Hybrid lashes are a perfect combination of two styles, for those who want thick and long lashes. Learn all about hybrid lash extensions treatment, cost, maintenance, side effects, and much more.
First, there were classic lash extensions, and then lash technicians found a way to make the lashes appear even thicker and fuller with volume lash extensions. The combination of these two created a new eyelash extensions style – hybrid lashes. Popular for being customizable and looking more natural than volume lashes, these are very often requested.
Hybrid lash extensions combine two styles – classic lashes and Russian volume lashes – to create a customized, more natural look. Classic lashes, where 1 lash extension is applied to 1 of your natural lashes, are added at some spots to add length to the lashes. Russian volume lashes are small fans of 2-6 attached lashes applied to 1 of the natural lashes. These are used to add more density and fullness.
So, hybrid lashes are classic lashes (1:1) and volume lashes (2-6:1) mixed to give length and volume to sparse lashes. The result? Wispy, textured lash extension look that looks more natural than Russian volume look.
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The hybrid lash extensions treatment lasts 1.5 – 2.5 hours. As said above, the lash techs use a mix of classic lashes and volume lashes, usually 50% of one style, 50% of the other, but sometimes, the relation is 30% : 70%, depending on how thick you want your hybrid eyelashes to be.
The lash tech will combine the lash extensions of various thicknesses, lengths, and curls to give you the desired look, depending on your preferences and the state of your natural lashes. You can choose whether you want a spiky hybrid set or a shorter, more natural-looking wispy set.
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Before you come to your hybrid lashes appointment, it is advisable to remove all traces of makeup and come with completely clean lashes. Avoid oil-based products and don’t use a lash curler before the treatment.
Lash techs also advise washing your hair before the treatment, since you will be asked to avoid long showers and steam for 24 hours after the treatment until the glue is dried completely.
If you wear contact lenses, take them off before the appointment. Also, it is good not to drink coffee before the treatment since you will have to be still for 2 hours.
Hybrid eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes, so they follow their growth cycle and fall off with them. Therefore, hybrid eyelash extensions last 6-8 weeks but expect to lose about 50% of hybrid lashes after 3-4 weeks.
Infills, or fill-ins, are usually booked 3-4 weeks after the initial treatment. Lash artists usually require you to have at least 40-50% remaining hybrid eyelashes to add more.
If you wait longer, the treatment will have to be repeated, and you will be charged the full set price instead of just the infill price.
The price of hybrid lashes varies between $150 and $300 depending on your location and the artist’s popularity.
Hybrid lashes top-ups (infills) usually cost half the price of the full treatment.
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Hybrid lashes side-effects are very rare but can happen. They include:
This is not advisable, especially if you don’t have adequate products for lash extensions removal. Visit your lash technician to properly remove your hybrid lash extensions and clean your lashes. All of them should offer a removal service.
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Classic lashes are individual lash extensions, which means 1 lash extension applied to 1 of the natural lashes. Hybrid eyelashes use a mixture of classic lashes and volume lash extensions.
The classic lash extensions will add length to your lashes, while hybrid lashes give them length and volume, achieved by the application of volume lash extensions.
Russian volume lash extensions are created by applying pre-made fans of 2-6 (or in some cases more) thin, light lash extensions to one of your natural lashes. Hybrid lashes combine classic lashes and volume lashes and the result is long, dense, and thick lashes, that look more natural.
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As said above, hybrid lashes last 6-8 weeks without infills, but they will not look that good after half of them fall out, which will happen after a month. So, a fill-in appointment is required after 3-4 weeks.
Hybrid eyelash extensions need to be cleaned regularly, to remove bacteria. Also, it is important to clean them because the build-up of dead skin and oils can break the bond of the glue. Brush them with a clean spoolie regularly and don’t use oil-based products if you want them to last longer.
Here are the tips on how to properly clean your hybrid lashes:
Cleaning your lash extensions regularly will keep them fluffy and prolong the time between infills.
You shouldn’t wear mascara on your hybrid eyelashes, because it will make them heavier to the eye and it can make the lashes break and damage even your natural lashes. Also, it will make them harder to clean, and as said above, cleaning your eyelash extensions is extremely important.
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If done properly and if you follow the aftercare and maintenance tips, they will not damage your natural lashes. That is why it is important to choose a skilled and certified lash technician, follow the aftercare tips, and clean your lashes regularly. Also, don’t try to remove them at home – leave it to a professional.
Hybrid eyelashes are great for people who want to add length and volume to their natural lashes. They are thicker than classics but not as dramatic as volume lashes. A perfect combination of the two styles makes them so attractive and popular.