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Types of Eyelash Extensions: The Complete Guide!

Types of Eyelash Extensions

1. Classic Eyelash Extension Application

The Classic Eyelash is my favorite type of eyelash application because it gives a natural look. You cannot expect too much boost in volume, but your lashes will look longer.


2. Volume Eyelash Extension

As the name says, you can expect volume and boldness because you can have 3 to 5 individual lashes attached to one natural lash ( 3D 4D 5D lashes – more on that later).


These extension lashes can be 1-2 mm longer than your natural lashes, and the baseline is dark and thick, giving the impression you are wearing eyeliner. There are different types of volume lashes.

American Volume Eyelashes 

The American Volume lash has an uneven disposition, aka they are made of a combination of longer and shorter lashes. They are bold and long but still look natural to some extent.

Mega Volume Lashes

example from instagram

Alright, you have the idea. They are extra bold extensions and combine a few super fine lashes of 0.03 to 0.06 diameters.

3. Hybrid Eyelash Extensions

Hybrid lashes turn out to be a combination of classic lashes plus volume lashes. They can be found in different textures and add much volume to your eyelashes without losing naturality.


Use hybrid lashes to be on the intermediate side (compared to the volume lash). This is the style the Kardashians use.

Types of Eyelash Extensions

Thickness, Lengths, Curl, Diameter 

This section will look at Types Of Eyelash ExtensionThickness, Length, Curl, and Diameter.


NOTE: Consider that sizes, thickness, lengths, curl diameters, and things like that may vary from one salon to another. 

Eyelash Extension Thickness

Down below, you can see the thickness chart that I got from the LashResource.com. Thickness Starts at 0.05mm and finishes at 0.30mm.

Credit: LashResource

The best type of thickness is up to you, and go for what you think suits your biotype and personality. Keep in mind that the thicker they get, the heavier they will feel.

Eyelash Length

Eyelash extensions can come in a variety of sizes. The smallest can start at 0.08 mm and go as long as 0.17mm. The higher you go, the bolder you get!


Type Of Eyelash Extension Curvature

You can also define what type of curls your new lashes will have. As you can see in the image below, different letters define different curls: J, B, C, CC, D, and L. 

Lash Curl

Curves J, B, and C are similar. The CC, D, and L are incredibly curved. The L looks really like an L. I think the C is the nicest curve for a cool, bold but still natural look.

Dramatic look

I think the classic and the hybrid are the prettiest. But I am part of the basic style. If your personality allows you to use the Volume, I’m sure it’s gonna look great on you.

Volume eyelash
@angelashes.chi – Volume eyelash extensions before and after

The Natural Styles

They are the Natural Eye, Open Eye, Cat Eye, and Doll Eye. In my opinion, the prettiest ones are the Natural Eye and the Doll’s Eye.


More Natural Styles

The image below I took from chiclashboutique.co.uk studio. These are also pretty common styles of eyelash extensions. They are Gorgeous, Cute, Sexy, sweet, and natural.

Eyelash estyles

I love all the options on the image, especially the sexy style, but there is one style I didn’t like quite much, and that’s sweet. Some of the popular types of eyelash extensions are:

  • Doll-Eye Lash Extensions
  • Cat Eyelash Extensions
  • Squirrel Style
  • Staggered Eyelash Extensions
  • Colored Eyelash Extensions
examples of styles

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