January 15, 2023 5 min read
If you're looking for a way to give your clients that extra kick of glamor with their lash extensions, then you'll want to start exploring the world of mega volume lashes. As a lash artist, especially if you’re a beginner, making volume lashes can be quite challenging.
If you feel ready to take on the challenge, here's what you need to know about creating mega volume lashes and the steps you’ll need to take in order for them to look best on your client.
Some people might mix up mega volume with traditional volume lashes as they look quite similar, but they’re not the same. The differences between mega volume and traditional volume lashes are the number of false lashes used to create a fan, and the diameter of these false lashes.
Generally, each traditional volume fan uses only 2 - 5 false lashes with diameters between 0.05 - 0.07mm. While each mega volume lashes fan uses 6 - 20 false lashes with diameters between 0.03 - 0.05mm.
Compared to a traditional volume fan, a mega volume lash strand is made up to 20 individual lashes, which is 4 times more than a standard 5D volume lash. Therefore, Mega volume gives your clients a much denser and darker look as it uses lightweight fans with numerous extensions.
As mega volume lashes use more individual lashes, it can create a much fuller, darker lash line and a more dramatic look. Besides, a mega volume fan wraps around each natural lash that has longer retention.
Usually, creating mega volume lashes charge more due to its complexity, as a lash artist, it’s great for you to earn more profit with your mega volume lashing skill.
As mega volume lash fans are complicated to make, it takes a lot more time to apply. You might need to spend 2 - 4 hours on applying them. Although mastering mega volume lashing can bring you extra profit, it could be too difficult to achieve symmetry and balance that it takes you lots of time and patience to perfect the skill.
Q: How long does it take to apply mega volume lashes?
A:Typically, a full set of mega volume lashes takes about 3 hours to apply. But it very much depends on the skillset and lashing speed of the lash artist, as well as the number of natural lashes a client has.
Q: How long does it last?
A: If mega volume lash sets are applied correctly, they can last even longer than the classic set. Mega volume lashes have more surface space to lash adhesive as they wrap around the natural lash instead of sitting on top of it. Therefore, it has up to 7-8 weeks retention.
Q: Is it safe to apply mega volume lashes?
A:Mega volume lashes are safe to apply just like any other lash set, as long as they’re applied properly. With the right type of lash extensions, right amount of glue, proper placement and isolation, mega volume lash are absolutely safe as any other lash set.
Q: Why is it so expensive?
A: Mega volume lashes usually charge more as applying them requires a high level of expertise. Mega volume lash sets are usually applied by highly experienced lash tech and it takes a lot more time to apply.
Q: Can anyone get mega volume lashes?
A: Mega volume lash extensions are suitable for clients who want to rock a super dramatic full lash look. Some clients removed a day after the treatment as they think it’s too dramatic. When a client really wants to turn a look and turn up the drama, mega volume lashes are the way to go.
As a lash artist, you should examine whether mega volume lashes suit a specific client. Mega volume lash sets will look a bit too dramatic on clients with light-colored hair and elderly clients as the dark lash line creates too much contrast. You may consider using brown lashes for those clients for a more harmonious look.
Creating a mega volume fan can be challenging, it takes a lot of time and practice to get good at applying them. If you can master the skill of creating mega volume fans, numerous clients will flock to you! Here is the ultimate guidance for making a perfect mega volume fan.
The correct thickness of lash extensions depends on the thickness and length of the client's natural lashes.
For thin and brittle natural lashes that can handle 0.10mm for classic, it should use a 10D fan of 0.03mm for mega volume fans.
For clients whose natural lashes can handle the weight of 0.15mm for classic extensions, it should use an 8D fan of 0.05mm or 19-20D fan of 0.03mm for mega volume.
As for clients with thicker natural lashes that can handle 0.20mm for classic, it should use a 17D fan of 0.05mm or 20D+ fan of 0.03mm for mega volume.
The general lash mapping technique can help decide the right lash length for a mega volume set. But you should avoid using lashes that are too long as it might end up way too heavy and too exaggerated.
It’s important to dip only 1 mm of the mega volume lash fan into the glue dot. If you over-dip your fan into the glue, the glue will close up the fan and ruin the fluffy mega volume effect.
As a mega volume fan uses up to 20 strands of lash extensions, the root of the fan will inevitably get chunky already. If using thicker lash glue, the stem of the fan will get even bigger and look imperfect. So it’s always recommended to use a thinner lash glue.
Mega volume lash fans are very fragile. You need to be extremely careful when applying them on your client's natural lashes. Even a bit too much pressure on the tweezer can ruin the symmetry of the fan.Therefore, using a fast drying glue can lock the shape of the fan instantly to avoid ruining it.
There you have it, an ultimate guide to create a perfect mega volume lash fan. If you spend enough time practicing the skill with these tips, I believe you will soon become a mega volume lashing expert! Perfecting this skill can bring you a lot more revenue for you, it’s always important to keep learning and improving!
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