The Ultimate Guide to Hybrid Lash Extensions

Are you a new lash artist who has noticed other salons offering ‘hybrid lashes’ and are wondering what they are? In this guide, we will discuss what hybrid lash extensions are, the style and effect they create, and how to easily create them using certain products


1. The Difference Between Classic, Hybrid, and Volume Lash Extensions

Traditionally, hybrid lashes are a combination of classic and volume lashes. 

2. What are Classic Lashes?

Classic lashes involve applying a single lash extension (which can be any diameter between 0.10 to 0.20 classic or flat lashes) to one natural lash. Assuming an average of 100 natural lashes per eye, a full set would involve applying 100 individual lashes. Classic lashes are preferred by clients who want a subtle, natural-looking finish. They mimic the look of mascara, resulting in slightly thicker, curlier, and longer lash sets than natural lashes. Even though volume lashes have become a huge trend in the last few years, classic lashes have remained popular for their understated look, perfect for clients who want extensions for everyday life rather than for a one-off party or holiday. Building a strong client base for classic lashes is essential for your business. 

3. What Are Volume Lashes? 

Volume lashes involve attaching a fan of multiple lash extensions (ranging from 2D to as much as 14D or more) to a single natural lash. To create volume lashes, you can either make your own fan with handmade lashes or use premade fans.  As multiple lashes are applied, volume lashes create the most dramatic look, offering a fuller, more glamorous appearance. You can adjust the final look by choosing the dimensions (lower dimensions such as 3D create a natural style, while higher dimensions like 8D or above create a very full and mega volume look). 

But, if your clients want something in between, that’s where ‘hybrid lashes’ come in.


4. What Are Hybrid Lashes? 

Hybrid lashes are created by mixing classic lashes and volume fans, typically in a 50/50 ratio, although this can be adjusted depending on the desired final look. Using more classic lashes results in a more textured and spike-y appearance, while more volume fans result in a fluffier, softer, but fuller look. Hybrid lashes provide excellent volume and coverage for sparse natural lashes, creating a textured, unique look by mixing two different diameter lashes, without being overly dramatic. They are also great for those transitioning from classic to volume lashes. With the variety of styles you can create, hybrid lashes often refer to any set that mixes different lashes. The possibilities for creativity are endless! 

5. How to Create Hybrid Lash Extensions 

The standard method for creating hybrid lashes is to mix half classic lashes or flat lashes with volume lash fans. Start by applying thicker diameter lashes, such as 0.15 or 0.20 classic lashes, evenly spaced out. When about half of the natural lashes are covered, start applying volume fans to the remaining lashes. It’s that simple! During infills, maintain the ratio by replacing the fallen-out lashes accordingly. 

7.  How to Price Your Hybrid Lash Extensions

Hybrid lashes typically offer a moderate amount of volume, so many salons price them between classic and volume lash sets. Consider offering a ‘wispy style’ option as an add-on service. This unique touch is easy to upsell to clients, who are likely to fall in love with the new style. 

It’s now almost necessary to offer new styles beyond the plain ‘classic set’ or ‘volume set.’ Keeping up with industry trends and introducing new collections of lashes will give you an unbeatable advantage over local competitors.

Find out more about more on how to properly price your lash extensions.

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