How To Create The Perfect Set Of Hybrid Eyelash Extensions

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner Lash Technician new to the world of eyelash extensions, it would be difficult to deny how beautiful Hybrid Lashes are. They’re a style of lash extensions that have taken the beauty world by storm and give your clients even more opportunity to personalise their lash looks. So, if you're looking to add to your lashing repertoire and attract new clients, here's everything you need to know to create gorgeous Hybrid Lashes!

Close-up of Hybrid Lash Extensions

Volume Lashes vs Classic Lashes

To create a set of Hybrid Lashes, you'll be using a combination of Classic lash extensions and Russian Volume Lashes, and the result truly is the best of both worlds! Just in case you weren’t already aware, Classic lash extensions are created by attaching one eyelash extension to each of your clients' natural lashes. The result is a subtle-looking and natural finish. When it comes to Russian Volume Lashes however, you'll either create lash fans with Easy Fanning Lashes, or to save you some treatment time you can use Pre-Made Volume Fans that you'll attach to each of the individual lashes instead. The added lash extensions will provide extra volume for your clients' natural lashes, and the level of drama you achieve is also customisable for each client, depending on how bold they want their lashes to be. 

Lashes for Classic eyelash extensions and Russian Lash Extensions

Hybrid Lashes vs Classic Lashes

If your client has been drooling over a celebrity’s lashes and wondered how they got them so fluttery, it isn’t genetics, it’s Hybrid lash extensions. Made popular by Kim K, Hybrid lash extensions create a broken lash line, which appears textured and spiky, but incredibly soft at the same time. 

Hybrid Lashes are perfect for people who have sections of their lash line which are sparser than others, or have thin natural lashes overall. Fans of eyelash extensions can be added to places where the natural lashes are less thick and individual lashes can be used in denser parts of the natural lash line, or to create length where the natural lashes are shorter.

If your client has tried Classic lash extensions and they aren’t sure if they want to make the leap to Russian Volume Lashes, Hybrid lash extensions are a great middle ground. They’ll give your clients the chance to get a feel for what more voluminous lashes will look like on them. Equally, if they know from the offset that they want something with a little more oomph, then Hybrid lashes are the perfect option. 

Applying Hybrid Lashes to individual lashes with eyelash tweezers and under eye patches

How To Create A Set Of Hybrid Lashes 

If your client opts for Hybrid lash extensions, or you've decided that this method is the best style for their natural lashes, prepare to spend a little longer in your salon chair. It can take around two and a half hours to apply a full set of Hybrid lash extensions, due to the fact that more precision and creative skill is needed for this lash style compared to other styles. 

Just like when you're applying Classic Lashes and Russian Volume Lashes, you'll need to isolate each of the individual lashes before attaching the eyelash extensions. For the best effect, handmade lash fans should be created and attached to the isolated natural lashes. Usually, two lash fans will be placed on two separate lashes, and a single eyelash extension will be applied onto isolated lashes either side. This method is then repeated over and over until a full set of Hybrid lashes have been applied. 

Lash mapping for Hybrid Eyelash Extensions

Aftercare Advice For Hybrid Lashes

Just like with Classic lash extensions and Russian Volume Lashes, when applied correctly, Hybrid Lashes will not cause damage to your client's natural lashes. However, there are things you should advise your clients to be mindful of, once they’ve left your beauty room that will help them to keep their lashes in tip-top shape. For starters, like all hair, our eyelashes have a finite lifespan and they will inevitably shed, taking with them the eyelash extensions attached to them. This is why your clients will need to make sure that they schedule regular infill appointments to maintain the fullness of their beautiful lashes.  

For the first 48 hours after their lash treatment, clients should not get their lash extensions wet as the lash glue with still need time to cure and form a solid bond between the natural lashes and eyelash extensions. After this initial period, they will need to clean their lashes every day with a lash shampoo and cleansing eyelash brush, gently pat them dry and then brush their lashes through with a lash brush. It’s also important to remind your clients that they only apply a very slight amount of pressure when cleansing their lashes, to prevent unnecessary breakage.

Lash shampoo and eyelash brush for natural lashes

When it comes to your clients choosing their preferred style of eyelash extensions, there really is no right or wrong answer. Everyone has a different eye shape and a unique set of natural lashes. So as a Lash Technician, it's up to you to use your expertise, judgement, and consideration of your client's preferences, to choose which style of lash extensions will suit your clients best.