When Should You Take An Eyelash Extension Course For Russian Volume Lashes?

Let's dive into a question that's been on the minds of many budding Lash Techs: When is the right time to start a lash course for Russian Volume Lashes? Well, buckle up, because we're about to give you the low down on making that exciting leap!

Starting Off With Classic Lashes

Everyone has to start somewhere, and for most Lash Techs, that 'somewhere' is Classic lash extensions. Classic Lashes involve applying individual eyelash extensions to each of the natural lashes. It's a fabulous technique to learn the ropes for eyelash extensions - how to isolate natural lashes, apply lash extensions correctly, how to control your eyelash glue, and lash mapping styles. Plus, Classic Lashes are a timeless look that's always in demand! 

lash artist performing eyelash extension treatment

Levelling Up With Russian Volume Lashes

Now, here's where things get even more exciting. Russian Volume Lashes are like the older, more sophisticated sister of Classic Lashes. Instead of one eyelash extension per natural eyelash, you'll be creating and applying lash fans of 2 to 6 (sometimes more!) ultra-fine eyelash extensions. This will result in that fluffy, voluminous look that's got everyone swooning.

But as you can guess, more lashes mean more skill required, which leads us to the million-dollar question...

tweezer picking up 4D lash fan

When Should You Make The Move?

While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, the consensus is you should have at least 3-6 months of experience with Classic Lashes before you take on Russian Volume Lashes. This gives you ample time to polish your isolation skills, increase your speed, and build your confidence. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a lash empire!

The complexity and precision required for Russian Volume Lashes are a step up from Classic Lashes. The idea is, you should feel totally at ease with Classic Lashes, almost like it's second nature, before jumping into the deep end of Volume Lashes.

But let's not forget, everyone's learning journey is unique. Some might be ready to take the plunge in 3 months, while others might need a bit more time. This will depend on things like how often you're practicing and the number of clients you're dealing with. Ultimately, it's all about how ready and comfortable you feel in your own skills. 

If you've already taken a lash course for Classic lash extensions, but you're still not feeling confident enough, or your previous lash course may been too long ago, then you can take one of our VIP Mentoring Sessions to refresh your knowledge and boost your confidence. 

Ready, Set, Learn!

When you feel that gut instinct telling you that you're ready to take on Russian Volume Lashes, go for it! Remember, learning is a never-ending journey. Embrace each step, every challenge, and all the growth that comes with it!


Did you know if you learn with London Lash that you can use Klarna or Clearpay to pay for your lash courses in instalments? And on the day of your lash course you can buy any London Lash products with a 30% discount, and receive a lifetime student discount of 10%!