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Lifestyle

New Year, New Milestone: Celebrating Our 100th Salon

We’re taking on the new year with new, even bigger, dreams now that we’ve celebrated our 100th salon opening. That’s right: ONE HUNDRED!

It was a lot of hard work, but definitely no miracle getting here; it was the result of a pledge to serve YOU and your lash transformations. Your humbling loyalty, cheers and support have paved the way for this epic moment. So, please, raise your glasses and celebrate with us!

THE GRAND OPENING OF THE 100th LASH LOUNGE SALON

Each and every Lash Lounge salon took part in helping us reach this magical milestone. The lucky 100th justhappened to be The Lash Lounge New Orleans – Mid City. And their grand opening celebration didn’t disappoint! What a party to celebrate 1-0-0!

Hours before the event, owners Jamie Larson and Jeremie Ertle were ready. The salon was draped and dazzled in vibrant Lash Lounge colors. Invites were out, gift bags staged, tables of food beautifully arranged, while a jazz trio sang out classic New Orleans tunes. When guests arrived, there were smiles for miles!

The true “winning” moment was when the NFL’s record-setting New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, stopped by to surprise and congratulate Jamie and Jeremie. Drew is a partner and board member at Franworth, a franchise-focused growth equity firm and partner of The Lash Lounge.

LASHING IT FORWARD WITH LASH LOUNGE LEADERSHIP

Also there to celebrate the momentous milestone for The Lash Lounge franchise were founder and CIO, Anna Phillips, and CEO, Meg Roberts. Both have a great passion and unbreakable commitment to the services each salon provides, each and every guest, team member and, of course, our FANTASTIC franchisees.

A Passion (Business) Project

Almost 15 years ago, our founder and trailblazer, Anna Phillips, opened the first Lash Lounge. She had a passion for lashes and their beautiful ability to simplify her guests’ daily beauty routines and make them feel like the most confident versions of themselves. That very passion has guided and guarded The Lash Lounge’s purpose as we’ve grown.

More than 10 years, 100 salons, 90,000 guests, 10,000 members and hundreds of expert stylists, franchisees and salon teams later, her passion and vision remain the lifeblood of our organization.

A Continued Commitment to Lashes, Our Craft and Our Guests

Like Anna, as we grow, CEO Meg Roberts shares a continued commitment to lash art, craft and YOU!

At the end of the day, we care. We’ve got the safe and sanitary lash products and services you crave. And we’ve got specialized stylists who will continue to work with you to create the customized lash looks you can’t wait to take to the town!

We know it’s not just our lux lashes you fall for; it’s the whole package—our luxury, salon experience, too. From the moment you walk through the door until the moment you leave, YOU will continue to be the center of our lash-loving world!

FULL SPEED AHEAD: THE LASH LOUNGE FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES

Our growth has been truly “eye-opening”! As we expand our family of committed salon owners, stylists, members and guests alike, we’d love for you to join us!

Want to learn about The Lash Lounge’s revolutionary franchise concept? We’re considering franchisees across the country!

See why it’s the perfect time to jump on board and see the world through beautiful, successful new eyes—your OWN!

 

Lifestyle

A Real Lash Lounge Superhero, Featuring Julia

As we get ready to say so long to 2019 and hello to the new year, one thing is certain: It was an honor to work with the incredible women from our “Lash Look” photoshoot this year! And it didn’t stop there; thanks to this series, we get a front-row seat to how they’re putting their new lash looks to work as they get even more comfortable with the strong, independent women they truly are.

Help us round out the year with one last spotlight on our lovely model Julia, who received a lash lift and tint…plus a new dash of confidence!

A LOOK BACK: DAYS WITH DRAB LASHES AND BROWS

As a working mom with a full schedule and passion for bringing joy to others, Julia is no stranger to the hustle and bustle of a busy life. Prior to answering our “Lash Look” model call, Julia had never had a lash or brow service done before—which was a shame because she always had this nagging feeling her eyes looked invisible under her glasses.
She hated it, but since her daughter was getting ready to start kindergarten, it’s not like she had extra time in the morning to spend on makeup.

 A BREATH OF FRESH AIR WITH NEW LASHES AND BROWS

When she got to the photoshoot, Julia was paired with our fabulous Lash Lounge training manager, Jill. The two spent some time chatting about the look Julia was going for while Jill assessed her natural features and hair color. The dynamic duo of a lash and brow tint plus a lash lift were just the services Julia needed for a timeless low-maintenance transformation.

