WHAT IS RUSSIAN VOLUME?
Ultra fine lashes are manually created large or small fans. This technique is also referred to as '2D, 3D, and so on.
The number refers to the amount of lashes within one fan and the D refers to 'Density - how thick the lashes are'.
This technique does not damage or overweigh your lashes as ultra fine lashes are used. Classic lashes are much thicker and cannot be used for Russian Volume.
The classic lash technique is the 1:1 application of one extension to a single natural lash. This creates more of a mascara look and does not create volume. These lash extensions are thicker and cannot be used for Russian Volume.
WHAT IS CLASSIC?
THE RUSSIAN VOLUME TECHNIQUE
After taping, cleaning and de-greasing the lashes, a single natural lash is isolated, one at a time, ready for the application of the volume fans.
THE ISOLATION PROCESS
IS VERY IMPORTANT.
Rapid and express treatments do not isolate properly in order to save time. This is why they are quick and cheap, and cause permanent damage.
A Russian Volume 'fan' is hand made, using a pair of tweezers to make 2-9D fans. This takes great skill and precision.
Once the fan is prepared, it is then lightly dipped in a professional bonding agent and then carefully placed onto each lash.
The making and placing of these fans is very difficult and it takes years to master the art of Russian Volume.
This process is repeated until full coverage is completed. If each fan was 6D this would create up to six times more lashes you naturally have. The larger the fans, the higher the density and thicker the look.