When sparse natural lashes meet Volume Lash...

Volume Lash for sparse natural lashes
Volume Lash for sparse natural lashes

This client of ours only has 50 sparse, natural lashes, making creating volume a challenge, but not impossible! The middle photo shows her first set in which we were limited to applying only 50 extensions. After using a serum for two weeks, she came back and we were then able to apply 80 Volume Lashes. Look at the transformation!






Volume Lash Online Training


After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries about Volume Lash certification, Lash Beauty has officially decided to begin offering online training through its Lash Artistry Academy. Since the introduction of the 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D, 7D, 8D and 9D mega volume lashing techniques, lash stylists around the world have been wanting to add Volume Lash to their lists of services, and now they can further their expertise easily and conveniently.

In addition to meeting a high client demand for Volume Lash, this revolutionary technique allows lash stylists to unlock their creative potential and create completely customized designs. With classic extensions, there is no way to add volume to an existing set. By adding multiple extensions to a single natural lash, it is easy to extend length, fix gaps, and perform lash corrections.


Why Online Training?

Get New Lashing Techniques Instantly

Lash stylists don’t have to wait for training for new lashing techniques to come to their cities where training options are often limited. Online training fits this fast-paced industry, making it easy to master emerging techniques before other people even know about them, let alone start looking for traditional training.


Technology Makes Online Training Work for You

Volume Lash online training is an effective training method for any experienced lash stylist. With ever-changing technologies, there are lots of tools that make online training as effective as traditional classes. However, only lash stylists building on established foundations should learn new techniques online. Online training students must have completed at least basic training and be skillful in applying lash extensions. For those who are new to eyelash extensions, basic training must be completed in-person.

Students taking online training are held to the same standard as those who choose to learn in a normal class setting. Upon completion of training, students must submit pictures to prove they have achieved the requirements and earn their certification.


Benefits of Online Training

Face-to-face Training

Although classes take place in a virtual environment, students still have face-to-face access to the trainer using Skype. The trainer is able to demonstrate techniques, as well as share content, videos, and pictures, just as would be the case in a normal class setting. As students perform hands-on practice of new techniques, they can still be under the trainer’s supervision and are able ask questions, discuss any problems, and receive feedback instantly.


Time and Cost Effective

Since Volume Lash is still so new, in-class training is available in very limited locations around the world. Our Volume Lash online training is delivered straight to the desktop, eliminating expensive travel and letting students choose their preferred training place, whether at the home or workplace. Online training is also more time-saving and affordable than in-person training. Rather than having to take 2-3 days off for training, students can schedule online sessions at their convenience. This way, students can still schedule regular clients during training, and they can even practice the skills learned from online lessons. 


Hands-on Training According to Your Own Schedule

Online training does require practice of basic techniques under trainer’s demonstration and guidance in virtual sessions. Students need to complete their hands-on practice on live models, but this can be done according their own schedules.


For more information about Lash Beauty's online Volume Lash training and certification, click here.






Which Volume Lash set is best for me?



The type of Volume Lash Extensions and the number of extensions applied per lash varies according to each person’s eye structure. We recommend different services based on not only the number of naturally growing lashes, but also the strength of each lash. Lashes can hold 2-6 Volume Lash Extensions, and it our lash stylists’ jobs to determine to appropriate volume for each lash.


Below are our Volume Lash services. While these sets are tailored to each clients’ eyes, they vary in the amount of lash extensions applied. Read more to learn about the right set for your eyes.


Mascara Volume Lash

Mascara Volume Lash Extensions are the ideal solution for those with sparse natural lashes, meaning they have around 50 lashes per eye. With traditional lash extensions, those with sparse lashes are limited by the amount of extensions applied per eye. However with Mascara Volume Lash Extensions, we apply 2-4 extensions to 50 naturally growing lashes, for a total of 180-200 extensions per eye. Depending on the client, we can also occasionally apply 4 or more lashes per natural lash for special events.


