Achieving the super natural look with half lash extension

Today’s beauty trend leans towards the ‘no makeup’ look, and there’s a lash style adored by enthusiasts that fits the bill perfectly – half lash extensions. If you’re not in the mood for a full-on glam, a half set of lashes is a must-try. Let’s dive into what it’s all about!


What is a half set of lashes?

As the name implies, a Half lash set is precisely that – half of a full set. To understand this better, consider that there are approximately 90-160 lashes on each eye. A full lash set involves applying extensions to every single natural lash. In contrast, a half lash extension means that extensions are applied to only half of the natural lashes. The process involves applying extensions to one natural lash, then skipping the next natural lash, applyinng extensions on the following and repeat. This results in only around 45-80 natural lashes being covered with extensions. 

Half lashes vs full lashes

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While full set means applying extensions on every natural lash strand, half lash requires half of the extensions, which make half lash extension cheaper and require less time. The result is surely different too. While a full set of lash extensions delivers a more bold and fuller lash look, half lash extensions appear more natural and subtle. You can see the difference of the two styles in the image below. 

What lengths and thicknesses are used in half lash extensions?

Basically, choosing lengths and thicknesses for a half lash set is similar to a full classic set. However, to achieve the most natural set, it’s recommended to use lash that shares the same appearance as natural lashes such as in 0.1mm thickness and C or CC curl.

What makes half set lash extensions so popular?

 Several factors contribute to the popularity of half lash extensions:

  • Faster application: Since fewer lashes are covered, the application is quicker compared to a full set.
  • Cost-effective: Half sets tend to be more affordable because fewer lash extensions are used.
  • Versatility: You can opt for a half set of classic lashes or a half set of Russian lashes, catering to a wide range of client preferences.half-lash-extensions-classic-set

How long does a half set take?

 The time required for a half lash extension depends on the type of lashes you desire. For a half set of classic lashes, it typically takes around 45 minutes-1 hour. However, a half volume set may take longer, ranging from 1-1.5 hours.


What’s the cost of a half set? 

On average, a half set of eyelash extensions costs between $60 and $80, depending on the technique you choose, whether classic or volume.

How are half sets applied? 

Half lash extensions are applied by adhering extensions to one natural lash, then skipping the next natural lash, apply the extension on the following and repareat.

How long do half lashes last?

 Half sets of eyelash extensions offer a duration similar to that of full sets, typically lasting around 4-6 weeks before requiring touch-ups.

Ideal clients for half lash extensions

Half lash sets are an ideal choice for:

  • Clients who want to enhance their natural beauty and achieve a subtle, natural look. 
  • Clients new to eyelash extensions who want to experience the magic before committing to a full set. 

Note: For those seeking a dark and noticeable lash set, a half-set lash extension should not your go-to

The evolving trend of half sets  – A totally new concept

While half sets have been around for some time, their meaning has evolved. Initially, a half set referred to covering 50% of natural lashes with extensions. Today, they’re reaching new heights – Cat eye Half set eyelash extensions. To stay updated on this exciting half-set trend, stay tuned  for our next blog!


Half lash extensions offer a unique way to embrace your natural beauty, and their popularity is on the rise. With their affordability, versatility, and stunning results, half sets are redefining the world of eyelash

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