Eyelash Extension Sizes
Prior to placing eyelash extensions, a well trained professional lash artist will evaluate the client's natural lashes to help determine the most appropriate extensions to use. Several factors that are considered are amount, length, distribution and condition of the natural eyelashes. Knowing this will help the lash stylist create a look the client desires and is unique to each individual.
Lash extensions are measured three ways. They are measured by length, diameter (thickness), and degree of curl. Several sizes are used on each client in a combination that not only accentuates the eyes, but also keeps the natural lashes thick and healthy. Using several sizes on each client also allows for blending of the lashes and makes the extensions look noticeably full and natural, yet not harsh or overdone.
Eyelash extensions come in various lengths, which are measured in millimeters (mm). The most commonly used sizes are 8mm-13mm. Typically the shorter lashes are placed in the inner corners, with the longer ones placed in the middle and toward the outer edges.
The width (or thickness) of extensions are also measured in millimeters (mm). The most common sizes are 0.15mm-0.2mm. Sizes used are based on the clients' natural lashes and desired level of fullness. The thicker sized extensions create a more noticeable look.
Eyelash extensions maintain their curl, regardless of how straight the natural lashes are. This is what makes eyelash extensions look so amazing! The degree to which eyelash extensions are curled is an important part of the overall look of the finished full set. The more curl, the more youthful the look. The most popular curls are B, which creates a more natural look, and C, which creates a more thicker fuller look.