So you took your classic course and learned all about isolation, safety, natural eyelash health, how to map, how to do infills, adhesive and the list goes on and on!!!!! Then you get your well deserved certificate of training and practice your booty off only to be disappointed to find out that you can’t quite get the fullness your clients desire with classics and you’re having a hard time growing your lash business because you aren’t certified in volume. Well let me let you in on a little secret, you already did the hard part and now you can use our prefanned lashes to jump right into volume or even mega volume without paying $$$ for additional training. You simply need to take your classic skill knowledge and combine it with what I’m about to teach you about volume weights.
I’m going to need you to trust me on this. Your logical brain isn’t going to be able to understand. But have faith and trust me with what I’m about to explain to you.
In classic lashing you are most likely using .12, .15, .18 diameters. This is the width of the lash. Not the length which is measured in millimeters. You have been trained to study your clients natural lashes and decide which option is best for her lash health. It’s a weight game. If your client prefers to have lashes as long as possible then you want to achieve that for them but you might go down in diameter being careful to not put too much weight on the NL. If your client wants shorter but thicker lashes then you could go up in diameter (thickness) because you are using shorter lash extensions. Now stay with me because this is where it gets weird.
In volume lashing you have several lashes in a “fan” and it is placed on one NL. This is much different then classics where you apply only one lash extension per NL. In volume the dimension of the fan refers to how many single lashes are used to make the fan. However, volume lash diameters ( remember diameters refers to the thickness if each lash) make no sense when you compare them to your classics. There is a whole mathematical explanation that has to do with surface area and honestly is very confusing so I’m going to simplify it for you. Typical Volume diameters are .03, .05, .07. You would assume that if you had a client that would hold a .15 in classics then you could only safely use 2 x .07’s to equal about the same weight but this isn’t correct. Again, you’re going to have to let go of logic here. I’m going to make it easy for you. This is an EXTREMELY simplified conversion chart that will help you shop our prefanned lashes and choose the correct volume fan for your clients. I made this chart specific to what prefanned lashes we have available for purchase. There are many different variations but this is a simplified version to keep things nice and easy.
.15 classic lash .18 classic lash
.07 4D All of the before mentioned lashes plus...
.07 6D .07 7D
.03 10D .05 10D
As lash artists we need to come as close as possible to the desired look our clients want while not compromising the integrity of their natural lashes. Remember if length is the ultimate goal then use smaller diameters or dimensions (dimensions refers to have many lashes are used to make the fan) and go up a size in millimeters (length). If density is the clients desire then choose a lash fan with a thicker diameter and more dimension. I really hope this helps you choose what appropriate prefanned lash you need for your clients.