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REMEMBER CTL Things a Lash Artist Must Never Forget

CTL Simply means Curl Thickness and Length when talking about lash extensions, here is  a quick read on the foundations of this:
  1. Lengths:

    • Eyelash extensions come in various lengths, typically measured in millimeters (mm). Common lengths range from 8mm to 15mm. The choice of length depends on personal preference, eye shape, and the desired level of drama.
    • Shorter lengths (8mm to 10mm) create a natural look, while longer lengths (11mm and above) add more drama and glamour.
    • A popular technique is to use a mix of lengths in a single set, creating a more natural, textured appearance.
  2. Curl Types:

    • The curl of eyelash extensions plays a significant role in shaping the overall look and opening up the eyes. Curl types are often labeled using letters or names.
    • Common curl types include J-curl, B-curl, C-curl, D-curl, and L-curl. Each type offers a different level of lift and curvature.
    • J-curl and B-curl provide a natural, subtle lift, while C-curl and D-curl offer more noticeable curves. L-curl is suitable for clients with straight natural lashes.
  3. Thicknesses:

    • Eyelash extension thickness is measured in terms of diameter (e.g., 0.15mm, 0.20mm). Thinner extensions create a softer, more natural look, while thicker ones add boldness and definition.
    • Common thickness options include 0.03mm, 0.05mm, 0.07mm, 0.10mm, and higher. The choice depends on the client's natural lashes and the desired volume.
    • Volume lashes, achieved by using thinner extensions in higher quantities, have gained popularity for a fuller, more glamorous appearance.

When choosing the combination of lengths, curl types, and thicknesses, it's essential to consider factors such as the client's eye shape, natural lashes, and the look they want to achieve. A skilled lash technician can provide personalized recommendations based on these factors to create a customized and flattering result. Additionally, maintaining proper aftercare and regular touch-ups ensures the longevity and health of eyelash extensions.