Lets talk traditional “classic” eyelash extensions for a moment..
Classic lash extensions come in a variety of fibres, the most common these days being a “Faux Synthetic Mink” due to it being the softest and most natural feeling.
As well as this, extensions also come in many different lash curls, lengths and thicknesses which all play an important factor in how a finished set of lash extensions will look on each client.
Classic Eyelash Extensions involves the process of carefully applying a single extension fibre to a single natural healthy eyelash at approximately .5 of a millimetre away from the eyelid skin making it very precise work that requires a great deal of concentration.
A typical full set of Classic lashes can vary from having 40 extensions up to 150 extensions per eye depending on the clients desired look and of course how many natural healthy lashes they have to begin with!
Lash Tip: If you’ve ever had eyelash extensions that feel like they’re pulling at your skin, sore spots along your lid line or like you have match sticks attached to your lashes it’s more than likely because the stylist has attached extensions to your skin instead of to your natural lashes. Not good.
Or equally as bad, they have glued multiple extensions to multiple natural lashes which can result in severely damaged lashes.
This is because each of our natural lashes grows at a different rate so when there is an extension that is attached to several lashes they can literally rip your natural lashes out as they grow! OUCH!
This is why Eyelash Extensions should only ever be applied by an experienced professional. Continued poor lash extension application like in the photo below can cause irreparable damage to your natural lashes and they may not grow back.
Your eye health is far too important to take unnecessary risks so research your Lash Salon options carefully before deciding who to make an appointment with.
Compared to classic lash extensions, where you could only SAFELY attach one eyelash extension to each natural lash, Russian Volume Lashes (also known as 2D – 8D lashes) breaks through that limitation by having anywhere from 2 to 8 super fine extensions applied to a single natural eyelash, SAFELY.
This has only been made possible thanks to recent technological advancements in the lash extensions manufacturing process, which has enabled manufacturers to create super LIGHT and super FINE extensions.
In fact, these extensions are so light, that 5 x 0.07 thickness (Volume Lash) extensions PUT TOGETHER weigh less than 1 x 0.20 thickness (Standard Classic Lash) extension on it own. Now that’s light!
The method for applying these super light extensions is by creating a “fan” consisting of anywhere from 2 to 8 extensions that are then carefully attached to a single natural lash.
This technique allows for a whopping 700 or more extensions to be applied per eye and gives an incredibly dense and lush look. The best part is because they’re so light you’re hardly able to feel you’re wearing any eyelash extensions at all!
Of course not everyone wants 8D & 700+ extensions applied to each eye which is why Volume Lashes can be tailored to each clients desired look. IE 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D and so on with varying extension lengths, thicknesses and curls.
Not to mention the fans themselves can be made wide, medium or narrow. The end result, a truly bespoke Volume Lash look. Say hello to the perfect Eyelash Extensions!
Volume Lash Fact: The name “Russian” Volume was given as the volume fanning technique was first invented by Russian Master Lash Stylist, Olga Dobronravova!
Well, the Eyelash Extension industry is now the fastest growing segment within the Beauty industry here in Australia with an estimated 2 million wearers of Lash Extensions and Volume Lashes have played a BIG part in accomplishing this.
In short, this new wave of super fine, super light extensions is transforming the Lash industry right before our eyes. It is setting a new benchmark in what woman around the world now expect from their Lash Stylist.
What I have personally found is that virtually everyone who tries VOLUME LASHES becomes instantly addicted, they are seriously that good. Especially those clients that have been wearing Classic lash extensions for a long period of time as they will undoubtedly notice the difference much more than a first time Volume Lashes client.
I hope this article gave you a better understanding of some of the differences between Traditional Classic & Russian Volume Eyelash Extensions.