Eyelash extensions are the newest beauty trend to sweep across Los Angeles and Hollywood. Comparable to hair extensions for eyelashes, they give your natural eyelashes more body and volume to create the illusion of larger, livelier eyes. A standard set of eyelashes runs anywhere from $100 to $500 depending on the level of service and expertise as well as the number and type of lashes used. Each extension is expertly applied lash by lash and can take as long as one or two hours to apply, as most people have an average of 30 to 80 lashes per eye.
7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Unit 206
Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.theblinkbar.comThe BlinkBar offers affordable eyelash extensions that last up to two months with a range of service options ideal for lash extension newbies. For a low rate of $85, you can get a half set placed on the corners of your eye and tapers in for a natural and subtle blend. They call it Le Fling for those not yet ready to commit to a full set. The BlinkBar signature service starts at $149 and goes up to $349 for VIP service. For an additional $25, the BlinkBar will even come to you.
8441 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
www.makeupmandy.comAs a specialist of LAshX extensions, a luxury brand for eyelash extensions, Makeup Mandy comes highly recommended as a renowned “eyelash bar to the stars.” This Hollywood-based boutique has been featured on L.A.’s 2012 hot list for best beauty supply and specializes in individual eyelash extensions lasting as long as six to eight weeks. Celebrity makeup artist Amanda Jacobellis, also the founder and owner of Makeup Mandy, created LAshX extension to improve the natural health of lashes and last longer than any other brand on the market. Makeup Mandy hosts regular makeup classes for the community as well as certification trainings for the LAshX method, a service that starts at $350 for a full set, and $150 for a touch-up.
28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 256
Agoura Hills, CA 91310
www.studiolash.netCelebrity lash artist Danielle Asher specializes in the Novalash technique and has clients ranging from A-list celebrities and high-profile politicians who travel from all over for her treatments to busy moms who just want a boost of self confidence and feel beautiful from head to toe. Prices for eyelash extensions start at $150 for a full set applied by a certified lash artist to $300 for a full set applied the the master lash artist herself. While lash extensions are Studio Lash’s signature service, the studio also offers massages, waxing and skin care services for anti-aging.
421 N. Rodeo Drive, Suite A4
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
www.lashfully.comWith the belief that eyelashes are the most important part of your face, Lashfully’s Lash Appeal Kit offers a safe, non-toxic do-it-yourself eyelash extension kit with instructions and two full sets of eyelash clusters for a low price of $38. Liv Contreras, founder of Lashfully, believes that every woman should be able to afford having beautiful eyelashes and offers 70 different types of lashes varying in length, thickness and style. All eyelash extensions are hand-made from real Siberian mink. A full set of customized lashes start at $150 or $100 with a monthly membership that includes other discounted perks.
Anthony Pazos Salon
8000 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
www.anthonypazos.comWith a clientele that ranges from Ashley Green and Khloe Kardashian to One Direction and American’s Next Top Model, Anthony Pazos Salon offers a full suite of hair and makeup services, including eyelash extensions. With a commitment to drawing out one’s natural beauty, Pazos and his team of stylists and lash experts consider your face shape, personality and lifestyle habits to give you a look that’s all your own and makes you feel confident. Based out of Salon Republic on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood, Pazos and his team provides star-quality eyelash extensions that will make you look and feel like a celebrity. Eyelash extension services start at $250 for a full set and $100 for fills.
Niki Payne is a freelance writer covering all things Entertainment in Los Angeles. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.