Indeed a haircare expert, Ms. Gwen is the visionary of HairXplosion. In her early childhood years, Gwen discovered her gift of hairstyling. She has a confession of being infatuated with Barbie dolls, even up to her teen years. Most little girls played house with their dolls, but not Gwen. Her mission was to complement their fashion outfits with a nice "Do".
Gwen has been working as a licensed cosmetologist since 1998. The first two years of her career she worked at Hair Cuttery. After building a solid clientele, she ventured out to work as an independent contractor where she met her mentor Mark McClendon. From there, she became his salon manager at Rita's House of Hair. In 2008, her dream came to fruition in the basement of her home and HairXplosion was birthed. With the growth of business she has moved the salon to a store front in Reston, VA.