Why Choose Us?
The Lashe Technique
The Lashe® Technique is our company’s contribution to the eyelash extension industry. The technique has been in development since 2007 and its main purpose is to learn how to attach extensions to eyelashes safely, reliably, with precision and artistry, adapted to one’s own facial characteristics.
The semi-permanent technique involves attaching a single synthetic fiber to a natural eyelash using a bonding agent. In other words, one single extension is placed on one of your individual natural eyelashes.
The results are amazing and … you won’t believe your eyes!
You will have an instant volume with long, luscious lashes. Best of all, our extensions are so natural that no one will be able to tell they’re not yours. To maintain the look, Re-Lashe appointments are necessary every three to three and a half weeks to replace the lashes that have shed or outgrown naturally.
Release your inner diva and see how you can always look vibrant, young, and sexy!
The Lashe Adhesives – best performing, 4-6 week hold!
The adhesives were in development for over two years and salon tested for nine months to phenomenal professional and client reviews. There have been many benefits engineered into them, and what we can say is that they are far different than any other product on the market. We developed three adhesives for eyelash extensions; all three are medical grade and are produced in an FDA-certified facility in the USA.
Shelly Swift - Master Artist
Owner and Founder of Lush Lash LLC (2006), CPE, LPE, CEE Cosmetologist, Master Hair Stylist, Master Hair Replacements Specialist, Surgical Hair Transplant/Cosmetic Surgery Nurse, Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional, Eyebrow Cosmetic Tattooing Artist, and Scalp Micropigmentation Artist.
Shelly Swift, a second-generation hair designer, started her career at Phillip Pelusi Salon as a senior stylist. After meeting Dr. Matt Leavitt, D.O., Shelly relocated to Orlando, FL where she studied hair loss, hair replacement, and hair transplant surgery with some of the best medical professionals in the industry. Shelly and Dr. Leavitt founded Medical Hair Restoration in 1990, which became one of the largest medical hair transplant companies in the country. Having teamed up with Salon Lashe, Shelly continues to research new knowledge and skill and to improve the quality and service she offers to her clients. For the last several years Shelly has focused on Eyebrow Cosmetic Tattooing and Scalp Micropigmentation. To this end she has taken a number of courses to build up her knowledge and skill in the Permanent Cosmetic field. Among those are: Bloodborn Pathogens and Communicable Deceases for Tattoo Artists , The Hand Method Micro Stroking Technique, 3D Fundamentals, 3D Eyebrow Course, The science of Pigments, Skin Undertones, LI Pigments Brow and Modifiers and Color Corrections, Mastership Artistry in Scalp Pigmentation. Shelly is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and a member of The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.
Nicole Flevaris - Apprentice
President and co-Founder of The Lashe, Inc.
Nicole graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors in Marketing and International Business and a Masters in Business Administration including a background in biology, chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacognosy.
In 2007, Nicole set a course and led the effort to develop a high-quality product line. After 2 years of perfecting the product line, the company was launched in 2009. In 2011 the company’s flagship Salon Lashe was established in Chicago’s Gold Coast for the purpose of offering high-quality eyelash extensions, eyebrow extensions, and later, eyebrow cosmetic tattooing and scalp micro pigmentation. Nicole’s permanent cosmetics certifications include completion of the Bloodborne Pathogens training.
Your appointment begins with your arrival and consultation. Your natural lashes and goals are assessed. Post consultation, your stylist will lead you to our serene lash environment. We ask that you arrive with clean lashes without mascara. If you do arrive with mascara, cleansing will take away from your appointment time. If you arrive early, a cleanser can be provided to you.
You will lay down on our state-of-the-art Lydia Sarfati beds that are also covered in 4 and ½ inch memory foam. They are also heated and a plush throw will be given to you. It’s the closest thing to resting on a cloud as you can get!
Once you are relaxed and your lashes are cleaned, the appointment begins. Your highly trained and skilled stylist does all the work from here. Your natural lashes are individually separated one by one and a single extension is applied to your natural lashes. You will not feel a thing during the process. A full set appointment takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours and a full set of genuine mink lashes is approximately 3 hours in duration. The Salon is a quiet zone and due to the nature of your application, we ask that you do not carry on a conversation during your appointment as the stylist needs your eyes to be relaxed. Do speak up if you are uncomfortable in any way.
After your lashes are completed, you will emerge with a full set of wonderful lashes. To maintain the full appearance of your extensions, a 1-hour appointment is necessary about once every 3 to 4 weeks.
Enjoy your new lashes!