Classic open eyelash extensions for beginners

What are classic open-eye eyelash extensions?

Classic eyelash extension is a technique used when applying eyelash extensions. It means applying one lash on every single natural lash. ‘’Open eye’’ means to enhance the client's eyes by opening more of their eyes. That can be done with lengths being applied in a certain way, which is called open eyelash mapping. 

How to do classic open eye eyelash extensions

As mentioned earlier, eyelash extensions can be applied in a ratio of 1:1. Each healthy natural eyelash will have a classic eyelash extension on it. The longest length will be in the middle and the shortest in the inner and outer corners. An example of this mapping would be to have lengths of 9-10-11-12-11-10-9 mm, from the inner corner to the outer corner. This style will enhance the center of the eye by adding length toward the center of the lash line, creating symmetrical graduation. The perfect choice to open up narrow-shaped eyes.

Practice on people who would like to have ‘’bigger’’ eyes. This will not only allow you to practice your mapping, but also isolation, application, and your skills to choose the right lash mapping to enhance your client’s face.

The dos and don'ts of classic open eyelash extensions

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  • Make sure to discuss with your clients and their expectations. 
  • Make sure to choose the right diameters and lengths according to their natural lashes in order to keep their natural eyelashes healthy. 
  • Do not achieve an open eye mapping if your client wants to have wider eyes. 
  • Have a colored pen: this is for laying out your lash maps. 

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LLBA products for classic open eyelash extensions

LLBA Professional has many different products that can be beneficial for eyelash extension services. Here are some great products you can use for your upcoming eyelash extensions appointment:

Flat lashes:

Flat lashes: Flat lashes are flat at the base and taper off at the end to give a darker and fuller look. They look absolutely beautiful in classic sets with their rich black matte finish. These lashes come in mixed lengths (8-15mm), and single lengths, and various diameters such as 0.12, 0.15, 0.18, and 0.20. The available curls are C, CC, and D.

Velvet Supermink lashes: These give a matte black appearance and are light and fine. They last longer than other lash products on the market because of their unique characteristics. They are also very affordable, vegan, and are high quality.  

Hydrogel under-eye pads

Hydrogel under-eye pads: What is great with LLBA eye pads is that these eye patches stimulate the skin's collagen to brighten the area under the eyes. Who doesn’t want to treat their dark circles at the same time as an eyelash extensions appointment? LLBA Professional has different shapes to choose from according to the shape of the client.

Lash Map stickers: Lash map stickers are helpful for lash applications. It should be placed on top of the eye pads and will help you with your mapping.

Lash Mirror: The Lash Mirror is a very useful tool to achieve an amazing set. While lashing, use the front view lash mirror to look at the front of your sets. This will let you see everything without having your clients open their eyes! This is key to successful eyelash sets!

Disposable Dental Bibs

Disposable Dental Bibs: Keep your workspace clean with some bibs. The bibs are waterproof, so they're great for keeping clients clean while you're applying the lash set. They are big enough to cover the work area and to keep your lash pillow clean by covering the pillow under their head. The bibs are also water-resistant and will make sure your clothes and skin are protected from lash and brow liquids, adhesives, tint-related products. 


Although this style isn’t as widely used as many of the other popular styles, it is still good to know the logistics and how to properly apply an open eyelash set. Following these steps and with the right tools, you can easily achieve this look!