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Who knew that the world of eyelash extensions could be so complicated? There are so many different qualities, different styles, and different names. Traditional? 1-D? 2-D? 3-D? Voluminous? The question "What's the difference?" is one that seems to resound off the walls of spas and salons worldwide, along with other questions about application, basic maintenance, and touch-ups. In order to have and maintain the perfect set of extensions for your desired look, it's important to know the basics.

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Traditional / 1-D Extensions The classic look (or traditional extensions) are for beauties who prefer a more subtle and natural appearance. These basic extensions are sometimes referred to as "1-Dimensional" or "1-D," because the process involves carefully attaching a single thick, dark eyelash strand to each existing lash. This simply enhances the lashes, giving each a darker and more curled appearance without compromising the eye's natural appearance. These extensions are perfect for anyone looking to add a basic level of enrichment.

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Volume / 2-D / 3-D Extensions Volume lashes (or multiple dimension extensions) provide a more glamorous and full look. The process entails attaching multiple specially-made lashes (which are extremely thin, dark, and feathery) to each lash. For 2-D extensions, two of these are applied to each existing lash. In 3-D cases, three are carefully attached to each one. This creates a soft yet extremely voluminous look, making these extensions ideal both for those who wish to add some glam to their appearance and those with naturally thin or light-colored lashes.

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When it comes to getting eyelash extensions, we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to use high quality products (not only when it comes to the extensions themselves, but also the glue and tools used to apply them) and have them professionally applied. Using cheap materials or having extensions applied by an amateur often results in poor-looking or uneven lashes, and the risks associated with the process elevate (infection, irritation, eyelash loss, etc.). On the other hand, a professional application significantly minimizes (if not completely eliminates) these hazards.

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It is important to remember the maintenance that comes along with wearing extensions—traditional and voluminous alike. Waterproof mascara, eyelash curling, eye masks, and frequent crushing (especially when it comes to sleeping on a pillow) are detrimental to the appearance of extensions. It is also best to avoid excessive sweating and moisture as well as direct spray, such as from a shower or hose.

At Skin Cleaners, we offer both classic and 3D extensions. Using only the absolute highest quality of products, our certified eyelash extension technicians can quickly apply a perfect-looking set that will keep your eyes enhanced for weeks. Your natural lashes fall out approximately every 90 days, and they will take with them any artificial attachment. However, you will start to notice extensions falling out on their own after 2-3 weeks (as the adhesive begins to weaken). Because of this, it is highly recommended to come in for a touch-up every 2-3 weeks to keep your lashes in pristine condition.