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The trained technicians at Beauty and the Bull Medspa soothe skin with anti-aging spa services inside a 2,500-square-foot loft space. Botox injections, chemical peels, and facials packed with antioxidants and Resveratrol all work to turn back the clock on wrinkled faces. Exposed-brick walls, vintage furniture, and eclectic art give roomy common spaces a funky feel, and staffers educate their clients with samples of product doled out from behind a sleek, glass-topped beauty bar. At night, Beauty and the Bull transforms into a neon-lit social hub where patrons can hone anti-aging recipes during cooking parties in the loft-style kitchen or test out new laser-tag outfits underneath glowing blacklights.

111 E Chapel Hill St
Durham,
NC
US

Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.

6910 Fayetteville Rd
Durham,
NC
US

Southern hospitality and chic city style aren't mutually exclusive, and Sweet T Salon is proof of that. The multicultural salon's friendly stylists create sophisticated looks that blend Southern influences with sophistication. In true Southern fashion, guests sip sweet tea while stylists tend to tresses with cuts and styles. In addition, its organic keratin treatments and specialty oil-based color can be paired with debrassing treatments, which remove yellow-orange tones and excess metals from locks. Along with haircare services, the staff pampers guests with mani-pedis, makeup applications, and waxing services.

404 E Six Forks Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Holley Closser’s workspace is an open door to inspiration. She cuts new hairstyles on men, women, and children that range from classic pixies to modern asymmetrical layers. She can choose from an entire kaleidoscope of colors to add to hair, or create special updos fit for a wedding or baby shower. Even the salon itself pops, from zebra-print chairs to accent walls in hot pink and turquoise hues.

222 Glenwood Ave, Suite 125
Raleigh,
NC
US

Dermatech's team of dedicated professionals puts their 25+ years of combined experience into providing friendly service and personalized care for every epidermis. Dermatech offers microdermabrasion ($75) as a means of banishing dead skin cells and minimizing pores and fine lines caused by excessive Monopoly-related tension. Dermaplaning ($60), often done in conjunction with a chemical peel ($75–$115), exfoliates while boosting skin elasticity and removing fine facial hair. Body treatments like the sugar scrub ($85) and the hydrating wrap ($95) leave skin in a rejuvenated and moisturized state that will keep you prepared for ambush interviews by hack TV journalists.

8020 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

109 Capcom Avenue
Wake Forest,
NC
US