WOW, What a Year!

With 2017 coming to a close, I want to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to each of you for your patronage, love and support as we continue to transition, grow and anticipate what’s to come.

This year brought us the blessings of new marriages and EB squad additions — new workshops and an expanded retail space — collaborations with Shop MondaysI Support the Girls, the Wichita State Dance Team, the Miss Kansas Organization — a growing community amongst each other, fellow local small businesses and clients, whom we consider friends.

EB HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2017:

  • Jessicah and Kadyn celebrate their 1 year anniversary with EB in October and January. Additionally Jessicah comes on full-time with us in January. Lucky us!
  • We added three new members to our team in 2017: lash artist Becky and receptionists Devon and Rachel
  • Everyday Beaut became a Bella Lash Affiliate School: Juliana teaches classic and volume lash certification courses to certified estheticians and cosmetologists in the region
  • Jessicah and Kadyn became certified in volume lash application through Bella Lash
  • Our expanded retail space allowed for the collaboration with Shop Mondays, a local pop-up shop, permanently nestled into our space
  • New and fun workshops were brought to our multi-purpose space: a wire wrapping workshop led by Bree of ShopDaisyMade, a Self-Love Workshop led by Counselor and mindfulness advocate Kim German, Wichita Doula took us through a Postpartum discussion for new and expecting mothers and Robin Macy of Bartlett Arboretum brought the sought after Chipped China Mosaics workshop to EB
  • We had the pleasure of teaming up with I Support the Girls (an organization that donates bras and menstrual hygiene products to homeless women/women in need),  the Miss Kansas Org and the Wichita State Dance Team as the official lash extension sponsor, and Wichita Moms Blog for their annual Mummies Night Out

WHAT’S TO COME IN 2018:

Our team is growing once more as we bring on a waxing specialist and additional makeup artist for brides, bridesmaids, proms and other special occasion makeup. Maria Vega joins our squad January 1 and will be performing body waxing, makeup applications, facials and chemical peels and lash extensions.

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Thank you for your continual love and support. We treasure each of you endlessly.

May 2018 bring you peace, prosperity, purpose and a passion-filled trip around the sun. Cheers, friends!

xo EB Girls

Why Bella Lash?

At EB we specialize in lash extensions. In addition, we also provide other esthetic services along with offering a curated boutique of natural and clean skincare products. Like the skincare brands that are carefully chosen to stock our shelves, we were very intentional with our choice to solely use Bella Lash products on our clients for lash extension services.

My lash journey began 5 years ago in Dallas when I began learning and taking courses on how to apply lash extensions. It was big in Dallas before much word had been heard in Wichita, KS. When I relocated back to Wichita in 2014, I continued to lash friends and family on the side before going out on my own part time and investing in all kinds of lash products. I tried an assortment of products and brands of lash extensions as I learned the hard way, found things I liked and ultimately found a brand I loved.

A couple of years ago I found and fully invested in Bella Lash. Everything from their lashes, adhesive and aftercare had me hooked. And as trivial as it seems, their packaging sealed the deal. (Guilty. If the packaging is wretched, I won’t buy it.)

I love that Bella Lash is complete. From their products to their education, they provide a finished package whether you’re a lash artist or client/consumer.

As a lash artist I love that Bella is geared toward continuing education and being progressive in new technologies and high quality products. From lash extensions, tweezers and gel pads to aftercare and marketing materials.

As a client and consumer, I love that Bella provides an entire line of aftercare products. Cleansers, extension-safe mascara, sealant to protect and hydrate natural lashes and extensions alike and a lash growth serum that can be used solely and/or with extensions.

Lash brands, like all brands, are individual to everyone. It’s based on opinion and experience. I like multiple other brands for this or that – but when it comes to Bella Lash, I love it for everything.

**At EB, all lash artists are Bella Lash Certified and use Bella Lash Products. As a Bella Lash Educator, I currently teach certified Cosmetologists and Estheticians in the area and region the art of lash extensions.

