Business offers eyelash extensions, eyebrow microblading, waxing, facials and more
La Belle Studio, which is known primarily for applying eyelash extensions, recently opened in Middletown at 710 Ash Boulevard in the Northside Shopping Center next to Tom Foolery’s restaurant and bar.
Tiffani Mitchell has owned the business for three years, starting with a location on North Lincoln Street in Wilmington. Then she moved to 18-B Trolley Square in Wilmington where she’s been for two years.
On June 20, she expanded the business, opening a second studio in Middletown.
Mitchell now employs a total of 11 people. When she started the business in Wilmington, she was the only employee.
Her studio is known primarily for the synthetic eyelash extensions, which are semi-permanent where the extensions eventually fall out like natural eyelashes.
Besides the eyelash service, the business also offers spa services, including facials, waxing, and permanent makeup.
Another service the business offers is called microblading which is eyebrow tattooing which mimics natural hair strokes.
Sessions are by appointment, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The phone numbers is (302) 378-8880.
At the end of 2018, Mitchell plans to expand and relocate the Wilmington office. She plans to make an announcement later about the new Wilmington location.
Mitchell said she originally started the business because, “I love helping people and making women feel beautiful, bringing out their natural assets. I started in the industry doing makeup for about 10 years and it graduated into how to do eyelash extensions. I was really lucky the business kind of fell into my hands after that.”
People wanted to know what eyelash extensions were about, she said. “It just spiraled and grew exponentially from there.”
She decided to open the Middletown studio because she was raised in Middletown and now lives in Bear.
“I wanted to bring back that kind of business to the community,” she said. “We’ve done so well in Wilmington, but Middletown always held a special place in my heart and I know that a business like mine was much needed and would be very welcome.”