Like many beauty services, eyelash extensions aren't the kind of thing you want to risk having a bad experience with, especially the first time trying them. These are your eyes we're talking about, after all, and extensions involve glue and pointy objects on and around your eyes. We also just happened to hear from many of you, dear readers, on social media requesting a list of the best places to get eyelash extensions in Los Angeles. So today we're bringing you just that. Behold the best places in L.A. to make your lashes look way longer and more fluttery than they actually are! Keep scrolling for the scoop!
The experts at Blink Bar specialize in lash extensions, meaning it's all that they do, like the Drybar of lash extensions. An industry favourite, they offer 300 different types of eyelashes customisable to your personal style in natural mink and silk. You can get smaller services such as The Kitty Corner ($59), where lashes are applied to the outer corners of eyes for that doe-eyed look, to a full set of 100% Siberian mink lashes for $350. Blink Bar also offers monthly memberships where you can get two fills per month for a flat fee depending on the type of lash you choose.
Blink Bar: 7813 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046; (213) 447-2688
Integrity Lash founder Tussanee is the master of lashes and believes that "the secret of a good set of lashes is totally dependent on the technique of the technician." The salon carries over 3.5 million lashes, has a high standard of sanitation and quality (hence the name Integrity Lash), uses medical-grade equipment, including surgical magnifying loupes and broad-spectrum lighting to ensure optimal lash application, instead of relying on the naked eye. A full set of about 100+ lashes costs $300 by the team or $400 by Tussanee.
Integrity Lash: 350 South Lake Avenue, #290, Pasadena, CA 91101; (626) 437-4000
Bey, who started off as a celebrity makeup artist working for the likes of E!, MTV, and VH1, has over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry and is known for her personalised approach and friendly demeanour. A full set costs $200 for synthetic lashes and $350 for mink.
Mikki Bey: 12333 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066; (310) 895-1898
Got Lash considers the business of eyelash extensions an art form tailored to each individual client's eye shape and features, which is exactly what you want. Founder Zaira is a certified NovaLash artist who promises precision and perfection, and Got Lash's many devotees say that's just what it delivers. Choose from a menu of options ranging from $100 to $200 based on the look you want, from elegant and natural to glamorous and dramatic.
Got Lash: 2370 Westwood Boulevard, Unit H, Los Angeles, CA 90064; (424) 200-8278
Makeup artist Amanda Jacobellis (aka Mandy) is the creator of LAshX, her own luxury brand of lush eyelash extensions. Jacobellis regularly works in the television, print, and film industries to give clients stunning, eye-opening extensions that last six to eight weeks. A full Lash Master set costs $325, with a half set costing $200.
Makeup Mandy: 8441 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069; (310) 858-1970
Speaking from experience, Arianna Montazem is the person to go to for natural-looking lashes that get endless compliments and comments about just how real they look. Montazem will completely customise your lashes to the look you're going for and, if you've never gotten extensions before and aren't sure, will help you decide what that is. Even better, the quality of the service is matched by her agility—she works expertly and quickly, so you don't feel like you're stuck horizontal forever. A classic full set is $200, and a volume set is $300, with $95 and $150 three- to four-week fills, respectively.
Arianna Montazem, Phenix Salon Suites, 1250 North La Brea Avenue, Suite 127, West Hollywood, CA 90038; book appointments online
Lash artist Daniel Dinh is a favourite of the L.A. in-crowd and possibly the best-known lash expert in Beverly Hills. Longmi has assisted on award shows like the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Grammys and done lashes for everyone from Naomi Campbell to Katy Perry. Pricing runs between $180 and $330 depending on what you get.
Longmi Lashes, 441 North Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; (310) 962-2442
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