Back to Basics: Doing Classic Lash Extensions For Clients

by Joan Wong

If you are new in the lash world, it will definitely take some time to familiarize yourself with all the terminologies, processes, types, and styles. It is hard to keep up, let alone choose the type you want to have.

But, if you still want to try to have lash extensions, a classic eyelash extension is your best bet. It is simple, looks more natural, and is affordable. Also, you won’t have to lie down or sit still for hours.

Lash tech applying classic lash extensions on client. Cartel Lash

What are classic lash extensions?

Classic lash extensions are called because they are “classic”. They are very simple, beautiful, and natural-looking. It is the most traditional and popular style many lash lovers tend to go for, especially those who are new to the lash world.

Why? Because they do not put too much strain on your natural eyelashes. You can choose the length, curl, and diameter of the lash extensions. It adds the volume that you get whenever you apply mascara, just without the hassle of having to apply them every day.

However, the look and fullness of your eyelashes will depend on how many your natural lashes are. Classic lash extension is the simplest, quickest, and cheapest one to do. It uses a 1:1 ratio where one eyelash extension is applied to one natural eyelash. Because of this, if you only have a few or sparse natural lashes, you might not be able to get the fullness and volume you want to have.

The whole application will take about an hour up to 2 hours. This will still depend on the state of your natural eyelashes. It needs to be thoroughly cleaned before the procedure.

Mascara wand brushing classic lash extensions. Cartel Lash

Benefits of classic lash extensions

Having eyelash extensions will make your life way easier and having classic lash extensions is no exception.

Classic eyelash extensions are famous because they look natural. A lot of women go for this type because of this. There are many benefits to having classic lash extensions. One of them is that they are not too heavy on your natural eyelashes. The application uses a 1:1 ratio. Meaning one lash extension will be attached to one of your natural lashes. It won’t be heavy on your lashes, unlike volume and hybrid lashes. This will still depend on the diameter and length you use for your clients. The longer and thicker the lash extensions used, the heavier they will be.

This type of lash extension enhances the natural lashes, making them look more captivating and fuller without being over dramatic. It works well with your corporate outfit or your typical everyday look. 

Having classic eyelash extensions is a great way to decrease the time your client spends putting makeup on. If your client is someone who spends a lot of time in their morning routine applying makeup and styling their hair, having classic eyelash extensions will greatly help you out.

Happy woman with classic lash extensions doing her hair and makeup. Cartel Lash

Let your client know about this and how they can save a lot of time. Instead of putting mascara or eye makeup on for hours, they can use this important time to eat breakfast.

Which clients best suit classic lash extensions

If your client has naturally thick and full eyelashes, classic lash extensions is the one for your client. However, if your client has fewer natural eyelashes, you should go for volume lash extensions. 

With classic lashes, your client will have an everyday mascara-ready look. Ask your client if they wants that mascara-ready look, they should really consider having classic eyelash extensions.

Which products are good for classic lash extensions

When you undergo eyelash extension application, it doesn’t stop with the lashing. You should point out the importance of aftercare treatment to your clients and how it can affect their lashes, both natural and extensions. 

As a lash technician, you can also introduce ways to help your client’s eyelashes grow healthier and longer. That includes habits they have to overcome and products they can use, like lash sealants and serums. 

Lash serum for classic lash extensions. Cartel Lash

The main function of a lash sealant is to make a protective barrier on the lashes to stop any elements, such as oil, dust, and debris, from getting into the lash glue used. These elements can make the lash adhesive more brittle causing premature shedding. It also prevents the extensions from twisting and helps extend the life of the lash adhesive used.

Lash sealants are important especially if your clients are exposed to high humidity, sweat, swimming, and oily skin. It is applied just like how mascara is applied. Start at the root of the eyelashes up to the tip. Make sure to apply a lash sealant before putting any makeup on.

It is important to remember to apply lash sealants on clients with classic lash extensions only.

Visit Cartel Lash for all your lash extension needs. If you need help putting together a lash kit for classic lash extensions, contact us at 📞 (604) 437-0011 today!