See Why Natural Hybrid Lashes Are Perfect for Many Occasions
Lash extensions are the perfect solution for lengthening your lashes and avoiding the mole rat look, but picking the length and style is about as anxiety-inducing as picking your nail color at the nail salon.
Spending hours in the chair to have your lashes done will give you time to overthink your entire life, and the fact that you are now locked into your current lash style for work, play, and every day of the week ending in “y.” Not that you can’t sport volume lashes to your 9-to-5, but if you want a look that’s still dramatic with a natural feel, hybrid lashes are your go-to.
If you haven’t tried hybrid lashes yet, we’ll explain what they are, how they work, and how they are the perfect solution for virtually any occasion.
Meet Your Hybrids
Anytime you get lash extensions, you’ll be getting one of three main styles. You’ll either have a classic set, a volume set, or a hybrid set.
These are the OG of lash extensions. The ratio of application is one to one, which means that for every natural eyelash, one synthetic eyelash will be applied. Classic lashes are also thicker in diameter but keep in mind that the thicker your synthetic lash, the heavier your set will feel.
Your natural lash length will affect how many extensions you get and how thick those extensions can be without making you feel weighed down. Classic lashes provide a perfect day-to-day look that mimics amazing mascara.
Volume lashes (Russian volume lashes) are applied with a fan technique. This means the individual synthetic lashes are bundled into a fan and applied to one lash, making the application ratio multiple to one.
For instance, you could have a fan that contains five lashes, which would make your application ratio five to one. The weight of volume lashes is less than classic lashes, which makes the lashes appear fluffier and helps your natural lashes support the increased volume.
These lashes are dramatic and great for special occasions or being the topic of office conversation because we’re not about to say you can’t be a little glamorous at work.
One of the most popular methods of lash lengthening is the hybrid set. Hybrid sets use a combination of classic and volume lashes to create a look that is incredibly natural. With hybrids, you’ll be using a mixed ratio of classic (one-to-one) lashes and volume (multiple-to-one) lashes.
The ratio of classic to volume can vary. You might have a 50/50 mix of classic to volume or a 70/30 mix of classic to volume. If you want more than 50% volume lashes, however, it’s probably best to go ahead and level up to volume lashes.
What Are the Benefits of Hybrid Lashes?
So why are more and more lash lovers choosing hybrid lashes? Here’s the tea.
They’re the Perfect In Between
Sometimes you want a lot of glam; sometimes you want to dial it down. Hybrid lashes let you have your cake and eat it too. You’ll get the perfect marriage of drama and demure in a set of hybrid lashes.
They Look Natural
Classic and volume lashes applied in one length can look choppy or intentional. Hybrid lashes mimic your own lashes because they have varied lengths. They also can vary in thickness across your lash line, which is also a characteristic of your natural lashes.
Hybrids Fill In Gaps
Your natural lashes probably have gaps between lashes because your hair follicles aren’t evenly spaced. When you have a classic set, those gaps still remain. Hybrids can help fill in the gaps.
They also offer increased volume without feeling heavy. If your natural lashes are incredibly sparse, a classic st may add length, but it won’t help your lashes look more voluminous. Volume lashes might not be the best option because your natural lashes may not be able to support enough fans to increase the volume.
They Might Last Longer
There’s nothing worse than spending (essentially all) your time and money on a full set of lashes only to begin losing them within a few days. Sometimes, shedding happens too soon because the lash extensions are too heavy for your natural lashes.
Hybrid lashes have better staying-power, because they vary in weight and volume. For people with really thin, natural lashes, this could be the best way to make your lash sets last longer.
Hybrid Lashes, but Make Them DIY
Ask, and you shall receive. The Lashify system makes it easy for you to get salon-quality lashes in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost. The best part is you never have to leave your house.
How It Works
Lashify’s DIY Lash Extension™ system is for you if:
- You want longer, voluminous lashes (classic, volume, or hybrid).
- You don’t want to spend time and money at the salon.
- You want the versatility of being able to switch your lash style whenever you want, but you also want your lashes to stay in place if you decide you don’t want to change them.
With Lashify, you control the style and the frequency of changing it up. Need classic extensions today but want Russian volume tomorrow? That’s no problem. Our Gossamer® lashes are available in numerous different styles that you can mix and match for different looks.
Getting a great set of hybrid lashes is easy with Lashify. You can fully customize your hybrid look by choosing your own Gossamer lashes, or you can follow any of our lash maps, which tell you exactly which lashes to use and where to apply them to get looks we’ve already field-tested for you.
If you’re just starting out with the Lashify system, we recommend hitting up our tutorials page, where you can watch videos on application techniques and learn tips and tricks to get the best results possible.
Haven’t tried Lashify? What are you waiting for? It all starts with the Control Kit™.
Meet Your New Best Friend
We aren’t saying angels will descend with harps and trumpets when you receive your Control Kit, but everything about using Lashify will probably feel like you've found your lash savior.
Every Control Kit comes with two sets of Gossamer Lashes. You get to choose which is right for you. If you want to try a hybrid set of lashes, we recommend picking a set of Gossamers from our Core Collection and our Volume Collection.
The Tools for the Job
Your Control Kit comes with everything you need for application, including either our classic Fuse Control® Wand or our Petit Curve Wand. The reason why some at-home lash extensions don’t work is that they can be impossible to apply. When we created our system, we created the tools to make it easy to apply your Gossamer lashes.
The Fuse Control Wand makes application a breeze. For small or monolid eyes, try the Petit Curve Wand, which has a 10% smaller curve than or original wand.
The Finishing Touches
Lashify Gossamer lashes don’t need to be sealed, but if you’d like a glossy finish and added durability, use our waterproof finishing coat, Glass. Glass is also the perfect way to touch up your Gossamers after a few days of wearing them.
Our most popular Bond, Whisper Light Bond™, is formulated to work double duty. It works to keep your Gossamer lashes in place and contains ingredients to help strengthen and nourish your natural lashes.
Whisper Light also contains Micro-Flex™, which helps our toxin-free formula bend with your natural lashes, avoiding rigidity that could lead to natural lash damage and breakage.
Your Control Kit is all wrapped up in a hard storage case with plenty of storage for your Gossamers and all your Lashify essentials. We also include Wandoms®, which cover the end of your Fuse Control Wand and help you avoid getting your Gossamer lashes in sticky situations.
Finally, each Control Kit comes with a sample of Melt Away and Pre Cleanse. Pre Cleanse is the perfect, gentle cleanser for prepping your natural lashes before application. When it’s time to remove your Gossamers, Melt Away helps them slide off easily with no damage to your natural or Gossamer lashes.
Looking for lashes that work as hard as your favorite LBD? Hybrid lashes are the solution. They easily go from day to night and everything in between and give your lash line a natural, voluminous style you’ll love.
What you’ll love even more is the ability to style them at home. Lashify gives you the hybrid looks you love without hours in a salon chair. It’s the best way to elevate your lashes without the massive commitment of salon lash extensions.