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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Blo Blow Dry Bar at the start of its Wednesday morning "Media Day." The business Grand Opening is Thursday. At left is Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care, also preparing for its Wednesday afternoon Grand Opening. People had their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Next door, Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care's Grand Opening was scheduled for 4-8 pm Wednesday. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Blo Blow Dry Bar employees Sharon Hudson and Shannon Isom work on the hair of customer Jennifer Branham as people have their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Blo Blow Dry Bar employee Kaitlyn Zschoche works on the hair of customer Bre Stoll as people have their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    People enter to have their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Employees and promotional helpers pose for a group photo in front of Blo Blow Dry Bar at the start of its Wednesday "Media Day." The business Grand Opening is Thursday. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care co-owner Woo Caroland has makeup done by employee Jodi Riley as the store opens Wednesday. Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care opened its doors Wednesday before a Wednesday afternoon grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care co-owner Kara Campbell (left) has makeup done by employee Tara Keefer as the store opens Wednesday. Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care opened its doors Wednesday before a Wednesday afternoon grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care opened its doors Wednesday before a Wednesday afternoon grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care opened its doors Wednesday before a Wednesday afternoon grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care customer Beth Smith looks over items as the store opens Wednesday. Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care opened its doors Wednesday before a Wednesday afternoon grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care co-owner Woo Caroland checks a mirror as she has makeup done by employee Jodi Riley as the store opens Wednesday. Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care opened its doors Wednesday before a Wednesday afternoon grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care co-owners Kara Campbell and Woo Caroland as the store opens Wednesday. Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care opened its doors Wednesday before a Wednesday afternoon grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Blo Blow Dry Bar employees Sharon Hudson and Yasmine Coleman work on the hair of customer Ann Mendelsohn as people have their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Blo Blow Dry Bar customer Sarah Benken (left) is served by Blo Blow Dry Bar employee Sharon Hudson as people have their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Crowds at lunchtime as people have their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Promotions helper Vanessa LeGrand greets people in front of Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Blo Blow Dry Bar gift bags await customers as people have their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Combination bracelets/hair ties by Heidi's Hair Ties and Shower Caps on sale at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Blo Blow Dry Bar employee Stephanie Rivera takes a photo for customer Sarah Benken (seated), of Benken with Blo Blow Dry Bar employee Sharon Hudson (standing at left) after Hudson completed Benken's hairdo as people have their hair done at Blo Blow Dry Bar during its "Media Day" prior to Thursday's grand opening. Next door, Woo Cosmetics and Skin Care was also open Wednesday before a Wednesday afternoon grand opening. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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