Also known as 3D volume lashes, Russian volume lashes are the latest trend to take the eyelash extension industry by storm. The technique used with them originates from Russia, where lash stylists created a bouquet or bunch of lashes, fanning out two or more single lashes and placing them on to one natural lash to create the fullest-looking lashes possible.

Using a Previously Frowned Upon Technique

In years gone by, it was frowned upon to attach more than one eyelash extension to a single natural lash because it would not only weigh the lashes down; it would compromise the overall health of them over time as well. However, this Russian technique makes use of specialized eyelash extensions that are only 0.05 to 0.07 mm in diameter, which means that the natural lashes won’t be damaged in the process. Before these lashes were made available, stylists were using extensions that were between 0.15 to 0.2 mm for the standard 1 on 1 style.

Made to Order

These volume extensions are very different to flares or cluster lashes, where multiple lashes are pre-fanned and come already bonded on the base – in fact, these are classified into the strip lash category and they are applied on to the eyelid itself. Russian volume eyelash extensions are all handmade on demand. Your stylist will craft each bouquet and fan out numerous lashes using a set of tweezers before attaching them on to your existing lashes. This procedure is far more delicate than that used for regular extensions, and as a result, absolute precision is crucial.

The terms 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D are used to describe the amount of lashes that are in each bouquet – 2D denotes that there are 2 lashes, while 6D denotes that there are 6 lashes. Many people want to know how it’s possible to place so many lashes without causing any damage. However, it can be done. When using 0.07 mm lashes, a 3D fan will become equivalent to a single 0.12 mm lash. In fact, it puts less strain on the natural lash than what the 0.15 mm lashes that are usually used in extensions. A single 6D fan is equivalent to a single 0.20 mm lash, which is why these sets are only recommended for clients that have strong lashes to start with.


The most obvious benefit of this particular volume technique is that it makes it possible to give a volume-full set of lashes to clients who have the sparsest original eyelashes. The finish is also softer, fluffier and multi-dimensional, meaning that these lashes look far more natural as well. Because these extensions are also extremely lightweight, they are able to last far longer than standard or classic extensions in many cases as well.

The Russian volume sets have become extremely popular over the past few years. However, this has resulted in many salons offering the service – despite the fact that their stylists are not experienced and trained to do so. When applied incorrectly, these lashes can damage your natural lashes severely. As a result, it is crucial to ensure that you only hire the services of qualified and experienced stylists when having Russian volume lashes applied.

If you would like to experience the Russian volume lashes for yourself, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our trained and experienced stylists here at Eyelash Extensions Melbourne today.