The tinting of her eyebrows and lashes would give her natural, light-colored hairs that extra pop. For the lift, Julia was looking for a strong, tight curl to give her that refreshing, effortless oomph without the hassle of using a lash curler or mounds of mascara.

THAT “FIRST LOOK” MOMENT

Once the tinting and lift applications were complete, it was time for Jill to hand the mirror over to Julia so she could see her new look. “I love that it looks natural but enhanced!”

A PERFECTED LOOK FIT FOR A PRINCESS (AND SUPERHERO!)

Whether our guests are focused on their families, career or acts of empowering others, we love to hear and tell their stories!

That’s definitely the case for Julia, who works as a volunteer. “I am a princess and superhero character performer for children’s charity events. I volunteer with children who have medical needs or are in disadvantaged situations to bring them happiness!”


Julia’s incredible work keeps her busy; sometimes, with very little notice, she needs to be out the door to head to her rewarding role. Her new lash and brow look saves her so much time. “I feel ready to go even without putting on a full face of makeup!”

A WINNING LOOK

And just when we thought we knew the ins and outs of Julia, she went and threw a beautiful curveball at us! “I competed in a natural pageant two weeks after getting my lashes and brows done. The pageant required a ‘fresh natural’ look with nothing fake. My lash tint and lift was perfect! I was confident in my appearance without having to worry about how my eyes would stand out under the stage lights. I won the title for my age division and am now the 2019 Mrs. Texas Choice!”
Wow! Hear, hear to you, Julia!

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When the ideas and visions behind this Lash Lounge photoshoot began earlier this year, it was of course our goal to get beautiful photos of our eyelashes and eyebrows. But what was really special was the opportunity to meet our guests and get a front-row seat to their transformations.
We can’t wait to share more inspiring stories and results with you in 2020, so stay tuned for more of the superhero women behind our shoot. Miss the two we already shared? Don’t worry, you can still meet Paroma and Denise on our blog.

Oh—and if you’re ready to jumpstart your own fresh new look for the new year, take a look at our services (which may vary by location) and find a salon near you!

Lifestyle

8 Empowering Gifts for Her…And YOU!

Whether for your mom, sister, friend…or, really, any special woman in your life (including you!), gift her with something that’ll make her feel empowered and inspired.

*Psst…we guarantee these gifts won’t end up in the return pile this year!*

1. Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Featuring the most inspiring women from past and present, this book will encourage any lady at any age and stage in her life. Trust us, this is one of those books she’ll want to pick up time and time again for a little “yes, you can!” boost.

2. Pure Calm Wellness Candle

Love a good candle? So do we! But this is not just your average candle. As it burns, heavenly scents from essential oils grown on a centuries-old family farm will fill the room. The calmness will wash over her! Talk about the perfect way for her to melt into much-deserved time to relax! Choose from chamomile, lavender, vetiver rose and more fresh fragrances.

3. Cor Aromatherapy Pendant Necklace

Wearable aromatherapy? Why not?! If she loves jewelry and essential oils, then THIS is the gift! She can take it with her everywhere. It’s style and comfort all in one. Talk about a win-win!

4. Violet Suede Foldover Journal

Writer or not, every gal needs her own lovely journal. She’ll be able to immortalize those precious life moments, get her thoughts on paper or, simply, use it to help her stay organized.

5. “Crush Your Goals” Cards

She’s got it all. Now, she just needs to believe it! Encourage her and jumpstart her confidence with words from artists and authors thanks to these 40 goal cards. The handy stand that comes with them makes it easy for her to take them wherever she needs them most. She can place them by her bed, on her desk, in the kitchen—anywhere! Remind her to take on life like the goal-crushing gal she is!

6. Lash On, Warrior! Gift Card from The Lash Lounge

For this 2020 holiday season, gift that special person in your life a luxury getaway, a lash nap and custom lash and brow services all in one by purchasing a gift card from The Lash Lounge. You can save 10% when you buy a $50 gift card, 15% on $100 or even 20% on $200 this season!

*The holidays can be TOUGH. Between parties, plates and presents, people expect women to have it all together. The world needs to get with it! We’re BUSY. Between careers, hobbies, families and friends, something’s got to give.

