Volume lashes refer to super-light lashes (starting at 0.03 mm) that are made in the shape of a fan before being applied to individual natural lashes. This technique increases the number of eyelashes by up to more than 700 extensions per eye, giving you a spectacular look with unparalleled fullness. Volume eyelash extensions are those in which two or more individual extensions are attached to each natural eyelash. They are first formed into fans, which is where the desired number of eyelashes unfold and, like a “bouquet”, are applied to a natural eyelash with adhesive.
Voluminous lashes are lighter, fluffier and give the customer a fuller look. Volume lashes are perfect for people who don't have a lot of eyelashes, have sparse eyelashes, bald spots, or simply want a more dramatic look without having to use thicker lashes. A volume set is a more advanced technique in which a range of multiple extensions is applied to each natural eyelash. These extensions are also thinner to ensure that the fans are lightweight and don't tighten your natural lashes.
Depending on your eyelash technician and the style you're looking for, this could mean between 2 and 15 extensions per natural eyelash (usually expressed as 2D-15D). Overall, 2D-6D is the most common range for volume sets. Anything greater than 6D is sometimes referred to as a megavolume or Russian volume. Like classic eyelashes, voluminous lashes refer to how the eyelash extension is applied.
However, instead of applying a single extension to an isolated natural eyelash, the eyelash artist will attach several thinner eyelash extensions to a natural eyelash. We call them tab fans or volume fans. The biggest difference is in the result you can achieve with each of them: classic lashes don't add much volume, but they add length. Here's a quick overview of the difference in appearance between classic eyelash extensions and volume extensions.
Making volume series requires a considerable amount of skill and it's important that you find an experienced eyelash artist for it. Volume eyelash extensions range from an extremely natural look that adds some length and volume (eyelashes in 2D and 3D), to a very dramatic and complete look (5D up). Alternatively, opt for very light-volume tabs, such as 2D-3D; this is where fans only have 2 or 3 tabs. That said, voluminous lashes are for anyone who wants to bring the right kind of drama everywhere.
Of course, 3D eyelash extensions and other volumes will probably give you eyelashes that you won't stop looking at. You can try voluminous lashes for the first time and get the beautiful Kardashian look, just as they first popularized it. This is because voluminous eyelashes require a higher level of skill and a greater investment of time on the part of the technician, since they make the fans by hand beforehand. This mooring style has existed for the longest time and can be done faster than it seems bulky, especially if your technician is very experienced.