Glamour Volume Lash

Glamour Volume Lash Extensions are intended for clients who have more than 100 naturally growing lashes. For this set, our lash stylists apply 300-400 extensions to 70 natural lashes for a truly glamorous and long-lasting look. For those whose lashes are strong enough, we can apply as many as six extensions per lash! With Glamour Volume Lash Extensions, we can guarantee that your lashes will look soft, elegant and flawless.


Hollywood Volume Lash

Like our Glamour Volume Lash Extensions, Hollywood Celebrity Volume Lash Extensions are available to clients who have 100-130 natural lashes. Clients who choose this set will achieve the fullest look available at Lash Beauty with 2-6 Volume Lash Extensions applied to 100 individual natural lashes. Hollywood Celebrity Volume Lash creates a luxuriously full volume with up to as many as 600+ fluffy, rich extensions per eye! You will fall absolutely in love with this new lashing method.







Volume Lash - A New Trend of Eyelash Extensions

Lash Beauty proudly offers the newest trend in eyelash extensions – Volume Lashes. Our new menu lets you choose the exact amount of volume you want for your lashes, using a revolutionary technique with ultra thin lashes.


I have discussed 6D lash extensions in a previous blog post, with some reservations regarding the safety of the techniques other salons were using to achieve super volume. However, my perception of volume lashes has been changed after studying the structure of volume lashes myself and applying only the thinnest lashes on my clients. I discovered that Volume Lash can actually create a more beautiful, natural looking, and longer lasting eyelash extension. I am truly falling in love with Volume Lash!


The ultra thin lashes I use serve as a great tool in the design and composition of the art of eyelash extensions. I can apply multiple lashes on a single natural lash by using 0.06 or 0.07 mm extensions to create my clients’ desired lash looks. I prefer to call this technique Volume Lash rather than 3D, 4D, 5D, or 6D because I incorporate different combinations of lashes in a set of lash extensions. I might apply 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 extensions onto one natural lash, depending on the amount of extensions that the natural lash can hold. Therefore, I decide the Volume Lash menu based on the total amount of extensions that are applied. The three sets of Volume Lash in our services menu are Mascara Volume, Glamour Volume, and Hollywood Volume sets, ranging from 180-600+ extensions per eye. I love that these lashes can create a set of natural, feathery, and soft looking eyelash extensions.


Volume Lash is safe for any volume lover when applied properly. Because traditional lash extensions create volume by using thicker lashes, the weight of these extensions can cause stress and damage to natural lashes. Volume Lash is actually safer than traditional lash extensions for volume lash lovers because the technique uses the thinnest lash extensions available. Volume Lash can also be longer lasting than traditional lash extensions because the weight is distributed differently. Whether my clients choose to have a set of natural or volume lash extensions, their lashes will absolutely look natural and elegant. I will be coming out with more and more photos of our new Volume Lash services! Stay tuned with our Facebook page. 






Skin Rejuvenation in Winter






In Winter, many of us face the dry skin problem


• Moisture in the skin goes down and skin becomes dry

• Oily skin types become over dry, stimulating excess oil production and promoting skin breakouts

• Rosacea and eczema flare up



Many people think that the answer to dry winter skin is moisturization, and they are right. However, when you apply lotion or cream to a layer of dry skin, nothing but that top layer receives the hydration. It is because your skin is still accumulate dead skin cells and various type of waste products. If this layer becomes too thick, which is seen in aging or poorly maintained skin, active ingredients of a skin care product have trouble penetrating deeply enough to have an effect. That means that the next time you wash your face, all the nourishing ingredients of your lotion are washed away too.


How to rejuvenate our skin in winter?


Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments can help you target these problems. Both treatments can be very effective in rejuvenating and exfoliating skin, as they work by peeling away layers of damaged skin to reveal healthier layers underneath. These treatments can maximize the results of your daily skin care and increase your skin’s hydration, so your face can better absorb the nutrients of your skin care products.

Microdermabrasion is the most natural and effective way to evenly and safely exfoliate the skin without the use of chemicals. The system stimulates cellular regeneration of the skin, eliminates dead skin cells, fades pigmentation marks and age spots, reduces wrinkles and scars, and softens skin blemishes.

Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments can help you target these problems. Both treatments can be very effective in rejuvenating and exfoliating skin, as they work by peeling away layers of damaged skin to reveal healthier layers underneath. These treatments can maximize the results of your daily skin care and increase your skin’s hydration, so your face can better absorb the nutrients of your skin care products.






Multitasking mushrooms help create healthy lashes






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Protein is one of the primary components of

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can give your hair the health boost it may

need, including your eyelashes.








3D, 4D, 5D, 6D Lashes. They exist!

You go to the movie theaters to watch 3D films, but did you know that you can go to salons for 3D eyelash extensions?

Don’t second guess yourself. You read that correctly!



         Clients expect a noticeable increase in volume when they come in for eyelash extensions. Depending on their personal preferences, clients may expect anywhere from a subtle but noticeable increase in volume to an increase that frees them from mascara on a daily basis. No matter what look they prefer, the fact is that most clients love volume.

Lash Beauty
Lash Beauty

With the innovation of new technology, super volume lash techniques have been created in Eastern Europe and are being introduced to women all over the world. These high definition lashes can range from 3D all the way to 6D super volume levels! Here’s how it works. The number you choose determines how many eyelash extensions will be applied to one of your natural lashes. For example, a 3D lash level will have 3 individual eyelash extensions glued to 1 natural lash, and a 6D lash level will have 6 individual eyelash extensions glued to 1 natural lash. 

Lash Beauty
Lash Beauty

Does Lash Beauty offer these High Definition Lashes?


Due to our concerns of health safety and design, we do not offer the 6D Volume Eyelash Extensions at Lash Beauty. Although the thinnest extensions are used for this technique, the weight of a 6:1 extension to natural lash ratio plus the adhesive will cause stress to the natural lash. Damage such as eyelash thinning or permanent loss can also occur, and the chance of irritation is increased greatly.


Our standard here at Lash Beauty is that no matter how voluminous your eyelash extensions,

we will create them to look like your own natural lashes. Just like the effects of make-up, your eyes should stand out and sparkle even more because of your eyelash extensions, by utilizing different lengths, curls, and thickness levels specific to your eye. 


How many “D” volume extensions does Lash Beauty offer?

The simple answer is that we apply one eyelash extension to one natural lash, or “1D”, based on the 6D volume scale. Although we occasionally apply 2 or 3 extensions per natural lash, it depends on the condition of each clients’ natural eyelashes.


However, by applying eyelash extension with different lengths, curls, or thickness levels in a healthy way, we can achieve the 3D look with only 1D volume levels.  How? Enroll in our training program, Lash Artistry Academy, to learn all our tips and tricks!






How Long Will Eyelash Extensions Last?



The average amount of time that eyelash extensions will last depends on a few things: how many lashes are applied, the type of adhesive used, and how you care for them after you leave the salon.


When semi-permanent eyelash extensions are applied to natural lashes, they can last for several days, weeks, months, or until your eyelashes fall off naturally. We suggest scheduling a fill 3 weeks after to replace lashes that have fallen off, since the extensions will naturally fall off after a period of time. They may have grown old and fallen, and a new lash has grown in, or the adhesive bond has been weakened.



Lash Amount and Adhesive Combinations

Did you know that you usually lose 1-5 natural lashes each day? It depends on your individual growth cycle and activity level. At Lash Beauty, we search for the best products to provide the longest lasting Eyelash Extensions possible with your natural eyelashes. As a matter of fact, our long lasting eyelash extensions are one of the reasons that our clients keep coming back to us. We are so proud to use an adhesive that is the strongest bonding; no other adhesive can compare! From our experience, clients with a set of Mascara Look Lashes (50 lashes per eye) usually come for a lash fill after 3 weeks if they maintain their lash extensions properly. Glamour Look Lashes are a set of eyelash extensions that include 70 lashes per eye. With this amount of medium-thick extensions and the strongest bond adhesives, most of our clients come for a lash fill after 3 - 4 weeks. Some even wait 5-6 weeks to come in. Unfortunately, this adhesive is not suggested for clients with sensitive skin. For clients with high skin sensitivity, we use hypoallergenic adhesive for their lashes. For Mascara Look Lashes bonded with this adhesive, clients usually come for a lash fill every 2-3 weeks.  For clients with Glamour Look eyelash extensions and hypoallergenic adhesive, lash fills every 3 weeks are the usual average. We recommend that Glamour Look Lashes are the ideal set for most people who want eyelash extensions.



