The Different Types of Eyelash Extensions and how they are Applied?

What are the Different types of Eyelash Extensions and how they are Applied?

Eyelash extensions are one of the fastest growing trends in the beauty industry. Eyelash extensions are used to enhance the length, curliness, fullness and thickness of natural eyelashes. What makes eyelash extensions so unique is that every lash extension comes in many different lash curls, lengths and thicknesses which all play a significant role in how a finished set of lash extensions will look on each client. Eyelash extensions can provide a natural fuller look to those with fine lashes. Heavier extensions can be applied for a luxurious eye-look which can be appropriate for both day and night. However, the health of the natural lash should never be compromised and technicians should only apply the length and thickness that an eyelash can tolerate. Here at Mila Lashes we offer three different types of lashes, namely; Classic lashes; Classic, 2D + 3D lashes; and Russian Volume Lashes.

Classic Lashes

Classic lash extensions are single synthetic lashes which are applied one by one to create a natural look. The lashes are applied directly to the natural lash with a small amount of bonding adhesive.  Classic lash extensions come in a variety of lengths. Here at Mila Lashes we use lengths ranging from 0.15mm-0.10mm thickness. For more information about Classic Lashes click here.

Classic, 2D + 3D Lashes

Classic + 2D, 3D Lashes are a combination of classic and volume (2D, 3D) lashes – perfect if you are after a classic look with just that little extra volume. The term 2D lashes means that two extensions are placed on one natural lashes and 3D means that three lashes are placed on each lash. The application process used to create Classic, 2D + 3D lashes include incorporating single lashes and 2D and 3D fans.  Want to find out more click here.

Russian Volume Lashes

Russian Volume Lashes are the latest trend. As the name suggests, the technique originates from Russia. The process includes creating a bouquet of lashes, fanning out 2-7 super lightweight single lashes and placing them on to one natural lash to create the fullest-looking lashes possible. Here at Mila Lashes we hand craft the fans which allows me more freedom to cater to your specific needs, to take into account your lash health and avoid using an excessive amount of glue. To find out more about Russian Volume Lashes click here.  


How Long do Eyelash Extensions Last?

How are Eyelash Extensions Applied?

Eyelash extensions are applied directly to the natural lash with a semi-permanent bonding adhesive, close to (1-2 mm), but not touching, the lash line. A single extension is applied to a single lash, leaving the eyelashes and eyelids to move freely. They are applied carefully, one at the time. If lashes are incorrectly applied it will affect the growth of the lashes, potentially damaging them for a long time.

How Long do Eyelash Extensions Last?

Eyelash extensions can last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes. However, each person’s lash growth is dependent on genetics. Here at Mila Lashes we recommend that client’s should touch-up every three to four weeks – either the lashes being filled in or taken off entirely. To find out more about infills click here.

The lash lifecycle is about four to ten weeks. An eyelash undergoes a three-part growth cycle:

  1. Anagen (the growth phase): The anagen phase, commonly known as the growth phase is the first stage of the eyelash cycle which lasts between 30 and 45 days. If all of our eyelashes were in the anagen phase at the same time, they would all be on track to fall out at the same time! Approximately 40 % of our upper lashes and 15 % of our lower lashes are in the anagen stage at any given time.


  1. Catagen (the transition phase): Once the lashes are in the anagen phase, they reach their designated length, stop growing and the hair follicle shrinks. This phase lasts for 14 and 21 days (2 – 3 weeks). If an eyelash falls out during the catagen phase, it will most likely not grow back until the next catagen phase has completed.


  1. Telogen (the resting phase): The telogen phase is a hundred-day resting cycle before the eyelash falls out and a new lash begins to grow. Since our lashes are in different phases of the growth cycle, it is natural for a few to fall out each day.

How can I Extend the Longevity of my Eyelash Extensions?

Correct aftercare can help protect eyelash extensions and improve their longevity. The following tips can be used as a useful guide for clients:

  • Avoid wetting eyelash extension for 24 hours after application/infills so that the adhesive cures properly.
  • Use oil free cleansing products.
  • Do not rub them or pull at them.
  • To prevent wonky-looking lashes use a spoolie wand to brush the lashes.
  • Avoid using mascara as this can cause lashes to clump and mascara may contain oils that weaken the adhesive bond on your eyelash extensions.
  • Cleanse properly at least once a day with a special lash shampoo to prevent build-up of bacteria.
  • Book lash infills every 2-3 weeks in order to maintain a full look.

Difference Between Classic Lashes and Russian Volume Lashes

What is the difference between Classic lashes and Russian Volume lashes? This is a common question. Both lash styles enhance the  length, curliness, fullness and thickness of natural eyelashes. However, the main factor which differentiates Russian Volume lashes from Classic lashes is the intensity in the style of lashes and the application process.

Classic Lashes VS Russian Volume Lashes – Characteristics

Classic lashes are extensions applied individually, a ratio of one to one depending on the amount of lashes the client has thus,


helping to achieve a natural look – great for everyday wear. In contrast, Russian Volume lashes, is a style which aims to create more volume. This is a new technique which has been introduced into the lash industry. Russian volume lashes are very light, and include hand-made fans (2D-7D) which are applied to your natural lashes to create an intense look. The ratio of extensions to natural lashes can vary from three-seven extensions per lash.


Classic Lashes VS Russian Volume Lashes – Application 

The main factor which differentiates Russian Volume lashes from Classic lashes is the application process.

Classic lashes involve lashes with a thickness of 0.10 – 0.15 mm. They are applied one by one meaning that the lashes should not clump together and instead should be separated. Classic lashes give a soft natural looking mascara effect. In contrast, Russian Volume lashes involve the lash

technician creating fans out of the lash extensions. This can vary from two – ten lashes on

each fan. This is how lash artist adjust their look from natural to dramatic. Here at Mila Lashes, all Russian Volume lashes are made by hand in order to cater for clients lash needs. This allows me more freedom to create different styles, mixing different curls and lengths together. Find out more about Russian Volume lashes click here and to find more information about Classic lashes click here.









Do Eyelash Extensions Ruin Your Natural Lashes?

Clients commonly ask if eyelash extensions ruin your own natural lash – this is not the case. When applied correctly and safely lash extensions will not ruin your natural lashes. If applied incorrectly lash damage can occur – this can be caused by applying too much glue to the lashes causing clumps and applying lash extensions which are too long for the client. Moreover, the most damaging is when clients pull their lashes causing serious problems.  In addition, your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself – this is not recommended. However, if you avoid those two problems, your lashes should stay intact and looking flawless.