Skip to main content

Cottonwood Heights Journal

Amazing Lash Studio

Aug 03, 2016 10:25AM ● By Bryan Scott

Women in Utah have a whole gamut of “experts” who will do eyelash extensions for a price. But how many of them are also trained as state-certified aestheticians and are additionally company trained product experts? 

How many of them put a premium on your wellbeing while in studio as well as the health of your lashes?

Amazing Lash Studio is a franchised company that was originally founded in Houston in 2010. Since then, the company has partnered with regional entrepreneurs that have currently opened over 80 locations within the United States and has awarded over 200 additional licenses. 

Amazing Lash Studio opened its most recent franchise location at 1846 E 9400 S Sandy Utah 84093 on June 24, 2016 and will hold a grand opening in conjunction with the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce on August 8, 2016. 

Entrepreneur Greg Keele said that his wife, Barbara, and sister, Robyn Garlutzo, initially approached him to open their first Amazing Lash Studio in Utah while he was running his own company, Intelligent Security Solutions. 

Greg Keele manages most marketing and sales duties while Barbara and Robyn handle stylists, internal operations and studio front and reception duties. 

“It’s a women’s market and women, especially in Utah, like to look good,” Keele said. “We provide a professional experience for women than say someone who does them out of their basement.”

Keele said that in addition of his location in Sandy, there are studios in American Fork and South Jordan. The corporate goal is to open up to a total of 10 locations in Utah. Keele said that he will personally open another location in the Salt Lake Valley area. 

With the increase of possible eyelash extension vendors in the state, it’s hard to know where you can go for safe, effective and affordable services. 

“What makes us different is all of our aesthetician’s are licensed (by the state of Utah) and also licensed and trained by Amazing Lash Studio on all of their patented products and procedures,” Keele said.  

He also said that all tools are sanitized for every customer and the studio is maintained to keep a high level of health and safety for all customers and staff. 

 “We will not just apply a set of lashes if the stylist feels your natural lash is not able to handle our lashes,” Keele said. “If we are unable to apply a full set on due to the condition of their natural lash, we will consult with the client on other options or wait until it grows to where they can be applied correctly and comfortably.”

In doing price comparisons on local salons, Keele finds the average price point for a full set of eyelashes in Utah can cost from $90 to $175 and that a fills average around $50. Amazing Lash Studios has an introductory price point of $79.99 for a full set and $45 for fills for clients with a Maintenance Program. Non-program price for fills is $69. 

The Maintenance Program allows members special benefits like a 10 percent discount on all retail products and “great rates” on other services.

The Sandy location has 11 private lash rooms for customer comfort and privacy, giving a total treatment for their guests. The Sandy location also staffs eight certified aestheticians. Between the two, Keele believes their studio can provide great services, at an affordable price and convenient to nearly anyone’s schedule.