If you’re Downtown and need a manicure, pedicure, facial, waxing or eyelash extensions, all those services are available at the Jacksonville Landing.
Amanda Phillips, who’s a “master lashtician,” opened Eglam Studios on the first floor near Compass Bank in February.
She and her staff are licensed cosmetologists who specialize in eyelash extensions. It’s a way for a woman to have long eyelashes that are placed with a mild adhesive alongside her natural lashes.
“Eyelash extensions are fairly new to Jacksonville,” said Phillips.
Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, then shorter “refill” sessions are needed every three to five weeks to maintain the look.
Phillips has been in the business for two years and moved from Atlanta back to her hometown to open the business. “Downtown is the central location of Jacksonville and everybody knows the Landing,” she said.
She’s working with the concierges at Downtown hotels to offer services to business travelers and tourists who might want a facial, manicure or pedicure.
Phillips expanded the salon’s services to include what she calls “express manis and pedis,” a manicure or pedicure in about 25 minutes instead of an hour.
“If you have an hour for lunch, you can get your nails done and still have time to get something to eat,” she said.
Eglam studio is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment.