Why Choose Silk Lash Extensions?
There are so many different types of eyelash extensions available, it can be difficult to know what to choose for your clients. We’re going to explain some of the differences between the main types of lash extensions – silk, synthetic, faux-mink and mink.
Silk Lash Extensions
Silk lashes are a great mid-weight lash option that tend to suit a range of different clients. They’re much softer and more porous than synthetic lashes and therefore tend to last a bit longer, being a much better option if a client has fine or weak lashes. As with other types of lashes they can look as dramatic or as natural as a client wants them as they come in a variety of curls and lengths and don’t generally looks as ‘plastic’ as acrylic lashes can do. They’re also some of the blackest lash extensions you can get which give a ‘ready-mascara’d look. Glamour sets of silk lashes are a popular options for brides, who are looking for lashes that are full and long but still look natural. Price-wise silk lash extensions are a good balance of cost vs quality/results for a client.
Synthetic Lash Extensions
Made from polished acrylic material, synthetic lashes are a little shinier and glossier than other types and can look very dramatic especially when applied quite thickly. They come in a range of thicknesses and curls and are most popular with people want a more “made-up” look. They hold their curl extremely well but some don’t find them as soft/natural looking as other types of extension. They are a little heavier than other lash types so aren’t necessarily suitable for longer term wear or people with weaker lashes. Synthetic lashes also don’t always have the same staying power as other types of lashes such as silk or mink, likely due to the heavier weight of synthetic lashes. They’re often the cheaper type of lash extension and you might find that they’re more popular with your younger clients who are looking for a dramatic look.
Faux Mink Lash Extensions
Faux mink lashes are man-made lashes designed to imitate real mink fur. They’re fine, soft and silky but don’t lose their curl. They’re also shinier than silk lashes and take longer to apply because of how fine they are so can be good for clients with finer lashes. They give a more natural look, even with a full set, so aren’t usually the lash of choice for clients that want a really dramatic, glamorous look – older clients tend to prefer faux mink.
Mink Lash Extensions
Usually used for those looking for a natural and fluffy look, mink lashes are the most expensive and time consuming lashes to apply. They also take some of the most maintenance – they can last longer because they’re so light – but they don’t come curled so will need to be permed and/or curled at home, especially if they get wet.
Check out our range of lashes – including silk lash extensions, which we believe represent the best mix of quality and value.