Meet the Charlie's Lashes Team

An introduction to the talented Lash and Makeup Artists that make Charlie's Lashes:

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Leslie Robertson

Leslie Robertson, owner and founder of Charlie's Lashes, has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2000 and an Advanced certified Xtreme Lash Stylist since 2011. Her creative nature has inspired her to master the art of eyelash extensions.  Her passion is to give you flawless lashes in a relaxing environment that makes you feel as beautiful as you look! The Xtreme brand helps her create a customized look for each and everyone of her clients!


Kristen Penhaker

Kristen is an Xtreme Lash Advanced Certified and Master Stylist of Charlie’s Lashes. Her passion for the beauty industry started at a young age and has been prevalent ever since. She has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2011, starting in hair and makeup and eventually finding her true niche in eyelash extensions, when Leslie introduced and shared her skill with her in 2014. She is endlessly inspired by the talent around her and enjoys nothing more than making her clients feel great about themselves.

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Merry Caruso

Merry is a Xtreme Lash Master Stylist, and our lead makeup artist. Merry was in the corporate field for 8 years, and after having her lashes done, she knew she had to do this for other women. She decided to make a career change, go back to school and became a certified makeup artist from Robert Fiance Makeup Academy in 2012. 

Shortly after, she met Leslie, who changed her lash life, with the beautiful set she did to Merry. Leslie took Merry under her wing, trained, mentored her and prepared her for the first test by our lash company, Xtreme Lashes. Within one month of passing the first test, Merry was able to take the final certification test, and pass, in May of 2013. 

Since then, Merry has worked as a freelance lash stylist at her own company, and at salons with Leslie, She is trained and proficient in volume lashing, as well. 

Merry is also a professional makeup artist, specializing in bridal makeup. She is also experienced in tv/film makeup, working on The Real Housewives of NJ Season 6 and working as the lead makeup artist for Minwax Wood Finish Products. Merry loves the combination of eyelash extensions with makeup because she performs amazing transformation makeup applications. She can use the lash extensions to transform eye shapes, give the client an eyeliner look and a mascara look without having to apply anything but eyeshadow. Merry is here at Charlie's Lashes for all of your transformation needs! 


Jacqueline Cabonilas

A Licensed Cosmetologist since 2007, began her career as a Hair Stylist for several years before deciding to switch to the Art of Waxing in 2013. Excelling in the quality and technique of full body waxing and Perfecting Brows Jacqueline decided to expand her skills and became a Certified Lashista with Xtreme Lash. 

Inspired by her team at Charlie’s Lashes her goal is to Enhance YOUR Beauty with an Amazing set of Lashes complimented by Gorgeously shaped Brows!