The story of eyelash extensions:
During ancient Egyptian time both men and women darkened their eyelashes with kohl and ointments or malachite ( which was thought to be an aphrodisiac). On the other hand during the middle ages the forehead was considered the sexiest part of a women’s face, so in order to emphasize the forehead, women would shave off both their eyebrows and eyelashes.(we’re glad that the trend didn’t last!)
Fast forward to 1916, film director D.W. Griffith wanted Seena Owen (an actress in his movie Intolerance) to “have lashes that brushed her cheeks, to make her eyes shine brighter than life”. Her lashes were made from human hair woven through a fine gauze by a local wig maker. It was this time that we began to see something closer to our current eyelash trends.
The current trend for the classic individual eyelash extensions started in Japan
in the early millennium. Volume lashes however, began in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2011 with 0.10mm thickness and later following by trends and requests, manufacturers from all over the world started producing lash extensions thinner and thinner.
Nowadays you can find in the market the thinnest lashes of 0.03mm and you can make lash fans with up to 28 lashes without affecting the natural lashes of your customer.
PHILASHES started a year and a half ago in an attempt to formalize the trends & techniques of creating eyelash extensions
Our goal is to achieve perfection, to create the most wanted look that all women are dreaming of by delivering the highest quality in materials and skills.
We aim to guide and help people from all over the world, become the best eyelash artists.
Our trainings are designed by Lash Masters with a lot of experience in this industry. they all gathered their knowledge, their experience throughout the years of practice and created the best training materials to help you become the best lash artist.
PhiLashes help all their artist to grow and become a part of the academy.