Eyelash extensions have been gaining popularity in recent years as a way to enhance the natural lashes and achieve a fuller and more dramatic look. Among the different types of eyelash extensions two popular styles are Russian and volume lashes.
In this article we will explore the differences between Russian and volume lashes, and answer some frequently asked questions about them.
Is Russian and Volume Lashes the Same?
While both Russian and volume lashes refer to a type of eyelash extension, they are not exactly the same. Russian lashes are thinner and lighter compared to traditional volume lashes. Russian lashes also come in different lengths and curls, allowing for a more customized and natural look.
On the other hand, volume lashes are thicker and heavier and are typically applied in a fan-like shape to create a fuller and more dramatic effect. Volume lashes also require a different technique to apply using multiple lashes to create the volume, hence the name.
Why is it Called Russian Volume?
Russian volume lashes originated in Russia where they were first introduced as “3D lashes.” Over time, the technique evolved to include up to 10 lashes per natural lash, creating a voluminous look. the name “Russian volume” was coined to describe this technique.
Do Russian Volume Lashes Last Longer Than Volume Lashes?
Russian volume lashes can last as long as traditional volume lashes which is usually around 4-6 weeks depending on how well they are maintained. However because Russian lashes are thinner and lighter and they may require more frequent touch-ups to maintain the desired look.
Can Russian Lashes Look Natural?
Yes! Russian lashes can look natural if applied correctly. With the variety of lengths and curls available, a skilled lash technician can create a natural and customized look that complements the client’s natural lashes.
However it’s important to communicate your desired look with your lash technician and choose the right length and curl for your eye shape and natural lashes.
The Bottom Line
while both Russian and volume lashes are types of eyelash extensions, they differ in thickness, weight and application technique. Russian lashes are thinner and lighter, while volume lashes are thicker and heavier and require a fan-like application technique.
Russian lashes can also be customized for a more natural look but may require more frequent touch-ups to maintain the desired look. Ultimately, the choice between Russian and volume lashes depends on personal preference and desired look.