is happening while getting your lashes done. In a common consultation you will likely be asked about five preferences, thickness, type, style, curl, and length. So here is guide to help you be prepared for your consultation and understand what your lash artist does while your eyes are closed.
The process of applying lash extensions is simple but important. You will be lying down with your eyes closed in a very comfortable setting with soothing music playing in the background. Most clients fall asleep during the procedure. Getting them done is not painful at all. As you lay comfortably, nV Lashes will apply gel pads and tape to secure your lower lashes. Then, carefully isolate your lashes with sterilized utensils and apply one lash extension at a time to your natural lash; never to your skin.
Lash Extensions are most commonly separated into classic and volume. Classic being one thicker extension to one natural lash and volume 3–5 finer extensions to one natural lash, spread out in what we refer to as a fan. There is also a hybrid option that is a mixture of classic and volume. 2D stands for 2 dimensional which means there are two extensions to one natural lash and when built with .10 mm extensions can create beautiful set.
Tip: Your artist can only add as many extensions as you have natural lashes. Therefore, if you have fewer lashes and want more fullness go for hybrid, 2D, or volume lashes. But for some, with lots of natural lashes a classic set can look like a volume set.
Eyelash extensions are created with different diameters for different purposes. Avoid anything that is too thick (.20 mm or .25 mm are just too much for most lashes to handle). Thickness .15 mm is most common for classic lashes; .10 mm could be used on very fine lashes or can be placed with another .10 mm to create a volume/2 dimensional effect. Anything less than .10 mm is used for volume lashes.
Most common styles include but are not limited to cat eye, doll eye, and dramatic. Cat eye draws the eye out with length at the ends making the eye look more almond shaped. Doll eye puts the majority of length in the middle where it opens up the eye to make it look larger, and often looks the most natural. Dramatic leaves lots of length throughout for a more obvious look.
Tip: The names are slightly deceiving because any of these styles can be natural or dramatic depending on the lengths used.
The curls are defined by a letter representing the look of the curl. J curl is obviously more of J shape and is the least curly or lifted, but matches most people’s natural lash curl. B curl is a lesser or basic curl. C curl is the common curl and most popular. D curl is the most dramatic and lifted and the most visible from the front. L curl has a harsher L shape that makes these lashes ideal if working with clients who have hooded eyelids for whom D curl just isn’t enough.
Tip: Matching your extensions to the curl of your natural lashes can help increase retention because the extension will adhere to more of the natural lash.
Length is largely decided by the length of your natural lashes, be cautious of going too long as it may decrease retention or cause breakage. But everybody loves length so if you prefer them long maybe opt for a volume set that consists of more, finer lashes.
Tip: If you wear glasses and don’t want your extensions to brush them as you blink don’t go longer then a size 12 mm extension. Can vary by person.