As a NovaLash artist, you know how important it is to create customized lash extension sets that accentuate your client’s natural eyes and face shape. In today’s tutorial, we’ll give you expert tips on how to apply lash extensions to hooded eyes.
What Are Hooded Eyes?
“Hooded eyes” mean that a person has excess skin folding down from their brow bone. If your client’s upper eyelids are covered by the skin under their brow bone when their eyes are open comfortably, they likely have hooded eyelids. Hooded eyelids can be genetic or a result of aging.
Lash Extensions & Hooded Eyes
Some people may find that hooded eyes make their eyes appear smaller. Choosing the appropriate lengths and shapes of lash extensions can help open the eyes and flatter this eye shape. When choosing lash extensions, focus the longest lengths in the middle of the eye and choose the curliest lash that is suitable for the client. The same rules apply for classic and volume styles!
Lash Extensions For Hooded Eyes: A Tutorial
Not sure how to create a natural, eye-opening look for clients with hooded eyes? Follow these steps:
- For a natural appearance, select the curl that fits the client’s natural lashes. If your client has downward-facing lashes, select a D or L curl so the extensions visibly open the eye.
- Choose 3 different lightweight lengths based upon the client’s natural lash cycle
- To achieve an open-eye appearance, add the longest length to the middle of the eye and towards the outer corner. Leave the last 10% of the outer corner for short and medium extensions.
Pro tip: If the client’s eyes are wide-set, focus the longest lengths towards the middle-to-inner corner to bring them together. If the client’s eyes are close together, focus the longest lengths towards the middle-to-outer corner to create more space.
Want more tips, tricks, and best practices? Check out the NovaLash Textbook. As the first eyelash extension textbook ever published, you’ll dive deep into application best practices and how to match extensions to your customers’ face shape.