In 1911, a Canadian inventor named Anna Taylor patented artificial eyelashes. His invention included adhesive eyelashes, or eyelashes in strips, which were thought to be made of human hair. A few years later, German hairdresser Karl Nessler offered false eyelash services at his New York salon. In 1911, a Canadian woman named Anna Taylor patented artificial eyelashes for the first time, using a fabric half moon implanted with tiny hairs.
In 1915, Karl Nessler, a hairdresser known for his permanent waves, opened a hair salon in New York and sold eyelash services, promoting false eyelashes in his salon as, according to the New York Times, “protection against the glare of electric lights”. He also hired choristers to sell them and beat up customers. In the 21st century, more advanced eyelash extension methods began to be used. Unlike previous artificial eyelashes, they are much more precise.
They are said to have been developed in Korea in the early 2000s (based on old techniques). These methods became widely used in 2004 and were widely used by celebrities and movie stars who favored their popularity. Modern eyelash extensions consist of individual hairs attached to existing eyelashes with a medical grade of adhesive. These eyelash extensions come in a wide variety of styles, colors and materials.
Materials include human hair, synthetic silk, polyester, and Siberian mink fur. Today's extensions are lightweight, comfortable and much better than the old methods we saw in the past. According to the beauty magazine Marie Claire, humans were fiddling with and beautifying their eyelashes in ancient Egypt, although it wasn't until the late 19th century that people discovered that they could lengthen their eyelashes with human hair. When it comes to eyelash extensions, there are a lot of different types to choose from, so it shouldn't be surprising that there are also extensions made of human hair.
I know that all eyelash extension specialists tell you that they won't harm natural eyelashes if done correctly, but maybe I just have very weak eyelashes. I went to the best eyelash technicians and every time my last extension fell out, they greeted me with natural eyelashes that were much shorter than when I started. One of the scariest things about eyelash extensions is that the process is not regulated in some states, such as Alabama, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho and Wisconsin. All eyelashes are in a different phase at any given time, which means that some of them are preparing to fall out, while others are experiencing a period of growth (this is true whether you have eyelash extensions or not).
So when eyelash extensions started to become popular, I didn't take a break before booking an appointment. Human hair eyelashes are no different than human hair extensions: the materials used and the methods used to manufacture them are the same. Whether human hair is used to create hair extensions, eyelash extensions, or adhesive false eyelashes, the effect is the same: supernatural. The history of eyelash extensions is especially interesting and goes back further than most of us think.
The result was great (I woke up with bangs full of eyelashes and went to work without wearing any makeup), but after a week I started to wake up with my pillowcase covered with eyelashes, both extensions and my own natural eyelashes. While the practice of artificially lengthening eyelashes began in the late 19th century, the first patent for artificial eyelashes was not obtained until 1911.