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! 

Shai Ramirez
NYS Licensed Esthetician / Borboleta Certified Lash Artist

Hello Everyone,

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 love to spend time with my huge family, enjoy the outdoors and read!

Gina DiStefano
NYS Licensed Cosmetologist / Borboleta Certified Lash Artist

Hey everyone!

I am the newest member of the iLashNY family and I’m thrilled to be a part of the amazing team here! I began cosmetology through my high school’s program, which allowed me to start my career as a hair stylist at a young age. I am eager to expand my passion for the beauty industry through the world of lashing. It has been truly inspiring to be surrounded by such devoted, talented women at the studio and I cant wait to meet you all!

On my days off, I love spending time with my family and friends. I have a two-year-old daughter, Aubrey, who makes life so incredibly fun!

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.

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.

Sarah McKinnon

Operations Director

I couldn’t be more excited to be back in my hometown and bring my big-city experience back to Buffalo at iLashNY.  I’ve recently returned home from New York City where I coordinated brand communication & events for Victoria’s Secret, including the annual internationally televised Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. My goal is to ensure exceptional client experience through our services and events, and maybe even entertain you with a story or two about the Victoria’s Secret Angels.

In my free time, I love to soak up everything I missed most about Buffalo with my amazing family and friends.

I look forward to meeting you all, current and future clients!

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!

Sara Chapman
Operations Assistant

Hi Everyone!

I’m Sara (with no “H”) and I am one of the Operations Assistants here at iLNY! I absolutely love my job and the amazing ladies I get to work with everyday. In my free time I love to read and research astrology. Family is extremely important to me and I’m all about some quality time with my best friends. Music is a big part of my life and anytime you hear a country song during your appointment, I probably am the one who added it to the playlist!

Can’t wait to see you at your next appointment!