Go easy on yourself. Whatever amount you choose, a Lash Lounge gift card = one and done. It works for every warrior woman in your life—including yourself! Check all the women off your list in one minute flat. Find a salon location near you to purchase.

INSIDER TIP: Book an appointment now for a little reprieve from the holiday madness!

*At participating salons only

7. Girl Power Snow Globe

For the gal who likes to “shake life up” a bit, this is the gift for her! Let it be a daily reminder that anything and everything life might toss her way can be conquered with some super girl power!

8. Travel Meditation Kit

How awesome would it be for her to be able to get focused and recharged wherever her travels take her? This creative kit will allow her to do just that! It includes an inflatable meditation pillow, plus a yoga mat so she can enjoy peace and serenity anytime, anywhere.


Whatever it is you give or receive this season, we hope it makes you and your friends feel empowered and ready to take on 2020 like the strong, beautiful, confident women you are!

**The Lash Lounge is not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this blog post.

Lifestyle

Simple Beauty + Lovely Lashes for the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a whirlwind! Parties, presents, potlucks—sometimes, it feels like you have to be in 20 places at once. Who has time to look cute?! A Lash Lounge woman, that’s who! Because when you live the lash life, it’s beauty made easy. If everything else could just calm the heck down. 😉

See how the ease of an effortless beauty routine is taking Kaitlyn and Maria through this season…and just in time for the holidays!

KAITLYN: PROFESSIONAL + LOVER OF EYELASH AND EYEBROW TINTING

Kaitlyn is a public relations director in Detroit. Day in and day out, Kaitlyn is busy! When she’s not working, she’s throwing herself into her real passion: interior design. But where does she go to relax? Where does she feel “on top of the world”? The Lash Lounge, of course!

Making Time for Her Favorite Services

Even with her busy schedule, Kaitlyn makes time for not just 1 favorite service, but 3: a lash lift, lash tint and eyebrow tint at The Lash Lounge Rochester Hills – Boulevard Shoppes.

Kaitlyn explains why she’s hooked on this trio: “I have naturally super, super light lashes and brows, so having them tinted makes me feel so confident to step outside without makeup on.”

That B-e-a-utiful Feeling

And that’s what it’s all about at The Lash Lounge: embracing your true self!

“Obviously, embracing your own beauty is key, but I think we can all agree that we have our own vices that make us feel beautiful. For me, it’s dark lashes! I’m a mascara junkie and by getting my lashes tinted, I don’t have to worry about throwing on a few coats of mascara before leaving my house!”

A Simplified Look for The Season

Schedules, to-do lists, gatherings, travel—the list goes on and on when it comes to the busy holiday season. Luckily, Kaitlyn already knows her lash and brow tint, plus that life-changing lash lift, are all going to add up to be a total lifesaver for her.

She’ll be looking incredible and carrying an extra boost of confidence every step of the way and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Lash Lounge guests conquer the holiday madness!

MARIA: WORKING MOM DEVOTED TO VOLUME EYELASH EXTENSIONS

With a passion for cosmetics and a killer wardrobe, Maria loves the valuable time she gets to spend at The Lash Lounge Metuchen – The District at Metuchen each month. The results she receives allows this busy lady to enjoy a simplified beauty routine and gives her that gorgeous feeling she deserves as she crushes each day as a working mom.

A Busy Life: Behind the Scenes

With a family plus another little one on the way, Maria admits making time for herself isn’t always easy, but it’s a priority—especially when it comes to her visits to The Lash Lounge. She explains, “I currently work as a program coordinator for Rutgers and I’m also a full-time blogger! So, I basically have two jobs. As a pregnant mom, I am always exhausted and feeling less than glamorous; it’s nice being able to run out the door and always feel “done up” without doing anything!”

The Benefits of “Me Time”

When we spoke with Maria, she told us that with all she has going on in life, going to The Lash Lounge and getting lash extensions makes her feel more like herself.

“I love my service because it’s a chance to have “me time.” I rarely get time to treat myself, so this is my alone time. I also love chatting with my stylist; we always end up laughing and the time goes by so fast!”

A Custom Lash Look…in Time for the Holidays

During their consultation, Maria and her stylist designed the perfect custom lash look: volume lash extensions with a dramatic D curl—such a stunning combo!

When it comes to the festivities quickly approaching, Maria says, “I think these lashes will make me feel so fancy for the holidays! Especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner!”


