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Russian / Volume Eyelashes
What are Russian/Volume lashes?
Russian volume lashes also known as 3D volume is the latest trend to take the eyelash extension industry by storm. As the name suggests the technique originates from Russia, where lash pioneers created a bouquet of lashes, fanning out two or more lashes and placing them on to a single natural lash to create the fullest sets that were unprecedented with classic style extensions. Prior to this, it was frowned upon to attach more than one extension onto one natural lash, as it would weigh down the lash and compromise the health of lashes over time. The Russian technique uses specialised eyelash extensions that are of a mere 0.07mm diameter (sometimes even 0.05mm) to make this possible without damaging the natural lashes. Before these lashes were introduced, most technicians were typically using extensions of 0.15mm or 0.20mm width for the 1 on 1 classic style.
Why are Russian/Volume lashes different to other lashes?
The volume eyelash extensions are very different to cluster lashes or flares, where multiple lashes are pre-fanned and come already bonded at the base – these types of lashes fall more into the false strip lash category, and are applied on to your eyelid.
What is the term 2D etc?
The term 2D, 3D, 6D etc. in the volume technique is used to describe how many lashes are in the fan or bouquet of lashes. 3D means 3 lashes are placed onto one natural lash; 6D means 6 lashes, and so on.
What are the benefits?
The main benefit of the volume technique is that, it has made it possible to give full, voluminous sets of lashes even if you have sparse, fine lashes naturally. Compared to classic extensions, the finish is much softer, fluffier, and multi-dimensional. Due to the light weight of the extensions, it has been known to last longer than classic extensions on some clients