Besides their biological functions, our eyelashes have served us as an accessory in our day to day look. Lets check out a few Old School Techniques
In ancient times we used a few different techniques depending on the trend. Here are a few to list:
During ancient egyptian times both men and women darkened their eyelashes with kohl and ointments or malachite. But during the middle ages it took a strange turn and the forehead was considered the sexiest part of a woman’s face, so in order to emphasize the forehead women would shave off both their eyebrows and eyelashes. Yikes… thankfully that trend didn’t last…
Woven Human Hair
Moving forward to 1916, film director D.W. Griffith wanted Seena Owen to “have lashes that brushed her cheeks, to make her eyes shine brighter than life.” Her lashes were made of human hair woven through a fine gauze by a local wig maker. It was at this time we began to see something closer to our current eyelash trends.
The way it should be…
The current trend for the classic individual eyelash extensions started in Japan as you can imagine in the early millenium and became popular in North America around 2004. Volume lashes came at a later time, beginning in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2011 by a lash stylist named Olga Debronravova, who had been applying lashes with .10 and later discovering .07 to create an even fuller look by adding multiple lashes in the shape of a W without weighing down the natural eyelash which is why they now have the name Russian Volume Lash Extensions. Vancouver is ahead of the curve with Eyelash extensions as we have such a diverse community that have been able to teach us skills before a lot of later learning cities.