Using Premade Fans When You’re Only Trained in Classic Eyelash Extensions | Can You Do This?

As entrepreneurs, it’s very likely that you’re going to want to advance your skills and expand your treatment list quickly - and as someone who always goes straight for the ‘intermediate’ level games/workouts instead of beginner, I get it! But when it comes to lash extensions, can you use premade volume fans if you’re only qualified in Classic Eyelash Extensions? Let’s get into it…

Premade lash extensions

One the one hand…

Picking up premade fans, dipping them and placing them is very similar to how you pick up, dip and place Classic lashes, so in terms of technique you’re not likely to have a lot of trouble using pre made lash fans compared to using your favourite Classic lash extensions.

As you’re not making the fans yourself, you’re less likely to feel stressed by the intricacies of making those perfect little fans by hand, as such your work is more likely to be clean and well applied, just like your classic lashes, which means that it’s safer work. 

You’re more unlikely to use too large of a fan and cause damage to the natural lashes as a result, as someone else has made the fans to safe specifications for you.

picking up a pre made lash fan with lash tweezers

On the other hand…

With that in mind, if you’re only recently qualified in Classic lashes then using premade fans isn’t advisable - you really do still need to be technically perfect in terms of isolation, placement and stickies (avoidance and separation) to ensure that you’re not causing any damage at all. 

Although the fans are made with safety in mind, you need to be able to say for sure whether or not a client’s individual lashes can safely support the fans you’re choosing for them - do you know how many 0.07 lashes weigh in relation to a 0.15 lash? If not, how can you be certain that the lashes you’re choosing are safe? 

Russian Volume lashes - even when created with premade lash fans - are typically counted as a different treatment to Classic eyelash extensions where insurance is concerned, so even if your technique is perfect and you feel confident using premade fans, it’s always necessary to check with your insurance provider whether you’ll be covered to use premade fans. If you’re not covered, it’s just not worth the risk should something go wrong!

Premade lash extensions


It’s a bit of a grey area with no ‘one size fits all’ answer - as long as you’ve perfected all of your lashing techniques that will ensure safety for your clients then yes, go ahead, so long as your insurance provider is happy for you to do so!

If you’d rather be absolutely sure you’re qualified in Russian Volume lash extensions and know everything you need to lash safely, find a London Lash Affiliate Trainer near you!