Classic vs. Volume…and what you should look for in a Lash Artist!

(Scroll to the end to see our June Special on Lash Extensions)

There’s a lot of confusion out there about lash extensions and how to find a qualified and educated Lash Artist. And a lot of misinformation. Unfortunately, there aren’t many places you can go to find good info.

Until now.

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It used to be that there was only one style of eyelash extensions.

Classic eyelash extensions.

Classic lash extensions are now what is considered the “traditional” technique.

Russian Volume lashes, 3D lashes, and volume lashes are synonymous. They are one in the same.


Classic EyelashesClassic eyelash extensions are where one extension is applied individually to one natural lash.

This gives a classic lash set a 1:1 ratio. This style is the original method, and while still a very favored style in the market, it is lacking some strengths for certain individuals. (See below for pictures).

This is why Volume was created.


volume lashesVolume lashing is the technique in which anywhere from 2-6 extensions are applied to each individual lash.

This is up to a 6:1 ratio. Quite a difference!

A lash stylist will create a fan, customized to you, in a variety of ways.


Does this girl even know what she’s talking about?

Come prepared. Write down everything you’ve ever heard about lashes and ask her ALL those questions.

In Washington State, it is mandatory that a lash artist has a current Esthetician and/or Cosmetology license. Also, that she is separately certified and trained in Eyelash Extensions. There are different certificates and training for Classic and Volume Lashes so make sure she has both certificates if she performs both sets of lashes.

Ask her where she was trained at and how long she’s been in the industry. Ask her what product she uses and how to clean the lashes.

Ask her just about anything you can think of…and if she’s good, she’ll knock them out of the park.

Quality lash artists will not only be able to answer all the questions you’ve come prepared with but should end up educating you on questions you didn’t even realize you should have asked.

In addition, they should have some guides for you to read about how the process goes, what to expect and how to care for them afterwards and things like that.

She might even have a blog!

Lashes are fantastic! You should feel excited about having them and confident in who you’ve decided to go to.

Whoever you decide on, I hope you get addicted and fall in love with your lashes!




In the month of June, BOOK a FULL SET of Classic or Volume Lashes and receive:

©   a Complimentary Brow Shaping
©   FREE Lash Deep Cleanser

Classic Lash Set $130
Volume Lash Set $150