Client Lifestyle and After Care

Generally, how long eyelash extensions last is dependent on your lifestyle and after care. Factors like weather (extreme coldness, heat or humidity) and the number of times you work out (running, swimming, etc.) will affect duration.


If you want your eyelash extensions to last, there are after care steps and procedures you should adhere to. These guidelines will give you more answers to how long your eyelash extensions will last.


  • Avoid wetting your eyelashes for 24 hours after your appointment.
  • Avoid saunas (body steaming) for at least two days as well as avoid hot shower streams hitting your eyes.
  • Avoid using eyelash curlers and rubbing your eyes excessively.
  • If you want to use mascara, apply only on the tips, not the base of your eyelashes; avoid waterproof mascara.
  • Avoid using any oil based makeup remover.
  • After the first two days, reduce frequent visits to saunas, hot springs, or steam rooms as the heat can weaken adhesive bonds to your eyelash extensions.
  • Come in for touch ups after every 3 weeks depending on your eyelash growth cycle. If your natural eyelashes are shorter, you should come in sooner. Read more tips for shorter lashes here!
  • Do not pull on your new eyelash extensions, as this will weaken them or even remove the whole eyelash (including your natural eyelash).
  • Maintain normal eye hygiene. It is normal to fall into the temptation of not wanting to clean your eye area since you do not want to wet your eyelashes. However, clean eyes will help extend the life of your eyelash extensions.


The above eyelash extensions after care guidelines are very important if you want to extend the life of your Eyelash Extensions. Discuss with your Lash Stylist your lifestyle and usual activity routines. S/he will then be able to advise you on how often to come in for Lash Fills.






Minimizing Irritation and Reactions to Eyelash Extensions



With eyelash extensions increasing in popularity, many women are joining the revolution and revving up their eyelashes. However, the risks that come with getting eyelash extensions are also grabbing attention from the media and medical experts, due to the increasing reports of injuries, infections, and allergic reactions. How can we minimize the risks of eyelash extensions?


The following is an informational guide for you to educate yourself and take into consideration before you go to your lash appointment.





Serious eye infections because of improper sanitation have been reported. It's important to understand the difference between an allergic reaction and an infection. A licensed and experienced Eyelash Technician will know how to prevent infections. However, there are people out there who perform eyelash extension application who have not taken classes or obtained a license. Some go into the eyelash extension business after only watching a tutorial on DVD or on YouTube. In addition to their lack of certification, they are also without hands-on practice. The good news is that the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology deemed ONLY a LICENSED ESTHETICIANS OR LICENSED COSMETOLOGISTS regulated to apply eyelash extensions. Consumers need to make sure their Lash Stylist is licensed and trained before they go to have eyelash extensions. Upon arrival, look for their license and certifications, as they should be present for their clients to see.




1. Medical Tape Irritation

This is a very common occurrence when medical adhesive tape and bandages are in contact with the skin for prolonged periods of time (hours to days). Up to 50% of clients end up with a medical tape related skin rash. Usually, the skin rash is mild, appears red and bumpy, and is quite itchy. There isn’t much need for alarm, however, because once the adhesive is removed, the rash will usually go away within a number of days without treatment. If you have had any sort of medical tape related irritations, please inform your Lash Stylist so you both can discuss which medical tape is right for your skin, as there are types for sensitive skin. If those do not work, your Lash Stylist can opt to not use any tape at all.


2. Fumes

It is important that your eyes are fully shut during the application procedure. Fumes from the eyelash adhesive can escape into your eye if not sealed off properly. Clients may feel stinging, burning, tearing, and irritation. In order to prevent this from happening, your Lash Stylist should take a moment to check and make sure your eyes are closed. For clients with sensitivities to adhesive, we offer four different adhesives, two of which are hypoallergenic, to ensure the right one for you.


