What Are Classic Lashes?

What Are Classic Lashes?

Every lash artist will agree that classic eyelash extensions are the go-to for many clients. Simple, elegant, and natural-looking, classic lashes give added length and a fuller lash line for gorgeous, ever-so-slightly voluminous lashes that keep the eyes looking bright and beautiful, 24/7.

Classic lashes are added to the lash line in a 1:1 ratio, meaning that a false one is applied for every natural lash. This creates an understated but impactful look, adding depth and length to lash lines while still helping maintain a fresh-faced, minimal-makeup look. They're the perfect choice of lash extensions if you just want a little more impact in the eye area!

Learning about classic lash extensions and how to create and apply them is crucial for every lash technician. So, we'll spill the tea on everything you need to know about classic lash extensions and what makes them so iconic.

How Long Do Classic Lashes Last?

Classic lashes last 4 to 6 weeks in total. This is the standard length of time for a lash extension set, but clients can do a lot to ensure their lashes last this long by being gentle and taking care of them.

Understanding how long classic lash extensions last can also help clients prepare for appointments in advance and ensure their maintenance routine is always on point.

If your clients want their classic lashes to last even longer, they can book an infill appointment every 2-3 weeks to keep their lashes looking long, strong, and luscious! 

How to Apply Classic Lash Extensions

Belo babes know that learning how to apply classic lashes is an essential skill for any lash technician. As one of the most popular and basic lash types, classic lash extensions are often the first false lashes a trainee will learn when becoming a beauty pro. 

Whether you’re a seasoned lash superstar or still at the beginning of your lash technician journey (hello, beginner classic training course with Belo!), the procedure involves steps everyone can follow for the smooth, professional application of classic lash extensions. 

Step 1: Station and skin preparation 

The first thing you want to do for your client is ensure that your surrounding workstation, tools, and supplies are sterilised and set up.

Once your setup is ready, have your client get comfortably seated. If your client has arrived with makeup on, it's crucial to remove this using an oil-free makeup remover or our very own Lash Cleanser (our Lash Cleanser Brush will come in handy for this too!). Following the removal of their makeup, the next step is to apply a primer to their skin. This sequence of cleansing and priming ensures the skin is perfectly prepped for a clean lash application, leading to a more even, longer-lasting lash line.

Step 2: Lash isolation

The next step for applying classic lash extensions is to isolate your client’s natural lashes with a set of quality tweezers. Place gel pads or swabs under the eyes to allow for easier separation and precision. 

Step 3: Apply your classic lashes 

Classic lash extensions are applied 1:1, so you will need to apply one false lash, or classic lash, for every natural lash on your client’s eyeline. This will help create a more natural look.

Step 4: Final touches

After you’ve applied all of the classic lash extensions to your client’s lash line, step back and admire your artistry. Now is the time to check the lash line for any gaps where lashes may have been missed or to identify and address any 'stickies'—instances where two lashes have inadvertently stuck to each other.

If you encounter stickies, gently separate them using the banana peel technique, ensuring each lash is perfectly positioned for the most symmetrical and natural-looking finish. And, of course, don’t forget to capture a photo of your beautiful work!

How to Remove Classic Eyelash Extensions

Removing classic eyelash extensions should be approached with care and the use of products from reputable providers, specifically formulated for the delicate process of dissolving eyelash extension adhesive. A cream remover is often the preferred option, due to its gentle yet effective properties.

To ensure a safe and clean removal of the false lashes, apply a small amount of the cream remover to the base of the lash extensions. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes, ensuring it has sufficient time to loosen the bond between the extensions and your client’s natural lashes. Then, gently wipe away the lashes, taking care to avoid pulling or causing discomfort. This method ensures that the natural lashes remain intact and healthy, and the eye area is free from residue.

How Long Does it Take to Apply Classic Eyelash Extensions?

All in all, a full-on classic lash extension application procedure shouldn’t last longer than 1.5 to 2 hours. This ensures enough time to prep, apply, and clean up afterward.

What is the Difference Between Classic, Hybrid, and Volume Eyelash Extensions?

Classic lashes, volume lashes, and hybrid lashes are the holy trinity of gorgeous lash extensions! And each of them comes with unique qualities and advantages. 

The most notable difference between classic lashes and other lash types is that they are applied in a 1:1 ratio. Volume lashes are typically much higher, with lengths such as 1:10 ratios of natural lashes to false lashes, and hybrid lashes lie somewhere in between.

