The staff at Full Face & Fabulous have a knack for makeup. Take owner and lead aesthetician Danielle Billingsley, for example. Though she originally worked behind a Bobbi Brown counter at Nordstrom, Danielle’s career skyrocketed when she became a freelance travel artist. Her work has since appeared in magazines and on the runways at fashion shows.
Full Face & Fabulous is more than just a makeup bar, however. There are plenty of other aesthetic services to choose from; clients can relax while they receive one of five different facials, add length to their lashes with eyelash extensions, or get rid of a persistent bunny tail with a waxing treatment. Danielle and her staff can also work with clients to set up bridal makeup services, waxing parties, and even life-coaching sessions.
The staff at Carolina Tanning Spa boasts certifications in UV-free Mystic Tan and VersaSpa and UV-light tanning, creating exposure schedules so their clients are expertly bronzed. Seven beds and booths offer extras such as body fans or an employee trained in palm leaves to cool patrons while dozens of lights darken the skin. On the other hand, VersaSpa and Mystic Tan booths cover pelts in a tanning spray for a glow minus the UV rays. Tanned bodies can go one step further and sit for a 30-minute teeth-whitening treatment from Whiter Image teeth-whitening system.
The sole proprietor of Skin Fitness boasts a lifetime of education in the field, from her master’s in aesthetics to her medical-aesthetics certification. She uses clinical procedures known for their effectiveness, combining them with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. She treats the skin in dozens of different ways, from ultrasonic microdermabrasion treatments to pigment-adjusting facials that work through osmosis. She pairs these services with purely beautifying and relaxing procedures, such as limb massages, which can be performed while a person waits beneath a facial compound.
Green tea Spa taps into the health benefits of green tea by applying it topically, using handmade skincare products that combine antioxidant-rich Japanese green tea with organically grown herbs, botanicals, clays, butters, and oils. Made without parabens or synthetic chemicals, the customizable solutions work to rejuvenate clients' complexions no matter what their skin type or condition. The spa's Japanese aesthetician specializes in facials aimed at every goal from controlling oily skin to smoothing wrinkles developed over years of using sour toothpaste.
The beauty experts at Gigi Aesthetics are well versed in how to use cleansers, serums, and chemical solutions to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. But they are also trained in the use of modern med-spa equipment that can buff away wrinkles, zap unwanted body hair, and minimize the appearance of sunspots, broken capillaries, and freckles that spell out an embarrassing middle name. For those looking to continue a professional skincare regimen between appointments, the studio stocks its shelves with Obagi, Neocutis, and glo therapeutics products.
After training at the North Carolina Institute of Permanent Cosmetics, Stacy DiDonato opened Forever Beauty. As a certified derma-technician and a member the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, Stacy adheres to strict standards when it comes to safety and client satisfaction. She tailors her approach to each individual, whether accentuating eyes with permanent liner or adding definition to eyebrows with hair-like brushstrokes or domesticated slugs. Her portfolio showcases her precise handiwork.