Hybrid vs volume lashes: the complete comparison guide

What are the differences between hybrid and volume lashes?

As lash artists, our training allows us to offer a variety of different looks and styles to our clients.Hybrid lashes set is a mix of classic and volume lashes. They give a more natural look than a volume full set. They are natural for those who don’t want to have a bold look, which volume lashes give a voluminous look, allowing clients to have an eyeliner look or a more dramatic look.

The thickness of the hybrid sets will have mixed diameters from 0.05 mm to 0.10 mm for the volume fans (multiple lashes applied on one lash), and from 0.10 mm to 0.20 mm for the classic lashes.

The thickness of the volume sets will depend on the size of the fans. The bigger the fans will be (the more lashes a fan will have), the thinner the lashes will be. The diameters can be between 0.05 mm to 0.10 mm.

The thickness will depend on the natural lashes. The stronger the natural lashes are, the thicker lash extension can be used for classic lash in hybrid sets. 

Who should get volume vs. hybrid lashes?

hybrid vs volume lashes

Clients who want a fuller look than classic lashes, but less voluminous than a volume set should go for the hybrid sets. It is best for people who still want a natural look, but a bit more. It will give them a natural look, but fuller. Clients who aren’t satisfied with the natural look of the classic lashes might be satisfied with the hybrid look.

Clients who enjoy dramatic looks and lashes should go for volume sets. Volume sets will give their eyes a nice eyeliner look, rather than mascara look like the classic would do.

We suggest lashing artists suggest to their clients to find a picture of what they want. It will be easier for the lash artist to figure out which set would be the best for the client and to respect what they want.

The different making processes of volume and hybrid lashes

hybrid lashes vs volume

The techniques of those two sets are different: Hybrid is a mix of single lash applied on natural lash, and multiple lashes applied on one natural lash. Volume sets consist of applying multiple lashes (volume fan) on every natural lash.

Hybrid sets and volume sets require more knowledge. A volume training is required in order to offer lash sets that are healthy for the natural lashes. If it takes a lot of time for lash artists to make their own fans, some might purchase promades or premades fans, fans that are made in advance and sold by lash suppliers.

For those who want to get a hybrid look or volume lashes to look, they should go for experienced lash artists.

Here are some characteristics of hybrid sets: 

  • Hybrid sets are in between the natural look and the voluminous look. It will give a fuller effect than classic sets, but less voluminous sets than volume sets.
  • It has a higher price than classic sets, since it will require more time, more lashes and a lash artist with more experience, but will be less expensive than a volume set since less lashes and time will be required.
Here are some characteristics of volume sets : 
  • Voluminous, to give a full effect on the eyes. 
  • Some effects can only be achieved with volume sets.
  • It has a higher price than hybrid sets, since it will require more time, more lashes and the lash artist giving the service will have more experience and more training.

When it comes to length, both techniques can use the same lengths, as long as it is properly chosen in order to accomplish healthy lash extensions sets.

When it comes to curls, the most popular curls for hybrid sets are C, CC, and D curls. Volume sets also use the curls: C, CC and D, but can achieve different effects with more curls, such as L curl for a cat eye effect, or M curl for a fox eye effect.

hybrid lashes vs volume lashes

LLBA’s Camellia C Curl

There is not really a difference when it comes to retention if pre and post treatment are carefully done by the lash artist. All infills should be done within 2 to 3 weeks after the full set being done, depending on everyone's lashes and maintenance.

Each type of set will offer its own uniqueness depending on the dimension, curl and lengths used so it is important to always inform your clients of the possibility of what their set will look like. Some people have an idea of what the set will look like so it’s important to always advise them beforehand that everyone’s lashes are different and the outcome may not turn out the way they wanted. But reassure them that regardless, you will do your best to make them look and feel amazing with their new lash set.