New beauty supplies shop opens in Ashton-on-Ribble

Posted on - 13th January, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, People, Preston Locations, Preston News
iLASHEDPRO on Blackpool Road
iLASHEDPRO on Blackpool Road. Pic: Nadia Southwood Lee

A new eyelash and brow supplies shop, aimed at local beauticians, has opened in Preston.


The shop named ‘iLASHEDPRO,’ on Blackpool Road at Lane Ends in Ashton-on-Ribble, promises to be a one-stop destination for all things lash and brow related. It plans to offer expert advice and personalised recommendations.

Preston Weekender advert

Owner, Imogen Southwood, also runs ‘The iLashed Academy’ which is next door to her new shop, where she has been a trainer and mentor for thousands of students.

Read more: New-look The Harris to be host to No. 9 and The Studio for city’s youth

At the age of 17, she started her own business whilst studying full-time at college and now, six years later, Imogen has her own beauty salon and brand of products.


Imogen has won numerous awards for her skills, being amongst the top 100 National Hair and Beauty Federation’s beauty influencers, after gaining over seventy thousand followers on Instagram. In 2023, she won Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Enterprise Vision Awards.

She said: “Opening the shop is a dream come true for me.

“I’ve always been passionate about the products side of the business, having an online presence is great but now we also have a physical location where the local beauticians can drop in and buy the products without the need to order online.”

Imogen Southwood, owner of iLASHEDPRO and The iLashed Academy

Read more: Former Preston NatWest building up for sale in Fishergate

Imogen’s shop means that beauticians in Preston have a go-to destination for all their needs, without having to wait for a delivery.

Local lash artist, Lottie, said: “This is something the beauty industry desperately needs.

“The struggle is real when we drop our tweezers or run out of glue and lashes mid-appointment and now we have somewhere we can go to without waiting for an online delivery, we love it.”

iLASHEDPRO is open Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm, at 463 Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston.

Subscribe: You can now opt-in to receive Blog Preston news updates through Whatsapp via this link.

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Preston Street photographyMother & LambPreston Street photographyPreston Street photographyCosta Coffee in the Mall, PrestonViltrox Test 3Mother & LambPreston Street photography View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails