Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent method of creating thicker eyelashes without makeup. Made from synthetic, faux mink, or silk fibers, the extensions are applied directly to the client’s eyelashes to create a fuller, lusher appearance.

Eyelash Extension Styles

  • Cat: Creates a “natural” cat eye with shorter lashes in the inner corner of the eye that increase in length toward the outer corner
  • Colored: While extensions can be done in any color, this specific style focuses on unexpected colors. Popular choices include purple, orange, ombre, and dark blue.
  • Doll-Eye: This style makes the eyes look rounder by using the shortest lashes at the sides of the lash line and the longest in the center to create a fan shape.
  • Natural: The extensions' length, curl, and thickness create a natural appearance
  • Squirrel:These lashes are longer in the area just below the eyebrow arch and shorter in the inner and outer corners of the eyelids
  • Staggered:This lash extension style uses lashes of different lengths to create a spiky look while adding thickness to the overall eyelid line.
  • Wispy: This style also uses different lengths of lashes, but a feathered look requires fewer extensions than a spiked appearance

Different Types of Eyelash Extensions

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to lash extensions. Lash technicians and clients can choose from three different types: Classic, Volume, and Hybrid.


Classic extensions are just that! They offer the classic look of full, lush eyelashes while maintaining a more natural appearance. A lash technician applies one extension to each natural lash to achieve this look.


Also known as Russian lashes, volume eyelash extensions produce a dramatic look. A lash technician may apply four to six lash extensions per natural lash, often in a fan formation.


A mix of classic and volume lashes, hybrid lashes deliver a bold look without completely losing a natural appearance. Lash technicians can apply extensions along the lash line or in the outer corners of the eyes for added flair.

Commonly Asked Questions

Here are common questions that come up when discussing lash extensions with clients

How Much Do Eyelash Extensions Cost?

Of course, this answer is going to differ from technician to technician. The price of this service has a variety of factors, such as the client’s style preferences and the technician’s skill level and location

On average, clients can expect to spend between $100 and $200 per treatment

Do Eyelash Extensions Ruin Your Eyelashes?

No, eyelash extensions don’t cause damage to your eyelashes. Instead, they fall off when your natural eyelashes fall off, which occurs regularly, with or without extensions in place.

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Take?

Depending on the type and style of lash extensions and the technician’s skills, treatment can take one to two hours.

Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

Yes, extensions are safe if you have a technician who knows what they’re doing and uses high-quality materials.

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

They can last anywhere from one to two months as they follow the natural growth cycle of natural lashes. Clients can extend the lifespan of extensions by using proper aftercare.

Can You Get Blepharitis from Eyelash Extensions?

Blepharitis isn’t directly tied to lash extensions, but it’s possible to get it if you have an allergic reaction to the products used during treatment.

Can You Swim with Eyelash Extensions?

You can swim after an application, although doing so can shorten the extensions' lifespan. You must wait at least 24 hours after treatment to get them wet.

Looking for Quality Eyelash Extension Products?

With this service, using high-quality products to protect your clients’ eyes is crucial. That’s where LashLift Store comes in—browse our selection of lash extension products!