Everything You Need to Know About Classic Eyelash Extensions

All About Classic Eyelash Extensions

When working with clients, it's essential to acknowledge that many different types of eyelash extensions can help achieve different looks — and classic is one of them. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide to classic eye extensions; what they are, how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, and everything else you need to know. 

What Are Classic Eye Extensions?

Classic eyelash extensions are individual lashes applied lash by lash to each of your natural eyelashes. They’re designed to enhance your natural lashes' length, thickness and curl. The lashes are made of various materials, including synthetic fibers, silk and artificial mink hair. The glue used to attach the extensions to your natural lashes is a medical-grade adhesive that is safe to use on the eyes. It’s always important to have your extensions applied by a qualified lash technician, as the process requires high skill and precision.

How Do Classic Eye Extensions Work?

Applying classic eye extensions is quite simple, but it requires great skill and precision to ensure that the lashes are used correctly. Here's how it works:

Step 1: The lash technician will assess your natural lashes

Before getting started, the lash technician will assess your natural lashes to determine the length, thickness, and direction of your lashes. This assessment helps the technician choose the right size, thickness and type of lashes for your extensions.

Step 2: The technician will prepare your eye area

Next, the technician will clean and prepare your eye area, removing any makeup and oils from your eyelids and lashes.

Step 3: The technician will apply the extensions

The technician will then start applying the eyelash extensions one by one, using a unique adhesive that is safe for use on the eyes. This process can take one to three hours, depending on the number of extensions applied to achieve the desired look and outcome. 

Step 4: The technician will check the results

After applying the extensions, the technician will ensure that all of the lashes are appropriately used and that there are no clumps or gaps in the lashes. If any adjustments are needed, the technician will make them before sending you on your way.

A before and after shot of a woman's eyes; one on the left without classic eyelash extensions, and one on the right with classic eyelash extensions.

The advantages and disadvantages of classic eye extensions

Now that you understand how classic eye extensions work, let’s explore their advantages and disadvantages. 


They provide added length and volume 

Classic eyelash extensions provide length and volume to your natural lashes, which can help you achieve a subtle enhancement to your natural lashes or a dramatic look.

They are highly customizable

You can customize the thickness and length of the lash extensions to suit your style and preferences.

They are relatively low-maintenance 

Classic eyelash extensions are low maintenance. Once they are applied, you can continue your regular activities, like swimming and showering, without worrying about ruining your lashes.

They remove the need for mascara

Say goodbye to raccoon eyes! Since classic lash extensions are already thick and voluminous, mascara is unnecessary, which can benefit those with sensitive eyes.


They can be expensive

The cost of classic eyelash extensions can be pretty expensive, depending on the salon and the experience level of the lash technician.

The application process is relatively long

The application process can take a few hours, which can disadvantage those not used to sitting still for long periods.

They may require touch-ups 

Although relatively low maintenance, classic eyelash extensions require regular touch-ups to maintain the look. We recommend having your lashes touched up once every 2-3 weeks. 

Improper application could damage your natural lashes

If classic eyelash extensions are not applied correctly or are too heavy for your natural lashes, they can cause damage to your natural lashes.

Classic eyelash extensions are an excellent option for those looking to enhance their natural lashes. While there are some potential disadvantages, the results can be well worth the investment with proper aftercare and maintenance. If you're considering getting classic eyelash extensions, do your research and find a qualified lash technician who can provide the results you're looking for. Stay tuned for more beauty tips and tricks from LLBA Professional!