Biz Buzz: Beauty shop opens in Ammon
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Ammon beauty shop making customers happy one eyelash at a time
AMMON – A new beauty shop in Ammon is putting a smile on customers’ faces.
Lash & Body Lounge opened in the 3,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Mom’s Place Gluten-Free at 3160 East 17th Street in late September.
Owner Janine Calderwood tells EastIdahoNews.com the business has already accumulated nearly 200 returning clients and those who have come in have liked the service.
“A lot of people just don’t know we’re here yet,” Calderwood says. “Everyone loves getting their lashes done. It’s a happy day for everybody.”
The business primarily caters to women and offers a variety of services, including eyelash extensions, eyelash lifts, tints, full body waxing, microblading, teeth whitening, micro-dermabrasions and micro-needling. There are services available to men as well, including eyebrow and back waxes.
Lash & Body Lounge also sells wholesale lash products.
Calderwood said she was inspired to open Lash & Body Lounge after working at a similar place in Salt Lake City. The Ammon location was an appealing place for her to open her own shop.
“It’s right next to Lyle Amado barber shop. We’re sister companies with them. My brother (Jacob) works there. We’ve got 17th Street right here and good parking, so it’s a good location,” says Calderwood.
Calderwood began her career in cosmetology 11 years ago. She and her friend grew up putting makeup on each other, and the idea of doing it for a living was attractive because it allows her to own a business and be a mom at the same time.
Once Lash & Body Lounge is well established and self-sustainable, Calderwood says she’d like to open another location in Idaho Falls.
“I’m a single mom. I built the business (in Salt Lake City) by myself. I feel really blessed, and I want to help other women make a good living for themselves,” she says. “I’m happy to be home. It’s a great place to live.”
Lash & Body Lounge is at 3160 East 17th Street. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit the Facebook page for more information or call (208) 520-2738.
Chubbuck city officials announce winners of Christmas lighting contest
CHUBBUCK – The overall winner of this year’s Christmas lighting contest is the homeowner at 617 Dell Street. It’s a huge yard, and it’s full of Christmas Cheer. The whole yard is covered with trees, presents, snowmen, and lights. In typical 2020 fashion, the award for People’s Choice was awarded to the house at 910 Margaret. This is a house with a huge skeleton in a Santa hat decorating a Christmas tree. The display is in the backyard on the deck and can be seen from Chubbuck road. This award is voted for and chosen through an online survey posted on the city of Chubbuck’s social media. Winners in other categories are listed below:
- Best Commercial Display – Chubbuck Fire Station
- Griswold Award – 1102 Congress
- Best Animation – 1389 Sawtooth
- Most Traditional – 947 Old Glory
- Most Colorful – 5626 Sorrel (The one at the very end)
- Best Small Display – 1105 Sawtooth
- Spirit of the Season (People’s Choice) – 910 Margaret (Back side on Chubbuck Road)
- Spirit of the Season – 5333 Hawthorne
- Mayor’s Choice – 5647 Eden
Sam’s Club expands free prescription medication program to Idaho
IDAHO FALLS – Sam’s Club announced the expansion of its free prescription drug pilot program Wednesday at select Sam’s Club Pharmacy locations. The Plus member benefit, which was launched earlier this year in select markets, is now available for Sam’s Club Plus members in eight additional states, including Idaho. The expansion increases the number of free prescriptions available to Plus members not using insurance and builds on the expanded services and products Sam’s Club has introduced this year. Prescriptions included in the program at no cost are:
- Lisinopril (high blood pressure)
- Metformin (diabetes)
- Sertraline (mental health)
- Montelukast (allergy/asthma)
- Amlodipine (high blood pressure)
Medications already included in the free prescription program for Plus members are:
- Donepezil (Alzheimer’s disease)
- Pioglitazone (diabetes)
- Escitalopram (mental health)
- Finasteride (men’s health)
- Vitamin D2 50,000 IU (women’s health)
Local utility continuing ‘Stuff the truck’ food drive this weekend
REXBURG – The response to Fall River Electric’s third annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ food drive in Ashton last week was a massive success. Company spokesman Ted Austin tells EastIdahoNews.com the number of donations to the North Fremont Food Pantry was its largest ever. The food drive continues at the Rexburg Broulim’s Friday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations will benefit the Rexburg Food Pantry. If you want to donate but can’t make it to Broulim’s during that time, you can always bring items to any of the three Fall River Electric locations in Ashton, Driggs, or West Yellowstone between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The next food drive will be on Dec. 18 in West Yellowstone at both the Food Roundup and the Market place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Click here for more information on Stuff the Truck.