The use of mixing curls can create some very effective results. Not only can they be used to create different looks but to correct different types of natural lashes.

Not all of the natural lashes will be the same, you may find that certain zones in the lash line will present you with different types of lashes- some may curl up, some may point down so we need to know how to correct this.

Examples:

Example 1- If you are presented with straight NL in the inner or outer corner of the eye only, then you may want to use a B curl on the straight lashes and a C curl on the other remaining lashes- this will help the lash line blend into one another, give a nice overall effect and ensure the EE the best contact with the NL.

Example 2- Your client may have outer corner NLs that droop downwards, so a stronger curl would be needed on these to add a “lift” to this zone of the eye.

Example 3- To create the effect of a severe Fox flick where the emphasis is on the outer corner, you could use a B curl starting from the inner corner and towards the outer third of the eye apply a C or CC curl- this will draw attention to the outer corner and accentuate the flick.

Other Effects

These 3 diagrams show just some of the many ways in which you can mix curls- the options are endless, however these will give you an idea:

Diagram 1:

Place CC curl on lower layers of lashes (red)

Place C curl on middle layer of lashes (blue)

Place B curl on top layer of lashes (yellow)

(Strongest curl of lashes sit on lowest layer)

This method will help to create density in the lash line whilst still allowing the lashes to blend together seamlessly

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Diagram 2:

Strongest curl is used in the middle of the eye to create lift and open up the eye. Softer curls are used on the outer corner to blend and elongate the eye.

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Diagram 3:

To create a severe “Fox flick” where the emphasis is placed on the outer corner, you could use a B curl starting from the inner corner, then graduate out to a C and CC curl as this will draw attention to the outer corner of the flick- add a B curl (as optional) to the outer corner to the elongate the eye if desired.

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Diagram 4:

Alternating curls are placed along the lash line to create more density in the set. This technique requires a methodical approach to lashing to have complete control over placement of the curls.

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Always use curls that graduate into each other- a B into a C curl, a C into a CC curl, a CC into a D curl or C into a D curl. Never a B into a D as the difference in curl is too extreme and will not create a nice effect.

L curls are popular curl to use on a hooded eye or natural lashes that are very straight. However on some eyes the L curl can be too extreme or noticeable on the inner or outer corners. By adding a few C curls you can soften the look and help the lashes to blend nicely.

Mixing curls requires a good understanding of not only natural lashes but eye shapes. We recommend that you master the technique of eye styling before you attempt to mix curls.

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