Owner’s Spotlight: Featuring Ray & Laurensia Spurgin


We are kicking November off by shining the spotlight on two new owners that we are proud to welcome to The Lash Lounge franchise family.  Ray & Laurensia Spurgin are currently in the exciting, beginning stages of opening a salon in Central Florida. We are thrilled to share a little about them and their future plans as Lash Lounge owners.


Names: Ray & Laurensia Spurgin

Location: Viera, Florida

1. Q: Where were you born and raised?

A: R I was born in Craig, Colorado, but raised in Alaska & Montana.

L I was born in Arusha,  Tanzania East Africa.

2. Q: What’s your favorite childhood memory?

A: R I have so many that it is hard to pick just one, but if I must, I  guess it would be with my dad.  I was 10 years old, we were living in Michigan for a couple of years and I joined a little league baseball team, which my dad volunteered to help coach. We took 1st place 2 years in a row.  Along with a trophy, we also received free tickets to go to the Tigers Stadium and watch the Detroit Tigers play.

LGoing to church with my family every Sunday morning. It didn’t matter how sleepy you were,  Dad would wake me and my siblings up, get us ready and loaded in the car and off we would go.  After church we would go home and help Mom prepare a special Sunday dinner.

3. Q: What were each of you doing before you decided to own a Lash Lounge?

A:  R –  I was a manager for a large water well drilling and pump company in Africa.

L I was in communications, public relations and working as a supervisor with Multi-choice DSTV. Ray and I,  along with our son Wyatt, decided to move to the United States to pursue our dream of owning and operating our own business in Florida. We decided on The Lash Lounge!

4. Q: What are you passionate about in life?

A: We really love to help others and we are passionate about making a difference in anything we do.

5. Q: What are the top two things on your bucket lists?

A: LTraveling through Europe with my family, especially Paris France and visiting Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

RGoing on a treasure hunt, then sailing the Caribbean with my wife and knowing our only clock is watching the sunrise and the sunset.

6. Q: What would you like to be known for?

A:  In business, we would like to be known as owners who have created an environment where people feel respected, want to work hard and feel comfortable to be themselves.


7. Q: What most inspires you?

A:  L Telling your heart that fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.  No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.

R – Inspiration. It is everywhere, you just need to open your eyes and take it in.

8. Q: When and where did you first discover and learn about The Lash Lounge?

A: We were looking to start a business and we were looking online for franchise opportunities when TLL came up.  As we were searching, The Lash Lounge kept popping up on our screen. It was like a sign to us, so we started investigated. After a few conversations, we knew this was for us.

9. Q: List 3 words that best describes your first impression/experience with The Lash Lounge.

A: Supportive, Impressive, Elegant

10. Q: What do you most look forward to when it comes to your Lash Lounge location and the future of your salon?

A: We look forward to building a strong team, create customer relationships and participate with the monthly theme events at our mall which allows us to give back to the community.

11. Q: What goals have you set for yourself as owners, as well as for the salon?

A: To advance ourselves and grow with The Lash Lounge team.

12. Q: Who has influenced your life the most and why?

A: L My Father and My Husband. My Father taught me to never give up on my dreams and my husband, he supports my dreams.

To keep up with TLL culture, as well as updates and news on the opening of The Spurgin’s salon in Florida, be sure to follow us on Facebook!

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