Here at The Lash Professional, we are LASH OBSESSED; constantly on the lookout for the newest & hottest trends in lashes. We love adding to our inventory inventory, and our newest obsession is colored lash extensions! Colored lash extensions give our lash artists more variety to choose from, so they can create unique and beautiful lash masterpieces for their clients!
The Rise of Colored Lash Extensions
As lash extensions continue to gain popularity, and the lash industry continues to grow and flourish, we find that there is an increasing demand for more variety from both our clients and our fellow lash sisters.
Because of this, we are seeing a vast assortment of lengths, diameters, curls, and now even COLORS emerging! With so many variations, the possibilities are endless!!
Just like with hair trends, we are noticing certain trends emerging in the lash world. More and more, clients are requesting the addition of color lash extensions. These lashes can create both subtle and dramatic effects! We predict that just as hair trends change over time, lash trends will follow suit.
While color lash extensions have been around since the onset of the lash craze, more and more options are becoming available in a variety of hues and diameters. This allows lash artists to create both subtle and dramatic looks! Whether it’s a pop of color to accent the eye, or a full-color set, it’s finally possible to achieve any look that the heart desires.
Do Colored Lash Extensions Ruin Your Natural Lashes?
Absolutely not! Just like black eyelash extensions, colored lash extensions are safe as long as they are applied correctly. There are also a few best practices you can follow to promote the health of your natural lashes if you have extensions, such as:
Don’t rub your eyes. This can cause damage and breakage to your natural lashes, which will also shorten the life of your extensions.
Carefully remove all makeup. I’m sure you’ve heard that you should never sleep in your makeup — and this is entirely true! The build-up of makeup can stunt the growth of your natural lashes.
Consider a serum. Lash serums can help promote the growth of your natural lashes and keep them healthy with extensions on. Just make sure you’re finding a quality product that won’t cause a negative reaction to your skin!
When you’re ready to invest in colored lash extensions, find an accredited lash artist who can apply your extensions without damaging your natural lashes.
How Long Do Colored Lash Extensions Last?
This will depend on a lash artist’s application process. Using traditional glue adhesive, colored lash extensions can last the typical two to six weeks. However, traditional adhesive sometimes comes in black or brown, which may show behind your colored lashes. In this case, you may need to invest in clear glue. Be cautious when purchasing clear glue as it may not last as long and will shorten the life of your extensions.
For quality, long-lasting glue, The Lash Professional offers a few options that can extend the lifespan of your colored lash extensions.
Types of Colored Lash Extensions
As the trend continues to grow, lash artists are creating new colors that can create any look a client desires! Check out some of the most popular colored lash extensions below.
Natural or Ombre Lashes
When it comes to color lash extensions, natural hues and ombre lashes still tend to be the most popular. Lashes that resemble genuine hair colors, can be used alone, or mixed in with black, to create a simple highlighted look. Ombre lashes, (lashes that start out black or dark brown at the base, and then transition into a lighter hue or color at the tip,) can be used on clients to achieve a faint colored set. Ombre lashes in darker colors, such as blues, purples, and browns still tend to be the most popular among this type of lash. Both of these gorgeous looks use darker or more neutral-colored lashes to create subtle highlights that are more noticeable when viewed up close, or in the sun.
Vibrant Colored Lashes
Brighter and more vibrant colors can also be mixed in to achieve a more festive or fun look. Mixing in neon and/or pastel colors draws attention to the eye, creating anything from a more subtle flirty look, to a more illuminated dramatic look. This will depend on the amount of color used and the placement of the colored lashes throughout the lash line.
Volume or Classic Lashes
Volume and/or classic colored extensions can be mixed randomly or placed strategically, depending on the look you wish to achieve. Using color this way creates a more dynamic and bold look, and helps to highlight eye color, or make the eyes “pop.” Whether you’re looking for colored lash extensions for brown eyes or colored lash extensions for green, this eyelash trend can make your eyes one of your most-noticed features!
As an additional bonus, lash artists can use color lash extensions as an add-on or up-sell to a traditional full set, charging more for the beautifully and artistically placed colored lashes.
Whether you are looking for a subtle or dramatic look, adding in a pop of color with color lash extensions can do just the trick!!
We can’t wait to see what hot new trends will emerge and take off next!