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The Lash Lounge Growing in Texas

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Small Business Spotlight: The Lash Lounge, @thelashlounge

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Who: Anna Phillips

What: An eyelash extension salon

When: 2006

Where: Dallas-Fort Worth

How: “The Lash Lounge is an eyelash extension salon,” says founder Anna Phillips. She says the salons also sell a private-label cosmetic line, and feature a boutique in the front lobby.

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Currently, there are seven locations in Texas, with two more slated to open in Houston and Austin.

“The first full set is the big investment that starts around $250,” says Phillips. From then on, refills cost between $50 and $75, and are done every two to three weeks.

Biggest challenge: “The biggest challenge is growing the business to where I’m no longer working in the business but working on the business,” says Phillips.

One moment in time: Phillips is proudest of the growth, and the fact her staff is so passionate about the company.

Best business advice: “The best business advice is probably to document all of the processes and procedures I’m developing, so I don’t have to go back to try to remember,” says Phillips. “It helps to have your step-by-step process, so you can pass it on to someone else as you grow personally.”

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