Ladies Night: Sip + Mingle

We were so excited when a friend/client presented the idea of a “girls night” to us. In pursuit of a way to connect with girlfriends, utilize a space for noshing PLUS partake in a little makeup Q&A, we were thrilled to host an outing for this group of nearest and dearest girlfriends.

Yummy bites, a bit-oh-bubbly and an engaging makeup tutorial filled the evening with conversation, laughter and much needed girl time.

Our fellow lash and makeup artist, Kadyn Bell, took us step by step in demonstrating how to take a look from day to night; transforming eyes, lips and skin in the form of highlight and contour. Unveiling tips and tricks, Kadyn expanded on what products are worth the splurge and others you can settle for drugstore grabs.

It was so fun to connect with new faces, learn some new skill AND watch our young makeup artist in her zone: the makeup zone!

Interested in hosting a girls night? Give us a shout for details and customization of your perfect night outing.

xx

[Photo Credit: Neal Dieker – www.nealdieker.com]

 

What’s In A Name: Why Everyday Beaut

People here and there ask (and maybe more wonder), what’s in the name?

EB was thought of and born in Dallas originally. Amidst the hustle, bustle and metro lights I found myself trying to find my place, community, niche. After many failed attempts at being someone I wasn’t – I realized I can only be me: an everyday gal.

(Somewhat) normal, quirky, frazzled, sometimes late, multi-tasking, unsure, hard-working, full-hearted, sometimes jaded, optimistic, in pursuit of in-the-present-living, mostly happy, needing a hug kinda gal. Can I get an amen?!

I think back to my first clients, my business-building clients, our current clients: everyday women. Different journeys, steps, walks of life. And thank goodness for that.

Working women, mothers, students, entrepreneurs, widows, hair stylists, nurses, power lifters, doctors, social workers, teachers, Miss Kansas, pageant competitors, foster parents, dog rescuers, real estate agents – everyday women. And some gentleman, here and there.

When you walk through the doors of EB it doesn’t take long to realize we are everyday peeps doing our thing – just like YOU! Accompanied by one heck of an eclectic music selection.

In the event you were an inquiring mind, now ya know! The everyday lassie in us salutes the everyday beaut in you.

xx

Get The Look: Prom 2016

Are you or your teenage girl going to prom this year?! Let EB help get her slammed up with 3 of our makeup events, just for PROM!

Whether you’re going for a makeup look that boasts major glamour or more of a simple vibe, we’ve got your back.

Complete your perfect prom look and come get prom ready at EB with makeup artists Audrey Cotton and Kadyn Bell

Cost: $50 (false lashes included)

Call or message to get scheduled. Spots won’t stay open for long.

316.440.7046

https://www.facebook.com/events/1852829064965068/

 

Self-Love

One thing I’ve come to know is that while self awareness and transparency with oneself is difficult, it is everything. Furthermore, it’s amazing when you candidly share your life experience how many other people share similar stories.

First, we are not alone.

Second, we are not called to be full of shame or guilt.

Third, if we took a look inward maybe we could reveal in ourselves ah-ha moments, areas in need of improvement and a little more compassion for ourselves and the journey that is so individually ours.

Taking care of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually typically comes second to the needs of others. (guilty)

Finding time for all the things is difficult – but my “selfish” bone is surfacing and near demanding attention.

How thin do we expect to spread ourselves? What gives?

Kim German always says that we have to fill our bucket first in order to pour into others; into all the other things – spouse, kids, career, each other.

As a licensed therapist and mindful enthusiast, Kim will be leading our Self-Love Workshop this Saturday where we have the opportunity to put ourselves first. Furthermore, to absorb and take-away ways we can continue nurturing ourselves from the inside out.

