Hybrid Eyelash Extensions: The Ultimate Guide

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Popularised by the Kardashians, hybrid eyelash extensions are a gorgeous blend of classic and volume eyelash extensions, pairing volume with great length, all without looking fake or unnatural.

Hybrid lashes are the perfect option for those who want beautiful, long, natural eyelashes. In this post, we’ll take you through all the ins and outs of hybrid extensions.

What Are Hybrid Lashes?

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Hybrid lashes are a combination of classic and volume eyelash extensions. The combination is fully customizable, you can achieve either a glamourous or natural look depending on your requirements. While classic lash extensions are used to add length, volume fans are used to create fullness.

Hybrid sets typically consist of a variable ratio of 70% volume extensions and 30% classic extensions. However, there’s no perfect ratio. Some lash stylists prefer using a 50/50 mix to achieve the perfect balance between dramatic and natural. Whereas a 60% volume extensions and 40% classic extensions ratio is used for those with sparse natural lashes.

How Much Are Hybrid Lash Extensions?

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On average, a hybrid full set costs $160. While hybrid fills cost anywhere from $65 to $85, depending on the amount of work needed. Alternatively, it will cost $25 to $35 to get your hybrid extensions removed.

Can You Put Mascara On Hybrid Lashes?

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No, you can’t. Hybrid lash extensions require a lot of care, mascara will make your volume fans snap shut and the lashes will look clumpy and stick together. Also, eyelashes coated with mascara are more brittle and prone to breakage.

Given these points, wearing mascara and hybrid lash extensions together is unnecessary. The whole point of wearing eyelash extensions is to minimize how much makeup you need. And besides, you don’t want your lash extensions falling out too soon. Not after spending that much time and money on them.

Do Hybrid Lashes Damage Your Own?

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The biggest myth is that hybrid lashes damage your own lashes. They do not. When properly applied by a professional in a sanitary environment, the process is harmless and pain-free.

On rare occasions, it may happen that your lash stylist has been negligent or just poorly trained. As such, you might develop an allergic reaction or an eye infection.

To avoid these side effects, make sure your lash stylist is licensed. And also if you’re hypersensitive to eyelash adhesives. Alternative eyelash glues that are friendlier to your skin type may be available. Beforehand, ask about the overall procedure. That way you can see if you’re comfortable with the idea of getting hybrid lashes done at a particular salon.

How Long Do Hybrid Lashes Last?

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Hybrid eyelashes can last up to 8 weeks. Regular hybrid fills every 2 or 3 weeks will make them last longer. Hybrid lashes take 2 hours to apply. Refills take about half the time to get done.

To keep your lashes looking their best, it’s important you follow aftercare guidelines and procedures. Proper hygiene and care will increase the lifespan of your hybrid extensions.

What Is The Difference Between Classic, Hybrid, And Volume Eyelash Extensions?

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Classic eyelashes are individually applied to your natural lashes using a 1:1 ratio. In contrast, volume extensions typically range from a 1:2 ratio to a 1:10 ratio.

For the most part, classic extensions add length, while volume extensions deliver drama. Hybrid extensions are a mixture of classic and volume eyelash extensions. It’s the best of both worlds resulting in a natural, full look.

Typically hybrid sets use a variable ratio of 30% classic extensions and 70% volume extensions. Moreover, hybrid extensions deliver more volume and varied texture without looking fake or unnatural.

Who Should Have Hybrid Lashes?

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Hybrid lash extensions are perfect for those with sparse natural lashes or those looking for a darker, fluffy yet natural-looking lash line. Moreover, hybrid lashes are a great tool for achieving the Kim Kardashian effect.

Can I Go From Classic To Hybrid Lashes?

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Absolutely. The whole idea of hybrid extensions is to have a mixed set of eyelash extensions. If you’ve tried classic eyelash extensions and you’re not happy with the results. You can speak to your lash stylist.

Once the lash stylist knows what look you want. They will know exactly what to do at your next infill appointment. And they will help you to transition from classic to hybrid lashes. Having said that, it might take an infill or two to get there.

Should I Get Classic Or Hybrid Lashes?

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If you want a natural look or are lucky enough to have thick natural lashes, classic lashes are your best option. Alternatively, hybrid lash extensions are perfect if you want volume and length or have sparse natural lashes.

Should I Get Volume Or Hybrid Lashes?

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If you’re all about glamour and have the confidence to match. A bold set of volume extensions should do just fine. Alternatively, hybrid lashes are perfect if you’re looking for natural, full eyelashes. Ultimately, the eyelash extensions you and your lash stylist choose will depend on goals.

What Are The Advantages Of Hybrid Eyelash Extensions?

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Hybrid lash extensions are fully customizable. Anyone can achieve a look that is all about their own individuality. Unlike classic and volume eyelash extensions, the goal is to bring out what is naturally there and enhance it.

Hybrid lashes enable the wearer to make sure they have eyelashes that help them achieve a look that is about showing off what nature gave them and adding just a bit of oomph.

What Are The Disadvantages Of Hybrid Eyelash Extensions?

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Between the initial application and lash refills, hybrid eyelash extensions are an expensive financial commitment. Expect to spend $160 for a hybrid full set of lashes.

From there, lash refills, typically needed every 2 to 3 weeks cost between $65 and $85 per visit. If you do the math, that’s thousands of dollars per year depending on how often you get them filled.

Hybrid Eyelash Extensions: Final Thoughts

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If you ever wanted to have long and luscious lashes, hybrid eyelash extensions are the perfect option. To get the best results it’s always a good idea to consult a lash stylist. This way there is a clear understanding of what’s possible versus your expectations.

Of equal importance is lash extension aftercare. Proper care and maintenance will make your hybrid extensions last longer. And prevent any potential health complications, especially hygiene-related ones.

Once you get your set of hybrid extensions, you have to be extra careful. Don’t get them wet, keep your lashes dry for the first 24 hours after application.

In addition to this, don’t go to a sauna or use a hot tub for at least 48 hours. This is because the adhesive can take up to 48 hours to fully set. If you have contact with heat, water, or steam during that time it may result in your lashes falling out.

If you follow these simple rules, you will maintain good ocular health, as well as lengthen the life span of your hybrid lash extensions. We hope that our aftercare tips will help to ensure that your hybrid lash extensions last longer, saving you time and money in the process.


By Jessica Crawford

Jessica Crawford is a beauty editor at Kintegra Research. She writes stories about beauty for the internet. Obsessively writing about latest makeup trends, beauty tips and tricks, and must-have beauty products. She also has an unhealthy crush on Brad Pitt and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.