NJ Lash Salon Talk: The Difference Between Classic, Volume and Hybrid Lash Extensions

So let’s talk lash extensions. Classic lash extensions. Volume lash extensions. Mega volume lash extensions. Hybrid lash extensions. Phew! At this point, you may be wondering: “What in the world is the difference between classic, volume and hybrid lash extensions?” 

Don’t feel too bad if you are not sure about the differences regarding the above because this question is no doubt one of the most frequently asked questions lash artists across the country receive from prospective clients. It’s important that YOU understand the differences between these types of lash extensions so that you can make a wise choice when scheduling your next appointment at D. Sierra Lash Co., or one of your favorite NJ lash salons in your local area.

​​Without further ado, let’s have a break down so you can see what kind of lash extensions work for the kind of look you are seeking. 

Classic Lash Extensions

Do you prefer a natural look? Classic lashes are ideal for those who already have full lashes but want to add a little more oomph and volume to complement their eye shape. This is the highly favored, signature extension look. Classic lashes consist of one individual lash extension that is attached to one natural lash, so it gives you that mascara look without needing the mascara! If you are someone who either wears a light layer of make-up or you don’t like to wear much make-up at all, the classic lash look is recommended for you. 

Classics are a great introductory service because it is generally the lowest price point while you get into the routine of the added after-care that comes with making the investment in extensions.

Volume Lash Extensions

Do you prefer the stunning look of a complete make-up regimen? When you put on mascara, do you tend to lay it on thick for an extra volumized look? Perhaps your natural lashes are fine, weak, or sparse and you do your best to make them look fuller and thicker. If this describes your struggle, volume lashes offer a heavier, more dramatic look that provides complete coverage. Hello, glamour! Around 2-10 individual extensions are fanned out and attached to a single natural eyelash to give a fluffy, soft, and full look to the eyes. 

You may be concerned that volume lashes will be heavier on the eyelids since more extensions are attached to one lash, but in actuality, they are not. Any perceived weight is evenly distributed around your natural lash to ensure comfort. Hand made volume provide a darker lash line and will hold longer since they are wrapped around the base of the natural lashes. Also, these lashes are specifically recommended for anyone who already wears false eyelashes that are applied with glue. 

Volume lashes are ideal for a special event like a prom, a wedding or any occasion where you want your beautiful face to be noticed. However, this style of eyelash extensions is not just for those who desire to look fancy, but they are also for the woman who simply wants more depth and texture around her eyes. 

Hybrid Eyelash Extensions

Hybrid lash extensions are exactly how they sound. A mix (or hybrid) of two styles. More specifically, hybrid lash extensions are a blend of classic lashes and volume lashes.

This style is perfect for people who want a more full look than classics, but aren’t completely sold on the bold and dark look of volume lash extensions. In my opinion, there is no perfect ratio of hybrid lashes.

Hybrid lashes are a 70-30 mixture of both classic lashes and volume lashes. Choosing hybrid extensions allows the best of both worlds. The look is achieved by mixing classic lashes and volume lashes placed strategically to frame the eyes. Hybrid extensions offer a variety of texture and more volume, but without the sometimes-unnatural look of volume lashes.  For folks that want a lash line with a bit more volume but not quite as full as volume extensions, then this is the route to go.

 Overall, eyelash extensions are accents that are designed to complement your natural eye and brow shape. Therefore, the set that is used on your eyelashes will be customized and unique to you. Long, luscious eyelash extensions can boost your confidence and simplify your beauty regimen. Regardless of which eyelash style you choose, you really can’t go wrong because extensions simply highlight the natural beauty that is already there!

If you have been reading this post, and are interested in getting professional eyelash extensions near where you live, I want to warmly invite you to check out one of our two conveniently located eyelash salons. We serve the entire Northern NJ area including but not limited to such towns as Morristown, Totowa, Clifton, Wayne, Hawthorne, Short Hills, Morris, Millburn, Montclair, Verona Chatham and more. 

We have D. Sierra Lash Co. locations in both Little Falls and East Hanover. Feel free to check our services and product line we offer through our website. One of our professional lash artists are here to help you with any questions you may have.