Beginning her career in 1982, studying with the legendary Hollywood Makeup artist, Syd Simons (original Creative Director for Playboy Magazine), Lynn La Palermo has been a well-known Esthetician and Makeup Artist in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. From opening a small studio in 1983 to running a full service Skin Care Spa in Oak Brook, IL. employing 10 technicians, Lynn has always been on the cutting edge of the newest treatments, (Microderm Abrasion, Oxygen facials and more) keeping up with European trends.
In the late 90’s, and sensing a shift in the then over saturated Spa market, she sold her successful Spa and decided to narrow her focus and became certified in Permanent Makeup, and, shortly there after, Eyelash Extensions.
Always believing that education and training bring knowledge, Lynn continues to research and train in the newest techniques, while never compromising client safety or quality. In 2004, realizing she had found a niche that she really loved doing and focused all of her efforts into Eyelash Extensions and Permanent Make Up.
Working at a lash-only salon in Chicago’s Gold Coast area as a Master Stylist and Trainer, while continuing to see clients in her Oak Brook studio, she decided it was time to venture into a new arena – a full service Lash and Brow Studio, OCCHI’.
All of the OCCHI’ staff are trained by Lynn who also teaches Lash and Brow training for Beginners, Advanced and Volume Lash (2D-6D).
Lynn completed Volume lash training with Nadia Afanaseva of X VIP Lashes, and Loreta Jasilionyte, the founder of London-based FLAWLESS L’LASHES European Institute of Master Lash Artists. She is a member of NEESA (National Eyelash Education Safety Association) and sits on the Editorial Board of Advisors for EYELASH magazine, the leading industry publication servicing the eyelash and eyebrow marketplace. She is ADFEE (Association for Damage Free Eyelash Extensions) Certified and an ADFEE Certified Proctor. Lynn and the staff at Occhi’ are the only certified trainers for Hi Brow, Brow Perfect and Lash Perfect from the UK, in the USA. Over the years she has trained Estheticians for the L.A. Sports Club and Mario Tricoci Salons.