Russian Volume Eyelash Extensions | All you need to know and more.


It is no surprise that the Russian Volume Lashes has taken the lash industry by storm. If you are new to the eyelash extensions world, all the information and choices available will be quite overwhelming to digest just by a Google search. The Russian Volume Lashes uses an advanced technique which master lash stylist need to hone over a several months or even years of years in order to be safe for the natural lashes and to be as beautiful as all the photos you see on instagram and the net. We have answered the five most frequently asked questions about the application of Russian volume lashes and we hope this will help you decide if this is the right treatment for you.

1. How is Russian Volume Lashes different from Classic Lashes?

When one single lash extensions is applied to a single natural lash, this technique is referred to as classic lashes. With Russian Volume Lashes, the lash technician attaches more than one lash extension fiber to the natural lash by fanning them to make them appear like more lashes are growing from one stem. Depending on the effect the client wants, the technician can use 2 to 10 extensions per fan. The number of lashes used per fan is also dependent on the thickness of the extension. The lighter the extension, the more lashes per fan can be used.


2. How Long does it take to apply Russian Volume Lashes?

Due to the intricate nature and the added skill involved in fanning the extensions, Russian Volume lashes takes a much longer time to apply. Some experienced lash stylists, like in Primalashes, can take up to 1.5 hours to apply a full set but it could take up to 4 hours to apply a very dramatic voluminous look.

3. Will Russian Volume Lashes cause damage to my natural Lashes?

It is not unusual for clients to be concerned about their natural lashes when they see the effect a fully voluminous Russian volume set. When done correctly, Russian Volume Lashes actually encourage the natural lashes to grow because the fiber used for the application is so light and weighs so little on the natural lashes that it will hardly cause damage. It must however be stressed that you need to ensure that the person performing the procedure is not only trained but well experienced in the the application of Russian Volume Lashes before you allow their hands anywhere close to your eyes. Russian Volume lashes are especially beneficial for people with sparse natural lashes. It can be used to cover gaps and create the illusion of having more natural lashes because of the fanned effect.

4. How Long do Russian Volume lashes Last?

Like classic lashes, it is advised to have regular infills every two weeks to ensure that the fallen lashes are replaced and also to check on the health of the natural lashes which should never be ignored whilst having eyelash extensions. However at Primalashes,  some Russian Volume Lashes clients can leave up to four weeks in between infills. This is why Russian volume eyelash extensions cost more than classic lashes.


5. Is Russian Volume Lashes only for more dramatic looks?

Russian Volume lashes does not have to be overly dramatic. It is completely customisable. You can choose how big you want to go and how dense you would like your lashes to look by increasing or decreasing the number of lashes per fan. People who use Russian Volume Lashes for more natural looks prefer the soft and wispy effect it creates.

Anita Drake