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How to work with hooded eyes

Updated: Nov 17, 2023



If somebody has hooded eyes it means that they have a little extra skin right above the crease of their eyes. This can vary greatly, from a slight almost indistinguishable hood, all the way to an overlapping hood that can sit on top of the lash line. On the illustrations I tried to draw a the hood only on the outer side of the eye, right under the eyebrow arch.


When it comes to styling these eye types first we check if the client’s natural lashes are growing downwards, straight or growing upwards. Then we check the length and thickness of them, once we know what are we working with we can then choose the extensions accordingly.




▫️𝘌𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦: Weak & short natural lashes, facing downwards.


▫️𝘚𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯: Use very light volume fans ( to avoid adding any excess weight to the NL ) in a stronger & longer curl to cover the hooded area. If the client doesn't want volume lashes you can create a wet look effect with closed ligth volume fans, these will still wrap around the natural lash and can last as long as a volume set.


▫️𝘈𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘥: Thick ( 0.15+ ) classic lashes with a soft curl ( such as B, C ) as these will make the eye look droopier ( because the natural lashes are facing downwards ) and won’t cover the hooded part of the eye. Also avoid using very strong curls ( such as D, D+ ) in a short length as these will most likely touch the hooded part of the eye when the client opens her eyes.This can cause irritation and discomfort to the client, and they are more likely to rub or touch their eyes to try to easy the irritation. 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 ?


The easiest way to map hooded eyes is to use a pen and map on the eyelid. Simply make a few dots on the client’s eyelid in the places where the hooded part is so you can copy this onto the eyepatches when you draw the mapping. You can do it when the client is sitting in front of you, on the same eye level, and she is looking straight at you. Only in this position will you be able to see the parts that needs correction or needs to be covered or lifted.







I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and iff you have any questions please drop them bellow the comment section!


Happy lashing,

Cintia x





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