Behind the Scenes

With so many beauty salons opening around the city, Chicago Lashes wants to give our readers a behind the scenes look at our humble beginnings. Way back in 2007, cosmetic eyelashes burst upon the beauty scene. Southern California was a buzz with big name TV celebrities having lash extensions applied. Everyone from top super models to NFL Cheerleaders began wearing semi-permanent lash implants.

Women were very used to finding good plastic surgeons for breast implants, face lifts and tummy tucks-but few neighborhood beauty salons offered semi-permanent eye lashes. Anyone who watches shows on VH1 or reads Star Magazine knows how popular plastic surgery is these days. Cosmetic enhancements offered people a chance to drastically change their body. We wondered, is there a need for an eyelash salon in Chicago, IL?

During those years, there were only a few major hair salons that provided unique procedure. Our owners thought, “What if we created a boutique, exclusively for women to get a thicker lash look in Chicago, IL?” Once upon a time, extension techs were majorly certified makeup artists. Regulations quickly changed. Our owner, Jennifer, earned her certification through several highly acclaimed makeup schools, as well as professional extension training programs. She eventually went on to earn a cosmetology license. Throughout the years, we have trained several beauty industry professionals who have went on to start their own careers. Our technique uses a lash by lash procedure. Mink Lashes are among the most highly requested.

Our Story Started as a Small Salon Space

The Chicago Lash Salon started out as a tiny little space near Uptown. Back then, consumers were memorized that difficult mascara wands, tweezers and heavy eye makeup could be replaced with eyelashes extensions. The service became increasingly wanted by ladies throughout the Midwest. Our small business struggled to keep up with demand-eventually moving to a much larger North Side location.

A people focused business means placing an emphasis on overall experience. The discounts on health and beauty sites may have cheap prices but do you really want to be rushed through an appointment-with substandard results? Our expert lash techs care about the way you look. During your visit, we hope to build a strong, long lasting relationship with our clientele. Today, there are a ton of eyelash growth products which show promise. In comparison to temporary lashes, eye lash extensions last much longer. So we hope our behind the scenes story give you a little insight into Chicago Lashes beginnings.