Updated: Nov 6, 2018
If you’re considering getting eyelash extensions for the first time, then the next lot of words might overwhelm you, but don’t worry I’m going to explain each one so you can make an informed decision when choosing your very first set.
Russian Volume; Classic Lashes; Clusters; Pre-Made Volume; Hybrid Volume; Express Lashes…
Overwhelmed yet? Don’t worry because this Blog will explain them all.
Everything listed above come under the term Eyelash Extensions as they are all extensions of some sort. They may offer different effects and some are more temporary than others.
Classic Eyelash Extensions –I like to think of these as more the mascara look that some clients are wanting and are a great starting point for your first set. As Classic Lashes are single extensions in a similar thickness to your own lashes that are placed onto each natural eyelash that can support the extension. Your technician will use various lengths and curls to give you the look you desire and to suit your face and eye shape. These are generally ‘topped’ up every 2-4 weeks depending on your body chemistry, lifestyle and aftercare routine.
Russian Volume – True Russian Volume are really lightweight lashes (much lighter than classics) that are manipulated by hand or by the assistance of specially made tweezers to create a fan or bouquet of lashes that is then placed onto a single natural lash. This is a premium service due to the time and workmanship required to create these and the retention is much longer than other sets due to the skillful ‘wrapping’ of the fan around the natural lash as oppose to just placing on top.
Hybrid Volume – This is a mix of Volume Lash Extensions and Classic Lash Extensions using pre-made or Russian Volume. The effect is a textured look and is a great option if you’re a classic wearer and just want that little bit more from your set. Hybrid volume is also a great tool for customizing sets into looks such as ‘Kim K’ inspired where long lengths of classic lashes are strategically placed and filled in between with the volume extensions to give a spiky textured look.