3. Improper or Poor Application

Eyelash extension adhesive should be applied on natural eyelashes, not the skin. Clients may get irritations from the adhesive when it comes in contact with skin, if your technician uses too much glue or poorly applies the extensions. This can be completely avoided by going to a well-trained or experienced Lash Stylist.




1. Medical Tape

Some clients may have severe allergies to medical tape, bandages, or latex. These people may not be the right candidate for eyelash extensions. Unfortunately, some are not aware of their allergy until they have eyelash extensions applied, and a resulting reaction occurs.


2. Cyanoacrylate

Allergies from cyanoacrylate-based adhesives are difficult to distinguish from irritation to the eyelash extensions. Cyanoacrylate allergies can develop at any time. Generally they manifest as a red, swollen, itchy lash line. If you have had an allergic reaction to any eyelash extensions before (swollen, puffy eyelids and under eye area), we do not recommend getting lash extensions again as you will be allergic to most adhesives.


3. Formaldehyde

A recent Consumer Reports article details the cases of several patients who suffered infections and allergic reactions to formaldehyde-based adhesives used with eyelash extensions. Most cosmetics in the USA contain preservatives and many use formaldehyde. This includes your shampoos, makeup and other household, medical, or industrious products. Many dry cleaners use formaldehyde. If you have an allergy to formaldehyde, it may cause a reaction to your eyelash extension adhesive.


Our clients’ safety and health are always our primary concern. All adhesives that we use are formaldehyde-free eyelash extension adhesives. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of adhesives based on one's sensitivity. Lash Beauty is proud to offer nine adhesives to ensure the best adhesive for every client’s needs.


In order to minimize the risk of irritations and allergy reactions from eyelash extensions, we highly recommend clients to schedule a consultation and a patch test before their lash appointment, especially first time clients and clients with sensitive or skin.


We wish every client a beautiful eyelash extensions experience!






Eyelash Extensions Correction

A woman recently came to us for a Lash Fill. However, her set of eyelash extensions were done at a salon in New York, as she frequently traveled back and forth for business. The next time she came back, she told us about her New York Lash Artist's reaction to our Lash Fill. Her Lash Artist refused to give her a fill because she had eyelash extensions from a different salon. The only thing she would agree to was to remove our set of eyelash extensions and give her a completely new set of eyelash extensions.


Some Lash Artists abide by this policy for different reasons. First of all, they do not want to be held liable for lashes they did not put on themselves. If something goes wrong, they may not be able to determine the reason why. Also, every Lash Artist has their own technique. It may be difficult for a Lash Artist to create their own custom design off of someone else's. While these are valid reasons, we have to think about the client first. It is our job to recommend whether she will be alright with a Lash Fill or if she should start fresh with a new set.


This is what we do when we come across this situation:


1. We first examine the client's lashes. We look to see if they have been applied correctly, if the eyelash is applied 1mm away from the root of the natural lash and not the eyelid. We also make sure they are not applied clumsily as well.


2. Then we discuss the client's needs. We ask if she has been feeling irritation on or around her eyes, or if she's been feeling any discomfort. We are very detailed because we may not be familiar with her current set of eyelash extensions. If the glue bonding is applied incorrectly, we suggest a removal of the lashes, as it can cause eye damage or irritation. We also make sure to ask about her availability; a client may not have the time for a completely new set.


Once we have completed those steps, we then determine whether or not this client should be given a Lash Fill or a completely new set. If a Lash Fill is doable, that's the route we take. If we feel that a new set is the best way to go, we explain to the client our reasoning and proceed to recommend. Whether or not the client agrees to a new set, we are always courteous, professional, and polite.


If you can tell in the photo, we were able to give this client a Lash Fill. After going through the process above, we decided that the eyelashes were workable for a Lash Fill. We were even able to fix her lashes and provide artistic design. Everyone was happy!


Here at Lash Beauty, we make it our priority to adapt to our clients' needs. We do our best to accomodate all your needs!






