Make us your home page
Instagram

New Amazing Lash Studio in Brandon to offer eyelash extensions

BRANDON — Kim Kardashian was at the forefront of the trend.

Katy Perry has her own do-it- yourself line.

And Taylor Swift has graced magazine covers with them on.

Local ladies looking to elongate their lashes like celebrities, or simply skip mascara, soon will have another option.

Amazing Lash Studio is slated to open six studios in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, with the first coming to Brandon in July. Longtime bay area resident Jeff Tolrud, a seasoned owner of several franchise concepts including GNC, Color Me Mine and Massage Envy, is behind the push for eyelash extensions.

"It's somewhat of a new concept that is gaining interest," Tolrud said. "Women love it because they don't have to wear any mascara and a lot don't even wear makeup."

Tolrud said most customers are women ages 20 to 50 who choose from four main proprietary Amazing Lash Studio styles — natural, sexy, cute or gorgeous. The eyelash extensions take 90 minutes to two hours to apply since they are added to each individual lash and they last three to four weeks before they need to be refilled due to the natural growth of eyelashes.

First-timers can try the concept for $79.99, and anyone who signs up for a membership will receive discounts on services and refills that can be applied at any of the 193 franchises across 27 states.

Tolrud said the Brandon location at 2090 Badlands Drive will open for business July 8 and hold a grand opening celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. July 15. The first 100 customers to attend the grand opening event with a friend and book an appointment will receive 50 percent off the introductory price.

"It's unbelievable, it's fantastic," Tolrud said. "Celebrities made it popular and Amazing Lash Studio has made it convenient, affordable and in professional settings."

Amazing Lash Studio professionals are trained to individually apply the lashes through a patented application technique one by one to client's own natural eyelashes, he said.

For more information and to book an appointment, visit amazinglashestampa.com.

Topper's looks to be tops in SouthShore

The 12th Topper's Creamery location in Central Florida officially opened last month in Riverview at 13149 U.S. 301 in Summerfield Square. Chairman and co-founder Wade Oney said he hopes the location will reach residents in all of SouthShore.

With its own proprietary recipe for its brand of soft serve ice cream, Topper's Creamery currently has free-standing locations as well as nontraditional locations in hotels and colleges spanning Central Florida from coast to coast. The full list of locations is available on the company's website: topperscreamery.com.

SHARE YOUR NEWS: If you have an item for Everybody's Business, contact Eric Vician at ericvician@yahoo.com.

New Amazing Lash Studio in Brandon to offer eyelash extensions 06/29/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:51am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Record $417 million awarded in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

    A bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed that a jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. [Associated Press]
  2. Superior Uniform acquires Los Angeles-based PublicIdentity

    Corporate

    SEMINOLE — A subsidiary of Seminole-based Superior Uniform Group has acquired Los Angeles-based branded merchandise company PublicIdentity Inc.

    Superior Uniform Group CEO Michael Benstock
[Courtesy of Superior Uniform Group]
  3. FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme

    Personal Finance

    The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms — scams that can put staffers' Social Security numbers and other critical information in the hands of thieves.

    The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms.
[McClatchy DC/TNS file photo]
  4. Walmart expands grocery delivery service in Florida markets

    Retail

    TAMPA — Walmart is formally launching its grocery delivery service in Tampa, the company announced Monday, as it expands its delivery test into Orlando and Dallas. Five locations around Tampa are offering delivery for online grocery orders.

    Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery to Tampa, the company announced Monday. | [Times file photo]
  5. Marina at Hudson Beach poised to become 24-unit condominium-hotel

    Business

    HUDSON — One of the mainstay businesses at Hudson Beach is poised for redevelopment into a 24-unit condominium-hotel.

    The owners of Skeleton Key Marina in Hudson have filed preliminary plans with Pasco County to redevelop the site into a 24-unit condominium-hotel.