Dionne Phillips

If eyes are the window to the soul, lashes are clearly the curtains. Enter Dionne Phillips, a celebrity lash expert and the CEO/owner of D'Lashes Luxury Eyelash Extensions Spa in Beverly Hills. While her client roster includes heavy hitters like Viola Davis, Victoria Beckham, Regina King, and Mary J. Blige, Dionne also takes the opportunity to help those less fortunate; she gives complimentary makeovers to unhomed women, helping them look and feel their best before re-entering the workforce. And for the past eight years, she’s beautified breast cancer survivors during a day of pampering at the world’s top oncology center. “I uplift other women by listening, being their cheerleader, and having a presence in what they're involved in,” says Dionne.

Dionne was nominated for the Hall of Femme by Ta-Ning Conner, who praised her for her strength and courage while dealing with her own breast cancer diagnosis. “Instead of embracing her right to a private path towards healing, she has bravely decided to take to Instagram and invite women into every part of her journey; from her hair falling out, to decisions like getting a double mastectomy,” Ta-Ning says. “And while the subject matter is a difficult one, Dionne's infectious smile and positive messages about faith and never giving up are so uplifting.” 

As the pioneer of lash extensions — she’s been in the game for over 20 years! — Dionne defines success as “having passion for what you're doing, the integrity to not lose yourself, and a determination to make it happen.” 

Find Dionne on Instagram and Twitter.