Why Classic Eyelash Extensions will NEVER Go Out of Style
Whether you’ve been lashing for 3 months or 3 years, you’ll undoubtedly have completed lots of classic lash sets. While it might seem like a humble beginning to an illustrious lash career, or even a means to becoming qualified in volume lashes, Classic Lashes have been a salon staple for years now and they’re highly unlikely to ever go out of style! Here’s why:
There’s little else to say here really - people really value their time! While it’s true that they always have, if the last couple of years have taught us anything it’s that it’s really great to spend time with people we love. For some of us that is our lash tech/our clients, but generally speaking, if I can have a beauty treatment that lasts for 1.5 hours and I get to wake up looking like I have my life together, I’m going to pick that over a 3 hour treatment. Add to that the idea that we live in an age where we like things to happen fast - faster internet speeds, faster delivery times, faster gratification, fasteranything!
They’re not just faster for our clients though, we have to think that if we’re doing a classic set in 1.5 hours as opposed to a volume set for 2 or even 3 hours, we’re saving ourselvesa lot of time. Whether we use that time to further develop our business, open up some additional appointment slots or even just take some extra time for self care is up to us, but saved time is something of a blessing!
They’re More Universal
Okay don’t get me wrong - I ADORE volume, I always have, but when it comes to classics they just have a bit more of a general feel to them.
Sometimes our clients work in environments that they’re not generally allowed to even have eyelash extensions - if they can have a treatment where they feel like they’re treating themselves, they save a little bit of time in the morning and they can get away with people thinking they’re wearing mascara and/or have been blessed by the natural lash gods, why wouldn’t they?
On a similar level, they’re generally more wearable for the vast majority of our clients. While this is a slightly generalised statement, some of our older clients may not feel that volume lashes really suit them any more, but that shouldn’t mean they have to completely give up on eyelash extensions if they make them happy - try classic lashes for a more subtle finish, and for a super lightweight, easy to wear look - try black brown lashes!
They’re Really Low Maintenance
While we do love volume, I have to admit I find them a little more maintenance than volume lashes. Of course you still need to clean them daily, especially if you have oilier skin or you like to wear eyeshadow or makeup around the eye area, I just mean that when I personally have volume lashes, they don’t save me time in my morning routine as I still have to brush them through (which I do, lovingly and adoringly) - for me, classics can be brushed through but they don’t necessarilyneed to be in the same way or to the same degree that volume lashes do.
It’s Less Obvious When You Lose One
This might be a subject for debate as volume lashes obviously cover more ground than classic lashes when it comes to gaps - this is why we always encourage learning both narrow and wide fans, in case a client has more sparse lashes. However, when just a couple of fans fall it can be more obvious that we have a few gaps - with classics, it’s a bit easier for this to blend into the rest of our lash line.
We’d still recommend infills every 2-3 weeks, of course.
Look, great work = a higher price tag. You and I both know how much work goes into perfecting your craft but not all of our clients can fully appreciate why we price our treatments the way we do, which is why there are so many memes about clients going somewhere cheaper and ultimately regretting it. If someone is new to lashes and they’re not sure if they’ll like them especially, they’re quite likely to go for the cheaper treatment options.
Those among us who LOVE drama in their lashes will probably always be more than happy to pay a little more for a volume set so this isn’t to say that offering classic lashes means that no-one will go for volume - they absolutely will - but if you’re not sure about something, you might see classic lashes as a sort of trial run, or the gateway to thicker volume in the future, perhaps.
If you’re yet to find the perfect glue for classic lash extensions, check out this blog post!
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