Long, luxurious eyelashes have become the hottest new beauty trend in the world. With Eyelash Extensions, women can enjoy lengthy lashes for up to 4 – 6 weeks with no daily need for curlers, mascaras, or mediocre false lashes. Compared to their current popularity among celebrities and the general public alike, lash extensions originated from more humble beginnings. Join Ikon Image Academy as we go through the History of Eyelash Extensions.

The Origins of the Lash Extension Craze began in 1916 during the production of the D.W. Griffith film Intolerance. Griffith’s vision for the main character of the film, played by Seena Owen, was to have lashes that “brushed her cheeks, to make her shine large than life.” With a few strands of human hair and fine gauze, a local wig maker designed the first false lashes for Owen – and the obsession with lengthy, feathery lashes began. Would you have jumped on this seemingly crazy trend?

In the 40’s and 50’s, artificial lashes struck the scene. The beauty industry experimented with different lash styles and application techniques. False lashes grew especially popular in the 60’s, when women desired overdone, doe-eyed lashes like Twiggy. While today’s clients want their Eyelash Extensions to look as natural as possible, the most important thing in the 60’s was boldness. How do you prefer your lashes?

Eyelash Extensions as We Now Know Them- Fast-forward to 2004, when America was first introduced to the modern-day eyelash extension. Women in Korea and Japan had been applying individual false lashes, then dubbed as “Korean false eyelashes”, for at least 30 years prior. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, and Jennifer Lopez were some of the first celebrities to openly declare their use and love of eyelash extensions, and increasing popularity among the general public quickly followed.

The appeal of eyelash extensions to the public was that they preserve an individual’s natural appearance while adding Hollywood-grade glamor. Eyelash extension wearers also found the lashes to be much more natural-looking and comfortable than traditional false eyelashes. All of these characteristics contributed to the growth of the eyelash extension market.

Mink Lashes- One of the newest innovations in modern-day lash extensions is the Siberian Mink lash. This lash extension technique has made its way into the mainstream beauty market as a service that everyone can enjoy. Mink lashes are made of mink fur, which is brushed off live minks without any harm to them. They are extremely lightweight and create a beautifully natural, soft, and fluffy look Ikon Image Academy offers Vogue mink lashes to create the most natural-looking look possible with false lashes.

Ikon Image Academy offers a wide variety of courses that can help you kick start a career in the beauty industry or make a bit of money on the side. Contact Nelspruit - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Pretoria 079 983 6619 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to find a course that suites you best.