The Classic technique is applying one single synthetic eyelash extension, to one isolated natural lash. There are many different factors to applying classic lashes such as the length, curl, and diameter. We use lengths of the lashes from 6-15 millimeters. Our curls are B, C and D curls. The diameters we use for classic lashes are 0.15 mm, 0.20 mm and 0.25 mm. Your stylist will advise you on what’s best for the look you desire. When applying classic eyelash extensions, you are only able to apply as many extensions as there are healthy natural lashes to your client’s eyes. For some clients, this works out perfect for them, as they have thick natural lashes. But for others who may not have many lashes, or have gaps. This can be disappointing and some lash artists might think to use a thicker diameter. WRONG. Increasing the diameter of the extension will not create a fuller look. This can be damaging as well as look and feel heavy. However… there’s a new technique taking over the lashing world right now. It is known as Russian Volume or Volume technique.
The Volume technique is a method in which you are SAFELY applying anywhere from 2-6 super fine, lightweight extensions per natural lash. These lashes are 0.05 mm and 0.07mm in diameter. Many who have heard about the new volume technique have various questions like is it safe for the natural lashes? Is it too heavy? Will it damage the natural lashes? With the Volume technique you can actually apply more lashes, using less weight. This allows you to create fuller look, especially for those who do not have many natural lashes. Volume lashing is a technique and is not just the type of lash. You are not only using certain diameters for the volume technique but it is also about how you apply them. With volume, you are still isolating one natural lash, but instead of applying one single classic lash, you apply a handmade “fan” of thinner diameter lashes that are hand-crafted to customize the perfect weight for every single natural lash.
Clients can typically go longer in between refills with the Volume technique; the extensions are lighter on the natural lashes, making long-term wear even more likely. Most of our clients have switched over from the classic technique and clients are happier than before because they have softer, fuller lashes that look and feel more natural.