Stay tuned! We’ll be sharing more inside peeks into the lives of real Lash Lounge guests, their lives and how they’re taking their custom lash and brow creations with them this season. Ready to start your own time-saving, holiday transformation? Find a Lash Lounge near you!

Lifestyle

The Beauty, Inside and Out, of a Real Lash…

Get ready for another jaunt into the lash life of the next model from our “Lash Look” photoshoot. Meet Denise! See what this wife, mother and grandmother had to say about her Lash Lounge experience and how lash extensions have changed her life—not just on the outside, but on the inside, too!

LIFE BEFORE EYELASH EXTENSIONS

As a busy, on-the-go woman who is all about putting her family first, Denise has always made time for her beauty routine which, prior to getting lash extensions, consisted of a natural makeup look. Then there was her mascara saga. “I definitely have a love-hate relationship with mascara, but like most women my age, I needed it! Even the most expensive mascara wasn’t perfect and always left flakes and smeared.”

A CUSTOM LASH TRANSFORMATION + TEARS OF JOY

When she arrived at the photoshoot, Denise was paired with stylist Tennia and together they collaborated on her target lash look. Tennia observed Denise’s natural lashes, as well as her eye shape. To enhance Denise’s lovely features, Tennia went with a classic natural application, silk lashes and a captivating C curl. Since Denise is blonde, Tennia also recommend a lash tint to give her natural lash hairs a little extra oomph along with her custom extensions.

Once Denise’s application was complete, it was the magical mirror moment—the time for her to see her new, flawless look. We asked her to recount her epic reaction: “I cried—with happiness! I honestly could not believe how natural my lashes looked. I initially worried lash extensions might look really fake on me, but all of my apprehensions were for nothing. I still looked like me, only better!”

REVELING IN A REFRESHED LASH LIFE

Shortly after the photoshoot, we circled back with Denise to ask her about her new life with lashes. Did it simplify her busy life? Did she feel different? We couldn’t wait to hear all the details!

Magical Mornings With Eyelash Extensions

Few women are eager to jump out of bed to put on their makeup. Denise is no exception! With lash extensions, “the best part is waking up in the morning with beautiful lashes. I’m able to just give them a little fluff in the morning and go.”

“Lash extensions are the answer for women like me. They are gorgeous, long and full and I never ever have to worry about flaking, smearing mascara again.”

That “Natural Beauty” Kind of Feeling

We think Denise is a natural beauty inside and out! But like many women, that outside feeling didn’t quite match how she felt on the inside until she discovered lash extensions. “From the first moment I saw my new lashes, I could not stop looking at myself for days! Seriously, I was amazed by the transformation. I’ve never been a natural beauty, but lash extensions made me feel like one.”

Awakening Inner Confidence

Time and time again, we’re humbled (and even brought to tears) when we learn how much our services provide our guests with a confidence boost. After getting that first full set of lashes, many go on to accomplish things they feel extra proud of simply because they feel like the best version of themselves.

For Denise, it was a profound yet simple awakening! “I love how close I can be to someone, look them straight in the eyes and know all they see is me, my eyes, my genuineness without worry about the distraction of mascara on my face. For me, it is such a confidence booster.”

LIFE-CHANGING, LASTING IMPRESSIONS

We cannot thank Denise enough for her honesty and willingness to share how much her first full set of eyelash extensions has had on her life.

“The wonderful experience and interactions I had with all of the women on your team and the beautiful and welcoming way they made me feel left an impact on me. What I noticed was how they treated each other, not just me. They built one another up with kindness and affirmation. They didn’t act like the world—they represented what the world SHOULD act like! I know it sounds funny because we are talking about lashes, but what I took away from the whole encounter was life changing. Making others feel beautiful, inside and out, makes me feel and look beautiful, too! I think of this as I make friends in my new neighborhood, volunteer in my community and bond with my granddaughter. Be sincere, be kind, be beautiful!”

But wait, there’s more! Denise has a message for YOU, too: “If you are thinking of treating yourself to a new set of lashes, I highly recommend this female-owned company.”


It was our hope and dream when we began planning this photoshoot to make ALL women look and feel beautiful. What we couldn’t have imagined is the lasting impact our models would have on our lives as well. Thank you, Denise!

Want your own custom lash look like Denise? Book a classic natural full set at a Lash Lounge near you! And be sure to stay tuned for more from the wonder women behind our shoot and how they’re living their best lash lives!