Russian lash technicians have expertly crafted the Russian lash technique to help clients achieve a more glamorous and dramatic lash look. In this handy guide, we’ll be sharing all there is to know about Russian lash extensions, as well as our recommendations on the best Russian lash kits, recommended application accessories and more. 

What Are Russian Lash Extensions?

Russian lashes are made up of 4 or 5 ultra-fine lashes placed together in a fan shape. These fans are then applied delicately to the base of each of your client’s natural eyelashes. Russian lashes are also incredibly lightweight, and whilst they don’t offer lots of length in the way that classic lash extensions and hybrid lash extensions do, they do provide an unrivalled fluttery fullness. 

Who Are Russian Lashes Suitable For?

Russian lash extensions are ideal for clients looking for more drama, as they offer a thicker and more obvious lash. Russian lashes are also an excellent option for clients with naturally fine or brittle lashes thanks to the fullness that they offer.

How Long Do Russian Lashes Last?

Russian Volume lashes should last for around 4-6 weeks with proper care and maintenance. To keep your client’s lashes looking abundant and full, we recommend an infill every 2-3 weeks. It is essential to recognise if and when your client requires a break from Russian lash extensions as every client is different and may have a different experience with the treatment. 

How long Should A Complete Set Of Russian Lashes Take To Apply?

Depending on the professional applying Russian lashes, a complete application can take anywhere between 2-3 hours. 

Which Are The Best Tweezers For Applying Russian Lashes?

Investing in the best tools will give you all the confidence you need when working with Russian lashes. Therefore, it is essential to use a precise pair of tweezers to apply the ultra-fine, delicate Russian lashes. Here at Salons Direct, we recommend the following Tweezers from Dumont, who are renowned worldwide for their durable and accurate craftsmanship.

Dumont Inox Eyelash Tweezers Curved 7S

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The 7SP Dumont Curved Tweezers are ideal for creating lash fans. Dumont curves are the best tweezers for Russian volume lashes as they have the most accurate sweet spot and the best grip to keep your fans together when removing them from the strip.

Key Features

  • Crafted with the highest precision.
  • Made from stainless steel.
  • Excellent grip.

Dumont Inox Eyelash Tweezers Straight AA

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An expertly crafted straught edge tweezer, The Dumony Inox Eyelash Tweezers Straight AA are made to hold that perfect isolation on longer lashes.

Key Features

  • Made from stainless steel.
  • Matte finish.
  • Lightweight and comfortable to use.

How To Remove Russian Lashes

The proper removal of Russian lashes is imperative to avoid unnecessarily damaging your client’s natural eyelashes. Always check the removal instructions associated with the brand of Russian lashes you are using before beginning the removal process.

The Best Russian Lash Starter Kits Handpicked by Salons Direct

Idol by Cheryl Taylor Classic to Russian Starter Lash Kit

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Ideal for everyone from beginner to advanced, this kit contains all of the professional Russian lash essentials in one place.

The kit includes:

  • 1 x IDOL Microbial Disinfectant Spray 250ml

To use on the skin or on tools and surfaces, keeping everything hygienic.

  • 1 x IDOL Lash Palette

Perfect for storing Lashes on and using during lash service.

  • 1 x 0.15 C curl Mixed Length lash tray
  • 1 x 0.07 C curl Mixed Length lash tray   
  • 1 x IDOL Limitless Adhesive 5ml 

A 2 second drying time is perfect for beginners to advanced technicians.

  • 1 x IDOL Power Lash Extension Remover 10ml 
  • 1 x 3m micropore tape

For taping unruly bottom lashes in preparation for under eye pads.

  • 1 x 3m Transpore tape

Used for ease of inner lash application.

  • 10 x Under eye pads

To soothe and protect the eye area and bottom lashes.

  • 10 x Disposable mascara wands

To keep lashes neat and for client aftercare.

  • 1 x Curve tweezer 
  • 1 x Isolation tweezer

Used to remove lashes out of the packaging, isolate natural lashes, and peeing techniques during lash extension removal.

Lash FXInstant Russian Kit


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Offer your clients Russian effect lashes that are lightweight and full of volume with Lash FX Pre Fanned Russian Lashes 3D. These lashes are grouped in a fan, and feature ultra-soft and fine ‘C curl’ lashes to give the appearance of fullness with that must desired added lift.

Kit Contains:

  • Four packs of Pre Fanned Russian Lashes
  • 1 x Easy Lift Tweezers
  • 1 x Lash Extension Holder
  • 5 x Glue Rings

The Eyelash Emporium Russian Lash Kit

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Kit Includes

  • The Eyelash Emporium Blockbuster Ultra Platinum Adhesive 5ml
  • The Eyelash Emporium Lash Cleansing Duo Set Cleanser And Brush
  • The Eyelash Emporium Re-Edit Whipped Adhesive Remover
  • The Eyelash Emporium Split Screen Mink Tray Lashes B Curl 0.06 & 0.07mm
  • The Eyelash Emporium Split Screen Mink Tray Lashes C Curl 0.06 & 0.07mm
  • Dumont Inox Eyelash Tweezers Curved 7SP

 Must-have accessories for creating Russian lashes

Discover the best accessories to support your professional Russian lash service.

The Best Russian Lash Trays

Lash Glo Miami Volume Mix Tray Lashes 20 Rows

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The Miami Edition tray includes 20 rows – CC Curl – 0.05 – 10-16mm. Created from the highest grade PBT fibre, these volume lashes provide a long-lasting curl, semi-matte finish and intense black colour.

Key Features

  • Custom made lengths exclusively for Lash Glo.
  • Twenty lines of fluffy easy to remove foil strips.
  • Easy to fan with multiple techniques.
  • Variety of sizes to create different styles.
  • Cruelty-Free and Vegan Friendly.

Lash FX Pre Fanned Russian Lashes 3D.


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For lightweight luxury, the Lash FX Pre Fanned Russian Lashes 3D can be used as part of an express technique or used individually. 

Key Features

  • Lightweight.
  • Ideal for express techniques.


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