Chicago Sun-Times

The Lashe Spot ( opened in August, specializing in semi-permanent eyelash extensions applied directly to natural lashes for $200 to $300.

The Lashe Spot, 1 E. Delaware Pl., also is an outgrowth of an established business: five-year-old Roque Beauty Lounge, 24 W. Erie. Women desiring longer and fuller lashes were eager to pay the hundreds of dollars and sit for the two hours it takes to apply the false eyelashes.

"I had a great demand, so I decided to open a shop that was just dedicated to that," said owner Melinda Rodriguez, 33. She plans to open a new site in Wicker Park.