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Classic, Volume, Hybrid Lashes-The Ultimate Guide 2021

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In this guide, you will know the difference between classic lashes, volume lashes, and hybrid lashes and which is best for you. Let’s skroll in!

What Are Classic Lash Extensions

Classic lashes are the most common, soft, natural-looking eyelash extensions. They are applied on a 1:1 ratio, which means one extension is added to a single natural lash. This allows you to achieve a simple, unpretentious and natural appearance enhancement and won’t add much volume. They come in a range of materials, thicknesses and styles, including mink, silk materials, .10, .15, .20mm diameter thickness.

Classic lashes are the perfect for clients wanting to try out lashes for the first time, then you can explore what lash styles can fit on you.

What Are Hybrid Lash Extensions

Hybrid lash extensions are the the perfect mix of classic lashes and volume lashes. They provide your clients the best of both worlds, a bit more fullness, but not quite as intense as volume extensions, and look naturally gorgeous.

What are Volume Lash Extensions

Volume lash extensions came out as Russian Volume, are the most full and fluffy in the three styles. They are your the thickest and fullest option because they are made of many fans, and each fan are made up of 2-10(2D-10D, D means how many lash roots are to be applied per natural lash) lashes attached to one individual natural eyelash, creating volume lash effect.

What’s the difference between classic lashes, hybrid lashes and volume lashes?

Classic, Volume, Hybrid Lashes

In our classic lashes set, the lash tech attached 1 lash extension to your per natural lash. In our volume lashes set, each volume fan is attached to a single natural lash. Since hybrid lashes are a combo of the two set, you can achieve a wispy and textured look.

Which is Better: Classic, Volume, or Hybrid Lashes

Classic lashes are perfect choice if you’re the new lash tech or for those with a lot of natural eyelashes, they are mostly used to add length to natural lashes. But they are not fluffy, lush, or full, like volume or hybrid lashes.

Classic lashes can be applied very quickly and save artist time, moreover, they are the cheapest of the three, perfect for those clients that budget is important.

Volume lashes and mega volume lashes can create a dramatic looking, they are perfect for those have thin or sparse eyelashes as they are easy to fill the gaps. But they cost a lot than a classic lashes because volume lashes require advanced lash technique and more time investment on the part of the technician, as well as total lashes(2 to 10 lashes to make a fan attached to per natural lash to create the volume lash effect).

The hybrid lashes can be a good choice, if you want a fullness and fine texture together for they can create a natural with a tint drama looking. While not every lash artist can do a good hybrid set. You need an experienced lash artist to make unique fans for your eyes, that means the cost of hybrid lashes are higher.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which will last longer classic, volume lashes or hybrid lashes?

The three are semi-permanent eyelash extensions and can last the same amount of time, usually up to 8 to 12 weeks, if your natural lashes are not weak, it depends on your natural lash growth. Usually keeping your lashes at their best, we recommend infill touchups every 3 to 6 weeks.

However, the volume lashes gives the impression to last longer since fans cover more of the lash line and even if you lose some, the illusion of a thicker lash line stays.

Which lash extension takes the most amount of time to apply?

Classic lash can be done quickly by lash artist as they only to be attached to per natural lash, unlike volume lashes or hybrid lashes.

As for volume and hybrid lash extensions, lash artist need to create fans before they are added to your natural lashes, so they take time for preparing fans and applying them.


After analyzing each of the eyelash extension styles in detail, some of you might’ve liked classic, some others volume, and yet others hybrid style. That’s because each style has its pros and cons based on the look your client wants to achieve, budget and the skillset of the technician. We hope you have gained better knowledge about the extensions and if you’re wondering what’s great for you, as always, contact us!


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