Tips & Tricks For Classic Eyelash Extensions

In this blog, you will learn the differences between classic lashes and other lash types, what lashes to use for classic lashes, how to apply classic lashes, how to check retention, how to remove classic lashes using the banana peel method, how to make classic eyelashes look fuller, and more. But first, let's go over the classic lashes description. 

Classic eyelash extensions

The traditional method is attaching one extension to one natural lash. This method is also known as the 1 to 1 or 1:1 method. Classic lashes are suitable for clients with a lot of lashes who want to lengthen them.

Examples of different lash styles

Classic Lashes
  • Thickness: 0.15 to 0.20
  • Density: 1:1 lashes

Hybrid Lashes

  • Thickness: 0.05 to 0.07 and 0.15 to 0.20
  • Density: Mixture of volume lashes and classic lashes (each lash fan should have no more than 5 lashes)

Volume Lashes

  • Thickness: 0.05 to 0.07
  • Density: 5 to 10 lashes on each lash fan

Mega Volume Lashes

  • Thickness: 0.03
  • Density: 10 to 15 lashes on each lash fan

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How many lashes do you need for a classic set?

Lashes for each eye or lash count. Some lash artists count the lashes to offer their clients a better sense of what they will receive. A full set of 50 lash extensions per client's eye is considered by some, while a half set is considered by others.

What type of lashes to use for classic?

For classic lashes, .15 mm is the most common length. .20 and .25 are not recommended for classic lash sets. 

Classic lashes: How to use

  • Step 1: 

Place your tweezer in the middle of the lash when picking up the classic lashes. It shouldn't be too high or too low. If you set it too low, the lash glue will stick to your lash tweezer, and if you set it too high, you won't have enough control over the lash. 

  • Step 2: 

If you're going to dip your lashes, take it slowly. Coat around 2mm of the lash with the product.

How to apply classic lashes?

The extension can be attached from the top, bottom, right, or left side. It doesn't matter as long as you concentrate on appropriate lash placement at the base. Before you let anything go, take a second to think about it. If necessary, you can adjust the lash extension to the proper direction. Just do it quickly before your lash adhesive dries.

Read more: 10 basic steps for applying lash extensions

How to check the retention?

You may do this by looking at the lash placement. Split bases should be avoided at all costs.

Classic lashes: How to remove using the banana peel method?

  • Step 1: 

The banana peel method is the simplest way to remove traditional eyelash extensions. The natural lash is held in one tweezer, while the extension is held in the other.

  • Step 2:

Simply pulling in different directions, as if peeling a banana, should easily separate the lashes. You probably applied too much lash adhesive if it doesn't work and you have to use a lot of power.

Classic lashes vs volume lashes

It's possible to combine classic and volume lashes. This is often referred to as a "Mixed" set, but a "Hybrid" set is the more usual name.

Classic eyelash extensions: How to make it fuller?

You need to make sure that you lash each and every lash. Do not forget to secure the inner corners, since this will complete your set.


Classic eyelash extensions are a great option if your client wants to add length, defined lash curls, and the look of mascara without having to apply it! Keep in mind that the extensions should not be longer than 2mm longer than your clients' natural lashes.

Make sure they understand the need of lash extension aftercare once the application is completed.

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