Picture-perfect lashes that suit the client’s face—it’s the ultimate goal of a lash artist. But when dealing with various eye shapes, natural lash lengths, and other factors, where do you even begin? Here’s where an eyelash extension style chart comes in handy!
If you want to choose the best lash extensions for your clients and make sure they get the look they want, here’s what you’ll have to consider in a lash extension style chart. This blog post offers a complete rundown of basic and advanced lash styles, making the choice easier for newbie lash artists. Let’s start with the fundamentals.
Every lash artist has their fair share of clients asking, "Which extensions will suit me best?" Clients who have never had lash extensions ask, "What lash extensions should I get?"
An eyelash extension style chart is a visual guide that answers these questions. Developed by professional beauty experts, it covers all the details a client needs to understand her options before a lash session.
Achieving the perfect lash look for your client requires basic knowledge of the following:
Presenting the various types of lash curls to your clients is essential to ensuring their satisfaction. It opens up possibilities for a truly one-of-a-kind look.
Here are the different lash curl options.
Choosing the adequate lash diameter or thickness for each client is vital for an alluring lash look that can withstand wear. Lash extensions come in various diameters to create basic to advanced lash styles. Let’s take a look.
Deciding on the perfect length for your client’s lash extensions can be daunting, but keeping a detailed guide will be helpful. With a range of options to fit every individual’s natural eyelashes, all that’s left is picking the proper measurements:
Having a handy lash extension style chart that you and your clients can refer to during consultation is a great start to creating a lash style.
But it’s not enough to know the curls, lengths, and diameters—you also have to understand how to mix and map them while considering your client’s comfort and preference.
Aspiring lash artists should at least learn the four classic lash extension styles before moving to advanced options.
This lash look subtly enhances the client’s beauty. A combination of 7- or 8-mm lashes in the inner corner and longer lengths evenly dispersed throughout both eyes creates an open-eyed look.
Begin by placing your longest lash extension in the centre and then the short lengths onto both corners. Fill in the rest of the eyes with mid-length extensions to connect the centre and the corners.
Cat eyes can add an extra edge to your client’s overall look. To achieve this, use the longest lash extensions on the outer corner of the eye for an intense eyeliner effect. But before you proceed, make sure the strength and thickness of your client’s outer corner lashes can handle long lengths.
Start by placing the longest lash extensions beneath the arch of your client’s eyebrows. Then use shorter lengths as you move outwards. This style is more subtle than a cat eye and friendly to the delicate baby lashes on the corners.
A lash style that works for one person won't necessarily work for everyone else! It’s your job to determine and tailor a style specifically for each client by paying close attention to their eye shape.
Having an eye shape guide available upon consultation can be very beneficial in identifying the perfect style for each client. With this resource on hand, any lash stylist can create the perfect look that brings out the natural beauty of their client.
That said, let’s discover the different eye shapes you’ll encounter:
A professional lash style chart is great to have in each lash bar. It helps clients understand the different styles and lash artists identify which suits the client best.
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