Since the advent of eyelash extensions, many eyelash styles have been created. Some have stood the test of time, while others have faded into obscurity. If you've ever been unsure which style best suits your client's eye shape and don't know how to chart lashes like a pro, we've compiled four of the most commonly used lash charts here to help you decide which style is best for your client

Cat Eye

The key to creating this type of Cat Effect is the use of very short extensions across most of the eye, as well as the use of correct curls.

The Cat affect draws attention to the very outer corner of the eye, therefore we want to keep the inner/mid and most of the outer sections invisible yet still defined. By using flat curls such as J/B/C combined with very strong curls on the outers (D/L/M) you will create the Cat Effect. The lash map will show you the approximate mapping:

Baby Doll

As the name suggests, doll lashes resemble the eyelashes found on baby dolls. They are intentionally clustered together into sections and some can be enhanced with a generous application of mascara. Doll eye eyelash extensions make your eyes look bigger, wide-open, and expressive.

-While mapping doll eyelashes, it’s important to sketch out your zones on a set of eye pads. The entire procedure starts from the inner corner of the eye and moves towards the outer corner.

-The eyelash will moderately rise to the middle of the eye. For best results, the length of the lashes should range between 8 mm to 12 mm.

-To the middle of the eye, the length of the lashes should rise to approximately 12 mm. The length of the lash extensions always relies on the real eyelashes.

-The last part is very crucial for clean work. You should use a similar size as in the inside corner, with a minimum length being 8 mm. A smooth transition in lash lengths should give the lash line a more intrinsically natural look and gorgeous appearance.


Wispy Cat Eye

Wispy eyelashes look just as you’d expect based on their name—fine and feathery. This lash look is all about long, fluffy length. A common way to get the look is with wispy eyelash extensions or wispy false eyelashes, but it can also be achieved with mascara. You just have to make sure your mascara doesn’t clump or pack on too thick!

-Curls used: CC for spikes, 0.05 D for fans 0.05, filling the gaps between spikes on the top layer with 9cm for that dark line, using the lengths shown for the middle and bottom layer of fans.

-Top Tips: do the spikes first, evenly spread across the'top layer, around 10 spikes were used here.

-Spikes need to be 2 to 3mm longer than the fans.

If you want to change the map or even do a shorter version, just use the 2-3mm difference tip as a guide for length changes


Fox Eye

Because fox eyelashes begin shorter and end with the longest, use lashes that already follow a similar shape. Look for lashes with a winged or cat-eye look that already have that gradual increase to them. Use wispy lashes, as heavier ones can weigh your eye down.

For fox eyelashes, the best type of curl is the L-Curl. The shape of the L-Curl gives the perfect lift for the fox eye look. But if you want something more natural, you can also achieve the fox eye look with the C-Curl and even B-Curl.

A few eye shapes don’t do well with fox eyelashes:

Wide-set: If you have wide-set eyes, you’re going to want to stay away from the fox eye look. Because the inner corners of the eyes are opened up with this look, it can cause your eyes to look farther set apart.

Deep-set: Deep-set eyes don’t do well with the fox eye trend because it can cause them to look even more closed off. Instead, look for a lash style with more length toward the middle to open your eyes up.

Monolid or hooded eyes: Fox eyelashes are too much for hooded eyes. For the best lashes for hooded eyes use longer lashes in the center of your lash line to open your eyes up.