Mapping lash designs isn’t ‘one-size-fits-all’. Understanding lash extension curls, thickness, length, and how each function can elevate your artistry. One of the best things about lash extension is its ability to customize to enhance the best facial feature of your client.
We can assure you, the more customized you can be with your artistry, the more your services will be in demand!
J Curl Lashes
J curl lashes offer a soft curl, a standard for a naturally enhanced lash appearance with excellent retention.
B Curl Lashes
B curl lash extensions will give the straight natural lashes a bit more lift than a J curl. B curl lashes have a bit more curl than J curls, but they are still an excellent option for clients with straight lashes that point straight or upward. Also, the B curl is an excellent option for inner corner lashes.
C Curl Lashes
C curl lashes are intended for clients with a slight curl in their natural lash and will create an open eye effect.
C curl is one of the most popular curls worldwide. If C curl is used for clients with slightly downward angled lashes, it will give a satisfying lash lift. If used for clients with close-to-horizontal angle lashes, it will provide a fabulous doll eye effect.
However, for clients with heavily downward-angled lashes, we recommend using D curl instead.
CC/D Curl Lashes
CC/D curl lashes are very similar to C curl lash extensions, just curlier. They are especially effective for clients with downward-angled lashes who want a show-stopping look. These lashes will brighten and widen the eye and give a noticeable curled effect.
Because of its dramatic upward curl, if used for clients with upward-angle natural lashes or with heavily hooded eyelids, the extensions may prick the client’s eyelids. For that reason, CC curl is more suitable for clients with downward-angle natural lashes.
It’s one of the curlier curls, and if not applied correctly, retention may not be as great as the straight curls, but it adds drama and opens the eye more, making it excellent for downward-angled lashes.
M Curl Lashes
M curl gives the opposite effect to what J curl does. Its shape being with a small surface for the flat base and a dramatic curl upwards, M curl is designed to lift the appearance of downward-angled natural lashes. Because of the dramatic upward angle, you will be able to give a lash lift and create a wide-eye effect.
M curl is not recommended for clients with hooded eyelids or upward angled natural lashes.
L Curl and L+ Curl Lashes
L and L+ curl are essentially C or D curls with a flat base. Because of the flat base, you will be able to give your client the ultimate eyelid lift. L and L+ curl are developed to provide a wide-eye effect to the clients with hooded eyelids, deep-set eyes, and older clients with droopy eyelids. L+ is slightly curlier than L.
These are the most visually rewarding lash extensions. However, because of their long flat base, if used on downward-angle lashes, they will appear to be heavy and unflattering.