‘Wow, you don’t even have makeup on and you look fantastic! What is your secret?’ – the secret is eyelash extensions! No matter what route you go, you can’t really go wrong with lash extensions. They are one of the easiest ways to make your eyes pop, which is exactly why they are taking the fashion industry by storm! But eyelash extensions are not one-dimensional and actually come in different varieties. One of the most commonly asked questions that women want to know when getting lash extensions is, ‘what is the difference between classic and Russian volume?’ Well, I’m here to give you the answer!
Let’s talk classic extensions for a minute. Classic lash extensions are applied with a 1:1 ratio. This means that for every natural lash you have, one extension is applied. For example, if you have 100 natural lashes, you will have 100 lash extensions applied. Likewise, if you have 80 natural lashes, you will have 80 extensions applied. These are a great pick for those who have lots of natural lashes, but what about for those whose lashes are sparse? And along came the Russian lashes!
Russian volume lashes, sometimes referred to as 2D lashes, are used to add more lashes to your lash line. These types of extensions are created by hand at the time of application and add anywhere from 2-8 extensions to each individual lash. This thereby increases the volume of your lashes, and fills in any gaps that may have been missing in between your natural ones. Because the process of applying multiple lashes is much more advanced, more training and experience is required from the technician than is with classic extensions.
So which one is for you? If you want to make a super strong lash statement, Russian extensions are the way to go. Russian extensions may also be the best choice for anyone who experiences gaps or sparseness with their natural lashes. But if you already have healthy natural lashes and are looking for a more natural effect, classic extensions should be more than enough to do the job.