CLASSIC OR RUSSIAN VOLUME?

A few words to explain the difference between Classic eyelash extension and Russian Volume, and who will benefit from wearing each of them.

1547131903124.JPEGStarting with the Classic – one to one eyelash extension which is a very simple method of adding the length and curl to natural lashes. During this treatment only certain thickness of lashes is used starting with 0.10 – the thinest lashes for Classic, next will be 0.12 – slightly thicker, 0.15 and 0.18 which is considered as pretty thick – suitable only for very healthy and thick natural lashes. There are also thicker lashes like 0.20 or 0.25 which are being phased out from the lash industry because they are too heavy for most natural lashes to support.

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Classic extension provides very natural, mascara effect. It looks the best when applied on thick and healthy eyelashes. Because those lashes don’t add any volume the amount of extension will only be equal the amount of natural lashes suitable for application. I came across situation that a client (with loads of natural, dark and thick lashes) after doing a full set of classic extension asked for half of them to be removed because it seemed too full for her. What is more, the thickness of those lashes should be chosen based on the thickness of natural lash and also the effect we want to achieve.

1547131946235.JPEGWhen choosing Russian Volume extension the desired effect in most cases is fullness.

It can start with a very natural effect by doing 2-3D lashes (the number next to “D” is an indicator of how many lashes are applied per one natural lash) and finish with a mega volume lashes from 9-16D!!! Yes, 16 super thin lashes applied to one natural lash. Seems crazy, doesn’t it? The lashes used during application are much thinner comparing to the Classic. Thickness of 0.10 can be used to do only 2D lashes, 0.07 to create fans between 2-5D, 0.05 for 4-8D and there are also 0.04 or 0.03 for mega volume. Choosing the right thickness and volume for each individual client is crucial for the health of their lashes when doing Russian Volume sets. Because those lashes are very light they will be suitable not only for clients with very healthy and thick lashes but also for clients with thinner or sparse lashes. Their main role, on top of adding curl and length, is simply adding volume which helps to create even sets, as there are many ways to play around with fans. 1547131320987.JPEG

Quite often clients start with Classic lashes and after they get used to having longer and curlier extension, they change for the volume which offer much more visible effect. When choosing between Classic and Volume the most important factors to consider will be how healthy, strong and thick natural lashes are, if they are full or maybe thin and sparse and the final effect that client would like to achieve. The best lashes are the ones that meet clients expectations.

Aleksandra Borkowska
Lash Artist
Assistant Manager at London Lash Studio

Everything you need to know about a great lash cleansing routine!

When your lash artist is offering you a lash cleanser, you may think ‘Do I really need this in my life?’, “Can I not use something else?’ – Believe me, YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED IT! It’s the best product you can get for your lashes!

 

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While buying a new cosmetic product, we always check out the list of ingredients. Why? To be sure that what we use will actually work and will not do more harm than good. It is the same with a lash cleanser – it goes straight on our eyes, so come on – let’s make sure we use the right thing! London Lash Pro Foam Cleanser contains ingredients that will help you keeping your lashes healthy and clean.

Firstly, it contains tea tree oil which is widely known for its antiseptic qualities and its gentle, natural cleansing properties. This key active ingredient will help you avoid eye infections such as Blepharitis, whilst also giving out a beautiful fresh smell!

Another amazing ingredient is Lauryl Betaine – known for its hair and skin conditioning characteristics, which make it the perfect addition to a lash cleanser! If that wasn’t great enough, it also creates a rich lather and helps the product to eliminate oil and dirt leaving the skin clean and soft. Remember, the shorter list of ingredients – the better for our skin 🙂

 

Now you know what’s inside, but why do you need it?

You should be aware that without proper eye hygiene, you will be more prone to an infection – dirty lashes equals eye infection. Using a lash cleanser will also prolong the retention of your lashes, making you and your lash artist happy – you will enjoy your lashes for a longer time and your lash artist’s work will be easier: WIN – WIN 💪🏻

 

So how do you use London Lash Pro Foam Cleanser?

 

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It couldn’t be simpler! Dispense a single pump of a foam onto the fingertips and massage gently into the lash line. Rinse with cool – lukewarm water and voila! Lashes are clean, soft and healthy 🙂 Don’t forget to dry them with a tissue or paper towel to absorb water and brush them – it will keep them fluffy!

 

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I hope that this short explanation will convince you how important it is to clean your lashes, and next time you will leave our salon not only with beautiful lashes, but also with a new lash cleansing routine! ❤️

 

 

Karolina Swiderska,

Salon Manager
London Lash Pro Master Artist and Trainer

 

London Lash

Whether it is your first visit or tenth visit, London Lash offers superior beauty therapy services and semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Founded seven years ago, and originally called Lady Lash, our studio as grown to be one of the top locations in London for high quality eyelash extensions. With branches in London and Manchester, the lash technicians at London Lash Studios offer exceptional service catered to each individual. With a rapidly growing client base, it is no surprise that a majority of London Lash Studio clients are returning time and time again. The staff at London Lash Studio are all fully qualified and highly experienced beauty therapists, many of which have won prizes at international competitions and offer training courses. They provide a professional and friendly environment as well as sound consultative advice.

With over seven years experience, London Lash Studios are one of the best lash salons in London and Manchester. Having performed over 10,000 sets of eyelashes ranging from 2D to 9D in volume, London Lash Studio therapists are well experienced and at the forefront of all the latest techniques in eyelash industry and one of the first salons in the world who’s launched revolutionary Russian Volume Technique. Our warm personality and attention to detail always means the best possible experience.

London Lash Studio is a certified member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) and Beauty Guild.