HOW TO CREATE NATURAL LOOKING EYELASH EXTENSIONS
They used to be a reserve of Hollywood and other elite, but today, eyelash extensions are increasingly common. Now the average woman can wake up looking effortlessly chic, and no one would ever guess she’s had a little help. The key to achieving this everyday fab is a lash artist who has mastered natural-looking extensions. In order to keep your sets looking natural—and your clients feeling like off-duty models—keep these things in mind:
To create sets with subtle length and volume, use extensions with different lengths, thicknesses and curvatures. Sugarlash PRO extensions come in lengths from 8mm – 16mm, diameters from 0.05 – 0.18, and B, C, D, L, and L + curls. Mixing lengths, thicknesses, and curls will ensure a look that is soft, feathery and most importantly—natural. Use mink extensions for ultra-natural sets, and silk extensions for those wanting to kick up the drama to subtle glam. Silk extensions have a velvet sheen and darker finish that will add drama while still maintaining a natural softness. Check out our Natural Lash trays, which have a blend of 3 lengths per strip to help you achieve natural-looking variety!
KNOW YOUR CURLS
Having a thorough understanding of curl types will ensure you know which curls to use when creating natural-looking lash extension sets, and which should be used for more dramatic looks. For natural-looking sets, match your extension types to your client’s own lash curl—ex. if your client has a natural slight curl, extend with B and C curls. This will prevent the lash set from looking too contrived, and give your client those effortless Kendall vibes.
At any given time, a client will have lashes in all stages of growth—from new growth (Anagen phase), to fully-formed lashes (Catagen phase), to lashes ready to shed (Telogen phase). Part of creating a natural-looking lash set is mimicking the natural lash growth pattern. This means applying shorter, thinner lash extensions to new growth, and longer, thicker extensions to lashes that are fully developed. Texturizing your lash sets will prevent harsh lines, and will result in lash sets that look so natural, people will envy your client’s good genes!