The Difference Between Classic, Volume, Hybrid and express Lashes

The one question you get asked at least once a week when you’re working as a lash artist and also a question you ask as a client but are still unsure of the answer… “What is the difference?”

So here is the question answered

Classics Lashes

Classic lashes are the OG of the lash world! They are the most natural-looking eyelash extensions as they are applied 1:1 (1 extension is applied to 1 natural lash). Classic lashes can be made to look more ‘dramatic’ depending on the condition of the natural lashes as well as the amount. They are heavier in weight (usually 0.10g-0.20g) hence why it is only safe to apply 1 extension to 1 individual natural lash. So, if you are wanting to bin the mascara but don’t want to look as though you are wearing strips 24/7 then this is the option for you!

Russian volume

Russian volume is a more advanced technique that has taken the lash world by storm! These lashes are much thinner in weight (usually 0.05g-0.07g) therefore more than 1 extension can be applied to 1 natural lash. The lash artist will use several techniques to create a ‘fan’ of lashes before applying it to the natural lash which creates a fuller and more ‘fluffy’ looking set of extensions. Although more extension can be applied these lashes can also be made to look as natural or as dramatic as you like depending on the condition and amount of your natural lashes.


Hybrid lashes is a fairly new term to the lash industry but have most definitely earned their place! Plain and simple – Hybrid Lashes are a mixture of Classic Lashes and Russians Volume. These lashes are great if you would like the classic lashes to extend the length but also would like the volume from the Russian if your natural lashes are sparse.

Express Lashes. Created exclusively by Nouveau Lashes, our Express Lashes treatment lasts up to two weeks. For an instant hit of bold and beautiful eyes. The lashes are applied to non-isolated natural eyelashes, therefor this is the only form of lash if extensions we do that are not designed for Infill.

So there you have it! Although all of these lashes are completely different in looks, technique and style; they all have their own place in the lash industry and it’s all down to personal preference.

Imagine how boring life would be if we all liked the same thing?!

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