Everything You Need To Know About Classic Lash Extensions

Learn all about the treatment, aftercare, maintenance, pricing, and distinction between classic and other forms of eyelash extensions.

The use of eyelash extensions to lengthen and thicken natural lashes has become a popular beauty trend. Classic lash extensions were the first of their kind, but since then, several variations have emerged. In spite of this, classic eyelash styles are still the most widely worn, and this article will teach you everything you need to know about them.

What Are Classic Eyelash Extensions?

One classic lash extension is put to one natural lash in a 1:1 ratio, making the lashes appear fuller. Unlike strip cluster lashes, which are placed to the skin of the eyelid, individual extensions are dipped into adhesive and applied to one of your natural lashes. We typically see classic or wispy lashes in Naples for a more natural look than you might catch in Miami.

Natural-looking, lightweight, and safe for your natural lashes if applied correctly, classic eyelashes are the most popular style. These lashes come in a variety of length, thickness, and curl pattern. We offer all types of lashes, some of the top favorites being classic, wispy lash extensions and voluminous lashes.

Classic Lashes Length, Thickness, Shape & Curl Type

Extensions of this type can lengthen your natural lashes by anywhere from 5 to 15 millimeters. Lash lengths vary throughout the set, with shorter ones chosen for the inner corners.

It’s crucial to get your classic lash length just right. They shouldn’t be too bulky, or otherwise they’ll be painful to wear and may damage your real lashes in the process. The standard length for lash extensions is between 9 and 13 millimeters. The length of the extensions should not exceed 20% of your own lash length.

While making hybrid lashes, it’s necessary to use lashes that are significantly longer than 14mm (more about them below).

Classic Lash Length

Short ones, 5mm to 8mm, are used for the inner corners of the eyes. Medium ones, 9mm to 12mm, are the most common.

Long, 13mm to 14mm, for people with long natural lashes who want a more dramatic effect. 

Classic Lash Thickness

The thickness of classic eyelash extensions can range from 0.03mm to 0.25mm.

When adding extensions to classic lashes, the most typical thickness is 0.15mm to mimic the appearance of real eyelashes. Eyelash extensions with a thickness of 0.20mm will give you a dramatic, eye-catching new look. Only those with exceptionally strong and healthy natural lashes should consider using a thickness greater than 0.15 mm.

Classic Lash Shape

There are flat lash extensions, as well as the more common curled ones. Eyelash extensions that mimic the appearance of real lashes but are flatter and flattering are gaining in popularity. This is because the base of the lashes is broader than the base of the round-shaped lashes.

Classic Lashes Curl Type

In addition, there are numerous traditional eyelash extension curl types, each of which is designated by a letter that describes its visual appearance.

I curl lashes – straight lashes popular among male customers.

J curl lashes – slightly curled for the elevated effect desired by those with straight lashes.

B curl lashes – natural and create the appearance of having used an eyelash curler.

C curl lashes – the most well-liked style of eyelash extension, it lifts and widens the eyes.

D curl lashes –  dramatic, glamorous.

L curl lashes – create a sharp upward angle, ideal for hooded eyes.

How Long Does The Treatment Take?

Between 1.5 and 2 hours is typical treatment time. The lash technician will clean your eyes, then one by one, dip the traditional eyelash extensions in the lash adhesive before applying them to your own lashes.

The more experienced the technician is, the shorter the appointment will be. It also depends if you already have some lashes on and are getting a full-set or just a fill. A fill will also be a much shorter appointment. At our lash extensions studio serving Cape Coral, you can expect expert installation in a timely manner.

How Do I Prepare For the Classic Lash Extension Treatment?

Make sure your lashes and eyelids are clean before your treatment begins; this includes not wearing any makeup to your session. Don’t use anything oily near your eyes either.

Before your scheduled visit, please remove your contact lenses. It is also recommended that you shower prior to the treatment, as doing so within 24 hours of the appointment may compromise the lash adhesive. 

How Do You Take Care Of Your Classic Lash Extensions?

After a treatment, the glue may still be fresh for up to 24 hours, so use caution.

• Avoid getting your eyelashes wet for the first 24 hours. Refrain from working out, taking a bath, swimming, or sweating.

• Sleep on your back if you can.

• Do not curl your eyelashes.

• You shouldn’t put anything that contains oil near your eyes, as this can wear the glue down.

How Long Do Classic Lash Extensions Last?

Classic eyelash extensions resemble the growth cycle of your own lashes because they are adhered to your natural lashes. About 20% of human eyelashes fall off weekly. 

Traditional eyelash extensions will need a fill every two to three weeks to keep them full and lasting as long as possible. In areas where your own lashes have shed, more extensions will be applied. You’ll have to have all lashes replaced if you wait for them to fall out on their own.

How Do I Know When It’s Time for a Fill?

In order to have a fill from a lash technician, you typically need at least 40% of your original lash extensions still in place. Some people’s lash growth cycles are shorter than others, so the timing of fills will vary. A follow-up appointment should be scheduled 2 to 3 weeks after the initial treatment.

How Much Do Classic Eyelash Extensions Cost?

An original set of lash extensions can set you back between $100 to $300. Your location, the popularity of the lash tech, and the quality of the extensions you select all play a role in determining the final cost. We pride ourselves on serving affordable lashes in Fort Myers.


Classic lash extensions are versatile, easy to maintain, and can be worn for an extended period of time. Iif you take care of your lashes, they’ll last you anywhere from a month to two months. If you neglect them though, they may begin falling out before that two-month mark. 

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your look, Brazilian Silhouette is the place to go! We offer classic lash extension services that will help you achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of! Lash extensions can help you look and feel more put together from the minute you wake up, meaning it will take you less time to get ready in the morning. Schedule an appointment now!

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