ABOUT iLashNY

As the first salon in the area to specialize in eyelash extensions, iLashNY offers this professional service that enhances your natural beauty by making your lashes look fuller and longer without the hassle of mascara. Specializing also in Makeup Application services, our artists are professional and certified and are equipped to perform services within our beautifully clean, safe environment, or on location within the WNY area.

Gabe Drake
Studio Owner

NYS Licensed Esthetician / Borboleta Certified Lash Artist

Hi guys! I am extremely passionate about all things iLashNY and am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to use my gifts to educate and beautify women every day. My personality boarders on obsessive and ensures that I pay very close attention to detail and guarantees that the entire iLashNY team does the same. I love our team of highly-skilled women and I know you will too. I look forward to growing our studio’s presence throughout Buffalo and Western New York’s beauty industry.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my handsome husband, Jon, and our amazing little girl, Giavanna, whom we are so excited to raise in a world full of strong, beautiful women.

Thank you so much for checking out iLashNY!

Jess DiPirro
NYS Licensed Esthetician / Borboleta Certified Lash Artist

Hola! After moving back to Western New York in 2013, I decided to attend school and pursue a career in esthetics.  I quickly fell in love with lashing and knew it was where I wanted to focus my energy.  I am thrilled to be a part of the iLashNY family and to bring my talents to the studio.  

I am one of seven children (the only girl!) and my family is my world.  I have 2 adopted cats and if you add me on Snapchat you’ll get to know them pretty well too.

If I haven’t met you already, I can’t wait to get to know you and your lashes … and maybe even your brows! 

Megan May
NYS Licensed Esthetician / Borboleta Certified Lash Artist

Hello Everyone,

I am the newest member of the iLashNY family! I’m so excited to share my passion for lashes and the beauty industry with you. Not everyone gets to have a career that doesn’t feel like work and empowers women.  I feel so fortunate to be a part of what iLashNY is doing and has to offer and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you if you’ll let me.

In my free time I do lots of shopping!  I enjoy spending time with my loved ones and catching a show at the movie theatre!

Angela Vacanti
NYS Licensed Cosmetologist / Certified Makeup Artist

I have over 10 years in the industry as a professional makeup artist and have worked on many local films, photoshoots, and weddings. I love having the ability to create beautiful looks for women and am excited to expand my repertoire with my certification in eyelash extensions.

When I’m not working or in school, I enjoy making homemade wine and cooking for my family and friends.  I’ve recently become a mother to the most adorable little girl, Alexa, and am looking forward to doing life with her and my husband Dennis.

Serena Mack
Operations Assistant

Hi everyone! You’ve probably heard my name about 100 times on your voicemails and have seen it in your texts! I am one of the office assistants here at iLashNY and I love it! I have met so many wonderful people and have learned so much through this position! We, here at iLashNY love every one of our clients and can’t imagine doing life without you all. Look for me behind the desk next time you stop by our studio!

When I’m not working or at school, I love spending time with my family and friends and I LOVE being outdoors!

Michelle Giambra
Operations Assistant

Hello! 

With years of owning my own businesses and customer service background, I am so happy to be utilizing my skills at iLashNY.  It is my goal to provide the most outstanding guest experience and to greet each one of our clients with a warm smile.  

In my free time I enjoy cooking for my family and friends and creating the ultimate summer oasis in my backyard garden.  

I fancy myself the den-mother for our lash family and I look forward to getting to know you all as well!

Jillian Perillo
Accounts Manager

As a “Jill of all trades”, I love keeping busy and working like, a million jobs.  Whether it be teaching children (using my masters in education), an instructor at a local gym, aiding patients’ nutrition at a local hospital, or my favorite job here at iLashNY, I have a tendency to pour myself into my work. I aim to give each customer a unique and unparalleled experience by helping to ensure that iLashNY is running at a highly-efficient rate.

My husband, Jay and I love traveling and take every opportunity to see the world whenever we can get away.