our team


Amber Elyse Marquez

 A licensed esthetician, certified lash educator, and owner of Venice Lash Academy, with over eleven years of experience in the Upstate area. Her work has been seen on the runway, in many types of photography, and advertised locally with TOWN, In South, Talk Magazine, Scene On 7, Upstate Business Journal, and The Greenville News, working alongside The cancer Centers for the Carolina’s.

Named one of the best in the Southeast area, she has advanced training in many lash application techniques, including Classic, Volume and Mega Volume. She has also developed her very own Venice Lash product line . Her meticulous skill and eye for artistry creates beautiful lashes, customized to your preference and eye shape. Amber has helped many post-chemo clients in recovery which gives her a great sense of purpose in her career. Amber also enjoys long walks on the beach...no she hates sand. But as well as having a great sense of wanderlust, she can tell some mean dad jokes....hey she thinks they are funny. 


Drew Leann Dyer

Drew is a Bruno Mars fan who is also our Salon Manager, in that order.

It is also rumored she eats nails for breakfast…without any milk.


Kayla Jo Iserman

Kayla relocated from Chicago to Greenville in 2014. She graduated from Judson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Milan Institute with a License in Cosmetology. She serves the Autism Community as a Children’s Behavior Therapist by morning. Kayla first joined our team as a receptionist and since completing Venice Lash’s Training Program, we are proud to have her as a Lash Artist! If you think she's great at doing lashes, just wait until you see her dance moves!      


Gigi Krystina Colon

Gigi started her career in the medical field in the Dominican Republic, where she grew up, then moving to Miami, but was wanting a change in life. She then moved to Greenville in 2015, when she became a licensed cosmetologist & certified make-up artist. After relocating she was ecstatic when she got the opportunity to train with one of the most sought out lash salons in Greenville, she then received personalized training through 2 of the best lash artists in the Upstate. Quickly realizing lashin’ was her passion! Gigi is a perfectionist when it comes to her work and strives to make every client look & feel their best. In her spare time you can find her crafting poetry or jamming out to some music with her 3 year old daughter Maia. 


David Michael Hawkins

A native of Greenville, David Hawkins graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.  He's spent over a decade working in Public Relations and Brand Strategy, representing a vast clientele ranging from small independent local businesses to international TV networks.  As Venice Lash Lounge's Director of Marketing he oversees all promotional opportunities, brand collaborations and media relations.  His passions outside of his work are HIV-awareness causes, dogs, pools and rose'.  


Email David anytime at PR@VeniceLashLounge.com 



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Emily Wilson

Emily is a licensed aesthetician who enjoys the medical side of esthetics as well as the art of lashing!