Volume lashes, also known as Russian volume lashes, is a technique used in eyelash extensions to create a fuller and more dramatic look. Unlike classic lash extensions, which involve attaching one extension to each natural lash, volume lashes involve attaching multiple lightweight extensions to each natural lash.

The process of applying volume lashes typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: Before the application, you will have a consultation with a lash technician. During this consultation, you can discuss your desired lash look and any specific concerns or preferences you may have. The technician will assess your natural lashes and determine the appropriate volume and length for your extensions.
  2. Preparation: Your natural lashes will be cleansed and any makeup or oils will be removed to ensure a clean and adhesive-friendly surface. The technician may also use a primer or lash conditioner to enhance the longevity of the extensions.
  3. Extension selection: The technician will select the appropriate volume lash extensions based on your desired look and natural lash condition. Volume lashes are typically thinner and lighter than classic lash extensions, allowing for the attachment of multiple extensions to each natural lash.
  4. Fan creation: Using specialized tweezers, the technician will create a fan of multiple lash extensions. This involves picking up several extensions at once and fanning them out to create a voluminous effect. The number of extensions in each fan can vary depending on the desired volume and the strength of the natural lashes.
  5. Attachment: The technician will dip the base of the fan into a small amount of lash adhesive and carefully attach it to the natural lash, about 1-2mm away from the eyelid. This process is repeated for each natural lash, ensuring that the extensions are evenly distributed and properly adhered.
  6. Finishing touches: Once all the extensions are applied, the technician will comb through the lashes to separate and define them. They may also trim any extensions that are too long or uneven to achieve a natural and uniform look.

Volume lashes can provide a more dramatic and full appearance compared to classic lash extensions. The number of extensions applied per natural lash can vary depending on the desired volume and the health of the natural lashes. The extensions are typically made of synthetic materials, such as silk or synthetic mink, and come in various lengths, curls, and thicknesses to suit individual preferences.

It is important to have volume lashes applied by a trained and experienced lash technician to ensure proper application and minimize the risk of damage to the natural lashes. The extensions should be cared for according to the technician’s instructions, which may include avoiding oil-based products, excessive rubbing or pulling, and regular maintenance appointments for infills.