The Lash Series – Episode 1- the Lash extension

Christmas is coming and it’s time to welcome back the season of LASHES! I know nowadays we all love getting our lashes done all year round but there’s something different about a full set of lashes with that glittery Christmas eyeshadow that is just a MUST HAVE. 

In this blog episode I’m going to be talking about the Lash Extension, one of the most popular lash treatments enhancing your natural lash meaning there’s no need for mascara and sometimes even eyeliner, saving so much time in the morning and I can definitely say those extra 15 minutes in bed are totally worth it!

 When it comes to lash extensions there’s loads of options to choose from, the Classic lash extension can only be translated as a longer lash effect, one extension is attached to each of your natural lashes giving an enhanced yet still subtle look.

 If you find this doesn’t give you the look you’re after you can take the next step up in enhancements, the Hybrid lash extensions, I personally love the option of a hybrid lash, mixing it up giving you a cluster of lashes attached to half of your natural lashes as well as that hint of classics still embedded, again providing a natural look of enhancement. 

The third and by far most extreme lash extension is the Russian lash extensions, this treatment really makes the eyes pop giving an impression of more voluminous and longer lashes. Each natural lash is extended to a cluster of lashes. What I love about  lash extension treatments is if you’re unsure as to how extreme you want your lashes to be there are still options within this treatment category. For instance, you can choose the length of lashes 10mm, 11mm, 12mm or even longer if that’s the way you want to go. You can also choose the thickness 2D,3D,4D or even thicker! 

With all of these choices, taking your first step to lash enhancements can feel really overwhelming: what length do I want, what style, what thickness etc. It’s great that often Beauty Therapists document their work so they can show you exactly how it’ll look with whatever style you end up choosing and to be honest it can be a bit of trial and error. I started with classics, moving to hybrids and settling on Russians to give me the fullest look as I have a lot of natural lashes. The classics just didn’t seem to work for me. 

I tried multiple different styles of Russian lashes, different thicknesses and lengths until I found what worked and unfortunately for gorgeous lashes that’s generally the route you have to take until you find what works for you. 

But is it worth it, for me as I said that extra time in bed in the mornings really made a difference, from smudging my eyeliner at some point everyday and even finding the right eyeliner product for me was so difficult, but when I got my lashes I didn’t even need it which was an amazing change in my makeup routine. 

It goes without saying though lash extensions do take a lot of commitment they require an infill treatment every three to four weeks or a new set every six. It takes a lot of time and money to keep on top of but it’s a necessity to commit  as you really don’t want the sparse look of lashes that are desperate for a top up. 

I have spoken to a lot of people who were obsessed with this treatment before lockdown and its interesting to hear their thoughts, some are desperate to get back to the salon and continue with their sacred lash treatment routine however others have realised they may have taken advantage of this luxury and are now giving their treatments more excitement through the rarity of getting them.  Saying that though we haven’t had the need for amazing lashes at the moment I’ve been walking round the house in my tracksuit with my hair in a bun and no makeup whatsoever but you can count on it that i’ll be dressing up for Christmas day and lashes are the most important accessory. 

What do you think? 

What’s your lash extension of choice and are you ready to go back to the commitment?  

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