Classic lashes are individually applied in a 1:1 ratio on the natural lash, perfect for those who are looking for a subtle and simple eye enhancement. The great thing about classic lashes is how they can fit into your everyday routine–there is a classic lash material and style for everyone, and our technicians always love to chat so they can tailor classic lashes to your needs! Classic lashes come in three different designs to maximise your options. Silk lashes are a great everyday choice, soft with a slightly glossy look–they’re always a great option for lash newbies, to get a sense of how lash extensions will look and feel on the eye. Faux mink lashes are man-made fibres that are finer than silk, so we tend to apply a few more for a fluffier set. We love faux mink for occasion lashes, or The flat lash option is fantastic for those looking for classic lash with a bit more oomph–these clever lashes are (of course) flatter at the bottom, giving the illusion of a bit more fullness.
Classic lashes also come in a variety of thicknesses, with some individual lashes longer in diameter than others for a truly customised look. Because of the 1:1 application technique, classic lashes can be applied very naturally or reasonably thickly, depending on how many natural lashes we have to work with–remember, we can only apply extensions to the natural lashes you already have, so those with naturally fine or sparse lashes may be happier looking into the volume technique.
What To Expect
1 – 1.5 hour application. This is the most traditional form of eyelash extensions. A method where 1 lash extension is glued to 1 natural lash. Your technician can only apply as many extensions as you have natural lashes. An extension cannot be placed where there isn’t a natural lash. Usually 80 – 100 individual lashes applied per eye. Synthetic Mink lashes are always used at Derma Clinic.
Classic lashes are suitable for the following client:
- Clients that have a good amount of healthy natural lashes
- Clients that are younger and have few gaps in their lash line
- Clients that desire a natural/medium effect
Russian Volume Set
Russian Volume is the use of multiple ultra fine extensions, that are hand created at the time of application by the therapist using their specially designed tweezers. The therapist skillfully creates bouquets of eyelash extensions that are then placed onto the natural lash in a fanned effect, to create extra fluff, coverage and fullness than cannot be created with classic extensions. Although we use multiple extensions, the fan is still placed onto one individually isolated natural lash in a method that encases the natural lash, and results in great retention with zero damage.
Russian Volume is the most versatile lash treatment that we offer, and will suit most clients. Russian Volume is perfect for the older client with sparse natural lashes, where extra coverage and a soft fluffy look is required (light weight volume set 3/4/D). Russian Volume is also suitable for the client who desires a more glamorous and thicker looking set than can be achieved with classic lashes (heavy weight volume set 5/6D). The level of fullness can vary with Russian Volume, which allows us to create the effect suited to the client’s requirements.
What To Expect
2.5 – 3 hour application. This is a more technical technique where the technician takes 2 – 7 very thin eyelash extensions and makes them into a fan before applying to the natual eyelash. The fan is placed onto one individually isolated natural lash. Usually 0.07 or/and 0.05 diameter lash extension is used. Your natural lash length and thickness will determine exactly how big of a fan can be applied. You get a fluffy set of lashes.
A 50/50 mixture of 1:1 lashes and the handmade fanned, volume style lashes (NOT cluster lashes popped on – this is cheating and terrible for the natural lashes!) they are stunning, textured and give a life-like, non-uniform lash look.
Also referred to as a ‘mixed set’, they are versatile in offering a thicker, denser look than classic lashes, but without the uniformity and softness of a typical Russian volume set.
They can also be a great way to achieve that staggered look made popular by Kim Kardashian, by using longer classic extensions interspersed with shorter volume lashes. They’re perfect for anyone wanting to add a bit of extra drama to their classic set, or for anyone wanting to test out volume lashes without fully committing. They are great for anyone with naturally fine or slightly gappy lashes, whereby volume fans can be placed in sparser areas to make the lash line look fuller.
What To Expect
2 – 2.5 hour application. This is a blending of both the Classic and Volume lash extension techniques. Volume fans and Classic eyelash extensions are intermixed to create a fuller lash line. It is a great option, if you have sparse natural eyelashes and also want to fill in gaps. This creates a slightly fluffier appearance to the lashes than Classic.