Have you ever heard of mega volume lashes? These lashes are often used to create ultra-dramatic lash looks for those in love with super long lashes. However, you may have a few questions about this lash style, such as:
What is mega volume?
Is mega volume just volume with a fancy new name?
Are mega volume lashes safe?
Are mega volume lashes damaging to natural lashes?
There are so many questions around mega volume that haven’t been answered, but rest assured, I’m here to break them down for you. We know how important it is to know everything you can about what’s going on in your industry! So here it is, lash artist — mega volume lashes.
Mega Volume Lashes vs. Volume Lashes
Mega volume lashes are very similar to the traditional volume lashes we know. However, they have a minor difference that sets them apart when it comes to lash styles.
The difference between mega volume and traditional volume is how many lash extensions are being used to create the fan and the diameter of the extensions in the fan. A set of traditional volume lashes uses .07 extensions to create a fan with up to 5 lash extensions. Mega volume sets use .05 and .03 lash extensions to create a fan with up to 16 lash extensions. With mega volume, you can apply up to 16 extensions on one natural lash. That is MEGA for sure.
Are Mega Volume Lashes Safe?
This is a totally valid question! Luckily, the answer is yes. Just like every other style of lash extensions, mega volume lashes are safe for your natural lashes — as long as they’re applied correctly. And let’s not forget about proper aftercare once those beautiful lashes have been applied.
We’ll break down the safest way to apply mega volume lashes so you can ensure natural lashes are protected during the process!
Being Mega Safe
Just like classic and traditional volume lashes, mega volume lash extensions are safe for natural lashes if the extensions are applied correctly. Do you know what is considered a properly applied set of lashes?
Proper Isolation is Key
First, and most importantly, proper isolation is a must with mega volume lashes. It’s a non-negotiable part of any set of lash extensions. If lashes aren’t properly isolated, the extensions and natural lashes will all stick together. This will cause pain for your lash client and also ruin their natural lashes.
Oh, and it won’t look good! Without proper isolation, you will have a difficult time retaining lash clientele. Who wants to get their lashes done by someone who causes them pain? The saying “beauty is pain” shouldn’t apply to this one.
Choose the Right Adhesive
Also, for a proper set of lashes (classic, traditional volume, or mega volume), you need to use the correct amount of lash adhesive. Lash adhesive adds weight, so if you use too much not only will the extensions and natural lashes all stick together, but you will be adding excessive weight. Additional weight can cause natural lash breakage and poor retention. Nope, we don’t want that.
Don’t Weigh Down Lashes
Lastly, a fan of extensions shouldn’t be too heavy. The weight of the fan is important for long-lasting lashes, avoiding breaking the natural lash, and avoiding the lash extensions from drooping. Mega volume lashes are no different! But, mega volume does take a little more calculation on your end to figure out the weight.
Don’t worry, I’m not talking calculus, just basic math. To do this basic lash math, you just need to know the lash weight of each diameter you are using to create the fan. By knowing that, you will know how many extensions you can put into your fans to keep your client’s natural lashes healthy and strong.
Achieve Symmetry and Balance
Was learning the volume lash technique challenging for you? I remember learning volume and how frustrating it was. Your hands are used to doing it one way, and now you have to adjust. A majority of volume lash artists use .07 lash extensions and that diameter is awesome. It gives you that dark lash line with fluff. When doing mega volume lash extensions, you have to use even thinner lash extensions: .05 and .03.
There are some adjustments you’ll have to make to be able to pick up these ultra-thin lashes and create a perfectly symmetrical fan, but you’ll get it!
Symmetrical fans are important in traditional volume lashing, as you know, and even MORE important in mega volume. Creating a fan where the extensions are equally spaced will not only give you a beautiful look, but it will also create a weight balance. A weight balance will give your clients great retention and keep their natural lashes healthy and strong. Weight balance will also give them a beautiful set of lash extensions. Who doesn’t want that?
There is more to how to apply proper eyelash extensions; if you would like some more information I highly recommend checking out The Lash Professional’s Educational Blogs or taking one of our amazing Lash Training courses!
When to Choose Mega Volume Lashes
We totally understand how difficult it can be to choose the best lash extensions for your desired look! Deciding between mega volume lashes and traditional volume lashes can be a challenge, so let’s make it a little easier.
Mega volume eyelash extensions are the ideal choice for those who want maximum volume without the need for additional mascara! This lash style enhances your lash look to create a mega-dramatic look. Babes who love hitting the town at night but don’t want the added hassle of applying coat after coat of mascara for that extra flair may love the effect of mega volume lashes.
Alternatively, boss babes looking for a happy medium between the natural look and the dramatic kick may choose to stick with traditional volume lashes.
As lash artists, it’s our job to walk our clients through the selection process and make sure the right lashes are used to achieve their desired look. Keep reading to learn more about where you can brush up on your lashing skills to meet your client’s every need!
Mega Volume Training
Do you need to take mega volume training? You can, but it’s not necessary. If you take an extensive volume course, you will have all the information you need to master mega volume, too. Some lash brands offer volume AND mega volume so that they can split up the information. That works for them! The Lash Professional does it a little differently. We give you all the information to do traditional and mega volume in one class. Check it out!
Want to learn more about volume lashes? Or maybe you’re interested in the Insta-worthy mega volume. Luckily, you don’t have to choose. Take our volume lash course and learn both!