Do eyelash extensions work on straight lashes?

Applying eyelash extensions to clients with straight lashes can often be a difficult task, especially for new lash artists. The key to giving those clients with straight lashes a dramatic look is all in the application.

When applying extensions to clients with stick straight lashes, isolation is so important. A perfectly isolated lash will adhere to a curly extensions (like a D or a C) better.

If you are using a C or a D curl, be sure to only place adhesive on the lower third of the extension. Trying to curl the natural lash to meet the adhesive on C or D curl will damage the natural lash. The lower third of even the most curly extensions are usually a little straight, and can hold better.

Another option for straight lashes is to use a L-curl lash. L-curl lashes are shaped just like the letter “L”. The lip on this extension is easy to attach to the natural lash. Here’s a gorgeous example of what L-curl lashes look like in a full set. 

Another great tip for getting a more dramatic look with straight lashes is to use a heated eyelash curler. Heated eyelash curlers should only be used on natural lashes. This will curl the lashes so they can hold more of a dramatic extension.

Cherry Shin