There have always been a lot of hype surrounding eyes, so much so that a large portion of the beauty industry is built to cater to it. Kohls, eyeliners, and mascaras are considered essentials by women all over the world. Recently, eyelash extensions have joined the bandwagon.
The cosmetic procedure to lengthen your lashes and add volume to them has become hugely popular. And if you are considering trying them out, you must be in a dilemma of choosing the right look for yourself, especially if you do not know the difference between classic and hybrid lashes and what they do.
Hybrid Lashes Vs. Classic: An Overview
Once you have stumbled into the world of eyelashes, you will often come across these terms. So, you should have a clear idea of what they are and what techniques they represent.
What Are Classic Lashes?
As the name suggests, they are the OG of the lash world. It is the most basic technique that gives you that lush, natural look without having to constantly apply and reapply mascara.
Classic lashes come in a range of 0.7mm-1.5mm. If you want a more subdued and softer look, the lightweight options are your best choice. Nobody but your close friends would be able to tell that you have something extra on. As you go up in the thickness scale, it gets more dramatic.
The classic sets are well-loved more for providing the lashes added length and shape, rather than saturation. They are applied in a 1:1 ratio; that is, one extension is applied per natural lash to enhance your appearance. This means the number of natural lashes will hugely affect the results of the procedure.
If you have never gotten extensions before, we recommend starting with classic lashes. The application typically takes a couple of hours and lasts about 4-6 weeks.
What Are Hybrid Lashes?
Before we start, let us acquaint you with volume lashes. It has not been long since Russian technicians invented this design to give you a thick, dark, and flashy flair that is far from the natural vibe the classy set provides.
These babies come in ‘fans’ and are extremely thin, usually having a 0.03-0.07 mm thickness. This makes it easier to apply more extensions per natural lash, thus having a more dramatic look.
Hybrid lashes are a mixture of both classic and volume lashes. They give the best of both worlds. The 70-30 mixture elongates your lashes while making them look fuller at the same time.
If you are uncomfortable with the bold and unnatural design of volume lashes but still want people to be instantly drawn to your eyes, you could not have asked for a better option.
Unlike its two components, these lashes do not have any specific application ratio. The technician will begin by adding the volume lashes according to the type of look you want. If you ask them to make your eyes pop, you will notice them gluing the extensions in the middle.
However, if you ask them to taper your eyes a little, they will place the extensions in the outer corner.
The last step would be to strategically position the classic set across your lash line to finish off. This technique is customizable, and you can experiment with different placements every time.
Which Is Better: Classic Set or Hybrid?
Even though you can tell them apart now, you might still be wondering which option would be better for you. We have some pointers to help you out.
Classic Lashes Are Better if You Have Thick Natural Lashes
Think of it this way- classic lashes are enhancers, and your natural lashes are the base. If you do not have a strong base in the first place, nothing you do on top of it would be long-lasting or durable. So, if you do not have a good number of natural lashes, even full coverage would barely cause any difference.
Hybrid Lashes Are More Expensive!
Applying hybrid lashes requires a lot more time and skill. For this procedure, there is usually a consultation session at first to settle on the type of look you want.
Next, the technician begins by designing and handmaking the fans for the volume lashes. This usually entails a lot of creative thinking to decide upon the number of lashes, the symmetrical arrangement for a fluffier but natural look, all the while creating a strong base to increase retention.
All of these could cost you up to thousands of dollars. On the flip side, classic lashes are not as complicated and need very little preparation.
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Classic Lashes Need Fewer Infills but Last Shorter
Since hybrid lashes use a lot of products, they are usually accompanied by a strong foundation. They last for about 8 weeks, even longer with frequent infills. On the other hand, since classic lashes have fewer parts to maintain, they fall off or curl up. So, it is redundant to get infills since there is nothing to maintain.
At the end of the day, it is all up to your preference. Since you now know the difference between classic and hybrid lashes, you can set up an appointment with your stylist and get the lashes of your dreams. Now, you can wake up with gorgeous, lush, and ready-to-go lashes every single day.