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The History of Eyelashes

Eyelashes are now as fashionable as ever. With so many varieties on the market choice, the has never been so good. Personally as a pro mua I have seen the explosion of lashes in high street stores. With whole aisles been deducted to strip lashes and individual lashes. Tips lashes come on a strip and are glued onto the eyelid close to the natural lashes. Individual lashes are a simple quick fix to add a flare at the corner of the eyes. Over recent times we have also seen the addition of magnetic lashes. which are applied using a magnetic liquid liner and the lashes having magnets on the strip. On top of this we have seen lash extension services soare. With classic semi permanent, Russian and fans being promenade. To create cat eye, fox eye and many more styles. This service is more semi permanent and can add volume and fullness to your own lashes. Lasting a few weeks you will need to keep up to date with maintenance appointments. However did you know lashes have been around since the 1800's?

The concept of lengthening one's eyelashes as a means of improving one's appearance is not new. Many books and magazines on fashion in the late 1800s recommended on how to lengthen your eyelashes, despite the fact that no technique for doing so had been devised at the time. Cutting the ends off your eyelashes to encourage longer development was one of the methods recommended at the time. The application of pomade and cleaning the eyelashes with a mixture of walnut leaves and water were also supposed to help with growth. In 1882, the press stated that in London, a prostitute named Gerda Puridle devised elongated eye lashes or "cumbrellas" to keep semen out of working girls' eyes, which are still popular today.

Moving forward to the next century Karl Nessler, a notable hair stylist and inventor, invented a process for weaving artificial eyelashes and eyebrows in the United Kingdom in 1902, and by 1903, he was selling artificial eyelashes at his London salon. In 1911, Canadian Anna Taylor filed a patent for fake eyelashes in the United States. False eyelash extensions, like many other things, would become more widely used as a result of popular culture. In 1916, director D.W. Griffith wanted actress Seena Owen to wear long eyelashes and her eyes to stand out for his film Intolerance. False eyelashes made of human hair weaved through a delicate gauze substance were used by him. In the 1930s and 1960s, as technology developed, fake eyelashes were quite popular with the general population. More complex designs such as flares or cluster lashes, which were utilised to thicken certain sections of the eyelash, replaced the basic fringe base artificial eyelash. The 1960s style was boisterous and aggressive, with a hint of overkill in the entire look. And as for today.... By the twenty-first century, more complex eyelash extension techniques had become popular. Modern eyelash extensions are significantly more exact than previous artificial eyelashes. These approaches, which are said to have been created in either Japan or Korea in the early 2000s (based on older techniques), were widely used by 2004. Eyelash extensions have grown in popularity as a result of their appeal among celebrities and movie stars. Modern eyelash extensions are made up of individual hairs that are adhered to your natural lashes with a medical-grade adhesive. There are many different styles, colours, and materials available for these eyelash extensions. Human hair, synthetic silk, polyester, and Siberian mink fur are among the materials used. Modern lashes are lighter, more pleasant, and considerably superior to previous procedures.



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