How to Decide Where to Get Your Lashes Done

Recently, new clients have been coming in for a lash fix. This means that they had eyelash extensions done elsewhere, and came to us because they were not satisfied with what they got. There are different reasons as to why this has been happening, but they all revolve around one thing: quality over quantity.


Take a look at the before photo below. This woman’s eyelashes looked good when looking at them from the front, but when our Lash Artist took a look at the application of the eyelash extensions from above, she was shocked at the poor quality technique that was practiced in applying these lashes. If you look closely, there are between 3-8 false flare lashes glued to one natural lash. This is extremely damaging to the natural lash, as the correct application technique is a 1:1 synthetic to natural lash ratio. In addition, flare lashes are supposed to be glued with temporary lash glue, as they are for temporary use only. These were applied with semi-permanent lash adhesive. Excessive adhesive and eyelashes will cause discomfort, eye irritation, and lash damage.

If you look at the photo of her natural lashes after removal, there are a few bald spots. This is because there was too much stress on the natural lash, as it had to support more than one eyelash. Luckily, she had a good amount of long natural eyelashes left, so we were able to give her a new set of properly applied eyelash extensions.


It’s important to realize that eyelash extensions are more than just a way to stop wearing mascara. They are an investment in yourself. Just like anything else important in your life, it requires routine care and a financial commitment if you want it to work. Here is a  guideline for making smart and informed decisions when choosing eyelash extensions, we hope that this will help you!

1. Look at their before and after photos on their webste

  • Most eyelash extension businesses will have a website where they feature before and after photos. Pictures say 1000 words right? Also look to see if they have photos from a bird’s eye view, to see how the lashes are applied.
  • You can also discuss the design of your eyelash extensions with your Lash Stylist


2. Make sure the Lash artists are Certified Eyelash Extensions Artists,

  • Check Lash Stylist’s training background - properly trained/certified (not online training)
  • This is to make sure that you will get properly applied eyelash extensions
  • The health, safety and well being of your eyes and lashes are a big concern


3. Find out what type of lashes they use

  • Eyelash extensions are supposed to be applied in a 1:1 natural lash to lash extension ratio. So if they use false flare lashes, stay away. Those aren’t semi-permanent, they’re only temporary. There’s a difference. The difference is that temporary lashes, like falsies, are only meant to be worn for a day at a time. Semi-permanent individual lashes last for a longer period of time. You can sleep with them and do your normal daily routines without worrying too much about them.
  • Make sure t hey apply individual lashes to single natural lashes.
  • Brand websites will have detailed information about their product.


4. Check out their reviews

        It’s always nice to hear feedback from actual customers so look them up on Yelp, Foursquare, or any other business listing website. This will provide information about their salon environment, customer service, and quality of their eyelash extensions.






What to do if you have short natural lashes

There are different options and concerns to think about when enhancing your natural lashes.

  • Eyelash perm

    • Perms can be done to eyelashes of almost any length. If you are hesitant because you have short lashes, you can come in for a consultation and discuss it with one of our lash artists. However, what makes an eyelash perm effective is having long natural eyelashes. Shorter lashes may not be seen even with an eyelash perm, as there will not be much length left at the curl point of the lash.
  • Eyelash extensions

    • Extensions are the suggested route for shorter lashes. They are created to fit your specific eye, and the synthetic lashes will give you the length and curl that you are missing.
  • Eyelash serum

    • If extensions nor perm is desired, there are also eyelash serums that can be used to accelerate the growth of your natural lashes. There are also serums available for eyelash extensions as well
  • Cost

    • Take note that enhancing your lashes is not a one-time cost. It’s an investment in yourself. All 3 options require monthly care that can add up to a large sum of money. Each option will heed different results, so take the time to consider what it is that you want in the long run.


Lash Beauty


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Saturday: 9am - 1pm

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Ste 54 #4

San Diego, CA 92117


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4625 Convoy Street Suite A

San Diego, CA 92111


(858) 733 - 2262

Servicing San Diego, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Solana Beach, CA and surrounding areas.