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What are Russian Volume Lashes? Are they better than Classic Eyelash Extensions?

Russian Volume Lashes are great just as Classic lashes are. They are applied to one lash using a more advanced technique. A fan of teeny tiny lashes are created from scratch by the Eyelash Technician and adhered to one of your natural lashes. A lash fan per lash instead of 1 lash per lash.

What’s the difference between Russian Volume & Classic Eyelash Extensions?

Let’s start with extensions. Eyelash extensions are extensions of your natural lashes whether they be the Classic technique or the Russian technique. Any other lash types would be under another title or another category (I.e strip lashes or party Lashes/ flare lashes). I’m talking about semi-permanent eyelashes that last for 6-8 weeks and can be topped up, namely because they are individual lashes and therefore more individual lashes can be applied in the space where you’ve lost natural lashes.

The classic eyelash technique is specified as the application of an individual synthetic lash onto an individual natural Eyelash. These create a natural enhancement making your lashes longer by extending them with a longer synthetic lash.

Volume lashes are lighter, fluffier and give your lashes a fuller look. Volume lashes are perfect for clients who don't have a lot of lashes, have sparse lashes, maybe even bald spots or who simply just want a more dramatic look without having to use a thicker lash.

Hybrid lashes (sorry if this is getting even more confusing) are a mix of classics and Russians and are perfect for everyday wear without too much drama.

The technique of the Russian volume lash entails the technician creating a fan of 3,4 or 5 lightweight lashes (lighter than your classics but weighing an equal amount once a fan is created).

Mega volume lashes (just to throw another one in the mix) might entail the technician making a fan of say 9 or even 12 lashes but that’s an even more advanced technique and these lashes would individually weigh a fraction of the weight of a Classic fan in order to keep the same/ total weight of a classic lash.

Clear as mud?

Basically, the fan lashes are the volume ones. If they are created on the go (say, from scratch) and homemade (adaptable, malleable, formed to fit and tailored to suit each lash individually) they are classed as Russian volumes and if they are ready-made (pre-made) fans they are just volumes.


Katie x

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