What Are Hybrid Lashes?

What Are Hybrid Lashes?

There’s a lot of conversation about ‘Hybrid Lashes’ at the moment. We think it’s time to unveil the mystery that’s surrounding them. Below we intend to clarify what technique is used to create them, the benefits of this type of lash application and what style of look can be achieved. Whether you are a lash tech wondering what we’re all talking about, a major lash extension lover or simply considering getting eyelash extensions for the first time – we get it! When you’re unfamiliar with the often-obscure lash lingo, it can be confusing. We will guide your discovery through ‘Hybrid Lashes’ to see if they could be an option for you or for your clients.

What are Hybrid Lashes?

Don’t get baffled by the terminology… ‘Hybrid Lashes’ is a technique which has been used for several years by some of our expert trainers and technicians prior to the new ‘Hybrid’ term. The Hybrid technique is a combination of two different lash application techniques rolled into one set of lashes. For example; individual classic Extend, one false lash extension on one isolated natural lash combined with Russian Volume, multiple lash extensions on one natural lash. This type of lash technique gives lash techs the freedom to be creative and develop their lash application skills. This is achieved by adding long lengths of classic lashes that are strategically placed to create a frame and filled in between with the volume extensions to give a spiky textured look.

Hybrid isn’t a technique which is taught, like Extend or SVS, by Nouveau Lashes, as the style of lash is created by a culmination of different lash extension techniques, used together. If you are already trained in Extend and Russian Volume or SVS, you can produce Hybrid Lashes with no additional training.

This technique can even be used with Express lashes. Combining cluster lashes and individual lashes together. We have been teaching this to our technicians for years, for example with the lash techs from our NL Key Account Regis.

Many celebs are also loving this technique. Kim Kardashian, often has Hybrid Lashes.  Some lash technicians actually call Hybrid Lashes ‘Kim K Lashes’ instead.

Hybrid Lashes

Hybrid Lashes by Shareen Nesbeth | Master Lash Artist @shareen_lashartist

Benefits of Hybrid Lashes?

There are a variety of benefits of Hybrid Lashes and each deliver an individual finish. This particular technique results in an extraordinary rich dark volume set of lashes. If your natural lashes aren’t thick, Hybrid Lashes will achieve a fuller look to fill in any empty gaps. Classic Extend lashes can make low density natural lashes look more sparse. Mixing two techniques together to deliver a unique finish to you.

Hybrid Lashes

Hybrid Lashes by Rebecca Hood | NL Lash Trainer

Any cons of Hybrid Lashes?

Mascara, serums or oily products cannot be used on any form of Volume Lashes with handmade fans, as it will close them, even if the Mascara was formulated for Lash Extensions. However, due to the full and thick look achieved with Volume Lashes, you would not need to apply any mascara.

Our Lash & Lid Foaming Cleanser Set was specially formulated for eyelash extensions.  This product is the perfect addition to your beauty hygiene regime by removing potential irritants, whilst thoroughly cleansing and conditioning the eye area. Also includes, key anti-ageing ingredients also provide intense hydration and moisturisation to allow the skin to better defend itself against environmental aggressors and other ageing effects.

Hybrid Lashes

Hybrid Lashes by Rebecca Hood | NL Lash Trainer

Who should have Hybrid Lashes?

Anyone who love’s an extra dark lash line! Looks can be similar to SVS due to the fluffy textured appearance, although Hybrid aren’t quite as full.

Hybrid Lashes

Hybrid Lashes by Rebecca Hood | NL Lash Trainer

Are you a creative lash tech?

Experiment! Feel free to set your creative juices flowing. Produce new styles and looks from your lash extensions treatments, by using a combination of your already perfected lash techniques to develop your own Hybrid Lashes.

The Hybrid technique is still a relatively new term, so some lash techs might not have jumped onto the Hybrid train yet due to personal preference or may simply not have heard of the term of this technique.

If you would like a set of lash extensions, visit our Salon Finder to locate your nearest tech.

Keen to look at more examples of Hybrid Lashes? Search for #HybridLashes on Instagram.