Meet Anjali and Erin, the owners of LashBee, a lash extension company focused on giving the ladies of Philadelphia gorgeously natural looking extensions that aren’t damaging.
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I see you and your co-founder Erin just graduated from Wharton’s MBA program. What made you decide to open a lash extension service? What was your inspiration?
Erin and I had worked together on Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Club and both wanted to start a company. We brainstormed all sorts of ideas but kept coming back to lash extensions, since we knew that women would love them if it became more accessible with higher quality. We tested out the concept in the Wharton community and had overwhelmingly positive results.
What makes LashBee different?
We are committed to offering the highest quality extensions. We have analyzed every step of the eyelash extension process and have innovated ways to make it faster and safer.
We rigorously tested products for over a year before launching LashBee. We used a number of analytics to figure out ways to make the extensions last longer, considering factors such as humidity and different skin and eye types. We also have a product engineer on our team who is helping us develop new tools that will make the extension process more ergonomic for the lash stylist.
Since we partner with existing spas and salons, we can be in more locations that are convenient for our client. Whether someone is getting their eyebrows done or a skin facial, they can easily add their eyelash fill onto the treatment.
For a newbie to the world of eyelash extensions, what service would you suggest?
Our signature style is the LashBee and it where we put a lash on every healthy lash. Since it is so full, it replaces the need for eyeliner and mascara.
What should a person know before getting lashes if they never have?
It is such a relaxing process! Over 80% of our clients fall asleep. Think of it as a little nap where you wake up looking gorgeous.
Also, eyelash extensions are unregulated in PA so it is very important to go to a reputable place that will not damage your lashes. Not all eyelash extensions are the same. We do recommend consultations since we are significantly different in our approach compared to most spots.
I have really long eyelashes (:::hair flip:::). Why would someone like me get my eyelash extensions done?
We love long, healthy lashes! No matter the size of your natural lashes, we can always make thicker, longer and darker. Our clients are often surprised how much less dark their under eyes are when they don’t have to deal with mascara or eyeliner. Extensions make you look more awake, younger and they draw attention to your eyes.
What is next for you ladies? Will it always be lash-focused, or do you have plans down the road to expand?
We are currently in two locations in Philadelphia (About Face and ANJUthreads) and hope to continue adding partners in different geographic areas in and around Philly. We hope to then expand to other major cities; we are predominately eyeing NYC, DC and SF