Confidence in Your Own Skin

By Amber Mabe

From working professionals to busy moms, every woman likes to feel confident that she is putting her best face forward every day. But with the demands of a hectic schedule and the tendency for many women to take care of everyone else before themselves, it can be hard to carve out time for self-care. Two young local entrepreneurs are helping women across the Triad feel confident and empowered with their newly renovated salon, LashandOut.

Julia Place and Kayla Williams were both born and raised in Kernersville, and both attended East Forsyth High School. They worked hard to get their CNA licenses and graduate early from school. In 2021 they both attended Esthetician School, where they met and began talking about their dreams for the future. “We instantly became super close friends and talked about this for the future,” say Julia and Kayla. “We decided to go for it and make it happen and now we could not be more grateful.” While they were still in school, Julia and Kayla worked together to transform their 1200 square foot salon into a fresh space, including updating the flooring, painting, and decorating each room. After three months of working late nights, weekends, and throughout their summer days, Julia and Kayla hosted LashandOut’s grand opening on August 1, 2021. They also completed Esthetician school and were licensed through the state board. Over the last ten months, they have helped many women save time in their daily routines as busy moms, managers, and hard workers with their beauty services. “We love what we do and making people and women more confident in their own skin is what gives us the drive and motivation,” say Julia and Kayla.

LashandOut provides lash extensions, lash lifts, microblading (semi-permanent eyebrows), brow waxing and tint, brow laminations, jelly masks, fairy hair, tooth gems, and professional makeup services. The salon offers both hybrid and volume lash extensions, and Julia and Kayla use their expertise to create the best lash shape for your face, giving your eyelashes that glamourous fullness without the mess of applying false eyelashes every morning. For those who want a more natural look, lash lifts are another beautiful, low maintenance option. Already have old lash extensions? No problem. LashandOut offers foreign lash fill services, filling and updating your lashes with a customized experience. Julia and Kayla are also excited to offer microblading: a semi-permanent tattoo that uses a single-use blade to mimic the size and shape of natural eyebrow hairs, giving your brows a full, defined look that can last anywhere from six months to two years.

Tooth gems and fairy hair are great ways to add sparkle to your life without a permanent commitment. Fairy Hair is fun for all ages, adding a pop of color without dyes or permanent extensions. Each bead contains several strands of hair tinsel in whatever colors you choose. Getting fairy hair makes for a fun mother-daughter activity or just something to add a little shine to your day. Not looking for a big change but just want to pamper yourself? A jelly mask is a perfect way to treat yourself, naturally soothing and detoxifying the skin and reducing the appearance of pores. Facial waxing services can save you the time and frustration that tend to come with at-home hair removal. Professional makeup application is a great way to feel confident and beautiful for any special occasion or just as a treat to yourself.

Julia, 19 years old, and Kayla, 20 years old, are living examples of how following your dreams is about hard work and dedication and does not have to be limited by age or other factors that often hold us back. Both ladies continue to work hard to provide their customers with the best beauty services possible, keeping their salon open 6 days a week. They love to travel whenever they are not at work and are excited to be doing what they love. Currently, their three-room salon has one room open for another beauty provider, massage therapist, or hair stylist who wants to join their growing business. “We are happy to have brought these beauty services into the growing town of Kernersville for our clients,” say Julia and Kayla. “We are so thankful for all the support and clients we have received. We could not have imagined being so booked up this fast, so we want to make sure everyone is pre-booking their appointments so that everyone has a spot.”

LashandOut takes clients by appointment only, so to book an appointment or learn more about the services LashandOut offers, check out their website at, or call Julia at 336-542-6028 or Kayla at 336-209-1026. Let Julia and Kayla use their skills and passion to help you feel and look your best!

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