beauty

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....

So you want a spray tan but think you’ll turn orange? Here’s what to know.

For reasons unknown, I am willing to pay $55 to put on a paper thong and have a perfect stranger airbrush a freezing cold organic walnut brown sugar stain onto...

Miss NC pageant: Quick analysis

Ever since the lovely Janet Ward Black took the crown in 1980 the Miss North Carolina pageant has effectively shut its doors to our fair city and I do not...