Types of Eyelash Extensions – What Eyelash Extensions are best?

If you have decided you want eyelash extensions. Then, it’s very important to know the types of eyelash extensions and what eyelash extensions are best for you. The most popular types of eyelash extensions are Classic, Russian or volume and hybrid lash extensions.

Lash extensions can be made up from stable hair, and lash extensions and treatment vary from studio to another studio. But there are three common types of material that most eyelash extensions are made from. There two materials are natural – mink and silk and the other one is synthetic fiber.

Most people go for synthetic fiber option because they are perfect safe, low maintenance and made from without animal cruelty. So, read the article to understand the different types of eyelash extensions.

Types of Eyelash Extensions

There are many questions in your mind like should I do the classic eyelash extensions, hybrid eyelash extensions or volume eyelash extensions. So, here we listed types or eyelash extensions that will help to look at each one of them and decide which one is gonna be the best for you.   

01. Classic Lash Extensions

Classic lash extensions are the most basic and these are the perfect way to enhance natural lashes. Classic eyelash extensions will add length and thickness perfectly for those that already have a good number of natural lashes.

This is the quickest and cheapest style that you can get done quickly, because this application on a 1:1 ratio, means one individual lash extension is applied to one natural lash to create a set of longer and thicker lashes.

It also, depending on your desired look, there are a variety of curls, lengths and thickness that you can choose from. Classic eyelash extensions will give you a beautiful length to your natural lashes and also, make soft, natural-looking lashes.

How Long Do Classic Lash Extensions Last?

Classic eyelash extensions are perfect for everyday wear and there is no-effect to putting mascara on daily. If you want your natural lashes to look new and avoid them growing out, then get them infilled every two to three weeks.

It also depends on the natural lashes growth cycle and which differs from person to person. The classic eyelash extensions can last up to six weeks on natural lashes.

02. Volume or Russian Lash Extensions

Volume or Russian lash extensions are giving you a lot of volume to your natural lashes and if you are looking for drama, then this is the option that you can go for.

These are applied in a technique that uses more than one lash to create a personalised fan. Volume eyelash extensions can be done on a 1:3 or 1:5 ratio, meaning that for each individual natural lash may have 3 or 4 or 5 lashes applied and that create a multi-lash voluminous effect. It also depends on how much drama you like in your look.

Volume or Russian eyelash extensions ratios can also be defined as dimensions, for example 1:3 ratio also known as 3D and 1:4 ratio known as 4D volume eyelash extensions.

If you want to have volume to your natural lashes and are still looking for natural lashes, then you should go with 3D volume lash extensions. Most salons offer many different dimensions that you can choose from and they may be places that you can find up to 10D eyelash extensions.

How Long Do Volume Lash Extensions Last?

We recommend getting a volume lash extension infilled every two to three weeks and it also depends on your natural lash growth cycle. volume eyelash extensions last up to six weeks on natural lashes.

03. Express Lash Extensions

Express eyelash extensions can be done within 30 minutes and in this treatment, individual synthetic mink lashes are applied across the lash line to provide a beautiful lash. These lash extensions can be applied in a subtle style or to create a more glamorous look.

How Long Do Express Lash Extensions last?

Express lash extensions are short and effective treatment that lasts up to two weeks.

04. Hybrid Lash Extensions

You already know that classic lash extensions on the basic side and the volume lash extensions are on the more dramatic look. The hybrid lash extensions are somewhat in the middle. People say that this type of eyelash extension brings the best of both words (Classic + volume).

This application offers a defined full and fluffy set of lashes. During this application the eyelash stylist should mix classic applications with volume applications to give you a balanced look.

Eyelash Extensions Thickness, Length, Curls

It is important to look at types of eyelash extensions thickness, lengths, curls, and these lashes used in a set will depend on the style you desire. Remember these curls, sizes, lengths, curls may vary from salon to another solon.

Eyelash Extensions Thickness

Eyelash Extensions Thickness

Eyelash extensions thickness depends on the desired look and in this chart, you can see the lash extensions thickness. Eyelash thickness starts at 0.05mm to finishes at 0.30mm.

Usually, thicker lashes are used for classic lash extensions ( 0.10 to 0.20) and finer lashes are used for volume or Russian lash extensions because you are using more than one lash in a fan (0.05 to 0.07).

Eyelash Extensions Curls

Eyelash Extensions Curls

You can also define lash curls by letters, as you can see in the image that different letters define different curls: J, B, C, CC, D and L. Lash curves J, B and C are literally similar. Lash curves CC, D and L are extremely curved and the L looks really L.

“C” curl is one of the most popular curls and as it gives a natural lift to your lashes, and is suitable for most natural lashes types. And each type of curls has its own beauty and attractiveness.

Remember, different salons may have different curves and additional curves, but you should do a good research on different salons to find out the one that you like.

Eyelash Extensions Lengths

Eyelash Extensions Lengths

Eyelash extensions also come in many sizes, the length can start at 0.08mm to as long as 0.17mm. The higher length you go, the bolder lashes you will get.

If you have thinner lashes, then you should get thinner versions of lashes and if you have natural longer lashes, then you should go with long lash extensions.

So, the eyelash extensions length also depends on the salons that will provide you, but most of the salon’s places that lengths start at 0.05mm to 0.18mm. they may show you their charts or tables with these details.

QNA’s Types of Eyelash Extensions

What Type of Eyelash Extensions Look Natural?

Usually, the silk or mink over synthetic lashes create a more natural look, softer and more flexible, less stiff looking. Also, these lash extensions last longer as well.

What are the Three Types of Lashes?

Three types of lashes you should know.
01. Mink Eyelashes
02. Silk Eyelashes
03. Synthetic Eyelashes

What’s the Most Popular Lash Curl?

The short answer is C-Curl. C-curl is the most common curl that matches most people’s natural lash curl. D-curl is also one of the most popular and dramatic curls, it will be the most visible from the font.


Eyelash extensions are available in many types and it also depends on the shape of your eyes, natural lashes and your personal style. You can choose from a variety of lengths, curls, size and colors of eyelash extensions.

Whenever you’re getting fake eyelash extensions, always go with a type that doesn’t damage your natural lashes.

Hopefully, you like this article and help you understand the types of eyelash extensions that are available these days. If you have any questions and suggestions on this article put them in the comment box below.  

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