If eyes are the windows to the soul, then aesthetician Amber Gladden is a master curtain designer. As a Dermalogica skincare expert, she thrives at tending to pores, but her favorite facial feature is a lush crop of eyelashes. That's why she founded Bloom Lash Boutique, a beauty shop dedicated to lash enhancement. Here, she can tint them, curl them, or make them extra long, like the train of a dachshund's wedding gown. Her specialty is Xtreme Lashes, semipermanent extensions that give natural lashes a thick, full look. While the client kicks back in a reclining chair, Amber attaches each strand to a single lash, about 1 millimeter from the eyelid. Though this process can last up to two hours, it prevents clumping and promotes fluttering. Each eye receives 60–120 extensions, which require a touchup every two to three weeks.
Inside the private treatment rooms of Miss Brow (A Spa Studio), four trained technicians help clients achieve a neat, groomed appearance with a variety of skin-refining and waxing treatments. Their services span from the tips of extended eyelashes to the newly smooth expanses of waxed legs, ensuring that clients are ready for trips to the beach or the Mata Hari school of seductive espionage. The salon's staple is depilation treatments, with staff trained in both waxing and threading to offer the precision and coverage desired. The shop further accentuates a connection to ancient Eastern beauty techniques with henna applications, which can adorn the hands of brides-to-be or the faces of friends who have fallen asleep in the cozy waiting room.:m]]
At Beautiful Brows, dedicated estheticians sculpt the delicate arches of hair that curve over every alluring eyes. Waxing, threading, and tweezing services shape these brows, ridding them of errant fuzz and molding them into suitably slender shapes. The studio's team also caters to lashes, filling them out with a host of extensions. Siberian mink lashes mimic the flexibility of real lashes and last longer than most other options. The lashes are animal cruelty-free. Alternately, the studio's silk lashes boast a light weight that rests easy on lids and bonds well even to sparse hair. The studio's tinting services offer a quick way to make brows and lashes look thicker, darkening hairs with long-lasting color.
At Skinergy Aesthetics, certified medical aesthetician Chrystine Boyd beautifies skin with facials and waxing services. She specializes in Brazilian waxes, but she also offers head-to-toe waxing services, including brows, lips, and legs. Chrystine's also certified in PCA skincare treatments. She uses organic blueberries to detoxify faces, and her oxygenating facial is like CPR for the skin but without an ambulance ride or inedible hospital food. She also combines skincare with body-toning treatments through herbal body contouring, which uses botanical ingredients to tighten and tone skin while reducing the appearance of cellulite.
At Plush Salon, Mira, a licensed aesthetician who has made appearances on the Charlotte Today show and trained in New York and Boston, works with clients to shape and color brows and lashes. Staying true to its name, Plush Salon’s elegant interior features dangling chandeliers, cozy and modern furniture, and zero hair-eating hammerhead sharks. Mira applies makeup and waxes brows, putting to use her extensive training gained at Ulta, Nordstrom, and other high-end establishments.
Idolize Brows & Beauty's threading experts shape and manage facial hair without chemicals or blades. Their gentle threading treatments precisely shape eyebrows or completely banish hair from the chin, sideburns, cheeks, or neck. Beyond their string-centered services, the aestheticians also offer eyelash extensions in three different lengths.