Lynn La Palermo


Beginning her career in 1982, studying with the legendary Hollywood Makeup artist, Syd Simons (original Creative Director for Playboy Magazine), Lynn La Palermo has spent more than 30Years in the beauty industry in the Chicago area. From opening a small studio in 1983 to running a full service Day Spa in Oak Brook, IL. As a Salon/Spa owner Lynn has always been on the cutting edge of the newest treatments, 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 the newest techniques for her staff , 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 Permanent Make Up.

As trends changed and new techniques emerged in Brows and Lashes, she decided it was time to venture into a new arena – a full service Lash and Brow Studio, OCCHI’.

Occhi is a member of NEESA (National Eyelash Education Safety Association) and Lynn 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. The staff at Occhi’ are the only certified trainers for Hi Brow, Brow Perfect and Lash Perfect from the UK, in the USA.