“I want my lashes to look natural.”
We hear it all the time at iLash Charlotte, and we couldn’t agree more! After all, no one wants long, clumped together, spider-like lashes that scream FAKE. Our goal is always to give our clients sets that help enhance their lash lines regardless of the style they choose. Even mega volume sets can look natural with the right artist. Here are a few tips that can help create natural-looking lash sets each time.
Tip 1: Natural Really Means Customized
What’s natural for one person might not be natural for another. When clients say they want “natural’ lash extensions, most of the time, it means they are looking for lashes that enhance their lash line. The best natural sets take into consideration the client’s eye shape, face shape, and lifestyle. As we said before, even mega volume sets can look natural when they are correctly customized for the client.
Tip 2: Start Slow
Full and fluffy sets aren’t for everyone! If your client is truly new to lashes, start with a classic set. We’ve found that many clients actually enjoy our Hybrid sets (a mix of volume fans and classic lashes). We always recommend that our new clients start with Classic or Hybrid lash extensions because we can add on more drama from there. Most of the time, they love the volume fans that make a noticeable yet natural difference.
Tip 3: Discuss Lash Goals
Client education is a pillar of success. What a client wants vs. what’s right for them are sometimes two totally different things. Take the time during your consultations to learn more about your client. Every appointment at iLash Charlotte begins with a consultation where we get to know each other. This allows us to learn more about what our clients are looking for so we can create a set of lashes perfect for their lifestyle and lash goals. Once we have all the details, we’ll design a customized lash map to keep in your client file that we can use as a baseline.
The most important thing to remember is natural-looking lash extensions can be achieved with all lash styles. The key to making your lashes look natural is complete customization by an experienced lash artist. Lash extensions should enhance your beauty and create an eye-opening and refreshed look. If you are a lash artist looking to break away from cookie-cutter sets, a mentoring session can help you improve your customize skills to take your sets to the next level.