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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.

1808 Second Baxter Xing
Fort Mill,
SC
US

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.

1819 E 7th St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Jennifer Dover's shelves brim with bits of green tea, licorice, and papaya, but she doesn't eat any of it. Instead, she uses these organic and botanically derived extracts along with medical-grade blends of lactic and kojic acids to reinvigorate men's and women's skin. Her gentle facials can infuse cheeks with biopeptide boosters, vitamin C, or antioxidants while hydrating them more effectively than a ski mask full of melting ice cubes. For a more dramatic treatment, Jennifer's microdermabrasion sessions and peels help to even out skin tone and hide any signs of blemishes or sun damage.

8035 Providence Road
Charlotte,
NC
US