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Lisa Marie is an award winning advertising executive, lifelong fashion addict and actress. See her work in films such as Ladder 49, The Wedding Crashers, & Rendition. Lisa combines her on set experience with her fashion and beauty industry background to cut through the clutter, bringing her readers the most up to date news.
Lisa's logged time with the best in the biz, Trish McEvoy, Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom and Neiman's just to name a few. Frequently asked to consult with branding firms to test and promote revolutionary new beauty products, she's a true insider! Lisa also writes a regular beauty column for the Georgetown Examiner and is a sought after speaker and host on the DC social circuit. A passion for helping those who can not help themselves drives her to participate in rescue and to facilitate the adoptions of homeless animals across the country.

Lush Lashes In Time For Valentine’s Day

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 from BellaLuxe

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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