Eyelash Extensions is an application of individual eyelashes to the natural eyelash with the idea of enhancing, dramatizing and improving the overall length, density, thickness and double twisting fullness of the natural eyelashes. Eyelash extensions consist of a variety of materials- silk, mink, or synthetic strands.
History: In 1879, James D. McCabe wrote The National Encyclopædia of Business and Social
Forms, where, in the section “Laws of Etiquette,” he stated that eyelashes could be lengthened by cutting the ends with a pair of scissors. Other beauty books, such as My Lady’s Dressing Room (1892) by Baronne Staffe and Beauty’s Aids or How to be Beautiful (1901) by Countess C also state that the trimming of eyelashes along with the use of the pomade Trikogene benefit eyelash growth. Countess C also suggested that eyelashes can be given extra length and strength by washing them every evening with a mixture of water and walnut leaves. (Eyelash extensions, 2020) In 1882, Henry Labouchère of Truth reported that “Parisians have found out how to make false
eyelashes” by having hair sewn into the eyelids. A similar report appeared in the July 6, 1899 edition of The Dundee Courier which described the painful method for elongating the lashes. The headline of which read, “Irresistible Eyes May Be Had by Transplanting the Hair.” The article explained how the procedure achieved longer lashes by having hair from the head sewn into the eyelids. (Eyelash extensions, 2020)
In 1902, German-born hair specialist and noted inventor Charles Nessler, (aka Karl Nessler or Charles Nestle) patented ” A New or Improved Method of and Means for the Manufacture of Artificial Eyebrows, Eyelashes and the like” in the United Kingdom. By 1903, he began selling artificial eyelashes at his London salon on Great Castle Street. He used the profits from his sales to fund his next invention, the permanent wave machine. A permanent wave machine was commonly called a perm that involves the use of heat and/or chemicals to break and reform the cross-linking bonds of the hair structure. In 1911, a Canadian woman named Anna Taylor patented false eyelashes in the United States. Taylor’s false eyelashes were designed using a crescent-shaped, strip of fabric. the fabric had tiny pieces of hair placed on them. (Eyelash extensions, 2020) Another noted inventor of eyelash extensions is Maksymilian Faktorowicz, a Polish beauty guru and businessman, who founded the company Max Factor. (Eyelash extensions, 2020) In 1916, while making his film Intolerance, director D.W. Griffith wanted actress Seena Owen to have
lashes “that brushed her cheeks, to make her eyes shine larger than life.” The false eyelashes which were made from human hair was specifically woven piece by piece by a local wig maker. The eyelashes were adhered using spirit gum, commonly used for affixing wigs. One day Owen showed up to sit with her eyes swollen nearly shut, her costar Lillian Gish, wrote in her memoir, (Eyelash extensions, 2020)
By the 1930s, false eyelashes were becoming more acceptable for the average woman to wear. This shift in cultural opinion was largely due to the influence of film actresses, that were seen wearing them on screen. Featured in Vogue, false eyelashes had officially become mainstream and given the “Vogue” stamp of approval. (Eyelash extensions, 2020)
In the 1960s, false eyelashes became the centerpiece of makeup. During this era, eye makeup that gave women big doll-like eyes was very common. They achieved this look by applying false eyelashes on both the top and bottom eyelashes. Models like Twiggy, helped popularize this trend and is often associated with it. (Eyelash extensions, 2020)
In 1968 at the feminist Miss America protest, protestors symbolically threw a number of feminine products into a “Freedom Trash Can.” These included false eyelashes, which were among items the protestors called “instruments of female torture” and accouterments of what they perceived to be enforced femininity. (Eyelash extensions, 2020)
In 2008, Aesthetic Korea Co., Ltd. began to manufacture products as semi-permanent eyelashes became popular in Korea.  Since then, several similar companies have started to set up, which has had a considerable impact on neighboring countries, including China and Japan. However, due to South Korea’s annual rise in labor costs, many manufacturers have moved from South Korea to China or Vietnam. (Eyelash extensions, 2020)
In 2014, Miami-based Katy Stoka, founder of One Two Cosmetics, invented the magnetic false lash as an alternative to those that utilize glue. Today magnetic eyelashes are becoming more and more common, with many mainstream brands like Ardell and to Glam, offering more affordable options. However, these are false eyelashes and not eyelash extensions. (Eyelash extensions, 2020) Eyelash extensions are used to enhance the length, curl, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes. The extensions may be made from several materials including mink, silk, synthetic, human hair, synthetic silk and synthetic mink. The main method of applying the extensions is by using a cyanoacrylate (a medicated) adhesive to apply the extension(s) to the natural eyelash 1-2 mm from the base of the natural eyelash, never making contact with the eyelid. Eyelash extensions are a synthetic strand (not authentic hair) of hair that is sterile and very light in weight and length. Each length and width of extension has its own unique curl which is made up of satin, silk, mink or synthetic eyelashes strands, which are applied one-by-one on each strand of natural eyelash to extend the eyelashes. Each and every synthetic eyelash extension is then being adhered to each of your natural individual eyelashes to enhance length and increase volume of the natural eyelashes. The eyelash extensions are each applied with a medical grade bonder (this is a surgical bonder that is used in surgical eye procedures). With the eyelash extension application there are various techniques in which the application takes place. This ensures that the perfect adhering to each and every individual eyelash is maintained.
