Flare lashes are not 3D volume lash extensions and Jessica at Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon will tell you why. First off, what is a "flare"? A flare is a bundle of about 3 lashes usually knotted at the base creating a bulky, fake appearance. The knots cause strain on the lashes and make them not shed properly and can cause tugging and irritation.In extreme cases, wearing flare lashes for weeks and months can cause permanent bald spots on the lash line or a very sparse lash line that can take years to grow back. Flare lashes usually last around 10 days whereas 3D volume lash extensions lash 3-4 weeks before needing a fill. But why should you beware the flare? flare extensions are glued to the tip of a natural lash, not the base. Glueing to the tip of a lash will cause them to droop and potentially cause breakage. There are some places out there that glue flares to the base but if the weight of one single lash on average is .15 and there are usually 4 or more in a flare that is a lot of weight on the base of a little natural eyelash. 3D Volume lash extensions are placed in a fan of 2-4 but the weight of one is .07 and these are not knotted at the base. So would you rather have bulky lashes for 10 days and potential permanent damage or beautiful, fanned, volume lashes for a month?