why real russian volume means hand-made fans

By definition, the Russian Volume lash technique involves the creation of beautiful lash fans by hand, with 3-6 0.05mm-0.07mm diameter extensions. This fluffy, lightweight fan is attached to your individual natural lashes one by one, the thin base wrapping snugly around your natural eyelashes one by one. If it sounds complex – that’s because it is!

russian volume handmade fans


Lash Artists require passion and dedication that comes after years of training and practice to master this fine art. The last few years has seen the increase of the use of “handmade fans” in the industry . These are mass manufactured in a uniform, pre-made fan shape, have a thicker and heavier base and can not be wrapped around the eyelash so lay on top of it instead.

The fundamental skill of “creating the fan” is not required, which means a Lash Artist who has the most basic knowledge – akin to a beginner introductory level at TAFE,  can apply them without having had the practice or extensive training required for genuine volume.

You won’t be able to open your eyes for an hour or more while having Lash Extensions. You can’t afford to take a leap of faith when it comes to the application of medical grade adhesive millimetres from your eyes! Do your research + be sure of the technique and procedure once your eyes are closed. While we acknowledge a place for the express technique in our industry as it is much faster and therefore produces what should be cheaper “lash sets” we urge you to do your research and be aware of what you are signing up for. We only create customised Lash Sets by hand in all our Perth Lash Salons

Pre-Made Fans and True Russian Hand-crafted Volume are not a like-for-like comparison! xxx