Lash mapping is an art that showcases our professionalism and ensures consistent lash sets. It allows us to create unique looks that perfectly suit our clients’ preferences, eye shapes, and bone structures. One of the most sought-after styles in the lash industry is the Cat Style. But what exactly is it, and how can you master the art of mapping a Cat Style lash set?
Mapping the Cat Style
To achieve a stunning Cat Style lash set, start by marking the middle of the eye for symmetry. This step is crucial for a balanced and flawless result.
Next, divide the section towards the outer corner in half, and then halve it again. The segment closer to the outer corner will be your longest section. This length will create the sexy sweeping flick that defines the Cat Style.
Now, for the final section of the outer corner, split it into three equal parts. While we want to achieve that captivating flick, it’s essential to protect the lashes in that area. Using excessively long lengths can cause drooping, giving the eyes a sad appearance.
The sections towards the inner corner should be wider than those in the outer corner. This technique not only adds to the stunning elongation effect but also enhances the overall look.
Who is the Cat Style Best For?
Although the Cat Style is a popular request, it’s not ideal for everyone. Mapping a Cat Style on the wrong client can result in eyes that appear far apart, droopy, or sad. Luckily, there are specific clients who can truly rock the Cat Style.
Clients with eyes that are slightly closer together can benefit greatly from the Cat Style. It creates an illusion of extra distance between the eyes, giving a more balanced look. For clients with proportional eye spacing (where the space between the eyes is the same width as the eyes themselves), achieving a Cat Style is still possible. Consider using fewer lengths or suggest a squirrel style, which will complement their features beautifully.
Almond-shaped eyes make the Cat Style truly shine, as long as they are not widely spaced. This style accentuates the gorgeous shape and adds a touch of elegance. Additionally, clients with lashes that grow upwards will achieve a stunning look with the Cat Style.
If your client has naturally straight or downward-growing lashes, don’t worry! There’s still hope for them. Instead of using regular curls, opt for an M curl or L curl. These curls will provide the necessary lift to enhance their lashes.
Enhance Your Lash Mapping Skills
Are you looking to expand your lash mapping expertise? Check out our Squirrel Mapping Style Guide and our Dolly Mapping Guide for more inspiration.
Remember, mastering the art of mapping a Cat Style lash set takes practice and an understanding of your clients’ unique features. By tailoring the style to their preferences and eye shape, you’ll create stunning sets that your clients will adore.
Continue to refine your skills, and let your creativity shine!