With the Lasting Eyelashes range being used by professionals, like Trivine, there are a few methods of application:
The eyelash extension which includes Volume Eyelash sets (2 or 3 lashes at once)
Individual, one-by-one extensions. Eyelash Extensions and semi-permanent eyelash extensions both enhance the length and volume of eyelashes, although they differ in various ways. Classic eyelash extensions are a 1:1 ratio of one eyelash extension applied to one natural eyelashes. Hybrid eyelashes (Longer eyelash extensions on outer corner of the eyes) and classic eyelashes and volume fan eyelash extension mixed together. Volume lashes are 2-6 thin eyelash extensions that make a fan shape to allow for a look of full fluffy eyelashes. Mega volume eyelashes (Russian eyelash extensions) are 10 or more super-thin eyelash extensions. Pre-made fans are ready-made volume eyelash extensions. The volume eyelash extensions are arranged on the sticker strip for easy pick-up and quick application. Hybrid Eyelashes – The hybrid set involves both classic individual eyelash extensions and volume ans mixed together for the ultimate in fluffy, textured eyelashes. This type of eyelash extenions referred to as a ‘mixed set or semi-classic volume eyelash extension set.
This type of eyelash extension set offers a thicker, denser look than classic lashes, but without the uniformity and softness of a typical Russian volume set.
Trvine have the ability to transform your own natural eyelashes with amazing dexterity by attaching the lasting eyelash extensions one-by-one onto your own natural eyelashes. Whatever the special event or occasion, you can enhance and improve your natural beauty without changing who you are but simply by improving your overall appearance and confidence. Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent treatment which can last from 4 to 5 weeks. It depends on the life cycle of the natural strand and also on various other factors such as the aftercare. The life cycle of a single natural eyelash strand varies from between 30 to 90 days. Various factors from your natural eyelash characteristics, lifestyle and skin care routine will affect the longevity of the eyelash extensions. The skill of the technician who applied the eyelash extension is also a very important factor, as it will determine the durability of each and every eyelash extension. Eyelash extensions have a natural looking curve so there is no need to use eyelash curlers anymore! They come in various lengths, colours and thickness to create a beautiful and natural look. Vibrant different type of shades and colours (blue, purple, green) are a fashionable way to accentuate your natural beauty, your natural eye colour and the natural strands of your eyelashes. When eyelash extensions are professionally done, you will not experience any discomfort at all. You can now shower, gym, swim and be active without wearing mascara anymore and forever! Your dream and beautiful eyes are our command and is now a reality for anyone across all cultures and races. Contact lens wearers, spectacle wearers, sports people and people with sensitive or irritable eyes may also use eyelash extensions to accentuate their eyes. Enjoy a bright, flashy appearance with attractive eyes. The way Trivine applies eyelash extensions will ensure no damage occurs to any of your own natural eyelash strands. Everyone will wonder and admire the dramatic change in your appearance. Your friends and family will instantly notice a change. They will notice facial features that were not so accentuated previously, which will result in a huge boost to your self-esteem. Trivine eyelash extensions and products are giving what Mother Nature intended. With the correct care and maintenance this is now possible. Longer, thicker, flashy eye lashes! Not just a dream! Now a reality!
Why Trivine’s Eyelash Extensions?
Trivine’s eyelash extensions are glamorous and also a new way to increase the length, depth and thickness of your natural eyelashes. Eyelash extensions are a much more practical, easy, and convenient way to substitute the daily use of eye cosmetics and mascara.
How Long Do They Last?
With the proper application of the Trivine eyelash extensions and regular retouch-ups at a minimal cost it may be worn throughout the year. Retouch-ups are only required when the life cycle of a single natural eyelash strand has come to an end. This is due to the natural physiological functioning of the body. To ensure the look of a full, thick eyelash appearance a new set of eyelash extensions are recommended every 4-5 weeks. You are welcome to make an appointment for the professional application of these eyelash extensions at Trivine.
Can Mascara Be Used with Eyelash Extensions?
Water- based (black/brown/transparent) mascara may be applied to eyelash extensions. However, mascara is not really needed when a new set of eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelash. Mascara should only be used when your eyelashes are in need of a touch-up. Water-based mascara may be worn, but due to the constant application of this mascara the lifespan and longevity of the eyelashes may decrease. However, I am an expert in eyelash