Eyelash extensions are not the same as false eyelashes. So-called false eyelashes generally require adhesive be applied to the wearer’s natural lashes; they are not designed for overnight or long-term care. Eyelash extensions are commonly manufactured using natural hair fibers such as mink, or a synthetic fiber, such as synthetic mink. Eyelash extensions, if properly applied, may last for weeks, and with regular fills, can last indefinitely. The fills replace lashes that are shed naturally. Once applied, the lashes do not require daily maintenance or glue. It takes from one to two hours for the initial process. As with any cosmetic service, research the company, its services, costs, warranties and reputation before choosing an eyelash extension service.
Deneenmarcel Lashes
219 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 918-8319

The Beauty Face Place specializes in custom eyelash extensions. It constitutes the evolution of Deneenmarcel Lashes. Now in a new location, the salon features the work of Deneen Marcel, a professional hair stylist and make-up artist with more than 25 years of experience. After first discovering eyelash extensions in Los Angeles, she started her training and later continued it in New York. Akana, an eyelash extension artist, worked as a model and actress in Los Angeles. After being exposed to the world of eyelash extension, Akana decided to pursue training with Shavasana. The salon offers a variety of services. Lash extension services start at $50.

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Ursula’s About Phace
Rittenhouse Studio
1700 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 557-1562

Ursula’s About Phace’s mission is to offer safer alternatives to body, beauty and well-being. The styling team offers professional make-up applications, brow sculpting, facials, hair removal and more. Owner Ursula Augustine has more than 25 years of experience in the beauty and cosmetics industry. A licensed cosmetologist, she is the creator of her own line of nutritional cosmetic and ski care products, called Nutricosmentics. In addition to brow sculpting services, the business offers Invisi-band Lash Strips starting at $25.

Crimson Hair Studio
336 S. 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 545-7807

Located in the Rittenhouse Square area, Crimson Hair Studio was opened by Jennifer Eberwein in March 2011. It offers hair styling, coloring and many other salon services. Eberwein has more than 15 years of experience in the salon industry. Her staff has been featured in Allure Magazine, Philadelphia magazine and other media outlets. A make-up application with lashes starts at $75. For lashes only, prices start at $20. The salon also offers brow and lip waxing services.

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Salon Thalia
1520 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 790-0200

Salon Thalia offers a wide variety of hair services and Kerastase treatments. It also specializes in great lengths hair extensions, color perms and other treatments, along with retouches. Its makeup services include basic application, eyebrow and lash tints, bridal photo makeup and more. Salon Thalia’s waxing services include lips, eyebrows, bikini, arm, leg, back and more. They also offer special packages for bridal parties. Lash applications start at $20.

Dina Alon Salon
2042 Samson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-9222

Owner Dina Alon has more than 22 years experience in the hair industry and more than 15 years as a professional make-up artist. Alon has traveled with Denise Austin working with a Lifetime television show, and she has worked for Christina Pirello as her personal hair and make-up artist on her show, “Christina Cooks.” Alon has also done hair and make-up for the NFL Film “Under the Helmet,”; and for Banyan Production’s “Epicurious.” Her corporate clients include Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE magazines. In addition to hair and other salon services, the business offers lashes with application starting at $25.

Jeffrey B. Roth, has won numerous state and national news and feature-writing awards during his career. A well-known crime writer, investigative reporter and a feature writer, Roth writes for a number of magazines and newspapers. Listed in the Locus Index of SciFi and Fantasy authors, Roth is the author of a number of published short stories and poetry. His work can be found on Examiner.com.