Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent makeup option that give your lashes a fuller look for many weeks. The application is time-intensive but the results are well worth it. The exact duration of the lash extension application depends on the eyelash stylist and the style of lashes desired.
For best results, it is critical that every natural lash is intensified with an extension. To do this, the lash artist needs to be very focused and persistent. Professionally done eyelash extensions may take around two hours, although it may take longer if you prefer volume lashes with a 2D look or more.
To keep your new pair of lashes looking full and fresh, refill appointments are recommended every three to four weeks. On average, an extension refill takes about an hour to complete.
The time required for an extension application will vary depending on whether you’re receiving a full set or a refill. It also depends on the style of lashes you choose.
|Lash Type||Full Set (or first time)||Refill|
|Classic Eyelashes||90-120 mins.||30-60 mins.|
|Volume Eyelashes||120-180 mins.||60-90 mins.|
|Hybrid Eyelashes||90-150 mins.||60-90 mins.|
Depending on the stylist’s skill level and the number of natural lashes, a complete set of classic eyelashes can be applied in one and a half to two hours. Classic lash extensions typically consist of 90 to 150 lashes since each is attached to a natural lash.
Professionals usually advise going for a refill when a minimum of 40% of the extensions have lost their hold. A refill set application of classic extensions would take 30 minutes to an hour.
To add spectacular volume to your natural eyelashes, a fan-type lash is inserted in the volume eyelash extensions. Depending on how glammed up you wish to be, you will receive several types of extensions rather than a 1:1 ratio as with the classic extensions. Hence, the ratio can range from 1:2 to 1:5. This ratio indicates the number of lashes attached to each natural lash.
Applying a complete set of volume lash extensions takes between 120 and 180 minutes. A refill takes between 60 and 90 minutes.
This extension is a combination of the classic and the volume eyelashes. The application of hybrid lashes typically takes 120 to 180 minutes. However, their refills take around 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Usually, stylists use 70% volume lashes and 30% classic lashes to produce hybrid eyelashes.
Depending on the style, it might take up to three hours to apply lash extensions. After getting lash extensions, you should adhere to specific instructions for maintaining eyelash extensions so they last for the maximum possible time.