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Volume Eyelash Extensions

frequently asked questions

Q. What is the difference between Classic & Volume eyelash extensions?

There are two different characteristics that clients desire in their eyelashes: length and fullness. While classic eyelash extensions add moderate to extreme length to your natural lashes, volume lashes are used to improve their texture, depth, and ampleness. Many clients are happy with the natural length of their eyelashes but desire a fuller look, as their lashes are fine or scarce. Volume lash extensions were designed to fill in the gaps where classic eyelash extensions could not. This technique allows artists to apply multiple extensions to one individual eyelash. Each extension is extremely light and thin, creating a fluffy and soft appearance that is not heavy or damaging to the natural eyelash. Due to their lightweight nature, volume lashes allow for more customization than classic eyelash extensions. They are also darker than the eyelashes in classic sets, adding a striking richness to your overall look.

Q. Can I still use mascara with Volume eyelash extensions?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! It is not advised to wear mascara with eyelash extensions, especially volumes, as it usually requires a good amount of scrubbing and an oil-based makeup remover to remove all traces of mascara from your eyelashes. In addition, mascara will close those beautiful, fluffy fans right up!

Q. Do Volume eyelash extensions look fake?


Eyelash extensions can be applied to look anyway that you desire.  Most reputable lash artists will be able to give you your desired look or very similar.  You can choose to have shorter natural lashes, large dramatic lashes, etc.  Typically speaking, volume eyelash extensions don’t look fake unless that is the look that you are going for.

Q. Can I still wear eye makeup with my extensions?


You most definitely can wear make-up with your eyelash extensions.  When selecting makeup, it is beneficial to go with extension safe make-up.  Extension safe makeup is oil free, usually contains sealers to prolong extension life and helps to work adjacent with your extensions for an optimal look.  If you use regular make-up, it is recommended to use a daily cleanser with make-up remover that is safe for your lashes to remove residue at the end of the day. Remember, NO MASCARA!

Q. How long will it take to apply a full set of Volume eyelash extensions?

The Volume eyelash extension application can take anywhere from 1.5 - 2 hours, depending on the fullness of your natural lashes. The normal human eye has 150-200 lashes per eye. The more lashes that you have, the more extensions we can apply! Fans are custom made by hand, and it is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concentration. Therefore, it is important not to rush the process so that you can leave with a perfect set of lashes! You will be relaxing with your eyes closed, and you will feel no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure. Many of our clients are so relaxed that they often fall asleep!

If you have any other questions or concerns that aren't covered in the FAQ, please feel free to email us at or text (619) 453-5015.
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