The Lash Loft

  • Health and beauty
The Lash Loft
Flatiron
Former makeup artist Shellyann Bainlardi has been getting eyelash extensions for the past five years, but was dismayed at the disparity of options available in NYC: Either you’d pay a premium at a high-end spa or worry about hygiene at a more affordable hole-in-the-wall. To bridge the gap, the Gramercy resident opens this lash and wax salon, specializing in the application of individual faux- and real-mink strands. Once you arrive in the mini-chandelier–bedecked reception area, peruse the various eyelash styles featured on the illustrated menu created by fashion artist Alvaro (alvaroartz.com). Whether you opt for a natural ($150–$200) or glamorous ($175–$225) look, expect to spend about an hour lying on one of the seven beds having each strand glued to your natural lashes with medical-grade adhesive. A full set lasts up to eight weeks, but you can combat natural shedding with touch-ups after one ($55–$70), two ($70–$90) or three weeks ($110–$150). Two private rooms are dedicated to waxing services, which cover common spots such as Brazilian bikini (men $80, women $65) and upper lip ($15), as well as more surprising areas including nipples ($15) and cheeks (men $25, women $20). There’s also a reclining barber chair in the open space for eyebrow threading ($35), tweezing ($35) and waxing ($35), plus permanent makeup applications ($250–$600) that last upwards of three years. On your way out, pick up RapidLash eyelash enhancing serum ($50), iLashCare mascara for extensions ($20), Nest Fragrances scented candles ($14–$58) and accessories ($30–$120) from Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee.
Venue name: The Lash Loft
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Address: 34 E 20th St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Park Ave South, second floor
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–8pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 23rd St (Lexington Ave); L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq

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Sheryl

Finally! A place where you get what you pay for! Beautiful, clean, friendly. I didn't see that they sold Rapidlash until this post. I have to go buy some...