Classic eyelash extensions are the most popular and traditional extensions because they come in various materials, thicknesses, styles, and curl types. These eyelash extensions are applied on a 1:1 ratio, which means one extension is applied to one natural lash.
Just like the name implies, Classic! This eyelash extension application typically takes 1.5 to 2 hours, and the results usually look natural if done correctly. Classic eyelash extensions are also a simple, beautiful, and natural-looking style that requires affordable preparation.
If you want a natural everyday look for home or office, you probably want light lashes, longer lashes, or a lash that’s easy to apply; classic eyelash extensions are a great choice. The lash extension diameters that can be used for classic eyelash extensions are .10, .12, .15, .18, .20, .25 etc.
Classic Eyelash Extensions Length
Choosing the correct length of classic eyelash extensions is very important. Just make sure they are not too heavy; otherwise, they will be uncomfortable to wear, resulting in ruining your natural lashes.
Professionals have proven that the most popular length of the classic eyelash extension falls between 9mm and 13mm. One secret you don’t usually get told is that the eyelash extension shouldn’t be longer than at least 30% of the length of your natural lashes. Below is a detailed classic eyelash extension length.
- Short – This usually falls between 5mm to 8mm and is used for the inner corners of the eye.
- Medium- These fall between 9mm t0 11mm and are commonly used.
- Long – These fall between 13mm to 14mm, and it is best suited for those who have naturally long lashes and want a dramatic effect.
- Extra- Long – Falls between15mm and above. This form of length is usually combined for hybrid lashes.
Classic Eyelash Extensions Thickness
Usually, the most common thickness of classic eyelash extensions is 0.15mm, mainly to create a more natural look. The eyelash extensions can be of different thicknesses and can go from 0.03mm to 0.25mm.
However, if you want a stunning and bold look, go for 0.20mm eyelash extensions. Moreover, the thickness of 0.15mm is best suited for people with naturally strong and healthy lashes.
How To Apply Classic Eyelash Extensions
Whether you are a beginner or a professional or are probably trying to do a classic eyelash extension for yourself or a client, here is a step-by-step guide on applying classic eyelash extensions.
Ensure all tools are available and your workplace is sanitized.
Make sure you know what length and curl are best suited for you or your client.
Sanitize your hands and cleanse your client’s lashes.
Before you continue, run a check on your client, make sure they feel comfortable, and check their eyes if they are fully close. Go ahead and apply the eye pads needed to secure the bottom lashes.
After doing that, grab a micro swab and gently apply the primer.
Grab your adhesive and shake for at least 60 seconds, then apply a small drop of glue to the adhesive ring. Remember that you are to replace the glue drop every 25-30 minutes, depending on the adhesive used.
By now, your client’s lashes should be ready for lashing. Remember that classic eyelash extension are applied on a 1:1 ratio so that you will apply one extension to one eyelash.
Get your tweezers and separate each of your client’s lashes. Carefully pick an extension, dip it into the adhesive and apply it to your client’s eyelashes alternating between the eyes.
Once done, run a check on the lashes and separate any lashes stuck to the eye pad.
Apply a sealer and remove all eye pads and tape.
Finally, give your client information about aftercare routine and infills.
Classic Eyelash Extensions Curl Type
Just like every other eyelash extension, curl plays an important role. There are different curl types with classic eyelashes, and each of them is represented by a letter that depicts the look of the curl.
1 . I Curl
I Curl a straight lash extension that is best suited for male clients.
2. J Curl
The most natural-looking curl is best for people who want an uplifted look.
3. B Curl
They are typically used for the inner corners, giving an eyelash curler effect.
4. C Curl
The go-to lash extensions and the most popular. Best for people who want an uplifted look that opens their eyes.
5. D Curl
Highly visible from any angle and can give a dramatic look.
6. L Curl
Suitable for people with hooded eye shape, deep-set eyes, etc.
How Long Do Classic Eyelash Extensions Last?
Classic eyelash extensions usually last for about 4-6 weeks without infills. The actual amount of time depends on a person’s natural growth cycle because the extensions are glued to your natural lashes, so they follow the lash growth cycle.
Regular fill-ins every four weeks are highly recommended if you fancy your classic eyelash extensions and want a prolonged duration.
How To Maintain Classic Eyelash Extensions
Regular fill-ins every four weeks will do if you want your classic eyelash extensions to last for as long as possible. Also, clean the eyelash extensions regularly and wash them with micellar water or a unique lash cleanser and a broad eyeshadow brush.
To be safe, try not to sleep on your stomach when on your eyelash extension. Also, refrain from using a lash curler and oil-based products on your eyes.
How To Remove Classic Eyelash Extensions
Removing classic eyelash extensions should be done carefully to avoid damaging your natural lashes.
Firstly, remove and wash off any makeup on your face.
Loosen the lash extensions by applying steam. To do this, fill up a mixing bowl with steaming-hot water and place your face on it. Cover your head with a large towel and remain this way for 10-15 minutes. This process will help loosen the bond of the eyelash extension glue.
Dip a cosmetic pad or cotton ball in coconut or olive oil and gently wipe your upper and lower lash lines. You would see a few lash extensions falling off while some remain in the cotton pad, be careful not to get any oil in your eyes.
Will Classic Eyelash Extensions Ruin Your Natural Lashes?
The whole point of classic eyelash extensions is to help you look stunning and build on your natural lash beauty. Therefore, if the classic eyelash extensions are applied appropriately and follow the maintenance and aftercare tips, they will not ruin your natural lashes.
Can I Wear Mascara On Classic Eyelash Extensions?
Mascaras are great for adding weight to your classic lash extensions. However, it can affect the lash glue, but if you want to use mascaras, start from the middle of the lashes and not on the root of the lashes. Also, do not add more than one coat. Waterproof and oil-based mascara can affect the lash glue and break the bond.