Confessions of a Lash Geek Blog

So this is my Blog "Confessions of a lash geek", as the owner of Essential Beauty a self confessed lash geek. I hope to impart my knowledge and expertise to help you get the best from your lash extensions or gain knowledge as a lash tech.

I started my lash journey at the beginning of 2010 when lash extensions were still relatively new to the beauty world. I continue to take courses and mentoring sessions to ensure I am upto date with lastest within our industry.

A little bit about me if you dont know me already, I Deb I live in Washington with my partner Andy (the one who brings the coffee), my daughter and my 2step children. We also have 3 dogs Bruce, Hamish and Millie. So life is as hectic outside the salon as it is inside. I'm really lucky my family are supportive as I spend alot of time either lashing, talking about lashes, watching videos of lashes, reading about lashes you get the idea lol.


What is the difference between Classic Lash Extensions and Russian Volume Lash Extensions

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At Essential Beauty, Washington we often get asked what is the difference between Classic Lashes and Russian Volume Lashes?

What are Classic Lash Extensions.

In simple terms classic lash extensions are a single lash extension applied to a single natural lash, each natural eyelash is isolated before a lash extension is applied. Your Lash technician will work with you to create the look you want, the length and curl of the lash extensions applied will be determined by your own natural lashes. Your lash technician should never apply lash extensions that are too long or heavy for your natural lash as this will cause damage but more about that in another blog.

Classic Lash extensions

What are Russian Volume Lash Extensions.

Russian Volume lashes are mulitple finer lashes which are applied in a fan to a single natural lash. They are picked up and applied so that the base of the fan is like a single lash extension but the ends fan out and create a fuller more fluttery look. Again your lash technician will apply a length and curl of extension that is suitable to your natural lashes so that no damage is caused.

Russian Volume Lashes

The application of Russian Volume lashes takes further training and many many hours of practice to master. Even as an experienced lash technician I am always learning and still spend alot of money and time furthering my expertise and knowledge.


Note: Last picture is for reference it isnt my work.

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