Dubbed as the Pioneer of Eyelash Extensions, Dionne Phillips turned her love for lashes into reality when she created her lash powerhouse, D’Lashes. In her career, she has serviced big names in Hollywood such as Naomi Campbell, Mary J. Blige, Victoria Beckham, and more! Phipps’ number one goal in the creation of her business was to create eyelashes that would embrace nothing but elegance and confidence! In our exclusive interview with Dionne, she opened up to us about her passion for lashes and the exciting launch of her makeup line!
Tell us about yourself. What made you want to get in the beauty world?
Well, I am Dionne Phillips of D’Lashes. I am a former model in New York City. I started putting on eyelashes on myself back in the late 90’s. Girls from auditions would call me or ask me who did my makeup and I would tell them, I did! In all my polaroids, I wanted to make sure that my lashes looked good! Girls would start coming to me. One became two, two became three, and so on! After Brandy and Paris Hilton mentioned me around town, it took my business to a six to eight month waiting list.
Can you tell us about the inspiration to create D’Lashes? Why would you say you are so passionate about it?
Well, I’m passionate about beauty and everything about it. I am passionate about my business because I want to make women feel great. It’s also about fashion. I emulate fashion and beauty and I want to lay that on my lashettes.
What is your favorite style of lashes from your brand?
My favorite style of lashes would be D’Wispy. They’re wispy, light, pretty, and they give any face a wispy, fresh look!
Tell us about your makeup line that you just created?
The makeup line was created as an extension of Eyelash Extensions. A lot of clients that usually come in are on their way to an event, red carpet, or to a party. Instead of only supplying lashes, I wanted to provide other items such as eyeliners, eye shadows; everything eyes just to compliment the D’Lashes.
Who is the woman behind the lashes and makeup? What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I’m married. Behind the brand is this charismatic, enthusiastic, hyper woman. I love to play drums in my spare time for cardio. I go to the movies every Monday, it’s my relaxation from my clients throughout the week. That’s a little of who I am.
Tell us what can we expect to see from you in the future?
Hopefully, you will see more lash products, lash designs, more makeup lines. I have Extensions now but I am also branching out to do lash enlightment series, which consists of beautiful, soft candles for any professionals or boutiques, or home that want a beautiful scented candle displayed in my lash studio now.
Hopefully a lash book since lashes are behind most of the iconic looks on the red carpet today!
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