Classic, Hybrid, & Volume Eyelash Extensions

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Eyelash Extensions That Embody Elegance


Eyelash extensions are all the rage these days, with everybody from A-listers to people getting obsessed with them. While lash extensions look amazing, the result is achieved through a lot of effort and skill. Want to know more about, different types of lash extensions and when to use them, their curls, thickness, and lengths. Keep reading to figure out.


What are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are used to give your natural lashes a fuller look. Unlike stick-on lashes, these extensions are applied using semi-permanent glue that makes them last longer about 4 to 6 weeks. Extensions are made of many materials, few of most used one being faux mink, silk, and Korean PBT. Lashes  are applied in either cluster, fans, or individually. Depending on the application and various ways of eye mapping for different eye shape, the extensions come out to give different looks.

Eyelash extensions are defined using a lot of different features. You need to keep all of these in mind when you decide on the types of lashes your clients need. You need to think of their required volume, curl, length, and even the shapes of their eyes, to choose the lashes . We shall discuss all of these in detail in our other blogs.


The Different Types of Eyelash Extensions


Classic lash extensions are simple, beautiful, natural-looking eyelash extensions, and a go-to choice for minimalists. They are applied on a 1:1 ratio, which means one extension is attached to one natural lash. This allows you to achieve a natural enhancement. These extensions also cause less damage to the natural lashes as they are lighter. A classic can range between 0.1mm – 0.15mm, this would mean you can achieve an open eye effect without added discomfort. They can also be applied with volume eyelash extension to give it a hybrid look. The placement of lashes will depend on the natural eyelash extension conditions and shape and can be placed to the sides, top, or bottom of the natural lashes.


How Long Do Classic Extensions Last?

Ideally, classic eyelash extensions will last the full length of your natural lashes’ cycle, which is about 4 to 6 weeks long. However, rubbing these extensions or with excessive contact with water can cause them to fall off early,



Hybrid lashes are a 70-30 mixture of both classic lashes and volume lashes. Choosing hybrid extensions gives your clients the best of both worlds. The look is achieved by mixing classic lashes and volume lashes that are 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 the clients that want a lash line with a bit more volume but not quite as full as volume extensions, then this technique will provide the perfect balance.


How Long Do Hybrid Eyelash Extensions Last?

Ideally, hybrid eyelash extensions will last the full length of your natural lashes’ cycle, which is about 4 to 6 weeks long. However, rubbing these extensions or with excessive contact with water can cause them to fall off early. Simple maintenance might be required after 3 weeks to maintain the balance.



Volume lashes are the art of fanning and picking up multiple lightweight extensions at a time. They are applied on a 1:2-6 ratio, which means the extension is attached to anywhere from 2 to 6 on a single lash. Volume extensions are made from synthetic fibers, which are ultra-thin and gives them smooth look and feel. At Thrive Aesthetics we provide high-quality Volume lash extensions are made using synthetic mink. These lashes are arranged in a fan shape, which gives a feel of volume and a fluffier look. A volume can range anywhere between 0.03mm – 0.07mm, which makes them lighter than classic. However, their superior quality also means they come with a price tag more than the classics.

How Long Do Volume Lash Extensions Last?

Ideally, sivote lashes would last more than your natural lashes’ life cycle which is 4- 6 weeks. However, not caring for these regularly may cause them to fall out prematurely. Normally, you would require a refill every 2-3 weeks to maintain the full voluminous look.


How Much Does it Cost to Get Eyelash Extensions in Nairobi, Kenya?

The price of lash extensions vary across different beauty clinics in Nairobi. Thrive Aesthetics offers the most affordable and best remedy for anyone seeking eyelash extensions in the city. At only Kshs 5,000/$50, we are your trusted lash specialist whenever you’re in Kenya and Nairobi.


How to Take Care of Your New Lash Extensions

Avoid oil-containing makeup removers. Never rub your lashes, and always pat them dry after washing your face. Avoid washing your face at all on the face day after application. For the next two days, avoid swimming, saunas, and other places or activities that require prolonged contact with water. Hot water is also something you should avoid as it can cause the glue to melt off. Finally, never use waterproof mascara on your extensions. Waterproof mascara will cause buildup on the lashes, which will lead to clumping, and finally force the lashes to come off.


How Do You Remove Eyelash Extensions?

Never, under any circumstances, do not try to remove your eyelash extensions yourself. You might pull out your natural eyelashes prematurely, which can lead to problems with the follicles of the lashes. If the natural lashes don’t break properly, you can even cause ingrown hair, which is bound to be painful.



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