Volume lashes (aka Russian Volume) was, in fact, developed by master lash artists in Russia and Ukraine some say 3-5 years ago! Irina Levchuk of Lash & Brow Academy from Russia brought her own volume technique to Canada in May 2013.
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. The Russian volume extensions are all hand made on the spot – your technician makes each bouquet, carefully fanning out multiple lashes using their tweezers right before attaching them to your lashes. The procedure is very delicate and much more intricate than classic extensions; absolute precision is a necessity.
Some commonly used terms for Volume application:
2D- 2 lashes per one natural lash
3D- 3 lashes per one natural lash
4D- 4 lashes per one natural lash
5D- 5 lashes per one natural lash
6D- 6 lashes per one natural lash (aka as Hollywood)
What makes volume different from classic?
With classic 1:1 eyelash extensions we can achieve amazing looks that CRUSH what even the BEST mascara can offer. We have always been limited by the amount of natural lashes a client has as well as the different amount of lashes on each eye. This pushes us to lash to the weakest eye to maintain symmetry. For years our clients have wanted….”MORE”. Our only options were longer and thicker diameters, which became problematic when our client’s natural lashes could not safely support these extensions.
Volume technique has become the answer!
Volume techniques allow us to apply multiple extensions to ONE isolated natural lash. The “Russian Volume” technique masterfully achieves this with far thinner lashes than we have typically used. The result? A full, lush lash line that appears fluffy and soft and maintains the health
and safety of our client’s natural lashes.
Typically, the diameters used for the volume technique are 0.05, 0.07 and 0.10. We also use a significantly smaller amount of adhesive.
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.
As the Russian volume sets become more popular, some salons have been offering the service without any training. We have had clients come in with multiple 0.15mm lashes stacked on top of each other. This is NOT the proper volume technique and can seriously damage your natural lashes! Please do your research and only choose qualified and experienced technicians to apply your volume set on you. We are well trained under strict guidelines, experience this amazing technique at Kikilashes by calling/texting 0401478075
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