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Deka Lash Growth Continues with Newest Studio in Virginia

Career Military Couple Begin Second Career With Studio in Alexandria

CANONSBURG, Pa. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - October 10, 2019 - Deka Lash, the experts in eyelashes, announced today the opening of their newest studio in Virginia. The studio, located in Alexandria, is owned and operated by Karen and Mike Arnold.

Deka Lash provides semi-permanent eyelash extensions featuring a unique in-studio experience, online booking and extended hours including weekend appointments. Deka Lash’s highly-trained and licensed lash artists take their time to ensure quality applications, individually designed to fit the client’s eye shape and lifestyle.

The Arnolds come to the concept with esteemed and distinguished careers. Mike was commissioned in 1993 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from University of Pennsylvania, attained an MA from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was selected to represent the US Army as the National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is a retired US Army Colonel who proudly served his country for 25 years with over 6 combat deployments around the world. He is now the Deputy Director for the US Army Talent Management Task Force working at the Pentagon.

Karen has served as an officer in the US Army with 2 deployments to support peacekeeping operations. She graduated from the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. In addition to Deka Lash, Karen has had an impressive career in Supply Chain Management across multiple industries and is currently an independent consultant providing services in strategic planning and general business operations.

Looking for a new direction after the military service and wanting to explore the joys and pain of small business ownership they began looking a business opportunities. When they met with Deka Lash they instantly felt the unique culture that Jennifer and Michael Blair had created. “From our first contact, the corporate office really cared about us and our goals,” says Mike. “We liked that the founders and other executives owned and operated their own studios and knew what we would face on a daily basis.”

“I love that Deka Lash brings that WOW feeling to clients,” says Karen. “What can be better than being part of a brand that make women look and feel beyond amazing?”

The Arnolds are proud to announce the opening of Deka Lash - Hilltop at Ft. Belvoir located at 6458 Old Beulah St. in the Hilltop Village Center. The studio is open Monday thru Saturday at 9am and Sunday at 11am. For additional information please go to

About Deka Lash

Deka Lash was founded in 2011 by Jennifer and Michael Blair, with the vision to create everyday confidence through beautiful lashes that are affordable and accessible to everyone. Deka Lash Studios are modern retail salons which apply semi-permanent, custom eyelash extensions by highly trained lash artists to the clients' own lashes, providing a variety of looks and styles. The concept began franchising in 2016 and to date has 70 studios open in 25 states and in June 2019 began franchising internationally. In 2019, Deka Lash earned the rank of #138 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchise List. For additional information visit

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Barbara Carrera Holland
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