(ABC NEWS)- Celebrities sporting lush eyelashes have always been in vogue, but now false eyelashes have gone from special-occasion adornment to a must-have, everyday accessory.
With demand soaring, the market for false eyelashes is booming and is projected to reach more than $1.5 billion in the next five years in product alone.
Salon owners and makeup artists spoke to ABC News’ “Nightline” about their growing industry as well as the different kinds of false eyelashes in the market and gave a demo of the process.
Tirzah Shirai started Blink Bar, an eyelash-extension specialized salon in Los Angeles, to cash in on the booming market.
“I just couldn’t find anyone in L.A. that was doing eyelash extensions that looked really natural and didn’t damage the lashes and would look good on camera,” she told “Nightline.” “I really saw a need.”
Synthetic lashes are considered to be for beginners. Hollow, feather lashes are known for being light and weightless.
The entire process takes about two hours and costs between $120 and $350.