There’s been much discussion about the hand making volume fans versus purchasing pre-made volume fans. If you’re not yet trained in lash extensions, we get how confusing the terminology can be. So, this is a handy helpful guide for volume lash seekers, who want to understand the jargon as well as the trained lash technicians who are thinking about adding another string to their bow.
Follow us while we explore which type of volume fan creates the best set of lashes; pre-made or handmade. Let us arm you with the knowledge you need to decide for yourself.
What is a Volume Fan?
If you’re wondering what a volume fan is, we can explain… An individual lash extension is one false eyelash extension, applied to one isolated natural lash with adhesive. A volume fan is simply several lash extensions joined together at the base, applied the same way as individual one-on-one lash extensions. The fans can be created by hand using one of many techniques or purchased pre-made.
We at Nouveau Lashes teach our volume students, including Russian Volume and SVS, how to create volume fans by hand. When our students first begin training to qualify as a master lash artist, many have commented how daunting hand making lash fans can be while perfecting this new skill. Once practised, like many skills, it becomes second nature and lash techs often become faster as their skill and confidence grows.
We’ve followed this lash debate closely and conducted extensive research into the pros and cons of the pre-made fan. Our findings support our belief that pre-made fans don’t compare to the handmade fan which achieves a professional finish and longer lasting set of volume lashes but we also understand that some clients want a quicker more affordable treatment so we use our pre-made fans in our Express Treatments or in during Extend if you have a client that has spare lashes. Here at Nouveau Lashes we are strong supporters of handmade fans for SVS or Russian Volume treatments as you are guaranteed to be left with a truly stunning voluptuous set of lashes.
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What are the advantages of handmaking fans?
Quality: Volume fan lashes is an advanced skill to master and commitment to learn the skill is essential. Once you’ve trained it is a fantastic achievement to add to your plethora of accomplishments. Volume lashes come with a price tag but clients are happy to pay for your skills and the quality of lash results.
Minimises damage: Handmade fans wrap around the natural eyelashes so the weight of the synthetic lash is evenly distributed.
Create a bespoke look: The beauty of producing your own volume fans means a unique lash look due to the organic application. During a consultation prior to the treatment, the lash extension style can be discussed, depending on the desired look. Once mastered, the benefits of learning this skill will allow you to quickly reap the rewards from clients who are literally crying out for this specialised technique.
What are the advantages of pre-made fans?
Time saving: For clients that want a fast treatment, pre-made fans are much quicker to apply as they are pre-bonded with minimal adhesive making them easier to pick up and place. Our pre-made fans are a light material that create a natural finish so your client’s will get a nice result.
Ease: Pre-made fans make lashing easier for individuals who aren’t used to Volume techniques and applying multiple lashes on one natural lash.
In summary, Nouveau Lashes believe the art of creating volume fans by hand is not only a fantastic accomplishment by a lash artist but also far better than purchasing pre-made fans if you are a master lash artist. For our Express trained technicians, who have clients that want a faster, fluffy, more affordable treatment then pre-made fans and fillers are the way to go or if you’re applying Extend lashes and your client has sparse lashes you can use them to create a hybrid set.
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Here at Nouveau Lashes, we empower people to start their lash career no matter what your current or previous career. A lot of pride comes with learning a new skill and building your own lash empire is well worth the training.