If there’s anyone who understands eyelashes, it’s Mitzi Hale. She owns BellaLuxe Lash Studios in Falls Church, Virginia, where she puts her prowess to use masterfully applying the most glamorous eyelash extensions imaginable. So when the blond bombshell,wife and mother of two invited us in to check out her studio, we jumped at the chance!
Mitzi and her team stop at nothing to amplify puny eye fringe. With over 350 returning clients, she has a wide variety of personalities visiting her daily. Her clientele runs the gamut from high level politicians to a DC’s celebrity drag queen named “Precious“. Extreme opposites are often lying next to each other on the luxurious individual spa beds in her studio. The entertaining chat is an added bonus making the 2 1/2 hour application process go by in a flash.
Eyelash extensions started in Asia and made their way west. Unlike traditional false eyelashes that only last one day and are applied on a strip, synthetic eyelash extensions are glued to individual eyelash hairs one by one with the specially designed tweezers. Hale tells us she’s had here’s custom made by a leading medical instrument company. The lashes she uses are also custom made in the US. Yes, Hale is a perfectionist which is very apparent the minute you walk in to her posh, pink location.
Constantly surrounded by celebrity culture and celebrity-centric media, so many want to look like they too are walking down a red carpet. Eyelash extensions are a way for the average person to look really glamorous really fast. Hale tells us that the boyfriends and husbands of her customers are some of her her biggest fans, often paying for their partners monthly relash sessions because they love the way they look!
BellaLuxe Lash extensions can be worn in conjunction with LATISSE® and other lash serums, enhancing the overall look. The process takes two and half hours and they last the growth cycle of natural lashes. It typically costs around $275 with monthly relash around $85. “Worth every penny!” said one of her satisfied customers as she walked out the door with her fresh relash just in time for Valentine’s Day.
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