Have you heard about the latest lash trend that’s taking the beauty industry by storm? Wispy lash styles are all the rage right now, and they are here to stay. From the iconic Kim K style to the textured Wet Look lashes, these trends have revolutionized the world of lash extensions. So, what exactly are wispy lashes, and how do you achieve the perfect look? Let’s dive in!
Quick History: From Russian Volume to Hollywood Lashes
Russian Volume lashes were known for their super neat and even top line. The technique involved using different lengths of lashes on each layer, creating a flawless and symmetrical look. However, as volume techniques spread around the world, a more textured and slightly messy style called Hollywood Volume gained popularity. This new approach had a more natural finish, deviating from the rigid top lines of Russian Volume lashes. Nowadays, the term “Russian Volume” is used as a catch-all name for any volume lashes, while wispy lashes refer to styles with a lot more texture.
Style 1: Kim K Lashes – The Original Wispy Look
Kim K lashes were the pioneers of the wispy lash trend. These lashes feature an even top line with strategically placed spikes throughout the set. The spikes are usually 2-3 mm longer than the fans, ensuring a dramatic and eye-catching appearance. By adding spikes in each section of your lash map, you can easily transform any lash set into a stunning Kim K-inspired look. It’s that simple!
Wet Look Lashes: Breaking the Volume Extension Rules
If you’re looking to amp up the texture and create a truly unique lash style, then Wet Look Lashes are for you. Unlike traditional volume extensions, Wet Look Lashes feature closed fans that stay in little spikes, providing lots of texture. To achieve this style, you can deviate from the standard lash layering technique and add an extra millimeter for each layer. This creates a dense bottom section with a lighter top, giving your lashes a bold eyeliner effect.
However, be mindful that the closed fans used in Wet Look Lashes may leave gaps if your client has sparse natural lashes. To address this, you can open up some of the fans to add a bit of fluff and a different texture to the set. If you’re short on time, you can also use Premade Volume Fans instead of hand-making them. These fans are made from vegan-friendly and cruelty-free fiber, just like our Mayfair Lashes.
If you’re unsure about creating spikes, here’s a pro tip: dip a Micro Brush in Primer, remove any excess, and gently apply it to the tips of your volume lashes. This will help you achieve those perfect spikes effortlessly.
Another important consideration is that closed fans have a smaller center of gravity compared to open fans. This might weigh down the natural lashes a bit more. To counter this, we recommend using thinner lashes for closed fans. For instance, if you would typically use 0.07 lashes for your normal 5D volume sets, opt for 0.05 Mayfair Lashes instead when creating a Wet Look style.
Style 3: Angel Lashes – The Delicate and Lightweight Option
Angel Lashes are the newest addition to the lash world, and they are absolutely stunning. This style is a very lightweight variation of Wet Look lashes, featuring closed fans with even finer lashes and smaller fans overall. If you normally use 0.05 lashes and 5D lashes for spikes in a Wet Look set, for Angel Lashes, opt for 0.05 (or even finer) lashes and just 2D closed fans. To add a touch of fluff, you can incorporate a few opened fans, using 3-4D fans with very fine lashes. The goal with Angel Lashes is to achieve a lightweight and fluffy look that resembles a cloud.
If you’re ready to experiment with the latest lash trends, give Wispy Lash styles a try. From the iconic Kim K look to the daring Wet Look and the delicate Angel Lashes, there’s a style to suit every personality and occasion. Don’t be afraid to unleash your creativity and make a bold statement with your lashes!
To learn more about Wispy Lash styles and explore other beauty trends, visit Ekilove today. Happy lashing!