Wouldn’t it be great if there was an industry standard on how many lashes are in a full set of extensions? If you get extensions or you’re thinking about it, you’ve surely seen the following terms:
Lashes per eye (lash count)
…and I’m sure there are more variation of the above. So, what does it all mean any way? and what should you expect in your set?
Putting things into perspective
Eyes come in various shapes and sizes. We’ve got large, small and medium sizes. Deep set, wide set, Hooded eyes, Protruding eyes just to name a few – the point? 50 lashes applied to small eyes will look more plentiful than 50 lashes applied to large eyes.
Quantity of Natural Lashes
On average humans have 90 to 150 eyelashes on the upper lid and 70 to 80 eyelashes on the lower lid. And you will always find the exceptions with some having as few as 50 lashes and some with 200 + on their upper lid. – the point? The quantity of natural lashes you have can play role in the end result of your set.
We’re now going to break things down to further minimize any grey area.
On average it takes about an hour to apply 50 lashes per eye.
50 lashes = 1 hour
100 lashes = 2 hours
150 lashes = 2.5 hours
How many lashes are in a full set of extensions?
So now that we’ve discussed eye size and quantity of eyelashes, we’ll move on to the ‘sets’ and what to expect.
If unlimited means the quantity of lashes that can be applied in a set period of time – for appointments are booked in one hour increments, you can expect around 50 lashes per eye per hour.
If unlimited means every lash – If you expect every natural lash to be extended, then an unlimited set can take around 2 hours.
Partial sets can be sounds a bit vague – but again, look to the time allotted to the appointment to determine how many lashes to expect.
Lashes per eye (lash count)
Counting lashes is a great method to minimize any subjective grey area, as well as letting clients know exactly what they’re getting and what to expect.
50 lashes per eye, considered a full set for some people might only be a partial set for others.
A skilled eyelash technician without counting, should be able look at your lashes and give you an idea of the quantity of eyelash you have…even if its in vague terms as ‘a lot’ of lashes, ‘ an average amount’ or lashes or ‘ less than average amount’.
What we do at Winks Boutique
Since 2008, we’ve tried all different methods and we love lash counting simply because, for us, it seemed to be the most fair. When friends came in together and left with 2 completely different quantities of lashes applied and had to pay the same price for a ‘full set’…things can get a tad bit uncomfortable trying to explain that the reason they have visibly different looks is because they don’t have the same amount of natural lashes.
I hope this helped your navigation through the world of lashes a little easier as well as figure out how many lashes are in a full set of extensions.
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