Are you a lash technician looking to create stunning volume lashes? If so, then this blog post is for you!
Today we will be sharing some tips and tricks on how to create gorgeous volume lashes that your clients will love. So whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, be sure to read on for some helpful tips!
The basics of volume lashing
Volume lashing, also known as Russian volume lashing, is the newest and most popular way to enhance your eyelash extensions.
With volume lashing, anywhere between 2-8 ultra-fine extensions are fanned out and applied to a single natural eyelash. Each volume fan should have the same or less diameter than a single classic lash.
When applied correctly, volume eyelashes can completely transform your look with added depth and volume for a natural yet glamorous finish.
Learning this advanced application technique does take a lot of time to practice but can be incredibly rewarding once you’ve mastered it. It is recommended that if you are new to volume lashing, you should begin by attending a proper volume training course.
Choose the right size of lash extensions for your desired look
Volume eyelash extensions is a must-have skill for any lash artist looking to add volume, length and definition to their client's lashes.
When layering lash extensions, it’s important to choose the right size of extensions for the desired volume look. Russian volume lashes involve attaching light, delicate lashes together in order to create volume – usually with 2-6D lashes. If you’re after an extreme volume look, 6+D volume is the way to go which can also be called mega volume.
The key is to use lengths ranging from 0.03mm-0.10mm that increase gradually in increments up towards 0.10mm – once you get above 0.10mm it can start to look unnatural.
The diameter and weight of the chosen extensions as well as the size and strength of the natural lashes will determine how many lashes to add to the fan and the ideal length. Too much weight can cause the natural lashes to break and could cause retention issues.
Remember, with mega volume fans you don't need to use lots of long extensions as it's all about achieving volume through layering multiple fine extensions together – so careful selection of your lash extension sizes creates a stunning effect.
Prep your lashes by cleansing them using a lash shampoo and non-alcohol based primer
When creating stunning volume lashes, the first step should always be to prepare your lashes by cleansing them and then using a lash primer before the extensions are applied.
The cleansing process is key to creating safe and beautiful lashing results. Any makeup or oil left on the natural lash can reduce the longevity of your work.
You should always opt for an eyelash cleanser that is specifically designed for pre-lash treatments, as it will target dirt and oil without damaging or drying out delicate skin around the eye area. Our Posh Deluxe Lash Shampoo is designed especially for this purpose.
After cleansing, apply a primer that not only acts as a pre-treatment bond but also provides the right pH level to both your faux lashes and the recipient’s natural ones. Finally, you’ll be ready to begin applying extensions!
Use High-quality Products
Choosing the right material for your clients is very important. If your lashes are not good even though your tweezers are high-precision, the work could still take long and the look of your set also can be affected if the lashes aren’t best.
We highly recommend using Champion Lashes for the best volume lashing experience. They are very easy to make volume fans with and super jet-black lashes that create fantastic density!
Use a brush to comb through the lashes and blend them together
For a professional look, use a small, spoolie-style brush with very soft bristles to blend your lashes together. Make sure you separate any clumps and ensure each lash is fanned out in order to achieve an evenly distributed volume.
Work slowly and make sure to comb your way through the outer corner of both eyes for even results. Taking regular pauses throughout the application process can help you spot any overlapping or missed lashes, allowing you to perfect your stunning volume lash design.
Seal in the look with a Superbonder
Once you’re done creating volume lashes that look flawless and beautiful, it’s essential to seal in your work! A Superbonder can be key for less irritation and perfect lash retention.
To sum up
Now that you know the basics of creating stunning volume lashes, it’s time to put them into practice.
Remember to choose the right type of lash extension for your desired look, prep your lashes, apply the lash extensions one at a time starting, use a brush to comb through and blend the lashes together, and then seal in the look.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating beautiful volume lashes that will wow your clients.