Lash Stylists’ Day is celebrated on September 24 to appreciate eyelash stylists and people in the business of stylish eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions are cosmetic applications made to enhance the length, curl, fullness, and thickness of natural human eyelashes. The eyelash extensions could be made from any of several materials including mink, silk, synthetic, human, or horsehair. The main method of application of the extensions is the use of a cyanoacrylate adhesive to apply the extension(s) to the natural lash a couple of millimeters from the base of the natural eyelash, without making contact with the eyelid.
History of Lash Stylists’ Day
In 1879, James McCabe wrote a piece of work titled “The National Encyclopedia of Business and Social Forms,” in which he stated that eyelashes could be lengthened by cutting the ends with scissors. Other beauty books, such as “My Lady’s Dressing Room” (1892) by Baronne Staff and “Beauty’s Aids on How to be Beautiful” (1901) by Countess C., also made mention of the fact that the trimming of eyelashes, among other things, could benefit eyelash growth. Countess C. also suggested that eyelashes could be given extra length and strength by a regular wash with a mixture of water and walnut leaves.
In 1882, Henry Labouchère of “Truth” reported that women in Paris had found a way to cut and make false eyelashes by having hair sewn into the eyelids. A similar report appeared in an 1899 edition of “The Dundee Courier” where a description of the painful method for elongating the lashes was given. The article explained how the procedure achieved longer lashes by having hair from the head sewn into the eyelids.
In 1902, German-born hair specialist and noted inventor Charles Nessler patented “A New or Improved Method of and Means for the Manufacture of Artificial Eyebrows, Eyelashes and the Like” in the United Kingdom, and by 1903, he began to sell artificial eyelashes at his London salon located on Great Castle Street. He used the profits from these sales to fund his next invention, which was the permanent wave machine. A permanent wave machine is commonly called a perm and involves the use of heat and/or chemicals to break and reform the cross-linking bonds of the hair structure.
Lash Stylists’ Day timeline
Baronne Staff releases his book titled “My Lady’s Dressing Room” in which he talks about the benefits of eyelash extensions.
A July edition of “The Dundee Courier” reports on the painful process of extending eyelashes by attaching head hair to lengthen the lashes.
Hair specialist and inventor Charles Nessler patents “A New or Improved Method of and Means for the Manufacture of Artificial Eyebrows, Eyelashes and the Like" in the United Kingdom.
Charles Nessler begins to sell artificial eyelashes in his London shop.
Lash Stylists’ Day FAQs
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Since extensions are attached to the lash itself, they can last as long as the natural growth cycle, which is about six weeks.
Do eyelash extensions ruin lashes?
Eyelash extensions do not damage your eyelashes when they are applied properly, so, make sure lash extensions are applied correctly to one natural eyelash at a time.
How does one brush eyelash extensions?
It’s advisable to use a suitable brushing wand, and only brush the lashes in the natural direction of the curl.
Lash Stylists’ Day Activities
Get eyelash extensions
In the mood of Lash Stylists’ Day, you should get your eyelash extensions done by a true stylist. Who knows, you might also get a discount!
Stock up on your favorite extension brands
There may be promotional sales on eyelash extensions for this holiday. You can do yourself the favor of stocking up on your favorite extension brands.
Share your pictures online
Share your pretty eyelash extensions online using the #LashStylistsDay. Showcase how the extension work makes your eyes look even more stunning.
Why We Love
Natural lashes have finite length
Natural eyelashes have a certain length up to which they can grow and beyond which they will not grow, hence the use of extensions.
Artificial lashes come in different styles
Cases of eyelash extensions usually come in a variety of sizes and styles.
Natural eyelashes constantly grow and fall out
Natural eyelashes are always growing, much like other hairs on the body — and as they grow up to a certain point, they fall out.
Eyelash extensions are mostly customized
Given the fact that each individual has a peculiar size of eyelashes, artificial eyelash extensions are best customized to specific sizes.
Removal of artificial eyelashes requires professional help
It is rather impossible to take out an artificial eyelash by oneself — therefore, it is advisable to have a professional do it instead.
Why We Love Lash Stylists’ Day
Eyelashes enhance facial beauty
Extended eyelashes have a significant impact on a person’s overall facial beauty. And women sure love their lashes!
Extensions are beneficial to the natural lashes
Extensions actually help the natural lashes grow longer and healthier. This is one of the many reasons we love them!
Lash Stylists help create better looks
Lash Stylists are individuals whose expertise is in helping people enhance their looks through beautiful eyelash extensions. What are you waiting for? Get yours done today!
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