What are Classic Lash Extensions Made From?

Classic lash extensions can be made from various materials, but they are most often made from synthetic materials, which helps lash technicians achieve a more natural look, one extension at a time. 

Our classic lashes are created from high quality and lightweight Korean PBT material.

Classic vs. Hybrid vs. Volume Eyelashes Compared

When offering to transform your client's natural lashes into something more dramatic, you need to understand the key differences between classic lash extensions, volume lashes, and hybrid eyelash extensions and be able to explain them, too.

Natural lashes are beautiful on their own, but adding volume eyelash extensions, hybrid lash extensions, or classic extensions can give your clients the confidence to be the best versions of themselves.

But before they can choose which one is right for them, it is important to understand their key differences:

  • Classic lashes: Classic eyelash extensions are the closest thing to natural lashes. With a false lash-to-natural lash line ratio of just 1:1, they add length and natural enhancement for a simple, fresh eyelash look.
  • Hybrid lash extensions: Hybrid lash extensions offer the natural appeal of classic lashes with the drama and volume of volume eyelash extensions. The ratio of natural lashes to hybrid lashes can be anywhere between 1:3 and 1:7.
  • Volume lashes: Volume lash extensions are the boldest and fluffiest eyelash extensions, perfect for making a statement. The volume lash to natural lash ratio is typically 1:7 or 1:10.

Aftercare Tips for Classic Eyelash Extensions

Proper care of natural enhancements like classic lash extensions requires following a few aftercare instructions, which you can give your clients for beautiful, long-lasting results.

Here is some of our best advice for people who want to make their classic eyelash extensions last as long as possible:

  • Sleep on your back. Bad news, side-sleepers! Sleeping on your side can cause damage to your precious lashes. Try to sleep on your back to protect them from being squished in the night.
  • Cleanse lashes regularly. Don’t let makeup, sweat, or grime build up around your classic lash extensions. Keep them nice and fresh by cleansing your face once a day with a gentle, water-based product.
  • Avoid oil-based beauty products. Oil will break down the lash adhesive used to keep your classic lashes intact. Stick to mild, water-based cleansers that keep your eyes clean and allow you to maintain the best lashes possible.
  • Don’t use eyelash curlers! As much as we love curls, these curling contraptions can be a little too hard on delicate natural lash extensions. Fortunately, the extensions themselves will automatically give you added length and volume, so you shouldn’t need a curler.
  • Be gentle. The ultimate key to maintaining the best lashes possible is to be gentle with them. Always be sensitive, and treat those lashes (and yourself) with the respect they deserve!

Do Classic Eyelash Extensions Damage Your Own Lashes?

Adding classic eyelash extensions to natural eyelashes should not cause any damage. Natural lashes should remain in perfect health as long as the classic eyelash extensions are applied correctly and the aftercare methods are maintained. 

Do Classic Lashes Ruin Your Natural Lashes?

Nope! Classic lashes do not ruin your natural lashes and never should. If false lashes damage real lashes, it will be because they were not applied properly or the quality of the classic lashes is lacking. 

Using quality lash products such as our classic cashmere flat lash can ensure your client's lashes remain strong, beautiful, and healthy. It's easy peasy!

How to Brush Eyelash Extensions and Natural Eyelashes

Brushing your eyelash extensions and natural eyelashes together is another excellent aftercare tip that all lash lovers and professionals should know. 

Regularly brushing your eyelash extensions can keep them clean, neat, and natural looking, similar to brushing your eyebrows or head hair. It also helps extend their lifespan so that you can enjoy your gorgeous, long lashes for an even longer period of time. 

Start by getting a clean lash comb or an upcycled waterproof mascara spoolie. Place it at the base of your lash line and comb it upwards, curving slightly, to achieve a clean but very gentle sweep. Repeat the process across both eyes until they look neat and tidy.

Use Classic Lash Extensions for a Natural Lash Enhancement

Classic lashes are a simple but incredibly popular type of lash extension applied in a 1:1 ratio.

The simplicity of this understated volume creates a more natural look, ideal for clients who prefer wearing little to no makeup but still want a bit of depth and volume in their eyeliner. 

Classic lashes are proof that you don't need special occasions to have a bit more volume. Now, go forth and be fabulous!

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