Classic Lash Extensions: Step-by-Step Guide

Are you a beginner lash technician struggling with applying classic lash extensions on mannequin? Are you a lash artist endeavoring to improve retention of classic sets? In this article, we explore the charm and benefits of classic lash extensions, and walk you through each step in this process.

What are classic lash extensions?

Classic lashes are the perfect way to enhance natural lashes. With the classic technique, one individual lash is applied to one natural lash (ratio 1:1) to create a set of longer and thicker lashes. 

Each extension is meticulously attached using a safe and medical-grade adhesive, creating a seamless blend with your existing lashes. The result is a natural yet enhanced look that opens up your eyes, making them appear brighter and more captivating.

Visualization of classic set
Graphic design illustrate classic lash extensions

How to apply classic lash to clients

Classic lash application, along with volume lash and hybrid lash extension, are techniques used to enhance the length and volume of natural lashes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do classic lash application:

Preparation: set up your work area with good lighting, sanitize your hands and tools, cleanse their lashes and remove any makeup

Isolate natural lashes: apply gel patches or under-eye pads to protect the lower lashes, use lash pads or tape to secure the upper lashes and create a clear working area

Pick up extension: use tweezers to pick up an extension from the tray

Apply adhesive: dip the extension’s base into the lash adhesive, coating about 1-2 mm of the base

Placement: place the extension on a single, isolated natural lash, about 1 mm away from the eyelid

Repeat and fill: continue applying extensions to natural lashes

Comb and separate: use a lash comb or brush to comb through the extensions, separating and arranging them evenly

Curing and drying: use an air blower or mini fan to help the adhesive cure and dry

Classic lash extension application process
Three main steps in the process of applying lash extension

Thickness, curl & length for classic lash tray

Which thickness, curl & length is commonly used in classic lash application? Check more details as below to choose the best option for your set

Thickness: classic lash trays are available in various thickness options, range from 0.10 mm to 0.25mm. Lash techs can recommend the ideal thickness based on your natural lashes’ health and the look you wish to achieve.

Curl: the curl of classic lash determines the upward curvature of the lashes, creating an eye-opening effect. Lash extensions come in different curl styles, typically categorized as J, B, C, CC, D, and L curls. 

Length: lash extensions typically range from 6mm to 18mm in length. Longer extensions can make your eyes appear more open and expressive, while shorter extensions provide a more natural and everyday look.

Common lash material specifications used for classic set
Popular thickness & curl & length used in classic set

Benefits of classic lash extensions

Classic lash extensions offer a plethora of benefits, making them a favorite among beauty enthusiasts

  • They create a natural yet enhanced appearance, eliminating the need for daily mascara application. The added length and volume open up the eyes, making them appear brighter and more youthful.
  • Classic lash extensions are durable and long-lasting. With proper care and regular touch-ups, they can maintain their lush appearance for several weeks. This saves time and effort in your daily beauty routine.
  • These extensions are suitable for all occasions, from casual outings to special events. They effortlessly complement any makeup look, ensuring you feel confident and glamorous throughout the day
Kim Kardashian in stunning classic lash set

How to take care of classic eyelash after application

To maximize the longevity of your classic lash extensions, proper care is essential. 

  • Avoid using oil-based makeup removers and waterproof mascara, as they can weaken the adhesive bond. Instead, users should opt for water-based products that are gentle on the lashes.
  • Brush your extensions daily with a clean spoolie brush to keep them looking neat and orderly. Be gentle when cleansing the eye area, avoiding excessive rubbing or pulling on the lashes.
  • Regular touch-ups every two to three weeks are necessary to maintain the fullness of your classic lash extensions. During these appointments, the lash tech will replace any shedding extensions and ensure that your lashes remain in pristine condition.
Three things needed for after-classic-lash-application care
Three tips clients should save for classic lash aftercare

Classic lash extensions offer a timeless and straightforward approach to enhancing your natural beauty. From effortless elegance to everyday convenience, these extensions have become a staple in modern beauty routines. Discover the allure of classic lash extensions and elevate your look with the power of longer, fuller lashes.

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