The difference between classic, hybrid, and volume eyelash extensions

The difference between classic, hybrid, and volume eyelash extensions

Getting eyelash extensions has become a common, almost inescapable beauty trend. Whether you indulge in having a fresh looking eyelash extension set, or you've ever considered getting eyelash extensions, you might have wondered what type of eyelash extension type is right for you. There are many different types of eyelash extension styles. You can select an eyelash extension type that meets your style preferences. In this post, we'll explore the four main types of lashes (classic, hybrid, volume, and Russian) so that you can learn how they differ from each other.

Classic Eyelash Extensions

Classic eyelash extensions are the most popular type of eyelash extensions. They're also the most natural looking style of eyelash extensions. Classic eyelash extensions are best suited for people that want a more natural look that's long-lasting, easy to maintain, doesn’t cost a fortune, is quicker to apply than all other eyelash extension types, and is fast and affordable to refill. 

Classic eyelash extensions, when applied correctly by a professional eyelash extension technician, should look almost like an enhanced mascara is applied, without the clumping and grouping of mascara. The feeling of waking up and not needing any eye makeup is what most clients desire, and their reasoning for eyelash extensions.

Volume Eyelash Extensions

Volume eyelash extensions are a popular style of false eyelashes that are dense and fuller than classic eyelash extensions. They're used to create a dramatic look. The volume eyelash extension has been around since the early 2000s, but it wasn't until recently that they became so popular among clients, looking for bolder looks. 

The way volume eyelash extensions give so much density and fullness is by applying multiple, fan-like eyelash extensions onto a single natural eyelash. For example, a fan eyelash extension of 3 - 10 false lashes can be put onto a single natural eyelash. 

It’s easy to imagine what having 10 times the amount of lashes would look like! Thick, full, dense, fluffy and bold. This is known as a ‘Mega’, or ‘Russian’ look, which falls under volume eyelash extensions.

Hybrid Eyelash Extensions

Hybrid eyelash extensions are a combination of classic eyelash extensions (the most natural) and volume eyelash extensions (the fluffier, more dense) lashes. They're slightly thicker and fuller than classic eyelash extensions, but thinner than volume eyelash extensions. They have just enough length to make your eyes pop, but not so much that they look unnatural or dramatic. Hybrid eyelash extensions are great for clients who want to look fuller than a classic/natural set of eyelash extensions, without going overboard with density or thickness. The changing lengths and thicknesses of a hybrid eyelash extension set is what makes it unique, with some clients requesting a wet and wispy look (alternating lengths and thicknesses that make the lash line look wet).

This blog was designed to help clients and those considering eyelash extensions understand the different types of eyelash extensions. If you're looking for a way to add some flair to your look, then we suggest trying out a new style of eyelash extensions. If you have any questions about which style or type of eyelash extension is right for you, please feel free to contact our friendly team. Our instructors and eyelash extension technicians are industry professionals that can help you find the look you’re trying to achieve.