Lash extensions and lash tinting have quickly become all the rage within our beauty tool kit, but there is far more that goes into selecting your unique lash look and the professional technique behind it. Therefore not all lash technicians are created equal and not all have your best interest at heart. Lash services in the Lake Oswego area range from quick and trendy to time-consuming and off-the-charts expensive. So, it is important for you to know that you don’t have to pay the highest price to get the most professional lash technician experience. You just need to know what to ask for!

Types Of Lash Extensions

Let’s run through some of the different lash extension options to give you an idea of the best set for you. Volume sets are in right now. More often than not you will see most salons posting this type of lash sets on their social accounts and websites. They are far more voluptuous and gives lash attitude. The exaggerated fullness is what is trending and many of my clients are requesting this look.

How Volume Lashes Are Created

Volume lash sets are usually created by adding 3 to 4 (or more) lashes to every natural lash. This is precise work, so it can take anywhere from 2.5 to 3 hrs to complete. So, I set my clients expectations by telling them that they need to plan for that kind of time into their schedule if they want to go for that type of lash look. Generally, I will only do a brand new set of volume lashes if the client has had extensions previously done before. The transition from their natural lashes to wearing volume set lash extensions can be more cumbersome than they realize. I usually recommend creating a lighter set at first so their eyes can adjust to this additional weight and lash length. We can always add a bit more during their next visit.

Portland area lashesThis picture is of one of my clients at her 4-week fill. She has a volume lash extension set but her lash strength can handle it. Doesn’t she have the most dramatic eyes?

Classic Set Lash Extensions

Next, is the most common lash extension – the classic lash set. This option I apply often. It works for most people and the time in between refills shows the least lash shed. A great choice for the first time lash newbie. You still get that fabulous lash impact but the everyday wear and tear can be much easier to handle. The Classic Lash Set has a lighter lash-per-lash placement ratio, only using a maximum of 2 lashes per lash. Something to keep in mind is that if you already have a lighter lash line naturally, you may want to keep the overall set applied lighter as well. This way you can continue with your day to day activities without your lashes being a hassle and getting in the way.

Now usually I’m all for putting our best foot forward for beauty, but in this situation, I try to educate my clients BEFORE they commit to a lash extension setup. This way they completely understand the commitment involved and are thoroughly educated in all the unexpected variables. Not only with daily living with their new lashes, but the everyday maintenance and the salon schedule for lash refills to keep them at their lash out best.

The way I see it is, it’s my responsibility to consider my clients in every possible way, including their health, daily wear, as well as the final beautiful outcome. The first rule I use when recommending the right lash extensions for my Lake Oswego clients is that not all lashes can handle multiple bonds! From there we can discuss what works for you and what you are wanting to achieve.

Now, let’s make your lashes match your inner beauty.