Seats are limited. Link to purchase tickets below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-love-workshop-tickets-31152121835

see you there – xx

Brides + Lashes

Lash extensions are a great option for all types of clients — those who want a low maintenance morning regimen, those allergic or sensitive to mascaras, those wanting to add oomph to their less dramatic natural lashes, athletes, busy moms and BRIDES.

Whether you are a bride wanting lash extensions just for your big day or forever, extensions for the day you say “I Do” is a must.

Natural and noticeable or more dramatic, lash extensions provide a bride with lashes that are smudge, smear and mascara-run free. For a day that will be full of hustle and bustle, forgotten details and potential stress over one thing or another – opt for extensions and check one worry off your list. BONUS: your makeup artist will love them for your makeup application as well!

Did you know we have an in-house professional makeup artist at EB? Audrey Cotton is a certified Cosmetologist and lash artist and we just built her an amazing vanity to do YOUR special occasion and bridal makeup.

Be sure to inquire about our Bridal Package including lash extensions + makeup application. Complimentary trial run is included.

For questions regarding lash extensions, profesional makeup applications or booking a makeup artist for your special occasion — give us a ring!  >>> 316.440.7046

xx

A Little Miracle (or two)

When walking into EB you’re bound to see, hear and smell a few things that after a visit or two, become the norm.

Tunes, essential oils and laughter. We love what we do, we have fun and we love the good stuff – oils, products, lashes, makeup, friendship.

A familiar face at EB is Audrey. Her and I’s paths crossed almost a year ago (post high school). I was contemplating moving into a bigger space and not knowing the future, I asked if she wanted to jump on this crazy train doing lashes+makeup. For months, her usual smiling face, killer work ethic and attention to detail has been accompanied by pregnancy. Until NOW!!

Our cookie Audrey finally gave birth (a week late) to baby Nori Rose. All along, they had kept the gender of baby Cotton a secret so finding out it was a little girl was pretty incredible. (Did I mention I was lucky enough to be in the delivery room to witness this little miracle?! An amazing story for a much longer post.)

Audrey is such an intricate part of EB and while we are grateful for her and miss her, we are so happy for her, her family and their newest addition. She will be returning to the shop March 1 – we can’t wait!

xx

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Audrey, Ben, Laila, Baby Nori

We’re Hiring!

Gals – with a grateful heart, EB is looking to bring in another gal pal to join our team!

We are growing and looking to add an additional Lash Artist with a strong passion for people, growth and our beloved industry.

Our lash artists are team players, offer amazing guest care, are motivated, friendly, professional and detail oriented.

We are willing to train.

Must be a licensed Cosmetologist or Esthetician with a current license in the state of Kansas.

Job Type: Part time. Commission + Retail Commission

Interested?

Email your resume to: julianaphillips1@gmail.com

Graciously,

Juliana

Holiday Weaving Workshop

Can you believe November is here?! Although I can pester some – I love this time of year so much even Michael Buble gives me the Christmas-ready feels. Just in time for festive vibes, Liv Grant is coming back to EB to host yet another artful workshop – Holiday Weaving.

We first paired up with Liv in September for her Macrame (cray) Plant Hanger Workshop and delighted in her creative ways. With such a large and fun group, the day was bliss.

And now, we’re lucky enough to couple up with her once more for her Holiday Weaving Workshop – Nov. 19 2-5 PM.

In this workshop you will learn the art of weaving with the unique addition of handcrafted yarn and natural elements including a wood slab loom by the instructor, Textile Designer Liv Grant of liv+work! Through out the workshop, you will be given a choice of several weaving techniques and will be encouraged to experiment with the naturally dyed yarn, greenery, berries, pinecones, etc. While you create you can mingle, snack and learn the rich history of weaving and how each technique originated. By the end of the workshop the weavings will be bound and finished!

Liv+work will also have a pop-up shop for you to peruse at the Holiday Weaving Workshop where you can shop local for everyone on your nice list (plus get 15% off everything)! Lucky you!

Click to reserve your spot: Holiday Weaving Workshop

see ya there xx