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.
Four of Fuze Salon's stylists have more than a decade of experience, and Artistic Director Chip Perry has spent more than two decades in the business. Perry spent time as a national performing artist for Redken and specialized in teaching corrective color at the Redken Exchange, so it’s no surprise the salon uses ammonia-free Redken Chromatics dye as its go-to. Like Fievel Mousekewitz, his journey to happiness began with petty theft. His online biography describes how he would commandeer his neighbors' dolls as a child and "spend hours trying to twist the two inches of fiber into different shapes.” Now, he styles brides and men's cuts with equal dexterity, and keeps his hands busy raising two dogs, contributing to the boards of two charitable organizations, and rallying the community around philanthropic drives and walks.
Often when an eyebrow threader removes unwanted brow hair, they hold one end of the cotton thread in their mouth. But at Wow Brows!, threaders actually tie the thread around their neck, a technique that has been deemed by threading regulators in North Carolina to be more sanitary. In addition to shaping brows without disturbing the topmost layer of skin, hair-removal experts banish fuzz from all over the face.
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.
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.