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August 18, 2022 4 min read
The world of lash extensions can seem a little confusing at first. After all, there’s a brand-new set of terminology surrounding the tiny details involved in lashing. In this article we’ll share the difference between volume lashes and mega volume lash extensions.
Before volume lashes, classic lashes were the original way to apply extensions. Classic lashes are where one individual extension is applied to one isolated natural lash. This extends the length of the natural lash, can change the curl, and can even change the color. Classic lashes however, do not add any volume or fluff to the lash line.
Volume lashing is done by applying multiple lightweight extensions to one natural lash. These lightweight extensions are formed into a fanned-out shape with a small base that wraps around the natural lash. Classic lashes often have a thickness between .12-.20 per extension whereas volume lashes are lighter coming in at 0.07 or 0.05 per extension.
There are typically between 2-8 lightweight extension in 1 fan. With volume lashing, it’s important to create perfect symmetry between the lashes in each fan. The end result will be a fluffy symmetrical look.
A volume tweezer will be needed which can be different than a straight tweezer used for isolation or classic application. I recommend a J curve tweezer to anyone starting out with volume lashes. The Vancouver or Paris volume tweezer help make your job easier, especially if you love the pinching technique. That being said, tweezers are all about personal preference. Play around with a few different curves and find out which one you love the most.
The beauty of volume lashes is that they can be customized. They can go anywhere from a soft and natural to bold and dramatic. The lash technician is in charge of customizing each set to the individual. Don’t be afraid to ask for a change if you don’t love how it turned out the first time, your lash technician can make your lashes look softer or bolder depending on your request.
Light volume lashes can look even more natural than classic lashes. A soft 3D or 4D set of 0.05 lashes will look very natural, fluffy and subdued. A set of 7D 0.07 lashes will have a darker and more dramatic look. Of course, each client has different natural lashes, so this will change the look as well. But, Volume lashes won’t provide the mega drama that we get from mega volume lashes.
Mega volume lashes bring the DRAMA! They are darker, fuller, and more glamourous than regular volumes. With mega volume lashes 1 fan is applied to 1 natural lash with between 8-20 lightweight lashes per fan. You can see how much darker and more noticeable a mega volume can be.
Because there are so many lashes per fan, it’s crucial that the lashes are lightweight. Typically, a thickness of 0.05 or 0.03 is used to achieve a safe mega volume lash set. Mega volume lashes can be a little trickier to work with and involve some different techniques. Its highly recommended to take a mega volume training course before providing this service at your salon.
Mega volume lashing requires that you be able to pick up a lot of lashes at once, form them into a fan, and manage to make a tiny little base at the end. For this, I love the precision or a small tipped L curve tweezer. The Dallas and Miami volume tweezers are so great for precision, pickup and creation of these challenging mega volume fans. Again, it’s all about personal preference so don’t be afraid to play around and find your favourites!
I’m not going to lie to you, if you want a natural look mega volume may not be for you. Mega volume is known to bring the bold beautiful and noticeable drama. If you want a gorgeous dark and full lash line, mega volumes are for you! You spend a lot on lash extensions, and although some like them very natural, some people feel they just aren’t getting their money’s worth until those fluffy lashes are being noticed. 😉
When applied properly, mega volume lashes are 100% safe for your natural lashes. Just like with any lash set, proper application is key. If lashes are improperly applied this can lead to damaged natural lashes, and can even be unsafe for your eyes. We want to keep our precious peepers safe, so always choose a lash technician that is certified and follows proper procedures.
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