The good, the bad and the ugly!
There are 4 different types of Eyelash Extensions available on the market – choose yours wisely!
- Strip lashes
- Cluster lashes
- Single lashes
- Volume lashes
Strip lashes are also referred to as Party lashes. These strips are applied using a latex / rubbery glue that will only secure the lashes in place for one night/event. Sometimes the strips can even come loose while you are still out and about. These lashes hardly ever look natural and your own lashes are visible underneath. Clients can buy this at their local beauty store / pharmacy and apply themselves. This is the worst option when it comes to Eyelash Extensions but luckily they do not damage your natural lashes as they are removed the same / following day. These can be classified as ‘the ugly’.
Run! Very far away! If someone offers you this service it is very clear that they have a very small background on eyelash extensions. These lashes can be extremely dangerous when used in conjunction with a professional adhesive. What makes them so bad? Well, everything! First of all the weight of one cluster is simply too heavy for your natural lashes. Because they are so thick and clumpy they suck up a tremendous amount of adhesive which is simply not necessary. Less is more! The most dangerous part is that they are applied onto 3-5 natural lashes and therefore they deter natural lash growth and pull out your lashes. These are definitely classified as ‘the bad’.
Ah, the good old single lashes. These lashes come in a variety of lengths, curls and thicknesses to enhance your natural beauty. Each lash is applied individually onto one of your natural lashes and therefore will not cause any damage if correctly applied. Your natural lash will shed with the extension still attached and a new lash will grow in its place. Touch ups are required every 2-4 weeks. These are the ‘good’ lashes.
The Rolls Royce of Eyelash Extensions! Clients are constantly demanding fuller and more dramatic lashes and there is now a safe way to make this possible! Using super fine lashes we pick up 3-6 individual lashes and spread them into a fan (NOT a cluster). This fan will always be lighter or equal to the weight of one Single lash. One fan is applied to one natural lash and will not cause any lash damage if correctly applied. Touch ups are required every 3-5 weeks. Volume Lashes was introduced to SA at Lashboomworld convention in 2013 by Adele Sutton alongside the founder, Olga Volkova from Ukraine. Volume / Russian Volume Lashes is taking South Africa by storm and more salons are starting to offer this advanced technique of eyelash extensions. Rest assured that with proper certification of the technician you will be in the best hands.