beauty

Natural beauty and wellness shop opening near Girl Tribe in South End

Selenite Beauty, a new natural beauty and wellness store, is opening this fall in South End near Girl Tribe. Expect nontoxic makeup, skincare, hair care, bath...

Lemon Love, an eco-luxury waterless nail spa, opening this fall in Novel Stonewall Station

Lemon Love, a new eco-luxury waterless and fume-free nail spa, is opening fall 2019 in Novel Stonewall Station. “As a female entrepreneur, it is...

I stopped wearing makeup to work and you should too

My skin has always been a mess. Acne, scarring and melasma (dark spots) have been a battle for me since I can remember. So I do what most women with skin...

I got a vampire facial with my own blood and loved it

Note: Criswell & Criswell is an Agenda partner but this is not a paid feature. This is about my firsthand experience with this specific procedure. I’m...

Women are getting their faces shaved for beauty. All your dermaplaning questions answered

Note: Criswell & Criswell is an Agenda partner but this is not a paid feature. This is about my firsthand experience with this specific procedure....

I got my first lash lift and tint. Here’s how the $95 treatment works

Eyelash beauty services are extremely on trend right now. Increasingly, women (and plenty of men, to be sure) are bypassing a simple swipe of mascara in favor...

I challenged Charlotte’s new Drybar to blow out my very curly hair on a humid day. Here’s how it went

North Carolina’s first Drybar location opened in SouthPark last week. The beauty chain is positioned with a dead simple, focused approach to styling hair...

6 spots for a mani/pedi in Charlotte according to what you want

If you get your nails done with any regularity, odds are you’ve got strong opinions about the best salon in town. But sometimes your favorite spot...

Here’s what it’s like to get a microcurrent facial

I was a little intimidated walking into Toska European Spa. It’s a gorgeous, airy, gleaming white spa and I was a tornado incarnate, sloppily...

A newcomer’s guide to Charlotte’s most recommended black hair salons

It’s been two years since I left my post-war Harlem apartment for the Carolinas; a transition that required my leaving behind metro cards and 125th Street...

How to deal with “skissues”: Advice from a Charlotte skin expert

Ever since I wrote a story about my acne-prone skin, a lot of people have been sharing their skin woes with me. And, as it turns out, I’m not the only person...

Sisters drop their accounting jobs to open The Daily Details, a beauty bar for women

The Daily Details, a 1,500-square-foot beauty bar specializing in blowouts, nails and facial waxing, is coming soon to the Duke Energy building in Uptown....