EpiZen Skin Health & Beauty Studio
2829 Bridgeway, Suite 101
Sausalito, CA 94965
EpiZen spa is a full-service beauty salon offering service from skin peels to permanent makeup and everything in between, as well as eyelash extensions. Application requires up to two hours. The spa offers a “mink alternative” eyelash which is totally vegan. EpiZen advises that eyelash extensions will last up to two months with proper care and longer with touch-up services. An initial set of lashes costs $225, and maintenance refills (two- to three-week intervals recommended) are $60 to $90 depending on the type of lash.
Milvali Salon & Cosmetics
3 E. Blithedale Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Milvali Salon is one of the leading beauty salons in the community, winning multiple awards. This salon specializes in hair extensions, for which it is well known, but it also provides eyelash extensions and most other beauty treatments. For a natural look, these experts advise the purchase of 60 to 80 lashes at a cost of $175. For a more elaborate, high glamour appearance, they recommend additional lashes (from 80 to 200), at a cost of $275. Maintenance, at $50 a visit, is recommended every two weeks.
1100 Sir Frances Drake Blvd. #4
Kentfield, CA 94904
Smooth Operations was founded by esthetician Melanie Kessler who saw a need to establish a salon specializing in waxing and hair removal services usually provided as an “after thought” at most salons. More recently, she has extended her services to include eyelash extensions by NovaLash, a leader in natural lash extensions. Melanie has many years of experience as an esthetician and has received special training from NovaLash to ensure an excellent application which will last up to two months. The initial application costs $160, and refills are $80 or $150 depending on the time spent (30 minutes or one hour).
525 4th St., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
LashOut! Santa Rosa has won multiple awards in the local press. It is unusual in that it offers a substantial range of prices for its eyelash extensions, charging more for work by the most experienced technicians. This allows the new customer to “get their feet wet” at a reasonable price. The cost of an initial set of extensions ranges from $175 to $375 (depending on the technician and whether a natural or high glamour look is desired), and maintenance costs range from $50 to $165.
1194 Gravenstein Highway S.
Sebastapol, CA 95472
Kelli and Kirsten are two local Sebastapol girls who own and operate this intimate salon. Kelli studied theatre arts in school and has a career certificate in theatrical makeup. Kirsten has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2005. They specialize in weddings and they are very popular and successful. Kirsten provides eyelash extensions for a reasonable $60 (a little length) or $150 for a full natural look (more for a glamour look). Maintenance cost is $50 per visit.
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Charles Kruger is well known in the Bay area as “The Storming Bohemian” ever since he entered the Bay Area cultural scene in the summer of 2009, attending 90 cultural events in 90 days and blogging about it. This project was successful enough to warrant a mention in The New York Times. His coverage of Bay area theatre can be found at Examiner.com.