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Glam Lash Boutique opens in Willamette


STAFF: VERN UKETAKE - From left are Marilyn Jones, Katie Kerwin, Teri Popma and Becky Howell, the staff at Glam Lash.

There is a new fresh face on West Linn’s Willamette Falls Drive. Glam Lash Boutique has opened, giving women a new opportunity for enhancing their beauty and putting a fresh face forward.

The shop, owned by Teri Popma of Happy Valley, offers eyelash extensions, waxing services, facials, medical skincare treatments, spray tanning and makeup applications.

Popma is passionate about helping people take exceptional care of their skin. Before becoming a licensed esthetician, she represented medical skin care products and chemical peels to spas and doctors for eight years. She has also trained them on the usage of more than 50 products and peels, coaching them on how to get the results their clients wished to achieve. Her knowledge of what can be corrected motivated her to open her own business.

She has been practicing for about five years in the area, helping people treat teen acne or anti-aging and medical rashes such as psoriasis with her treatments.

Her own less than perfect experience with eyelash extensions is what prompted her to learn the proper technique.

“I had problems with fills. My own lashes ended up falling out,” she said. “If extensions are done incorrectly there can be lots of problems.”

She learned the correct procedure and became certified to perform it on others. It is a simple, painless procedure calling for adhering an extension with medical grade glue to each eyelash.

“It takes one to two hours to complete both eyes, depending on the experience of the esthetician,” she said.

Popma received her training from Oregon Dermal Academy in Grants Pass and the Institute for Medical Aesthetics in Portland. She has trained and certified all of her licensed estheticians in the proper procedure to attaching eyelash extensions. The team includes Marilyn Jones, skincare specialist; Katie Kerwin, who is a lash and wax artist; and Becky Howell, a lash and makeup artist.

“I’m passionate about what I do, and I absolutely love making people feel better about themselves,” she said.

Glam Lash Boutique is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays the hours vary and Sunday the salon is closed.

Glam Lash Boutique is located at 1837 Willamette Falls Drive. Call 503-656-9300 or visit glamlashwaxandskin.com.

Contact Barb Randall at 503-636-1281 ext. 100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..