Women going mad for eyelash extensions
The Japan Times | Nov. 2, 2012
…semipermanent eyelash extensions are far more popular than nail art among middle-aged and older women.
“I think women today are strongly conscious about maintaining their beauty, even if they are busy working or even if they get old,” Miura said. “Eyelash extensions make them look gorgeous and it seems they can’t stop wearing them once they get them.”
Amid the boom, the government and the industry have pointed to the need to strengthen training for the therapists who apply them…Adhesives used for false eyelashes can cause irritation if they are not applied properly ...more...
A reason why Japanese women are “going mad” for semi-permanent false eyelashes is that they want bigger, rounder eyes that look like anime and manga characters (rather than humans). Read on about the latest in eyelash extensions and Japanese eye torture.
Also read our previous reports on eyelash fun in Japan including:
• Japanese eyeball torture (3Yen / 2008-12-09)
• Batty in Japan (3Yen / 2008-09-15)
• Kinky ‘lash bar’ in Tokyo (3Yen / 2007-05-20)