Ever since eyelash extensions became a big thing—both in the wedding world and in the beauty industry in general—we’ve seen the service being offered at a bunch of places in and around the city. The trend has really taken off, and it’s popular among brides in particular because the waterproof extensions allow you to cry freely on your wedding day and frolic in the ocean on your honeymoon without worrying about mascara-streaked cheeks.
We love the idea of eyelash extensions (we’ve given up on those pesky fake lash strips that never stay put) and we’re so excited to introduce you to LashBee, a new local start-up that’s offering ’em here in Philly.
LashBee is the brainchild of Anjali Bhatia and Erin Soletski, two Wharton grads who set out to create safe, high quality and long-lasting eyelash extensions that look as natural as possible. They’re using engineering and analytics to improve the products and process for eyelash extensions, Bhatia tells us, and they also have a product designer on their team who has been helping to innovate new tools and methods.
LashBee offer four lash styles ranging from demur (Cleo Bee) to dramatic (Queen Bee), plus a variety of services specifically for brides. During your free consultation, the LashBee ladies will help you decide exactly which lash style is best for you—they recommend the two fuller options, the LashBee and Queen Bee styles, for brides. They’ll discuss how far in advance you should have the treatment done (usually six to eight weeks before the Big Day) and how often you’ll need refills to keep your lashes in perfect shape.
They also offer bridal makeup packages, lash parties complete with snacks and champagne (perfect for your bachelorette) and gift certificates.
LashBee’s services are currently available at Anju Threads. Appointments can take up to two and a half hours for a full set of lashes; call or go online to book your appointment (they’re taking 20 percent off all services booked in September).