VOLUME LASHES | EXPLAINED

VOLUME LASHES

Volume lashes are an option that more and more people are interested in and are asking their lash experts about, whether they’re getting their first set of extensions or they’ve been wearing extensions before and want to switch up their look. What exactly is volume lashes? How do you know if volume lashes are right for you? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of this type of extension application? All these questions and more are answered in this guide!

WHAT ARE VOLUME LASHES?

If you’re not familiar with the term, Volume lashes are an advanced type of eyelash extensions technique that gives you voluminous lashes. Multiple ultra thin and lightweight extensions are placed strategically on the natural lash to create a full, dark, and fluffy appearance.

Also called Russian volume lashes, 2 to 5 eyelash extensions, shaped into a fan, are applied to a single natural lash. Two eyelash extensions are described as 2D, three eyelash extensions are described as 3D etc.

The process of applying volume eyelash extensions is very different from classic ones. First, it requires much more skill due to the complexity of the fans created (often 2-5 extensions per lash). It also requires using a thinner diameter eyelash extension, which requires more precision when handling.

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WHAT ARE VOLUME LASHES?

If you’re not familiar with the term, Volume lashes are an advanced type of eyelash extensions technique that gives you voluminous lashes. Multiple ultra thin and lightweight extensions are placed strategically on the natural lash to create a full, dark, and fluffy appearance.

Also called Russian volume lashes, 2 to 5 eyelash extensions, shaped into a fan, are applied to a single natural lash. Two eyelash extensions are described as 2D, three eyelash extensions are described as 3D etc.

The process of applying volume eyelash extensions is very different from classic ones. First, it requires much more skill due to the complexity of the fans created (often 2-5 extensions per lash). It also requires using a thinner diameter eyelash extension, which requires more precision when handling.

IS IT SAFE?

Volume lashes will not cause damage if applied correctly. The potential for damage occurs when unskilled technicians apply extensions to all-natural lashes regardless of their growth cycle stage. For example, if your technician attaches the same type of extension to all lashes, regardless of their stage in the growth cycle, the fan weight can damage weak baby lashes and some mid-growth lashes.

Unlike pre-made fans, fans that are hand-made are customized to meet individual specifications based on your specific eyelashes. Since your natural lashes are not all the same length and thickness, your lash artist needs to know what your lashes can handle and adjust the fans accordingly. Pre-made fans tend to harm them since lash trays usually hold only one type of fan. For the best application, each fan should meet the requirements for each unique natural lash.

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IS IT SAFE?

Volume lashes will not cause damage if applied correctly. The potential for damage occurs when unskilled technicians apply extensions to all of the natural lashes regardless of their growth cycle stage. If your technician attaches only one dimension of fan, the weight can damage weak baby lashes and some mid-growth lashes.

Although there are pre-made fans, fans that are hand-made and customized to meet individual specifications are ideal. Since your natural lashes are not all the same length and thickness, your lash artist should only use what your lashes can handle and adjust the fans accordingly. The convenience that comes with using pre-made fans can cause harm in the long run because lash trays usually hold only one type of fan. For the best application, hand-made fans are the best method.

WHY SHOULD I GET VOLUME LASHES?

1

CREATE DRAMA

You can make a statement with your lashes. Fans can be styled to give you as much volume and drama as you can handle.

2

THIKCER LASHES

Volume fans add density and depth to the lash line, making your lashes appear thicker.

3

FULLER APPEARANCE

Experience fluffy and full lashes that can eliminate the visibility of gaps in your lash line.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Following the preparation process described in the definitive guide to eyelash extensions, the natural lashes are analyzed and styling is planned. 

The application begins with isolating one natural eyelash and attaching the appropriate fan to it.

Handmade volume fans have a thickness of .05mm and .07mm, which is considerably thinner than classic extensions, usually 15mm. Therefore, professionals require a high degree of skill and experience to safely and artistically apply these delicate handmade fans.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Following the preparation process described in the definitive guide to eyelash extensions, the natural lashes are analyzed and styling is planned. 

The application begins with isolating one natural eyelash and attaching the appropriate fan to it.

Hand-made volume fans have a thickness of .05mm and .07mm, which is considerably thinner than classic extensions, usually 15mm. Therefore, your lash professional will use their high degree of skill and experience to safely and artistically apply these delicate handmade fans.

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WINKS CLIENT WITH A SET OF VOLUME LASHES

CARE & MAINTENANCE

In the same way that all lash extensions last the same length of time as your natural lash cycle, Volume Lashes should last the same as your lashes when properly maintained. In most cases, this will be between 4-6 weeks. We recommend that you have an eyelash fill after 2-3 weeks to prevent your lashes from looking sparse due to natural shedding when they're growing out.

Keep them dry for the first 24 hours – do not get them wet

Wash them regularly

Be sure to brush them

Be careful when using products and avoiding oil

Take care when applying makeup.

VOLUME LASHES VS OTHER LASH SERVICES

Volume lashes are extremely versatile, and are associated with thick, dark, and fluffy lashes, but we must remember that even just 2 extensions can be considered volume. Also, we encourage your to consider other lash enhancements.

  • CLASSIC LASHES

    If you are happy with the number of natural lashes you have or prefer a more conservative appearance, classic extensions might be the best option for you because they add length and curl to what you have and will not create volume.

  • HYBRID LASHES

    With hybrid lashes, you have the best of both worlds. Because they produce natural looking results while also providing the benefit of volume fans when needed, they are very popular.

  • MEGA VOLUME

    Mega volume is the next level up from volume lashes and made from 6 to 10 plus extensions. They provide the darkest, fluffiest, and most dramatic look among all types of lash extensions. Mega volume lashes must be applied to healthy natural lashes that are strong enough to take the weight associated with such large fans.

  • LASH LIFT

    While lash lifts can curl and lift your natural lashes, extensions can lengthen, add volume, and thickness as well.

WHAT'S NEXT?

We have a lot more to say about all the different eyelash and brow services out there. And we're always adding informative and inspirational content. We invite you to take a look around our website.

Lashes and brows are our passion and we're always happy to answer your questions, so give us a call to get your initial consultation.

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