Now a little history lesson for you …
Lash extensions followed the invention of false lashes, which came about in the late 1800’s. As women began to show interest in enhancing their beauty with fuller, longer lashes, there are records of women from Paris having false lashes made of human hair sewn onto their eyelids!
In 1916, false lashes became more popular when a film director needed lashes to stand out more on the big screen. He requested that they “brushed her cheeks”, wanting them to “make her eyes shine larger than life.” The technique of false lashes changed to using human hair woven onto a gauze by an unknown wig maker, which was then applied to eyelids using adhesive. Although they looked amazing on film, they were not practical for daily life.
It wasn’t until the beginning of the 21st century that lash extensions started to ‘steal the scene’.
In the early 2000’s, in Japan and Korea, beauticians started to apply individual lashes to the client’s real lashes. It wasn’t until around 2005 that they emerged in Australia.
Not only do lash extensions create a much more natural look, they are better for the eyes, more comfortable to wear and require only minimal upkeep. They are suited for the active lifestyle while giving ladies that glamorous look they’ve been aiming for since the 1800’s