What's the Difference Between London Lash's Eyelash Extensions Collections? Comparing All of the Lashes We Have to Offer!

If you’re left feeling slightly overwhelmed by the sheer number of options there are when it comes to eyelash extensions, you’re not alone! We’re here to help you get to grips with all the different types of eyelash extensions, and when might be best to use one over the other. 


Chelsea vs Mayfair

To kick things off, we’ll start with our two standard collections of lash extensions. Chelsea ‘Silk’ and Mayfair ‘Mink’. To answer a question we’re asked a lot (are London Lash eyelash extensions vegan?) yes! All of our lash extensions are vegan friendly, and are cruelty free and hypoallergenic as a result. They’re all made from a synthetic fibre called PBT, which is a shapeable but super sturdy type of plastic that’s usually used in wiring. 

The differences between any lash collection is in the finish. Where Chelsea and Mayfair are concerned, you’ll see that Mayfair lashes have a much bolder, shinier finish, whereas Chelsea have a semi-matte finish, which means they are the go-to for those looking for a more natural lash set. 

Both Chelsea and Mayfair are available in an array of lengths, curls and thicknesses so you can stock up on anything and everything you need to service any type of client! 

strips of chelsea faux silk eyelash extensions on a lash palette
Chelsea Eyelash Extensions

 

DID YOU KNOW while Mayfair lashes have taken the lash world by storm, Chelsea lashes were the original lash extensions collection in the London Lash store, before we were even called London Lash! 

Matt Flat Lashes

Flat lashes are a type of classic lashes little bit magical. At first glance, they look just like a classic lash in the same thickness, but they only weigh about half as much, meaning that if your client loves some drama in their lashes but has super weak or fine natural lashes, you can still make their dreams come true! 

Flat lashes are made from fusing two super fine lashes together, which is what gives them their flat shape that’s almost concave, and also gives them their signature split tip which adds fluffiness, and prevents them from looking rigid and plastic. 

a close up of the base of a flat lash
A close up shot of a flat lash

Easy Fanning Lashes

Easy Fanning Lashes will save you time in a volume lash set, while giving you a dense lash line, and one of three types of top line, depending on which of our Easy Fanning Lashes you're working with.

Easy Fanning Lashes are named as such because they fan easily. They have multiple layers of lashes on each strip so that when you grip them with your tweezers, they spring open into little fans. What’s even cooler is that they have a mixture of lengths on the strip so that you can effortlessly create wispy, spiky sets without having to change how you apply or map your lash sets. 

We have two types of Easy Fanning Lashes. Our standard type have a mixture of three lengths, while our newer Camellia lashes have two which are two millimetres apart to give a wispier finish.

a comparison picture showing the difference between an 11mm volume fan using standard lashes and both types of easy fanning lashes

By default, Easy Fanning Lashes will produce quite narrow fans which are great for dense lash looks, but if you’d like a wider fan you can play the fan back on the strip and give them a little wiggle to widen the fan, creating a fluffier finish on the eyes. 


Premade Fans

These are exactly what they sound like; volume fans that were created for you. Our Premade Fans were still created by hand, and we worked alongside our supplier to ensure that you were getting the absolute best quality premades possible.

They have lovely slim bases and are lightweight enough to be safe for the vast majority of your clients (if someone has very fine natural lashes, it’s well worth making your own fans out of very fine volume lashes to keep them safe). They’re even made from the same fibre as our Mayfair Lashes, so if those are your fave, our Premade Fans will already feel super familiar to you! 

a gif of a premade fan being taken from the strip

You can find out a bit more about premade volume fans in this blog post, including some tips on pricing your lash sets when using premade fans. 

In addition to fans, we also have Premade Spikes available, so you can create those spiky lash looks in no time at all, while also saving yourself some money where using Lash Primer to create spikes is concerned!

Coloured Lash Extensions

Lastly, we have to mention our coloured lashes. These are made from the same fibre as our Mayfair lashes and are available in 0.07 for volume, and 0.15 for classic, meaning that you can mix and match these to create beautiful hybrid sets too. In our standard collection of coloured lashes, we have 10 colours available to suit any clients' desires.

We've also recently expanded out coloured lash collection to include two more varieties of coloured lashes, these include Ombre Lashes in pink, purple, and blue—which are ideal for clients who would like to add colour to their lashes, but would like to keep it on the subtle side—and Neon Lashes, which are for the most bold and daring of clients!

a set of wet look lashes using blue ombre lashes

All in all, which type of eyelash extensions you buy depend mostly on what your client wants to get out of a lash set. It’s not a bad idea to grab a couple of mixed length boxes to see what you like best, but bear in mind that single length trays work out cheaper in the long run, once you know which collection makes your heart flutter like your client’s lashes after a full set!