Employee Spotlight: Meet Alli

This month we're shining the spotlight on Alli! 

  Full Name:  Allison McLaughlin.   Hometown:  Wilmington, DE.   Kids/Pets:  Bailey the dog.   Three Words That Describe Me:  Silly, Passionate, and Responsible.    My Favorite Way to "Treat Yo Self...":  Shopping and Chick-fil-A. 

Full Name: Allison McLaughlin.

Hometown: Wilmington, DE.

Kids/Pets: Bailey the dog.

Three Words That Describe Me: Silly, Passionate, and Responsible. 

My Favorite Way to "Treat Yo Self...": Shopping and Chick-fil-A. 

Best Beauty Trick I've Learned

Using makeup primer to fix your makeup if you mess up or accidentally get mascara on your cheek or eyelid.

My Holy Grail Skincare Product Is

Purifying bar from Fresh Faced Skincare.

Current Beauty/Trend I'm Loving

Hairstyles with a center part. 

My Most Regrettable Beauty Faux Pas

Putting bronzer ALL OVER my face. 

Who Inspires Me

My mom. She’s so strong and always keeps everything together.  She never lets obstacles get in her way, and she always trusts that God is at work no matter what’s happening.

I am Passionate About

Identifying and fulfilling my purpose, and making the most of every opportunity I’m given to positively impact the people around me.

What Challenges Me

Building confidence after learning any new skill.

One Thing I Really Want to Learn Is

Machine tattooing, of course after I master microblading! 

My Favorite Client Moment Is

Sharing a good laugh together. Nothing brings me more joy than a good laugh, it literally is the best medicine!

I also love when clients can be open and vulnerable with me. I can’t tell you how many clients tell me, "I’ve never told anyone this." It makes me feel so honored that they trust me. And it gives me an opportunity to encourage them, or just give them a kind or comforting word. 

To book your service with Alli, give us a call at 302-656-0555 or 302-378-8880. Also if you missed out on our first Dermaplaning Event, please join us June 23 when we'll be hosting our second Dermaplaning Event at BOTH locations. For more info, head over to our Facebook Events Page

Beautiful Lashes for Prom & Wedding Season

Prom and wedding season is in full swing. If you've been on the fence about trying lash extensions, or it's been a while since your last set, there's no better time than now for lush fringe.

Here's what you need to know.

Choosing a Lash Set 

Lash extensions add length and volume to your natural lashes, making you appear more youthful and wide-eyed. They give clients the option to have full, fluffy, fresh fringe without a swipe of mascara (unless they want to apply).

La Belle offers three types of lash sets: Classic Lashes, Volume Lashes, and Classic/Volume Mixed Sets.  

 Classic Lash Full Set by Junior Lash Artist Kelly.

Classic Lash Full Set by Junior Lash Artist Kelly.

Classic Lash Full Set: Lashes are applied to your natural lashes in a 1:1 ratio, with one lash extension per natural lash. Depending on the artist level (Apprentice, Junior, Senior, Master) La Belle's Classic Lashes range from $150-$240 for a full set. 

 Volume Lash Full Set by Expert Lash Artist Amy.

Volume Lash Full Set by Expert Lash Artist Amy.

Volume Lash Full Set: Gives a fluffy full look. It consists of 3-6 individual lashes that create a fan that's applied to one natural lash. The lash thickness is typically between .05-.07 in diameter. Volume lashes can give weaker natural lashes a fuller, fluffier look that's fully customizable. A Volume Full Set is $340.

A Mixed Classic and Volume Set is the best of both worlds ($300).  

Maintaining Your Lashes

 Mixed Classic and Volume Full Set by Master Lash Artist Alli. 

Mixed Classic and Volume Full Set by Master Lash Artist Alli. 

Keep your lashes looking beautiful beyond your event by staying on top of your lash maintenance.

For every day cleansing, use a gentle cleanser to keep your lashes clean. Fresh Faced Skincare makes a great Gentle Cleanser and Foam Pump Bottle that we love. And here's a handy lash tip: to dry wet lashes, gently blow dry on a LOW COOL SETTING. 

If you use oil-based products, avoid them around the eyes; Oil breaks down the lash bond. Also avoid direct heat. Contact with extreme heat can singe your lashes, so skip roasting chestnuts over an open fire, or anything else that brings you in direct contact with an open flame. 

And summer is right around the corner. Check out our helpful tips from our Summer Lash Care post, which addresses warm weather (and beach) lash care concerns.

Staying on Top of Relashes  

Lash extensions can last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks. To maintain a fuller appearance, make sure you book your Relash as soon as possible since our spots fill up fast.

To maintain your Classic Lashes, choose between a Three-Week Relash (60 minutes) $65, or a Four-Week Relash (75 minutes) $85. For Volume Lashes, there's the 75 minutes for $110, and 90 minutes for $130. And for a Mixed Classic and Volume Full Set, there's a 60 Minute Relash for $85, or 75-Minute Relash for $105.  

Ready for Lush Lashes?

Give us a call at 302-656-0555, 302-378-8880 to book your lashes in time for your event. And if you want to give the gift of beautiful lashes (makes a great bridesmaid gift), gift certificates are available in-store and online, too!