Russian Lashes vs Classic… which are best, which should you go for, and what’s the difference? Carry on reading – our expert lash technician Lucy has written this fabulous, easy to understand lash guide.
Classic lashes are where a single false lash is applied to each one of your own lashes, giving length, curl & depth to your own lashes. They are tailored just for you, so this means how long they are and also how curly they are.
You can have them matching your existing eyelashes if you just want to make yours look thicker. Alternatively you can have them much longer if your own lashes are really short! Classic lashes are perfect if you want to look like you’re always wearing mascara and like you’ve just got really great lashes.
Russian lashes are where a fan of 4 or 5 much finer lashes are applied to each one of your own lashes. This gives you extra fullness, length and curl. Russian lashes will look much thicker and fuller, whereas Classic lashes are usually more natural looking.
If you are going for a more dramatic look then Russian lashes are probably the ones you want to go for. However like Classic lashes, you can still choose the length, so you still opt for super dramatic or ‘more natural’ looking. They just won’t look as natural as Classic lashes.
Hybrid Lashes is a whole new category! This is just when a mixture of both Classic and Russian eyelashes are applied to yours. Sometimes you just want the best of both worlds… well this is it!
How long will my lashes last?
With regular maintenance, semi permanent lashes can last months, even years! I recommend an infill (top up) every two to three weeks. Your lash technician will always advise if/when a break from lashes is needed. This is different for everyone.
Can you wear mascara?
The answer is yes you can, but I’d advise using a mascara specifically for eyelash extensions. However you’ll probably find you don’t need to wear mascara with Russian or Classic Lashes. If you are fair, you might want to apply mascara to your bottom lashes for the best look.
Do they damage your own eyelashes?
No! When applied correctly by experienced lash technicians using good quality products, semi permanent eyelashes will not damage your own lashes. I tell clients not to pull or pick at your lashes and to follow all aftercare given at the end of the treatment. I’ve had clients wearing Russian lashes and Classic lashes for years, with no damage at all.
What is the aftercare for Russian and Classic Lashes?
- The advice is the same for both!
- You shouldn’t get them wet for 24 hours after. This is to allow the glue to fully dry.
- After 24 hours you are fine to get them wet, just gently dry them afterwards.
- Avoid any oily/greasy eye make up removers and eye creams. Look for ‘oil free’ eye products.
- Brush your lashes once a day, to keep them looking neat and help remove any strays.
How much do Lashes cost?
If you want to look at our prices comparing Russian Lashes vs Classic just click here. Other salons will obviously vary greatly. In general though Russian Lashes cost more than Classic.
Still not sure what to ask for?
Do not worry! Your therapist (whether that’s here or at another salon) should always do a full consultation before starting the treatment. Here at Radiant Living we offer a huge range of different curls, lengths and thicknesses in order to perform a fully tailored treatment, so they really are suitable for everyone. We will advise you when booking and at your appointment which would suit you best.
So get yourself booked in for some fabulous lashes! Our lash treatments take place in our beautiful private treatment rooms, on a comfy heated bed, with a cosy blanket if you wish. Most clients find it incredibly relaxing and often fall asleep! You can visit our Lash treatments page here.
Thanks for reading
Your Lash Expert