After watching several of her relatives, including her grandmother, fight cancer, Terry Tribble noticed that many stores geared toward women fighting cancer had an impersonal, industrial feel. When she opened her own shop, she wanted to create a boutique feel where women like her grandmother could feel pampered. She stocks her shop with rows of fashionable wigs, colorful accessories, and post-mastectomy products. As a certified mastectomy fitter with hundreds of hours of training, she offers expert advice to help women reclaim their curves with confidence.
To restore brows lost during cancer treatments or save women the hours lost to putting on their face, she also applies permanent makeup, lining lips and eyes as well. Her skills recently earned accolades on the LiveWell Network's show Mirror/Mirror.
"You want it to be more natural," she says. "When you wake up Monday morning, you don't want to look like you're going out to the club. I specialize in bringing out that natural beauty."
Terry's boutique is painted in bright red and yellow hues, and she's scattered butterflies throughout. To her, they represent transformation. "When my clients walk in the door, they feel like a caterpillar," she says. "When they walk out, I want them to feel like a butterfly."